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Alan Greenspan says it’s ‘only a matter of time’ before negative rates spread to the US – CNBC

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Wallstreet, September 4.

“It will not be long before the spread of negative interest rates reaches the U.S.”

Said former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspaan.

“You’re seeing it pretty much throughout the world. It’s only a matter of time before it’s more in the United States,” Greenspan told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Wednesday, adding investors should watch the 30-year Treasury yield.

The 30-year U.S. rate traded at 1.978%. It reached an all-time low last week.

There are currently more than $16 trillion in negative yielding debt instruments around the world as central banks try to ease monetary conditions to sustain the global economy. The 10-year sovereign bonds in Belgium, Germany, France and Japan — among others — are trading with a negative rate.

U.S. Treasury yields are still well within positive territory, but the Fed has already cut rates once and is expected to ease later this month. Market expectations for a rate cut in September are at 92.7%, according to the CME Group’s FedWatch tool.

An aging population is driving demand for bonds, pushing their yields lower, Greenspan said.

“We’re so used to the idea that we don’t have negative interest rates, but if you get a significant change in the attitude of the population, they look for coupon,” Greenspan said. “As a result of that, there’s a tendency to disregard the fact that that has an effect in the net interest rate that they receive.”

He added that gold prices have been surging recently because people are looking for “hard” assets they know are going to have value down the road as the population ages. Gold futures are up more than 21% in 2019 and are trading around levels not seen since 2013.

Greenspan’s comments come after New York Fed President John Williams called low inflation the “problem of this era” in a speech earlier in the day.


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DOJ: will not prosecute james comey.

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The Department of Justice will not prosecute former FBI director James Comey for leaking memos detailing his interactions with President Donald Trump.

NBC News reports:

According an Office of the Inspector General report released Thursday, Comey violated DOJ and FBI policies, as well as the FBI’s employment agreement, by keeping copies of four of his memos in a personal safe and asking a law professor friend to make one memo public after Trump fired him in May 2017.

The DOJ’s internal watchdog, which probed Comey’s handling of the sensitive documents, found that Comey’s friend leaked the contents of the memo to a reporter from The New York Times, but that it did not contain classified information. Comey shared all four memos with his private attorneys after his firing without alerting the FBI, the report said — another violation of policy — and one contained information classified at the Confidential level, which is the lowest level.

The inspector general “found no evidence that Comey or his attorneys released any of the classified information contained in any of the Memos to members of the media,” however,and the report said that the Justice Department has already made the decision not to prosecute Comey for this disclosure. NBC News reported earlier this month that the Justice Department would not bring charges.

Trump has repeatedly accused Comey have having leaked classified information, something Comey appeared to address Thursday after the report was made public.

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“I don’t need a public apology from those who defamed me, but a quick message with a ‘sorry we lied about you’ would be nice,” the former FBI chief said on Twitter.

“And to all those who’ve spent two years talking about me ‘going to jail’ or being a ‘liar and a leaker’ —ask yourselves why you still trust people who gave you bad info for so long, including the president,” Comey added.

-With information by MSNBC NEW YORK.

Wall Street analysts say these stocks look like safe bets in the US-China trade war

CNBC examined the most recent Wall Street research to find stocks that analysts like in the U.S.- China trade war.Stocks include Canada Goose, Akamai Technologies, Norwegian Cruise Lines, SolarEdge Technolgies and Maximus

Wall Street analysts say there are still plenty of opportunities to invest in quality stocks despite a trade war that feels never ending to many investors.

CNBC looked through recent Wall Street research to find stocks that analysts like amidst the U.S.-China trade war.
Since trade tensions ratcheted up Aug. 1, the S&P 500 is down more than 3%. Despite that, analysts say there’s no shortage of ways to play the pullback.

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Solar panel manufacturer SolarEdge Technologies is one company that’s not seeing a tariff disruption, according to analysts at JMP Securities.

“They shifted production to Eastern Europe a while ago,” analyst Joseph Osha told CNBC.

“SEDG’s efforts to shift away from China supply for the U.S. market appear to be working out,” Osha also said in a recent note.

The firm has an outperform rating on the stock while shares of the company are up 25% this month.

Maximus is a company that provides business outsourcing services to governments around the globe.

According to analysts at Raymond James, the company has a lack of China exposure and actually benefits during a global growth slowdown.

“Couple this with the fact that MMS is idiosyncratic to the macro, with immaterial tariff exposure, no China exposure, and a model focused on social programs that typically thrive as global growth recedes makes for a very intriguing story,” they said.

The stock is up 3% over the last month.

Content delivery network provider Akamai Technologies was recently named a “top recession” pick by analysts at Piper Jaffray.

The firm likes the company’s lack of China exposure. “The underlying market dynamics, especially due to over-the-top delivery, online gaming, and cloud security, will help Akamai’s business hold up better than most in a downturn,” the analyst said.

With information of CBNC at 10:30 eastern time at WallStreet Headquarters, New York.


General Electric reporta perdidas por 737 Boeing grounding.

General Electric (GE) reportó pérdidas en el segundo trimestre debido a los costos de reestructuración de su atribulado negocio de energía y a que la decisión de Boeing Co de dejar en tierra uno de sus aviones drenó más efectivo del esperado en una de sus unidades industriales más rentables.El fabricante de motores para aeronaves, plantas de energía y dispositivos médicos con sede en Boston también dijo que su presidente financiero Jamie Miller dejará su cargo, pero permanecería hasta la llegada de un sucesor.

La compañía elevó sus previsiones de ganancias para el 2019 en 5 centavos por acción, pese a que los resultados del último trimestre pasaron a rojo después de dos trimestres en positivo.

A la pérdida contribuyó un cargo por amortización de 744 millones de dólares que GE dijo estaba relacionado con el cambio de su negocio de software para matrices energéticas su unidad digital.

El negocio de energía de GE Co, que ha sido desde hace tiempo un lastre para las ganancias, informó una ganancias de 117 millones de dólares. Pero su relativamente sólido negocio de aviación sufrió por los problemas relacionados con el avión 737 MAX de Boeing al que los reguladores dejaron en tierra en marzo tras dos accidentes.

GE, que fabrica los motores del avión a través de un emprendimiento conjunto, dijo que registró una salida de efectivos de 600 millones de dólares en el trimestre debido a la decisión de las autoridades. Además espera asumir un cargo de 400 millones de dólares por trimestre en el segundo semestre si el avión continúa sin poder volar.

Boeing dijo la semana pasada que podría detener la producción de la aeronave dependiendo de cuánto le tome a los reguladores de aviación determinar si es seguro volar después de los dos accidentes que costaron la vida a 346 personas.

Las pérdidas trimestrales de GE por operaciones continuas atribuibles a los accionistas sumaron 291 millones de dólares, que se compara con una ganancia de 679 millones de dólares un año atrás. Las péridas por acción equivalen a 3 centavos frente a una ganancia de 8 centavos.

En términos ajustados, GE ganó 17 centavos por papel que se comparan con un estimado por analistas de 12 centavos, según datos de Refinitiv. Los ingresos totales cayeron un 1,1% a 28.800 millones de dólares. Por Reuters.

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NASA’s Ascent Abort-2 Flight Test Launches atop Northrop Grumman Provided Booster

Tuesday, July the Second. 2019.

A brilliant sunrise fills the sky before a fully functional Launch Abort System (LAS) with a test version of Orion attached, launches on NASA’s Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) atop a Northrop Grumman provided booster on July 2, 2019, at 7 a.m. EDT, from Launch Pad 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

NASA officials were all smiles following the AscentAbort-2 flight test of the launch abort system (LAS) for NASA’s Orionspacecraft on Tuesday, July 2.

That was a spectacular test we all witnessed this morning. It was really special for the program; a really big step forward to us,” Orion Program Manager Mark Kirasich said during a post-launch briefing about two hours after the launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. “It was a really great day all around — weather and the vehicle.”

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