Economy

Denver, San Francisco see highest gains in home prices

Denver, San Francisco see highest gains in home prices

The S&P/Case-Shiller 10-City Composite Home Price index rose 4.8% for the one-year period through February. The broader 20-city index rose 5%, and the national home price index – which covers...

April 28, 2015 | 11:01 am
Milken conference: El-Erian warns about eurozone problems

Milken conference: El-Erian warns about eurozone problems

Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at Allianz, contends the eurozone is a bit wobbly right now.

April 27, 2015 | 04:21 pm
Winter’s ice patch looking like the spring’s soft patch

Winter’s ice patch looking like the spring’s soft patch

The performance of the U.S. stock market is quite impressive considering that there isn’t much of a spring in the latest batch of economic indicators. The winter’s ice patch is looking...

April 27, 2015 | 03:30 pm

AODP: Nearly half of largest asset owners don’t protect against climate change

Almost half of the largest 500 global asset owners fail to protect investments that are under their stewardship from the threat of climate change, shows the latest update to an index tracking climate ...

April 27, 2015 | 03:18 pm
Fitch cuts Japan’s credit rating to A

Fitch cuts Japan’s credit rating to A

Fitch Ratings downgraded Japan’s credit rating on Monday to A from A+, concluding that the country’s budget for the fiscal year that began April 1 lacked sufficient fiscal measures to...

April 27, 2015 | 12:39 pm
EBRI: Americans' retirement confidence slowly improving

EBRI: Americans' retirement confidence slowly improving

Americans' confidence in a secure retirement is inching up, but there has been no progress in getting people who haven't planned for retirement to start planning, said the 25th annual Retirement...

April 21, 2015 | 12:01 am
Is the dollar peaking?

Is the dollar peaking?

On balance, there still looks to be more stagnation around the world than either a boom or a bust. So how can we explain the remarkable rebound in oil prices in recent weeks? The nearby futures price ...

April 21, 2015 | 04:21 pm
Corporate pension funding ratios fall in 1st quarter, reports say

Corporate pension funding ratios fall in 1st quarter, reports say

Funding ratios of U.S. corporate defined benefit plans fell further in the first quarter of 2015, three new reports state, as liabilities rose faster than assets.

April 20, 2015

BATS Global names global head of exchange-traded products

Laura Morrison was named senior vice president, global head of exchange-traded products, at BATS Global Markets.

April 17, 2015 | 03:36 pm

BATS to launch second options exchange

BATS Global Markets plans to launch EDGX Options, its second options exchange, said a filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

April 16, 2015 | 03:53 pm
Bernanke appointed adviser at Citadel

Bernanke appointed adviser at Citadel

Ben S. Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee, was appointed senior adviser by hedge fund manager Citadel.

April 16, 2015 | 03:35 pm
Monetary policy: It's all relative

Monetary policy: It's all relative

We have each separately made the case that asset pricing theory and investment practice for funding retirement should focus on how much income the member has in retirement instead of the amount of...

April 16, 2015 | 12:07 pm
IACPM: Credit default concerns increase in North America, improve in Europe

IACPM: Credit default concerns increase in North America, improve in Europe

Credit portfolio managers are growing more optimistic about the credit outlook in Europe, while growing more pessimistic about the outlook in North America

April 16, 2015 | 08:00 am
BofA survey: Health-care costs hindering retirement plan and other benefits

BofA survey: Health-care costs hindering retirement plan and other benefits

Rising health-care costs are putting pressure on some 401(k) plan executives to reduce certain other benefits, including those related to retirement accounts and employee education, a survey by Bank...

April 16, 2015 | 09:07 am

BofA survey: Managers increasingly view equities, bonds as overvalued

A growing proportion of money managers believe equity and bond markets are overvalued, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch's monthly fund manager survey.

April 14, 2015 | 12:59 pm