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Fed leaves interest rates unchanged, signals it will pause through 2020

The central bank signaled it saw little need for further rate cuts, even against a backdrop of cooling global growth and ongoing trade disputes.

The Federal Reserve is looking into developing a digital currency in the US, Powell confirms

In September, Reps. French Hill (R-Ark.) and Bill Foster (D-Ill.) said the central bank should consider a cryptocurrency to remain competitive.
Outgoing ECB president Mario Draghi.

Draghi maintains record-low interest rates across eurozone in last act as president

Base interest rates will remain at -0.5%, as Christine Lagarde takes over from Mario Draghi as ECB president.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell

The Fed announces plans to purchase $60 billion in Treasurys per month to better control its most important tool

The new actions are "purely technical" and are meant to maintain a steady interest rate within the Fed's desired window, a Friday press release said.

HSBC says rate cuts aren’t enough — governments need to spend to escape recession

"Central banks, particularly the ECB, have become increasingly vocal that they are very close to reaching the limits of what monetary policy can do."
Outgoing ECB President Mario Draghi.

Donald Trump wants negative interest rates. Rates in Europe just went to a record low, and this is the effect.

The European Central Bank's base rate has been negative since 2016. It cut a further 10 basis points to -0.5% and announced a fresh round of stimulus.

Here’s why Morgan Stanley thinks the world’s biggest economies may be powerless to stop the next recession

Weakening economic data from Germany and China has stoked concerns of an impending economic slowdown worldwide.

Trump has repeatedly badgered the Fed to slash interest rates. But many economists think patience is warranted — and could save the economy in t...

"It's good for them to kind of keep in their back pocket that a rate cut could happen," said Dom Catrambone, CEO of Volshares Large Cap ETF.
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A colleague handed me the best book I’ve ever read about money, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since

"What It's Worth" is a compilation of persuasive essays based on sociological findings that made me think twice about policy and personal finance.
President Donald Trump stands behind Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.

The Federal Reserve just slashed interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis

The move marked a watershed moment for policymakers as they take steps to sustain the longest expansion on record.