In Focus

  • Week InReview: March 22, 2019

    • Friday, March 22, 2019

    The Fed Has Settled on `It's Complicated' View (Mar 21) — The FOMC has come and it has gone. Depending on how you use the word, it is impossible not to be simultaneously quite impressed and decidedly unimpressed. They went further than almost anyone expected. Don't listen to the Monday morning quarterbacks try to tell you that it makes perfect sense. After all, the economy is slowing. Just look at the Atlanta Fed GDPNow model. And they are doing a solid for the rest of the world. On the other hand, they have made it quite clear that they are the ones converging with the market. Not only in their rate expectations but in the understanding that there is little reason to put a lot of faith in their ability to forecast. — Trader's Notes, Bloomberg Government

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  • Week InAdvance: March 18, 2019

    • Monday, March 18, 2019

    Tue Mar 19 IAIS meets on financial crime. | Wed Mar 20 FOMC rate decision. March equinox. | Thu Mar 21 EU leaders in Brussels.

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  • Week InReview: March 15, 2019

    • Friday, March 15, 2019

    The super-rich are being scammed on their private jets Some fraud attempts are almost comical. One jet owner found himself charged 4,000 pounds ($5,300) for 240 sushi boxes apparently served on board his jet while it was empty, according to My Sky, a company whose software helps scrutinize and manage private-jet costs. Another was charged 6,000 euros ($6,800) for plastic cups after the provider mistakenly added two zeros to the invoice. Still another customer’s refueling bill ended up exceeding the capacity of the plane’s fuel tanks by more than two tons. — Bloomberg Wealth

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