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Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on April 13, 2019 .

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Basel III Capital Adequacy Ratio Minimum Requirement. ... As of 2017, under Basel III, a bank's tier 1 and tier 2 capital must be at least 8% of its risk-weighted assets. The minimum capital adequacy ratio (including the capital...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on April 06, 2019 .

 

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Job creation posted a solid rebound in March, with nonfarm payrolls expanding by 196,000 and the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.8%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Wage gains fell off the recent strong pace, increasing...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on March 29, 2019 .

 

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An abiding mystery of the Trump Presidency is why it can’t stand prosperity. And right on time, after its victory on Russian collusion, the Administration decided this week to elevate a legal fight over health care that it is almost sure to...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on March 23, 2019 .

 

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s assertion this week that the U.S. economy remains strong is facing a stern test from the bond market, which showed a classic recession sign Friday morning. Short-term government fixed income yields are now ahead of the longer part of the curve, delivering a strong recession indication that hasn’t happened since 2007. The spread, or yield curve, between the 3-month and 10-year Treasury notes just broke the longest streak ever of being above 10 basis points, or 0.1 percentage point. The two maturities were last below that level in September 2007. The two maturities...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on March 16, 2019 .

 

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Former White House chief economic advisor Gary Cohn lashed out at some of his former colleagues, charging in an interview that the U.S. is losing the trade war as administration officials pursue a strategy that hasn’t worked. Cohn specifically...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on March 09, 2019 .

 

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Stocks fell on Thursday after the European Central Bank slashed its economic growth forecast for 2019 and announced a new round of stimulus to help banks in the region, stoking worries over the global economy… The ECB’s announcements come...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on March 02, 2019 .

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The U.S. economy remains strong, but dangers are brewing ahead, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told a Senate committee Tuesday. “While we view current economic conditions as healthy and the economic outlook as favorable, over the past few...

Posted by in Raymond Merriman's Weekly Preview on February 23, 2019 .

 

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"President Trump said the U.S. would impose auto tariffs on the European Union if a trade deal can’t be reached between the two sides, as tensions between the traditional allies continue to build.” -Vivian Salama. “President Threatens...