Finance

Federal Reserve officials could begin reducing the extraordinary help they’ve been providing to the economy by as soon as mid-November, according to minutes from the central bank’s September meeting released Wednesday. The meeting summary indicated members feel the Fed has come close to reaching its economic goals and soon could begin normalizing policy by reducing
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St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard advocated Tuesday for the central bank to be aggressive as it starts winding down its monthly bond-buying program in case inflation becomes a larger problem. In a CNBC interview, the Fed official said he thinks it’s a 50-50 chance that the current inflation pressures are transitory, so policymakers
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Top analyst Mike Mayo believes Wall Street is underestimating financials ahead of earnings season. Mayo, who follows large-cap banks for Wells Fargo Securities, suggests investors haven’t fully acknowledged the benefits associated with the booming stock market — from merger to wealth management fees. “It’s bull market banking,” the firm’s managing director told CNBC’s “Trading Nation”
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Lael Brainard, governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during the National Association of Business Economics (NABE) annual meeting in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard‘s increased influence ahead likely means substantial changes and challenges for the nation’s banking system. Considered a
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Ken Griffin, Founder and CEO, Citadel Mike Blake | Reuters The volatile September was a golden opportunity for billionaire investor Ken Griffin to shine as his main hedge fund crushed the market with outperformance. Citadel’s multi-strategy flagship fund Wellington gained 7.8% in September, bringing its year-to-date performance to 18.5%, according to a person familiar with
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