Charles Schwab: Dollar likely to continue to weaken

2020-08-14

  Economists at Charles Schwab believe the dollar is in for a long decline for the following reasons: the Federal Reserve has shifted to a zero interest rate policy, U.S. economic growth will likely underperform other major economies due to the coronary virus, political uncertainty is rising, and the growingRead More →

Fed Beige Book says contacts report ‘solid’ holiday sales and have ‘modestly favorable’ expectations about 2020

2020-01-15

Getty Images People with shopping bags walk down the sidewalk during the Christmas holiday season last month. The outlook: Economic activity continued to expand “modestly” over the last six weeks of 2019, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, released Wednesday. Two districts: Richmond and Dallas, reported growth at above-averageRead More →

Fed study finds Trump tariffs backfired

2019-12-27

Getty Images President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence examine a wheel loader from Caterpillar Inc. on the South Lawn of the White House in 2017. President Donald Trump’s strategy to use import tariffs to protect and boost U.S. manufacturers backfired and led to job losses and higher prices,Read More →