Economy

Stocks recover from rout with best day since 2016

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Markets -

U.S. stocks rebounded from a violent sell-off to post the biggest rally in 15 months as investors poured back into some of the most beaten-down sectors.
Commentary: Rebate debate misses the mark

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INDUSTRY VOICES -

Though often criticized, broker rebates provide an incentive for efficient trades, but one model offers investors a better deal.
U.S. stocks sink most since 2011 as rout deepens

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MARKETS -

U.S. stocks plunged the most in 6.5 years, with the Dow Jones industrial average sinking more than 1,100 points.
Outlier events
The current sell-off in equities has brought outlier events to Treasuries and the VIX along with the S&P 500. The equity index declined 3.9% last week, while 10-year Treasury rates rose 6% and the...
MiFID II compliance leaving FX conduct code on sidelines

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Regulation -

MiFID II compliance has overshadowed adherence to the voluntary FX Code of Conduct.
Investors embrace multifamily as demographic trends shift

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REAL ESTATE -

Rising demand for apartments is pulling institutional investors back into the multifamily market.
Defined contribution participants need equal access to the markets

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OPINION -

The decline in the number of publicly listed stocks is a mixed blessing, and has a profound impact on DC plan investors.
Big shadow hangs over big data

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OPINION -

Big data if misused could betray investors and traders enamored with its potential.
Rate angst sends Dow down 670 points as bonds sink

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MARKETS -

The Dow industrials tumbled 670 points, as the worsening bond rout stirred angst that the Fed will accelerate its rate-hike schedule.
Risk appetite increasing for institutions in Asia

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Investing -

Asian investors that built up cash positions last year are finding it increasingly painful to keep those low-risk, low-return allocations.
Plan sponsors brace for a rough ride

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INVESTING -

Some U.S. plans are honing investment portfolios to ride out a decade of expected bad returns.
Deutsche to pay $70 million to settle interest-rate benchmark manipulation charges

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Regulations -

Deutsche Bank Securities will pay $70 million to settle CFTC charges that it tried to manipulate the USD ISDAFIX global benchmark.
Groups launch benchmark transition roadmap

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ONLINE -

A group of financial services trade associations launch a road map to help navigate transitioning contracts from interbank offered rates to alternative risk-free rates.
Fed leaves rates unchanged; at least 3 hikes still expected this year

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Washington -

The federal funds rate remained unchanged after the Federal Open Markets Committee decided Wednesday to keep it at a range of 1.25% to 1.5%.
Treasury market absorbs the most punishing January since 2009

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Markets -

The U.S. Treasury market is delivering investors a loss of historic proportions to start 2018.