US Federal Reserve

Preferred Shares Remain An Attractive Long-Term Investment

Norman Levine | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Business
Norman Levine

We see the preferred share shakeout as a great buying opportunity, particularly among rate-reset preferreds -- especially those that have a rate reset of at least two years into the future -- as their plunge in prices has made their yields attractive and there is significant potential for capital gains if and when Canadian interest rates do begin to rise.

What Canadians Need To Know About The U.S. Fed's Rate Hike

Penelope Graham | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Business
Penelope Graham

The long-awaited liftoff is here: the U.S. Federal Reserve has announced they are raising the Federal Funds Target Rate to 0.5 per cent. It is the first time in seven years the Fed has increased their trend-setting interest rate, which they cut to 0 per cent on December 16, 2008. Markets had widely anticipated the move, with 81 per cent calling for a hike today. As the U.S. is the largest economy in the world, any change it makes reverberates through the rest of the globe, impacting markets and even the cost of borrowing for other countries.

No More Corporate Bailouts

CP | Marcy Gordon, The Associated Press | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials have moved to prevent the central bank from bailing out failing companies, a power it exercised during the 20...

Don't Believe Gloomy Headlines - The Global Economy Is Picking Up

Peter Hall | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

We expect developing markets to re-emerge. They've gone quiet in the past couple of years, weary of waiting for the world's large economies to get going again. Their recent record has persuaded pundits to throw them into the 'new normal' soup.

America Scoffs At One-Dollar Coin

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - Loonie-loving Canadians might be bemused to learn that their American brethren suffered a setback last week in the long, unfulfilled ques...

Loonie Soars (Thanks, Ben Bernanke)

CP | Posted 09.13.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar shot up almost a full US cent to a 13-month high Thursday as the U.S. currency weakened after the U.S. Federal Reserve...

Daniel Tencer

'I'm A Canadian Bank, And I Have A Lending Problem'

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Business

The debate over whether or not Canadian banks were bailed out has turned into a game of he-said, she-said. On one side is the progressive Canadian ...

Could Ron Paul be America's Tommy Douglas?

Gerald McEachern | Posted 06.05.2012 | Canada
Gerald McEachern

Both men have a dark stain on their records: Douglas once wrote a thesis favouring the practice of eugenics, and Ron Paul made those racist comments in his newsletters from the 1980s. But there's more to it than that. Just as Tommy Douglas is considered the greatest Canadian, Ron Paul might go down in history as America's greatest politician.

Bernanke Offers No New Help For U.S. Economy

AP | Posted 10.26.2011 | Canada Business

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is proposing no new steps by the Federal Reserve to boost the economy while hinting that Congress may...

Jittery Traders Await Bernanke Speech

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was higher Friday as U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke tried to reassure markets about economic prospects while...

Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 TRILLION In Secret Loans

Bloomberg | Posted 10.22.2011 | Canada Business

Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s unprecedented effort to keep the economy from plunging into depression included lending banks and other companies as ...

Federal Reserve Board Can't Keep Long Bond Yields From Rising

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 09.26.2011 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Rubin

With each passing week, there seems to be more news of distress in government debt markets as governments grapple with record deficits. Not surprisingly, the bond market is getting nervous.

Toronto Stock Market Closes In The Red

CP | Posted 09.13.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TORONTO - The Toronto stock market closed lower as traders mulled over what the U.S. Federal Reserve is prepared to do to help t...