03.15.2020
By Markets Media

Liquidity in Focus

With U.S. equity markets headed for a limit-down open on Monday morning amid massive Federal Reserve action intended to stabilize markets and buoy confidence, liquidity becomes even more of a focal point.

Some market observers say the Fed’s rate cut and bond-buying plan are necessary, but they alone won’t spare the markets from further declines from the impact of COVID-19. That will have to come from fiscal policy and/or news of real progress in fighting the virus.

But in an interconnected financial system, companies ranging from small corner stores to large global banks need to maintain access to cash. And the Fed’s action is seen as a backstop to that end.

Related articles

  1. Applications for experiments with central bank digital money are due by 15 May.

  2. Large UK banks are also suspending dividends and buybacks on ordinary shares until the end of 2020.

  3. OPINION: Artificial, Yes. Intelligent? Maybe.

    Between 80-90% of enterprise data is unstructured so most firms cannot unlock its value.

  4. The entire Jefferies family mourns the loss of Peg Broadbent.

  5. S3 Launches Canada Best-Execution Suite

    First Canadian bank becomes member of RepoClear.