US Fed fund rates

Fed rate hike remains unlikely, but Maybank Kim Eng sees more hawkish FOMC in 2022 - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Broker's Calls

Fed rate hike remains unlikely, but Maybank Kim Eng sees more hawkish FOMC in 2022

That said, all six Fed Board of Governors led by Fed Chair Powell still command the majority on the FOMC.

Global review

Taking advantage of the low interest rate environment that is here to stay

The Fed has guided for rates to be near zero till 2022. Fed Fund rates after the Global Financial Crisis peaked at 2.27% (2017).

Global Markets

Assessing the risk scenarios: Selloff. Rebound. Now what?

One of the biggest fears in the markets now is a second Covid-19 wave. A second confinement period to halt another outbreak is of particular concern, as it would halt economic activity again and destroy the nascent recovery.


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Tong's Portfolio

Adobe is another example that the future favours the subscription model

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Dovish Fed hints at rate cuts ahead; Astrea V PE bonds not as popular as predecessor

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US Economy

Fed scraps patient approach and opens door to potential rate cut

(June 20): The Federal Reserve signalled it was ready to lower interest rates for the first time since 2008, citing “uncertainties” that have increased the case for a cut as officials seek to prolong the near-record US economic expansion.

US politics

Risks growing but Fed is watchful: Bank of Singapore

(June 6): President Trump’s abrupt decisions to impose tariffs on goods from Mexico (initially set at 5% on June 10 and gradually raised to 25% unless Mexico takes more forceful action to contain illegal immigration) and also to end India’s preferenti

Broker's Calls

Banks kept at 'overweight' by UOB on Fed's dovish stance, dividend yield

SINGAPORE (Jan 18): UOB Kay Hian is maintaining Singapore’s banking sector at “overweight” after the US Fed calmed the nerves of investors with its dovish disposition, which subsequently generated a relief rally.