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The economy is on the mind of virtually every American these days. CME Group Managing Director and Chief Economist was on hand Tuesday at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., to participate in the “U.S. Overview: Will Recovery Prevail?” panel (scroll down for video of the session). SmartBrief caught up with Putnam after the panel to talk commodities and other factors that are bound to impact the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »

Real estate is facing concerns over the market’s abundance of capital and the pace of rate increases by the Federal Reserve, said panelists at the Investment Program Association’s 2016 Executive Leadership Summit, held in Washington, D.C., on April 19.

The real estate market cycle tends to last about 18 years, with the steps progressing from recovery to expansion, hyper-supply and recession, said H.[…] Continue Reading »

Well, that’s one way of keeping your name in the headlines…

Much has been made this week about comments by new Minneapolis Federal Reserve president Neel Kashkari calling for big banks to be broken up or transformed into utility-like entities. The merits of Kashkari’s ideas aren’t really worth dissecting because it is far more appropriate to simply chuck them in the old “ain’t never gonna happen” file.[…] Continue Reading »

A collection of stories from SmartBrief publications and around the web…

Did the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing do any good?: Stephen D. Williamson says no. The vice president of the St. Louis Fed takes a critical view of the crisis management measures policymakers deployed during and in the aftermath of the 2008-09 financial crisis. Williamson challenges the efficacy of the Federal Reserve’s prolonged zero interest rate policy and also believes the Fed’s attempt to improve the manner in which it communicates has only muddied the waters.[…] Continue Reading »

Collaboration between the financial services industry and government entities has increased in response to rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats, but both sides agree there is room for improvement. Experts at the SmartBrief Cybersecurity Forum in New York City on Tuesday identified increased information sharing and the enactment of legislation already making the rounds on Capitol Hill as two ways to enhance the security of today’s financial markets.[…] Continue Reading »