Federal Reserve

November 29, 2023
Will 2024 be the year of the dollar dive? premium
The dollar will likely consistently weaken next year as the Federal Reserve ends its aggressive interest rate hiking agenda. According to reports, asset managers are selling the greenback at the fastest pace in a year. So, the Big Dollar Sell-Off is go. As I was quoted by Yahoo Finance, Newsmax, Advisorpedia, Mena FN, Business Insider, Investor Ideas, US Today, The Exchange Africa, Oman Observer, and Emerging Markets, among other media, we forecast this trend Read More
June 22, 2023
Potential market correction is a key opportunity for investors premium
Stock markets will likely fall over the summer, giving investors a key buying opportunity to boost their portfolios. UK inflation surpassed expectations last month, with consumer prices rising by an annual 8.7%, significantly higher than the Bank of England’s 2% target. And in the US, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell confirmed that rate hikes should be expected as inflation is “well above” where it should be. Indeed, Mr Powell stated: Read More
June 15, 2023
Federal Reserve needs to stop rate hikes now premium
The Federal Reserve needs to now stop interest rate hikes because of the notorious time lag of monetary policy. On Wednesday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell announced the US central bank would skip a rate hike this month, as was broadly expected, but will resume after this pause. Indeed, as I was quoted by CBS, Value Walk, Investor Ideas, Business Today and News Finale, amongst other media, following 15 months and ten consecutive rate rises in a bid Read More
May 25, 2023
Fed minutes suggest a rate hike pause in June premium
The US Federal Reserve will likely pause rate hikes next month, which markets will welcome. Earlier in May, US central bank officials were divided on whether to continue rate hikes at the upcoming June meeting, as per the minutes of the May 2-3 meeting published on Wednesday. Indeed, the minutes stated: "Several [policymakers] noted if the economy evolved along the lines of their current outlooks, then further policy firming after this meeting may not be necessary." However, Read More
May 11, 2023
Investors: Get ready for market volatility this summer premium
Following the release of April's latest US consumer price index data, volatility will be prevalent throughout the markets this summer as investor speculation over the Fed's interest rate policy increases. The latest data out on Wednesday revealed that US CPI declined to 4.9%, which is lower than forecast.  Therefore, investors will be asking themselves, 'What's next'? As I was quoted by Proactive Investors, Mena FN and Investor Ideas, amongst Read More
March 14, 2023
Three takeaways from Silicon Valley Bank collapse premium
Silicon Valley Bank's collapse could have resulted in a broader financial crisis, leaving the authorities no choice but to implement emergency measures. Regulators in the US said on Monday that SVB's customers would have access to all their deposits, and a new facility has been set up to provide banks with access to emergency funds.  The Fed has also taken action to make it simpler for banks to borrow from the central bank in an emergency. As I was quoted by City Read More
February 13, 2023
Investors look to ‘year of opportunity’ after Fed Chair’s ‘disinflationary process’ comment premium
Comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell this week will likely kick start a year of important opportunities for global investors. Following last week’s “extraordinarily strong” U.S. jobs report, Powell delivered his first comments during a question-and-answer session with David Rubenstein of the Economic Club of Washington, stating: “We didn’t expect it to be this strong.” As I was quoted by Forbes, Newsmax, Yahoo Finance, MSN, Mena FN, Read More
January 5, 2023
Recession fears mount on latest Fed minutes premium
The latest Federal Reserve meeting minutes published on Wednesday appear to indicate the U.S. economy is heading toward a recession. The minutes showed the central bank is maintaining its cautious stance on inflation, with officials in agreement that rate cuts shouldn’t take place this year. “In view of the persistent and unacceptably high level of inflation, several participants commented that historical experience cautioned against prematurely loosening monetary policy,” Read More
September 22, 2022
Investors shouldn’t panic over imperfect Fed policy tools premium
With the Federal Reserve meeting underway, investors shouldn’t panic about the latest announcement and stick to basic investment fundamentals. During this two-day meeting, it’s widely predicted the U.S. central bank will hike rates by a further 75 basis points. Once again, we can see the Fed is driving investor sentiment, stock markets and decision-making. As I was quoted by MSN Money, Financial Mirror StockHead and Financial Express, amongst other media, only last week Read More
February 1, 2022
Global payments system faster, cheaper, greener and safer with blockchain premium
As the adoption of cryptocurrencies continues to grow and central banks across the globe strive to develop their own digital currencies (CBDCs), blockchain will irreversibly shake up the global payments system for the better. For the first time, the U.S. Federal Reserve has launched an extensive discussion paper that will act as the basis for a debate about the introduction of a digital dollar. Yet the U.S. is trailing China in this regard, which is already Read More
January 26, 2022
Investors spooked by Fed’s imminent rate hike move premium
The forecast move by the U.S. Federal Reserve today to hike interest rates is spooking investors into making sure their portfolios are suitably diversified. Something they should be doing already. Markets are awaiting the Fed’s announcement on Wednesday, which could indicate the first increase in U.S. rates since 2018 as they attempt to combat soaring inflation. The day has arrived. Investors across the globe have been preparing for the Fed’s decision since Read More
January 6, 2022
Latest Bitcoin flash crash – a buying opportunity? premium
The price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will robustly rebound after a sudden drop on Wednesday, after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting were unveiled. In a matter of hours, the price of Bitcoin dropped $3,000, from over $47,000 to just under $44,000. The Fed minutes heightened predictions that the U.S. central bank will now act faster to hike interest rates to combat surging inflation. As such, there was a knee jerk sell-off on Wall Street and the Read More

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