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Treasury rates are low due to belief in ‘new normal’ theory, says Trump’s top economist

Kevin Hassett, the White House chief economist, said Wednesday that long-term bond yields are low due to mistaken belief in the ‘new normal’ view of the U.S. economy......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 11th, 2018

Mnuchin says Trump respects the independence of the Fed

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says President Donald Trump respects the independence of the Federal Reserve and his recent comments were simply a reflection of the fact that he favors low interest rates......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsOct 12th, 2018

Senate confirms Clarida as Fed vice chairman under Powell

Economist Richard Clarida won Senate confirmation to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, reinforcing U.S. central bank leadership as it faces criticism from President Donald Trump over plans to keep increasing interest rates......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 28th, 2018

Treasury Secretary: Trump not threatening Fed"s independence

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 22nd, 2018

Treasury Secretary: Trump not threatening Fed"s independence

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Donald Trump was not trying to put pressure on the Federal Reserve when he criticized its decision to raise interest rates......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 21st, 2018

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says Trump "supports" the Fed"s independence

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tried to soothe fears President Donald Trump is trying to sway the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates this year......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJul 21st, 2018

Treasury yields tick higher after Trump says China and EU manipulate their currencies, rates

Treasury yields briefly rose early Friday after President Donald Trump said in a tweet that China and the Euro.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 20th, 2018

Bond Report: Treasury yields fall as Trump says he’s not happy about Fed hiking rates

Treasury yields fell on Thursday as President Donald Trump said he was concerned the Federal Reserve was raising rates, undoing the fiscal stimulus pushed by his administration......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 19th, 2018

Hours after tweeting about interest rates, Trump nominates two people to Federal Reserve

Trump nominated economist Richard Clarida and banker Michelle Bowman to serve on the Federal Reserve Board. Trump gets to fill six of the seven Fed board seats......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 16th, 2018

Hours after tweeting about interest rates, Trump nominates two people to Fed

President Trump nominated economist Richard Clarida and banker Michelle Bowman to serve on the Federal Reserve Board, which sets interest rates and plays a large role in steering the U.S. economy and banking system......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 16th, 2018

Trump contradicts his Treasury Department, accuses China and Russia of currency cheating

"Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the U.S. keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable!” the president wrote on Twitter......»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 16th, 2018

Ron Paul Asks "Is President Trump"s Iran Policy "Normal""

Authored by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, It’s not often that US Government officials are honest when they talk about our foreign policy. The unprovoked 2003 attack on Iraq was called a “libera.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedge1 hr. 10 min. ago

The Wall Street Journal: U.S., China resume high-level trade talks ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has resumed discussions with his Chinese counterpart, Vice Premier Liu He, about a deal that would ease trade tension, ahead of a meeting of the leaders of China and the U.S. set for the end of the month......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatch1 hr. 10 min. ago

Forecaster of the Month: Fed tightening is supposed to be painful, says Jim O’Sullivan

The Federal Reserve needs to keep raising interest rates until job growth slows to a sustainable pace, said Jim O’Sullivan, chief U.S. economist for High Frequency Economics and the 22-time winner of the Forecaster of the Month contest......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 9th, 2018

The Election"s Finally Over. Now Things Can Go Back To "Normal": Rising Interest Rates, Rising Debt, Rising Volatility

The Election"s Finally Over. Now Things Can Go Back To "Normal": Rising Interest Rates, Rising Debt, Rising Volatility.....»»

Category: topSource: seekingalphaNov 8th, 2018

Shiller: "If Trump Loses Tonight, It Could Launch A Period Of Chaos"

Nobel Price-winning economist Robert Shiller has been busy in the past 24 h.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 6th, 2018

New Sanctions Against Iran Won’t Bring Tehran To The Table

U.S. sanctions against Iran took effect this morning, and — in spite of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo‘s insistence that the Trump administration’s strategy will make Iran behave “like a normal country” .....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkNov 5th, 2018

Bond Report: 30-year U.S. government bond yield tops four-year high as wage gains heat up

Treasury yields rise Friday after the jobs report illustrated a healthy labor market, an economic backdrop likely to encourage the Federal Reserve to keep raising rates despite recent ructions in stocks and lingering trade tensions......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 2nd, 2018

Never Send a Hawk to do a Dove’s Job

Never Ask an Inflation Hawk to Do a Dove’s Job Trump whines that his hand-picked Fed chief is raising rates too fast. He never should have dumped Janet Yellen. Bloo.....»»

Category: blogSource: TheBigPictureNov 2nd, 2018

Trump Hasn"t Called Fed Chairman About Rates, Kudlow Says

President Trump hasn’t called Fed Chairman Jerome Powell to express his frustration with the central bank’s interest-rate increases and has no intention of replacing the Fed chief, the top White House economic adviser said......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjNov 2nd, 2018

Trump "Wouldn"t Be Surprised" If Soros Helped Finance "Migrant Caravan"

In the wake of the deadliest attack on Jews in American history, President Trump late Wednesday doubled down on his support for the theory that financier and liberal donor George Soros may be financing the caravan - a .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeNov 1st, 2018