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The repo market, explained — and why the Fed has pumped hundreds of billions into it

Bloomberg / Contributor / Getty Images   For nearly two years, the Federal Reserve has been entangled in what’s basically one of the world’s most important pawn shops: “the repo market.” Short for repurchase agreements, the repo market is a complicated, yet important, area of the U.S. financial system where firms trade trillions of dollars’ worth of debt …

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The mighty dollar may be about to crack, says this strategist, who offers stocks to watch on either side.

Critical information for the U.S. trading day The Dollar Seems To Be Falling There’s no near-term respite in sight for stocks as a new week begins, with futures tumbling ahead of what many see will be a firm foot by the Fed “on the brake pedal this week.” Technical analysts are warning that markets are …

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Gold, silver bounce as USDX, Treasury yields decline today

U.S. stock indexes are higher at midday but still trending down on the daily charts. Risk aversion remains somewhat elevated in the general marketplace. China reported today its imports and exports fell more than the trade expected in August as the world’s second-largest economy continues to stall amid Covid lockdowns, a wobbly property market and …

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2022 has been the worst year for markets in at least 50 years

Heading into the last week of August, stocks and bonds are showing their biggest year-to-date declines in at least 50 years. SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGES A team of analysts at Bespoke Investment Group has crunched the numbers and determined that 2022 has so far been the worst year for markets in at least five decades based …

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