Interest rates

Bond traders do not expect a rate hike as Fed meets

Bond traders do not expect a rate hike as Fed meets

For bond traders, there’s little doubt about the path the Federal Reserve will take on interest rates.

April 26, 2016 | 10:00 am
Most dangerous bond market in history divides managers

Most dangerous bond market in history divides managers

Bond investors are taking bigger risks than ever before.

April 25, 2016 | 11:41 am
ECB president warns of eurozone deflation

ECB president warns of eurozone deflation

Inflation rates in the eurozone could turn negative in the coming months, based on current futures prices for energy, warned Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank.

April 21, 2016 | 01:49 pm
BlackRock's Fink cites causes for increased investor uncertainty

BlackRock's Fink cites causes for increased investor uncertainty

Investors are facing a considerable amount of uncertainty thanks to slowing economic growth, technological disruption, and social and geopolitical instability, BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D....

April 11, 2016 | 02:40 pm
Dudley calls for 'cautious and gradual' Fed tightening

Dudley calls for 'cautious and gradual' Fed tightening

Uncertainty over the outlook for the U.S. economy is higher than usual, which calls for a “cautious and gradual approach” to interest-rate increases, Federal Reserve Bank of New York...

April 08, 2016 | 10:22 am
Official institutions to boost diversification; Asia likely to benefit — survey

Official institutions to boost diversification; Asia likely to benefit — survey

Concerns about rising interest rates and a global equity market correction will drive official institutions around the globe to further diversify their portfolios in coming years, with Asia likely to ...

April 07, 2016 | 11:23 am
Fed debated April hike as several officials urged caution, minutes show

Fed debated April hike as several officials urged caution, minutes show

Federal Reserve policymakers last month debated an April interest rate hike, with several officials leaning against such a move because it would send the wrong signal and others saying it might be...

April 06, 2016 | 03:59 pm
Fed's Evans sees more uncertainty amid voting in the U.S., U.K.

Fed's Evans sees more uncertainty amid voting in the U.S., U.K.

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said the U.K.’s “Brexit” vote and the U.S. presidential elections are fueling uncertainty, complicating decisions for policy...

April 05, 2016 | 10:12 am
Investors losing their faith in central banks

Investors losing their faith in central banks

Investors and the financial markets are questioning the ability of central banks' stimuli to revitalize global economies, despite promises to do whatever it takes and increasingly unconventional and...

April 04, 2016
Investment managers need access to better pricing in Treasury market

Investment managers need access to better pricing in Treasury market

Lack of liquidity in a key sector of the government bond market is now costing institutional investors billions of dollars annually in sharply widening bid/offer spreads. This post-financial crisis...

March 30, 2016 | 12:01 am
Chicago Fed's Evans sees very shallow rate-hike path

Chicago Fed's Evans sees very shallow rate-hike path

The U.S. economy will probably be strong enough to justify two interest-rate increases in 2016 as it advances despite headwinds from weaker growth abroad, said Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago...

March 30, 2016 | 02:29 pm
Fed's Williams sees gradual hikes as U.S. economy on track

Fed's Williams sees gradual hikes as U.S. economy on track

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams said the U.S. economy appears to be weathering cooler global growth and he repeated that the central bank will raise interest rates at a...

March 29, 2016 | 10:14 am
BlackRock joins PIMCO warning investors to seek inflation hedge

BlackRock joins PIMCO warning investors to seek inflation hedge

BlackRock Inc. joined Pacific Investment Management Co. in recommending inflation-linked bonds and warning costs are poised to pick up.

March 29, 2016 | 09:56 am
Hedge fund invasion of U.S. Treasuries puts bond traders at risk

Hedge fund invasion of U.S. Treasuries puts bond traders at risk

Hedge funds are crowding into U.S. Treasuries, and that has bond traders bracing for more turbulence.

March 28, 2016 | 09:45 am