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The Fed will raise rates again.  But that's playing with fire |  CNN Business

The Fed will raise rates again. But that’s playing with fire | CNN Business

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber ? You can register here. New York CNN — The Federal Reserve is almost certain to announce on Wednesday that it will raise interest rates again. But investors are hoping it will be a smaller increase than the …

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The threat of runaway inflation is still relevant

The threat of runaway inflation is still relevant

Illustration by Risto Avramovski Text size About the Author: Pierre Cramer is Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, Insurance Asset Management at SLC management. This comment reflects his personal opinions. The trajectory of risky assets in 2023 depends on how far the Federal Reserve is willing to go with its interest rate hikes to …

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More than 250,000 homebuyers in 2022 are underwater on mortgages, study finds

More than 250,000 homebuyers in 2022 are underwater on mortgages, study finds

(NewsNation) – More than 250,000 borrowers who bought homes this year now owe more than their home is worth today, according to a new analysis. The reportby mortgage data firm Black Knight, also found that another million people who bought homes in the first nine months of the year have “limited equity”, owning less than …

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Mortgage rates fall for the fourth consecutive week |  CNN Business

Mortgage rates fall for the fourth consecutive week | CNN Business

CNN — Mortgage rates fell again this week, falling for the fourth week in a row. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.33% in the week ending December 8, down from 6.49% the previous week, according to Freddie Mac. A year ago, the 30-year fixed rate was 3.10%. Mortgage rates have risen for most of 2022, …

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Is the worst over for bitcoin and the rest of crypto?  |  CNN Business

Is the worst over for bitcoin and the rest of crypto? | CNN Business

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber ? You can register here. New York CNN Business — The collapse of FTX has sent the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies plummeting by more than 60% this year…and the carnage has spread to publicly traded companies …

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The Fed's path to a "Goldilocks" economy just got a little complicated

The Fed’s path to a “Goldilocks” economy just got a little complicated

A ‘Help Wanted’ sign is displayed in a store window in Manhattan on December 02, 2022 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images As for the jobs reports, the November ones weren’t exactly what the Federal Reserve was looking for. A higher-than-expected payrolls number and a hot payroll reading that was double what …

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Opinion: High debts and stagflation will bring the mother of all financial crises

Opinion: High debts and stagflation will bring the mother of all financial crises

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate) – The global economy is heading for an unprecedented confluence of economic, financial and debt crises, following the explosion of deficits, borrowing and debt over the past few decades. In the private sector, the mountain of debt includes that of households (such as mortgages, credit cards, car loans, student loans, personal …

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Why the stock market is suffering its worst rate hike cycle performance ever

Why the stock market is suffering its worst rate hike cycle performance ever

Anyone watching the market knows that stocks have been hammered since the Federal Reserve started in March, which turned into an aggressive series of interest rate hikes, but Deutsche Bank strategists say they might be surprised to learn that these rate hikes are probably not the culprit. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.32% has experienced a …

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Reducing the Fed's balance sheet via quantitative tightening is "a total mistake", says Mizuho

Reducing the Fed’s balance sheet via quantitative tightening is “a total mistake”, says Mizuho

The Federal Reserve’s attempt to shrink its balance sheet through so-called quantitative tightening, or QT, is “a complete mistake,” according to Mizuho’s chief U.S. economist. “There is a non-negligible likelihood that market liquidity will be adversely affected well before the $2 trillion target is reached, preventing the Fed from reaching its target,” said Steven Ricchiuto, …

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