Economy

Iceland lifts restrictions on foreign investments for pension funds

Iceland lifts restrictions on foreign investments for pension funds

The Central Bank of Iceland has lifted restrictions on foreign investment for pension funds in the country, effective Tuesday.

March 14, 2017 | 03:35 pm
 Passive investing set to impact Treasuries market

Passive investing set to impact Treasuries market

The Fed and active bond investors might benefit from the trend to passive investing.

March 14, 2017 | 06:00 am

USC professor, former housing assistant secretary chosen to lead Atlanta Fed

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta says its next president will be Raphael Bostic, a professor at the University of Southern California who will become the first black person to lead a regional Fed...

March 13, 2017 | 02:02 pm
World's best-funded pension market shows dark side of new rules

World's best-funded pension market shows dark side of new rules

No country on the planet has a better-funded pension system than Denmark. So when its life insurance industry encounters some hurdles, it's worth paying attention.

March 13, 2017 | 11:49 am
Capitalism at work

Capitalism at work

Oil prices have retreated approximately $4.70 since the beginning of March and about $5.50 since their year-to-date high in early January.

March 13, 2017 | 11:23 am
10-year rates up ahead of FOMC meeting

10-year rates up ahead of FOMC meeting

Ten-year Treasury yields climbed to 2.6% this week amid the near certainty that the Federal Open Market Committee will raise the overnight discount rate next week.

March 10, 2017 | 11:55 am
ECB stands pat on rates

ECB stands pat on rates

The European Central Bank's governing council has kept the interest rate on the main refinancing operations of the eurosystem at zero.

March 09, 2017 | 01:25 pm
SEC gives green light to Bats’ proposed changes for ETF rules

SEC gives green light to Bats’ proposed changes for ETF rules

The SEC on Tuesday approved ETF rule changes proposed by Bats’ BZX Exchange to create additional listing standards and procedures for delisting of non-compliant companies.

March 08, 2017 | 04:13 pm
Tradewatch: 2016 volatility ends on mild note after rough start

Tradewatch: 2016 volatility ends on mild note after rough start

U.S. market volatility spiked in early 2016 but settled down for the rest of the year, with only sporadic spikes resulting from Brexit and the U.S. election, data show.

March 06, 2017 | 12:01 am
Adapt and survive

Adapt and survive

The top five oil producers among OPEC have adapted to lower long-term oil prices.

March 03, 2017 | 11:56 am
BlackRock affiliate gets 11 billion renminbi RQFII quota

BlackRock affiliate gets 11 billion renminbi RQFII quota

BlackRock announced Thursday that one of its U.S. subsidiaries, BlackRock Fund Advisors, garnered an 11 billion renminbi ($1.6 billion) quota to invest in mainland capital markets under China's...

March 03, 2017 | 09:33 am
Sector valuations

Sector valuations

As equity indexes climb ever higher, all but one of the major sectors of the S&P 500 are trading at multiples above their 24-month averages.

March 02, 2017 | 12:37 pm
NIRS: Americans worried about their retirement security

NIRS: Americans worried about their retirement security

Americans share a bipartisan concern over their retirement security, according to a new survey released Tuesday by the National Institute on Retirement Security.

February 28, 2017 | 03:39 pm

MarketAxess hires head of Europe and Asia

Christophe Roupie was named head of Europe and Asia for electronic fixed-income trading venue MarketAxess Europe and Trax, its data and post-trade matching subsidiary.

February 27, 2017 | 01:33 pm
FIX Trading Community adapts protocol to include European regulations

FIX Trading Community adapts protocol to include European regulations

FIX Trading Community on Monday introduced extensions to its FIX Protocol, industry-created rules governing the communication of securities trading information, that meet upcoming requirements of...

February 27, 2017 | 02:13 pm