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Stay up-to-date with the best Federal Reserve news on the internet with the Wiser daily email. It is a tailored made digest specifically designed for investors, business executives, policy influencers, and those with an interest in the US economy. It is that economy that the Federal Reserve is charged with protecting. It was formed in 1913 as a way to organize the government's monetary policy. Over the years, its remit has changed to reflect changing political and economic realities. Today its responsibilities include conducting America's monetary policy, regulating banks and other financial institutions, keeping the financial system stable and providing financial services to the government, foreign governments and large institutions. It is run by a board of governors - the current chair is Janet Yellen. She is the 15th chair of the Federal Reserve, which is also known as the Fed. She is running it during a time of change as the country emerges from the financial crises that began in 2008. Because of the importance of the organization it is not surprising that there is extensive Federal Reserve news coverage, analysis and opinion. The Wiser daily email pulls all of this together so you can stay informed.

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Rates are at ‘extreme’ levels. Expect a big rally in bonds, utilities: trader
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Utilities have been kicked around this year. That could change soon, says one trader.
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Consumer Sentiment Rebounds in February
The Wall Street JournalHarriet Torry
A gauge of consumers’ confidence in the economic outlook rebounded this month, as low unemployment and optimism about the new tax regime outweighed financial-market volatility for American households. The University of Michigan on Friday said its consumer-sentiment index was 99.9 in February,...
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Bonds end mixed, call rates finish higher
The Economic Times of IndiaPti
Government bonds (G-Secs) ended mixed in a quiet trade following alternate bouts of buying and selling. While, the overnight call money rates finished higher following good demand from borrowing banks amid tight liquidity in the banking system. The 7.17 per cent 10-year...
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Inflation is heating up. What should you do about it?
Los Angeles TimesJim Puzzanghera
After years of low inflation, signs that wage and price growth finally are heating up were a major factor in this month's financial market turbulence. But the recovery from the Great Recession has seen these inflation flirtations before. And despite big January...
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Economic Policy, Federal Reserve
Dow pivots slightly higher, as stock market aims for 6th gain in a row, best weekly gains in years
MarketWatchMarkdecambre
U.S. stock-indexes traded modestly higher on Friday, on pace for its best week in more than a year following five straight daily gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 60 points, or 0.2%, at 25,255, the S&P 500 index added 2.5...
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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump to Dreamers: Get Out
The New York TimesDavid Leonhardt
This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday. First: “I don’t think we could have been more prepared than we were today,” Melissa Falkowski, a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...
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US import prices rise more than expected in January
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U.S. import prices rose more than expected in January as the cost of imported petroleum and a range of other goods increased, which could boost inflation in the coming months. The Labor Department said on Friday that import prices jumped 1.0 percent...
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The Tell: Here’s why the bull market in bonds is far from over
MarketWatchGaudiano
U.S. Treasury yields have been in a downtrend for nearly four decades, and despite hopes for accelerating economic growth and climbing inflation, the great bond bull market is nowhere near over, according to Alex Gurevich, founder and chief investment officer at HonTe...
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Apple’s massive bond portfolio makes it a ‘screaming sell,’ says market watcher
CNBCKeris Lahiff
Apple is on track for its best week in more than a year. Even a plucky comeback isn't enough for this market watcher to back the stock. "It's a screaming sell here," Larry McDonald, founder of the Bear Traps Report, told 's...
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The daily business briefing: February 16, 2018
The WeekHarold Maass
1. Regulators reject Chicago Stock Exchange sale to China-linked investors Federal regulators on Thursday rejected the sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange to a consortium led by China-based investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission said in a document posted on its website...
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