15, 2018 8:15 a.ET Expectations that South African President Jacob Zuma would be forced out have already made the country’s currency a strong performer this year against the dollar.
Rising inflation means Fed may raise rates more than expected, even if markets suffer February 14, 2018 With the economy throwing off more heat, the biggest risk for the Federal Reserve is that it falls behind on raising interest rates.And if investors suffer as a result?
Throughout last year, investors worried about a phantom menace that could upset markets: higher U.Now they could be right, which creates its own complications.
DMAMBMCMDMEMGPREVIEWZBZBRZDZDRZFZGZQZRZSZTZUGwen Merz is retiring from her full-time job at the end of March, at the age of just 27.There are others like her, trying to achieve “financial independence” at early ages, following in the footsteps of financial gurus like the personal-finance blogger “Mr.
The Chinese authorities have done little to try to halt this week’s stock slide.ET Has Beijing suddenly become a fan of free markets?
https://www.com/articles/inflation-is-mostly-in-check-despite-market-turmoil-1518004800 Consumer prices show few signs of exceeding the Federal Reserve’s targeted 2% annual increase Feb.
President Trump and his fellow Republicans enjoyed a big legislative win last year when Trump signed a sweeping set of tax cuts, mostly for businesses.Their job in 2018 is basically do no harm, and if the tax cuts are going to stimulate the economy as Republicans claim, let the medicine do its work.
The tax cuts are still likely to boost profits, but markets are now factoring in some of the problems associated with tax cuts that Trump and his fellow Republicans never mentioned, and perhaps didn’t even recognize.But we’re seeing plenty of clues—and the Trump tax cuts are one of the suspects.
The tax cuts he pushed hard for and signed at the end of 2017 will swell profits at many U.The February selloff reflects concerns about rising interest rates, which might be due to those very same Trump tax cuts.
Companies are paying slightly more to borrow, but higher risk-free yields haven’t fed through fully.This is significant.
The resilience of stock markets removes a barrier to yields continuing to climb Updated Jan.The European Central Bank is likely to do the same on Thursday.
Dow Jones, a News Corp companyNews Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services Cryptocurrency miners had a bad week.Are battery-metal miners next?
Most districts reported labor shortages, which were said to constrain growth in some cases Updated Jan.17, 2018 2:19 p.
It isn’t a happy new year for dollar bulls.currency has started 2018 by falling to a three-year low as measured by the ICE dollar index and is putting a decent dent into its big rally of 2014-15.
12, 2018 4:53 p.ET The Trump administration targeted markets in Russia, China and other countries—including a Chinese mall in Canada—for allegedly turning a blind eye to the sale of counterfeit goods and other intellectual-property violations.
m.ET Reports of the Japanese central bank tapering have been exaggerated.
The calendar has rolled over but global markets are still thriving on the 2017 playbook.That means, however, that big questions over why growth and inflation are so out of whack with each other remain unanswered.
As the rest of us start our Januarys breaking New Year resolutions, Trump and Congress face a hectic couple of weeks as they have up to January 19th to prevent a potential US Government shutdown.This government shutdown threat is nothing new and we have indeed experienced a number of US Government shutdowns, the most recent back in 2013.
com/articles/eight-things-to-watch-in-markets-in-2018-1514808000 Getty Images Heard on the Street WSJ’s Heard on the Street reporters take a look ahead at the new year Getty Images By WSJ Heard on the Street Updated Jan.ET The Wall Street Journal’s Heard on the Street team evaluates the year ahead in markets.
Strong corporate earnings growth, record-low volatility and synchronized global economic expansion helped stocks broadly beat analysts’ expectations Updated Dec.29, 2017 7:14 p.