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  1. FT Alphaville

    December 12, 2013

    Technology vs globalisation as cause of the declining labour share

    Hat tips to Noah Smith and James Hamilton for highlighting two papers on the possible causes behind the declining share of...

  2. November 11, 2013

    Schroders climbs on broker upgrade

    Asset managers were prominent leaders on the FTSE 100 on Monday after a broker update in the sector helped the main index...

  1. May 10, 2013

    Secrets and spies

    Under the Radar, by James Hamilton-Paterson, Faber, RRP£14.99, 320 pages At the Farnborough Air Show in England in 1952,...

  2. May 7, 2013

    Online fund platforms set to draw more DIY investors

    Quicker, easier, cheaper. All of the benefits of the ecommerce revolution are brought to the world of personal investment...

  3. Money Supply

    February 22, 2013

    Federal Reserve: QE3, exit strategy and the fiscal crisis

    The paper at this year’s US Monetary Policy Forum – where market economists get to present to central bankers – is called...

  4. December 11, 2012

    Spread betting group IG to trim costs

    Quiet markets have eaten into revenues at IG Group, the spread betting company, which said it would trim its cost base until...

  5. December 7, 2012

    Diverse encounters

    The New Granta Book of Travel, edited by Liz Jobey, Granta, RRP£12.99, 429 pages Granta magazine cut its teeth on...

  6. FT Alphaville

    September 10, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “Wall Street’s S&P 500 retreated from its best close since January 2008 on Friday, and ended...

  7. FT Alphaville

    April 27, 2012


    Further weekend reading, - Kai Ryssdal’s interview with Tim Geithner. - Stability is not an option. - Bernanke and the 2%...

  8. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2012

    The Closer

    Round-up A day of No-QE capitulation selling? Silver fell 6.7 per cent and gold for June delivery fell 3.5 per cent, moving...

  9. FT Alphaville

    February 22, 2012

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - Reactions to Obama’s corporate tax proposal. - Calculated Risk on existing home sales and inventory....

  10. February 15, 2012

    RSM Tenon hires new chief for turnround

    RSM Tenon, the accountancy firm, ended its search for a head to drive a recovery after its profit warning last month as it...

  11. January 20, 2012

    Close Brothers warns of lower earnings

    Performance at Close Brothers’ securities division had been hurt by lower risk appetite from retail investors, dragging down...

  12. FT Alphaville

    January 17, 2012

    How will the world live with $100 oil?

    For the long haul, that is. So, Saudi Arabia is now effectively targeting $100/barrel crude oil, instead of the $70 – $80...

  13. FT Alphaville

    December 7, 2011

    Bloomberg vs Bernanke

    How did it come to this? 1. Bloomberg News spent a couple of years trying to extract more information about the bank...

  14. FT Alphaville

    November 30, 2011

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - John Kay on John Maynard Keynes on the limits of knowledge. - The revolution according to Steve...

  15. November 18, 2011

    Tullett Prebon slows down in helter-skelter markets

    Tullett Prebon has become the second inter-dealer broker this week to report a slowing of activity in helter-skelter...

  16. FT Alphaville

    November 7, 2011

    What Americans are(n't) buying

    Other than what’s happening overseas, few topics have been more thoroughly scrutinised recently than the relationship...

  17. FT Alphaville

    September 22, 2011

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - ‘“This is no market for young men,” Grantham said.’ - Why casinos are a pleasant kind of hell. -...

  18. August 12, 2011

    The real impact of high oil price

    Are high oil prices bad for the global economy? Conventional wisdom, firmly anchored in the experience of the oil shocks of...

  19. FT Alphaville

    July 26, 2011

    What the United States could learn from Denmark

    That it should raise the debt ceiling to $42,000 billion. Wait, hear us out… We agree with James Surowiecki (and James...

  20. FT Alphaville

    June 2, 2011

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, we hope it’s short for your relationship’s sake, - Why Democrats are (and shouldn’t be) worried about...

  21. May 18, 2011

    LSE seen as bid target on the rebound

    If there is one deal that Bob Greifeld, Nasdaq OMX chief executive, has wanted to clinch above all others, it is buying the...

  22. May 12, 2011

    Office closures take toll on Tullett Prebon

    Tullett Prebon, the interdealer broker, revealed on Thursday that its first-quarter revenues had been hit by unsettled...

  23. FT Alphaville

    May 4, 2011

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - James Hamilton on whether high oil prices bring a new recession. - Curb your enthusiasm over this...

  24. FT Alphaville

    April 28, 2011

    More on Q1 GDP

    Our thoughts are below, but for reference you can click to enlarge these two charts. The first, via RQD Economics, shows the...

  25. April 1, 2011

    Oil prices increase further at Libyan production concerns

    Oil prices marched higher, weighing on the economic recovery, as battles in Libya raised fears of a prolonged loss of output...

  26. February 23, 2011

    Henderson benefits as funds beat benchmarks

    A strong performance by its funds and rising global equity markets helped Henderson report a surge in annual pre-tax profits...

  27. FT Alphaville

    February 10, 2011

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - Mubarak speech on Al Jazeera English right now. - A list of finance and investing podcasts. - On...

  28. FT Alphaville

    February 2, 2011

    Household deleveraging and consumer-led growth

    The onslaught of chart porn begins with the changes in the US personal savings rate for the last five years, updated to...

  29. FT Alphaville

    January 31, 2011

    Oil spikes, shocks and stocks

    With oil on the rise, what next for equity markets? That’s the question KBW try to answer in a note out on Monday. The...

  30. FT Alphaville

    January 5, 2011

    James Hamilton on the strange politics of the debt ceiling

    One thing we didn’t bring up in our previous post about House Republicans’ backpedaling on their deficit-reduction pledge is...

  31. FT Alphaville

    December 14, 2010

    Fed skeptic Hoenig steps up

    ‘All year, Thomas M. Hoenig has been saying no,’ the NYT says, profiling how the Kansas City Fed president has reacted to...

  32. FT Alphaville

    November 29, 2010

    Charts du jour, money supply edition

    They come from James Hamilton of Econbrowser: Read the whole post for more detail — recommended. As we’ve said before, there...

  33. November 24, 2010

    IG faces claim from former Echelon clients

    Three Switzerland-based former clients of Echelon Wealth Management are planning to sue IG, the spread-betting group, for up...

  34. FT Alphaville

    October 12, 2010

    QE-easy on commodities too

    We’ve already posted about how investors are front-running the Fed, which is to be expected, but have they gotten ahead of...

  35. September 25, 2010

    An arbitrary point of view

    From Mr James Hamilton. Sir, Christopher Caldwell (Comment, September 18) asserts that supporting equal rights for gay...

  36. FT Alphaville

    September 13, 2010

    Momentum, value, and the long term

    Included in last week’s thoughtful paper by Andrew Haldane, the Bank of England’s executive director of financial stability,...

  37. FT Alphaville

    August 24, 2010

    Are stock prices still too high?

    So long as we’re looking at long-term home values, we may as well continue the history lesson by also observing the last...

  38. April 6, 2010

    Recovery hopes lift stocks and bond yields

    Oil prices, government bond yields and stocks rose yesterday to their highest levels since the autumn of 2008 as investors...

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