Inflation

Fed stops bond buying, stays with federal funds rate near zero

Fed stops bond buying, stays with federal funds rate near zero

The Federal Open Market Committee’s bond-buying program will end this week, members announced Wednesday at the end of a two-day meeting, citing “substantial improvement” in the...

October 29, 2014 | 03:32 pm
Fed: One more month of tapering, funds rate stays low

Fed: One more month of tapering, funds rate stays low

Members of the Federal Open Market Committee voted to finish tapering their bond-buying program with a final $15 billion in purchases in October.

September 17, 2014 | 03:48 pm
ECB's new asset purchases could total €2 trillion

ECB's new asset purchases could total €2 trillion

The European Central Bank announced Thursday it would begin purchasing asset-backed securities and covered bonds in an effort to prop up the region's economy and spur inflation. According to a Citi...

September 04, 2014 | 04:00 pm

Fed officials: Job gains might bring faster rate increase

Federal Reserve officials raised the possibility that they might begin removing aggressive stimulus sooner than anticipated, as they neared agreement on an exit strategy, according to minutes of...

August 20, 2014 | 03:20 pm
Inflation protection — better to be safe, not sorry

Inflation protection — better to be safe, not sorry

Sometimes it takes a crisis to make us all realize that, yes, inflation can always be lurking just over the horizon.

July 31, 2014 | 10:14 am
ECB’s interest rate cut could put pressure on pension fund liabilities

ECB’s interest rate cut could put pressure on pension fund liabilities

The European Central Bank’s decision to further cut interest rates in an effort to stave off deflation have been met with mixed reactions by money managers.

June 06, 2014 | 12:31 pm
United Technologies puts final touches on 401(k) plan overhaul

United Technologies puts final touches on 401(k) plan overhaul

United Technologies this week will introduce two core options in its 401(k) plans that are designed to reduce portfolio volatility and address the impact of inflation.

May 26, 2014
Is the Phillips Curve signaling higher inflation?

Is the Phillips Curve signaling higher inflation?

Allan Meltzer, a renowned historian of the Fed, warned in an op-ed last week: “Never in history has a country that financed big budget deficits with large amounts of central bank money avoided...

May 12, 2014 | 01:07 pm
Outlook for Treasury inflation-protected securities

Outlook for Treasury inflation-protected securities

While this might seem like a non-intuitive point, after exploring the mechanics of TIPS, it should become clear that the asset class may experience headwinds.

April 09, 2014 | 12:01 am

Act before inflation returns

Rather than wait, now is the time to develop a strategy to protect portfolios from an unwelcome inflationary episode.

April 08, 2014 | 12:01 am
Emerging markets crisis and inflation expectations

Emerging markets crisis and inflation expectations

The woes of emerging economies could temper the Fed’s tapering in coming months by strengthening the dollar, which could push U.S. inflation closer to zero. The J.P. Morgan Trade-Weighted...

January 30, 2014 | 03:32 pm
Senate confirms Yellen as Fed chairwoman

Senate confirms Yellen as Fed chairwoman

Janet Yellen was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve.

January 06, 2014 | 06:13 pm
Fed doesn't change interest rates, quantitative easing

Fed doesn't change interest rates, quantitative easing

Despite seeing signs of “growing underlying strength” and diminished downside risk in the economy, members of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington on Wednesday decided...

October 30, 2013 | 03:54 pm
El-Erian: Major economies, investors must address inflation in 'medium term'

El-Erian: Major economies, investors must address inflation in 'medium term'

The U.S. inflation rate should be in the 1.5% to 2% range in the next 12 months, compared to the current rate of 1.4%, Mohamed El-Erian, CEO and co-chief investment officer of Pacific Investment...

October 28, 2013 | 02:50 pm

Policies turning around Japan from lost decades

After two lost decades, the Nikkei 225 index's surge of more than 50% since November caught the attention of investors.

July 22, 2013