Nearly all members of the Federal Open Market Committee expect economic conditions to warrant only gradual increases in the federal funds rate, and many did not expect it to reach more normal levels...
January 04, 2017 | 03:53 pm
The funded status of the largest U.S. corporate pension plans fell 1 percentage point to an estimated 80% in 2016, down from 81% at the end of 2015, Willis Towers Watson says.
January 03, 2017 | 02:10 pm
The U.S. and Japan have $4.8 trillion and $2.2 trillion in maturing government debt in 2017, respectively.
January 03, 2017 | 11:31 am
Hedge fund managers are singing much the same optimistic refrain for 2017 as they did for 2016, but with much more conviction and a nod to President-elect Donald Trump for setting the stage for the...
December 26, 2016
Politics will be key for European markets in 2017 as a series of upcoming high-profile elections begins to shift money management executives' focus away from the monetary policy debate that has...
December 26, 2016
The U.K. Treasury Committee will consider the effectiveness and impact of monetary policy since the 2008 financial crisis, looking in part at the unintended consequences for retirement plans and...
December 22, 2016 | 11:47 am
Goldman Sachs Group will pay a $120 million penalty to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to settle charges of false reporting and attempted manipulation of the U.S. Dollar International Swaps...
December 21, 2016 | 01:31 pm
As absurd as it might seem to investors in global bond funds, risk in bonds issued by some of the 19 members of the eurozone may, quite soon, become among the scariest in the world.
December 20, 2016 | 09:59 am
The Bank of Japan closed a tumultuous year for monetary policy with an upgrade to its assessment of the economy while keeping its yield curve and asset purchase programs unchanged.
December 20, 2016 | 09:34 am
The Bank of England will keep interest rates unchanged at 0.25%, noting slightly greater momentum in the global economy, while warning that the global outlook has become more fragile.
December 15, 2016 | 12:58 pm
A unanimous Federal Open Market Committee agreed Wednesday to increase the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a 0.5% to 0.75% range, echoing a move made in December 2015 that raised rates to a...
December 14, 2016 | 02:59 pm
The European Central Bank will extend its asset purchase program to the end of December 2017, but at a reduced monthly pace.
December 08, 2016 | 08:01 am
J.P. Morgan Chase, Credit Agricole and HSBC on Wednesday were fined a total of €486 million ($515 million) by the European Commission for manipulating the EURIBOR benchmark interest rate.
December 07, 2016 | 12:11 pm
Investors have less reason to worry about the impact of a December rate hike than they might think. In fact, we argue investors should be more worried if the Fed finds itself unable to raise rates.
December 06, 2016 | 10:26 am
U.S. equity markets had a strong November following the results of the presidential election.