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Dollar's rise puts currency hedging  on the table again

Dollar's rise puts currency hedging on the table again

The dollar's rise is bringing the issue of currency hedging back into some institutional investors' conversations.

January 23, 2017
European Central Bank keeps interest rates unchanged

European Central Bank keeps interest rates unchanged

The European Central Bank will keep interest rates unchanged following a meeting of its governing council.

January 19, 2017 | 08:26 am
Janet Yellen sees rates reaching around 3% in 2019

Janet Yellen sees rates reaching around 3% in 2019

The Federal Reserve expects to raise short-term interest rates several times a year until 2019, which should allow rates to reach a sustainable rate of about 3%, Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Wednesday.

January 18, 2017 | 05:45 pm
Banks rejected by Supreme Court, lose bid to derail LIBOR suits

Banks rejected by Supreme Court, lose bid to derail LIBOR suits

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal by Bank of America, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan Chase, refusing to stop antitrust lawsuits that accuse some of the world's largest banks of conspiring to...

January 17, 2017 | 03:00 pm

El-Erian: Dollar strength is biggest threat to rosy market consensus now

The U.S. dollar's strength poses the biggest threat to the prevailing market consensus that president-elect Donald Trump can lift the U.S. economy's growth trajectory, an expert says.

January 16, 2017 | 11:11 am
PIMCO bets pound's plunge is far from over as Brexit clouds gather

PIMCO bets pound's plunge is far from over as Brexit clouds gather

No happy new year for the battered pound, if you ask Pacific Investment Management Co.

January 12, 2017 | 12:27 pm
Raft of unknowns make Fed direction tough to predict

Raft of unknowns make Fed direction tough to predict

Fed watchers trying to predict when and where interest rates will go in 2017 will have plenty of challenges, including a new president with an ambitious agenda.

January 09, 2017
Nuveen's Bob Doll sees modest economic growth in financial predictions for 2017

Nuveen's Bob Doll sees modest economic growth in financial predictions for 2017

U.S. and global economic growth will improve modestly, says Bob Doll, Nuveen's chief equity strategist.

January 05, 2017 | 03:54 pm
Fed expects gradual rate increases in next 2 years

Fed expects gradual rate increases in next 2 years

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
Corporate pension funding ends 2016 slightly down for the year, report says

Corporate pension funding ends 2016 slightly down for the year, report says

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
$4.9 trillion in principal due from the U.S. Treasury in 2017

$4.9 trillion in principal due from the U.S. Treasury in 2017

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 see smooth sailing

Hedge fund managers see smooth sailing

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
European markets shift focus to politics from monetary policy

European markets shift focus to politics from monetary policy

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
U.K. Treasury Committee opens consultation into monetary policy impact since 2008

U.K. Treasury Committee opens consultation into monetary policy impact since 2008

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 to pay $120 million to settle charges of manipulating ISDAFIX

Goldman Sachs to pay $120 million to settle charges of manipulating ISDAFIX

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