The so-called “dot plot” released Wednesday showed eight Fed policy makers expected four or more quarter-point rate increases for the full year, compared with seven officials during the previous forecast round in March. Fed Raises Rates; Officials Lift Outlook to Four 2018 Hikes – (Bloomberg) So, while a classic trend follower may look at […]
Apple founder Steve Jobs is the son of a Syrian immigrant, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is a second generation Cuban immigrant, Google founder Sergey Brin was born in Russia, and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin is a Brazilian native. More than half of the top American tech companies were founded by immigrants or the children of immigrants – (CNBC) “I think the data shows we’re a hospitable place for younger […]
A combined 39.6 million in CBOT bond and CME interest rates contracts changed hands on Tuesday, breaking the previous peak of 26.6 million set on Nov. 9, 2016, according to the CME spokeswoman.
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