Fed’s Brainard sees balance sheet reduction soon and ‘at a rapid pace’

Lael Brainard, Federal Reserve governor and President Bidens nominee to be the new vice-chair of the Federal Reserve, speaks during her nomination hearing with the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill January 13, 2022 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard, who normally favors loose policy and low rates, … Read more

Britain announces plans to mint its own NFT as it looks to ‘lead the way’ in crypto

In this photo illustration a novelty Bitcoin token is photographed on £10 notes. Matt Cardy | Getty Images LONDON — The U.K. government on Monday announced plans to mint its own non-fungible token, as part of a push toward becoming a “world leader” in the cryptocurrency space. Finance Minister Rishi Sunak has asked the Royal … Read more

Investing may be getting too complex for retail investors — and even professional brokers

As more cutting-edge investment products work their way into the marketplace, there’s growing fear retail investors and even professional brokers are getting in over their heads. Former SEC attorney David Gorman, who’s now a partner at Dorsey & Whitney, contends complex products designed for profits are creating unprecedented risks and U.S. regulators are taking notice. … Read more