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    Preserve gains against market shakeouts

    Despite signs of financial complacency, many investors are yet to formulate a comprehensive game plan to navigate the...

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    Europe soft ahead of Fed, US GDP data

    Wednesday 10:30 BST. European stocks are mildly lower, industrial commodity prices are softer and major currency crosses are...

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    Market volatility continues to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of nervous investors...
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  1. 14 hours ago

    Talk is cheap, it’s action from the Fed that counts

    Two weeks ago, Short View was surprised that comments by Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve chair, had succeeded in blowing some...

  2. 16 hours ago

    Fear of bubbles hides the danger of stagnation

    If it turns out the US Federal Reserve has inflated an asset price bubble in recent years then we can breathe a sigh of...

  3. 18 hours ago

    Dollar rises on Fed policy expectations

    The dollar strengthened against a range of currencies on Tuesday as markets readied themselves for the release of...

  4. 23 hours ago

    Flattening curve may be investor message

    The US Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to announce the tapering of its bond-buying programme by another $10bn, to...

  5. July 29, 2014

    Euro stamina challenged by Draghi’s mettle

    Over the past year, the euro has stubbornly refused to give way. Despite concerns about the weakness of the eurozone...

  6. FT Alphaville

    July 29, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: “Asian stocks rose, sending the benchmark regional index to a six-year high, while bonds followed U.S. Treasuries...

  7. July 29, 2014

    US stocks retreat ahead of Fed decision

    US stocks ended lower as some encouraging news on the economy was offset by fresh worries over Russia and an earnings and...

  8. July 28, 2014

    Audit is no longer the chore the board dreads most

    Until recently, most non-executive directors would have told you that the audit committee is the one they really wish to...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2014

    "Another two weeks and we’ll take out the 1929 instance"

    That’s permabear John Hussman, who simply refuses to capitulate. Some extracts from his latest letter… Make no mistake –...

  10. July 28, 2014

    First Solar shines on rivals’ tariffs

    US solar manufacturers were buoyed by new Commerce Department duties targeting rivals in China and Taiwan that will see...

  11. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: “Asian stocks rose, with a gauge of Chinese shares in Hong Kong heading toward a bull market, while Treasuries and...

  12. July 27, 2014

    US decisions dominate the data landscape this week

    This week will see the US dominate the market agenda with the announcement of the main policy rate by the Federal Reserve...

  13. July 27, 2014

    US pensions: follow the cash

    Pension accountants are the unseen victims of the era of low interest rates. US bookkeeping rules require that future...

  14. July 27, 2014

    Federal Reserve set to hold course with $10bn taper

    The Federal Reserve is set to stay its course with another $10bn taper of its quantitative easing programme this week, but...

  15. July 27, 2014

    Sitting on the fence is an attractive option

    This year has been a brutal one so far for fund managers, though you would not know it from the headline figures. Equity...

  16. July 25, 2014

    US looks at ‘ultra-long’ Treasury bonds

    Where Canada and Mexico have ventured in recent months, will the US follow? Strong demand for a 50-year government bond sold...

  17. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were generally higher following a decent Wall Street session buoyed by corporate earnings, with...

  18. Andrew Smithers

    July 25, 2014

    The fallacy of the Fed model

    A few weeks ago, I promised to write about claims that the stock market could be valued by comparing earnings yields to bond...

  19. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Robin Hanson on the new Nicholas Bostrom book. - Josh Barro on the Paul Ryan anti-poverty plan. -...

  20. July 24, 2014

    Junk bond returns head for worst month in nearly a year as bull run stalls

    Junk bonds are on track for their worst monthly return in nearly a year, with investors fretting the era of easy US central...

  21. July 24, 2014

    Fears grow over steep decline in bond market liquidity

    The ease with which investors can trade corporate debt has declined sharply in the five years since the financial crisis...

  22. July 23, 2014

    The big test: what happens when rates rise

    Britain is set to be the testbed for the next big monetary policy experiment. The real-life research – expected by the end...

  23. Gavyn Davies

    July 23, 2014

    Another false alarm on US inflation?

    There have been a few false alarms about a possible upsurge in inflation in the US in the past few years, even as core...

  24. July 23, 2014

    S&P 500 at record high as earnings please

    Wednesday 21:00 BST. A further fading of geopolitical concerns and some well-received earnings reports from Apple and...

  25. July 22, 2014

    Dollar back in step with equities

    Risk on, risk off . . . risk over? From the collapse of Lehman Brothers until late last year, knowing what the dollar was...

  26. July 22, 2014

    Thain’s CIT snaps up OneWest for $3.4bn

    CIT Group, a US lender run by former Merrill Lynch chief executive John Thain, has agreed to acquire OneWest Bank for...

  27. July 22, 2014

    Crunch time for Treasuries as end of QE looms

    Official institutions with deep, almost limitless, pockets are the largest holders of US government bonds. And, with one of...

  28. July 22, 2014

    Chinese moves trump Fed’s effect on US bonds

    All eyes are on the future path of US Federal Reserve policy and what it means for the economy and asset prices. But growth...

  29. July 21, 2014

    Markets and the Fed have to practise a new dance

    The overwhelming focus of market attention on monetary developments is unprecedented. Every report, speech or commentary...

  30. July 21, 2014

    Euro resilience facing severe tests

    Are we finally, finally, going to see some sustained euro weakness versus the buck? The single currency started the week...

  31. July 21, 2014

    Japan’s retail investors pile into US dollar funds

    Since former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke began to gesture towards an exit from ultra-easy monetary policy last...

  32. July 21, 2014

    A dose of rate reality to hit markets

    The markets were clearly not spooked by what Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen meant to be a nuanced tone in her...

  33. Gavyn Davies

    July 20, 2014

    The Fed's intervention in biotech and internet stocks

    The Federal Reserve broke new ground last week when its Monetary Policy Report to Congress specifically warned that the...

  34. July 20, 2014

    US jobs: Slim pickings

    Last year, Monique Moshier, the owner of the Happy Cook, a small, upscale cookware and cutlery shop in the rolling hills of...

  35. July 20, 2014

    Investors turn sour on US biotech sector

    Investors have fled US biotechnology shares this month turning fund flows negative for the year to date as the Federal...

  36. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2014

    MH17: investors ignore it at their peril, analysts warn

    If EM investors were looking for a trigger for volatility, this must surely fit the bill. The downing of flight MH17,...

  37. July 18, 2014

    Rate increases will test the market mood

    Love it or loathe it, CNBC has an uncanny ability to mark turns in the market mood. It might have done so again this week....

  38. July 18, 2014

    Inflation is needed to calm asset bubbles

    A central banker has many tools at his or her disposal, including that of the bully pulpit. Words count and usually move...

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