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    1. December 22, 2014

      Wall Street extends run of gains

      Monday 21.00 GMT. Hopes that oil prices might have finally found a floor helped keep the recent rally in global equities...

    2. December 19, 2014

      Hawkish Fed signals buoy the dollar

      The dollar rebounded to trade close to the multiyear highs reached last week amid renewed confidence that the Federal...

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      Market volatility continues to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of nervous investors...
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    1. December 18, 2014

      The January effect after the Santa rally

      It took a while, but the Santa rally finally showed up, courtesy of Janet Yellen and her busy elves at the Federal Reserve’s...

    2. December 18, 2014

      Emerging markets: view to a killing

      Next year, James Bond will confront Spectre in the 24th film of the 007 series. Bond will surely have an easier battle...

    3. FT Alphaville

      December 17, 2014

      US Markets Live, special FOMC presser edition

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 20:37 on 17 Dec 2014. Participants in this session were:...

    4. December 17, 2014

      Fed signals tightening by mid-2015

      The US Federal Reserve has sent a strong signal that it expects to tighten monetary policy in mid-2015 by dropping its...

    5. FT Alphaville

      December 17, 2014

      Reminder: US Markets Live, special FOMC presser edition

      Joseph and I will be kicking off at 2:25pm EST (7:25pm in London) at the usual place. We’ll have a few minutes to discuss...

    6. December 17, 2014

      Fed meeting may add to pressure on emerging markets

      The US Federal Reserve could turn the screw even tighter on emerging markets on Wednesday by ignoring their struggles and...

    7. December 12, 2014

      All-female panels: the new normal?

      A couple of months ago, I chaired a panel to discuss reform and regulation at the Sibos banking conference in Boston. No...

    8. November 28, 2014

      Grading the Federal Reserve’s readability

      To paraphrase Mark Twain, the Federal Reserve did not have time to write a short statement, so it wrote a long one. A recent...

    9. The World

      November 8, 2014

      The loneliness of a central banker

      The central bankers, past and present, who met in Paris on Friday have collectively pumped tens of trillions of dollars into...

    10. October 17, 2014

      Janet Yellen bemoans rising US inequality

      Janet Yellen decried rising inequality on Friday in an unusual speech that may lead to accusations of politicising the US...

    11. FT Alphaville

      October 14, 2014

      Undershooting unemployment is the new overshooting inflation

      How quickly things change, and in this case “things” refers to the dynamics of monetary policy debates. It was in June of...

    12. October 13, 2014

      Investors desert European high-yield bonds

      Demand for European high-yield corporate bonds has slumped as investors have become warier of holding risky assets amid...

    13. October 10, 2014

      US and UK to play financial ‘war game’

      Britain and the US will stage the first transatlantic simulation of a crisis in a large bank on Monday. It is a sign of...

    14. October 9, 2014

      Policy makers worry that investors are underpricing risk

      Last year, Ben Bernanke’s first hint that the US Federal Reserve was preparing to scale back its stimulus sent global...

    15. October 3, 2014

      Five lessons from the US jobs report

      Jobs growth was excellent in September. It leaves the US Federal Reserve with a tricky task at its next meeting but caused...

    16. October 2, 2014

      Dwindling US inflation casts shadow

      Market expectations of US inflation have slid to levels rarely seen over the past decade, overshadowing the outlook for...

    17. September 19, 2014

      Bond markets ‘join the dots’ on Fed rates

      Forecasting interest rates can be a humbling business. Just ask the ranks of Wall Street economists who predicted much...

    18. September 18, 2014

      Yellen charts a smooth course to normality

      In addition to setting optimal interest rates, a central bank governor must avoid sowing confusion. On both counts Janet...

    19. September 18, 2014

      Yellen fights a war against impatience

      Janet Yellen is fighting a war against impatience. After years of low interest rates, and eight months in the job during...

    20. FT Alphaville

      September 17, 2014

      Maths and the FOMC

      The dot plot might include two downward pointing arrows to offset the two hawks dissenting from the Federal Reserve...

    21. September 17, 2014

      Fed renews pledge on low rates

      The US Federal Reserve maintained its commitment to keeping rates low for a “considerable time” after it stops buying assets...

    22. FT Alphaville

      September 17, 2014

      Reminder: Macro Live for FOMC presser starting at 2:25pm EST

      Just passing along the same info as earlier today… A potentially pivotal FOMC meeting wraps up today, after which Janet...

    23. September 17, 2014

      Wells Fargo eases lending requirements for apartment purchases

      Wells Fargo, the biggest originator of US home loans, is easing lending requirements for people buying certain types of...

    24. September 17, 2014

      Fed watch: 6 things to focus on

      Just like last year, the September gathering of Federal Reserve officials has investors wound up like coiled springs. That’s...

    25. FT Alphaville

      September 17, 2014

      Reminder: US Macro Live, FOMC presser edition

      A potentially pivotal FOMC meeting wraps up today, after which Janet Yellen will take questions from the media. Over at the...

    26. September 15, 2014

      Europe junk bonds recover from sell-off

      For a reminder of the perils of investing in the riskier end of Europe’s junk bond market, look no further than Phones 4U,...

    27. September 14, 2014

      Investors await shift in Fed’s rate language

      US bond traders are warily awaiting this week’s meeting of the Federal Reserve as debate intensifies over when the US...

    28. Gavyn Davies

      August 29, 2014

      US economy: 'pent up wage deflation' blues

      “Pent up wage deflation” is an unfamiliar and somewhat abstruse term dropped into the economic lexicon last week by Janet...

    29. August 26, 2014

      Wells chief warns on mortgage lending

      The chief executive of Wells Fargo has warned that the biggest US mortgage provider will avoid providing home loans to...

    30. August 25, 2014

      Financials lead the charge on day of records

      The US financial sector led a broad advance on the S&P 500 on Monday – helping to send the index above 2,000 for the first...

    31. Gavyn Davies

      August 25, 2014

      Draghi steals the show at Jackson Hole

      For macro investors, the end of summer is usually signalled by the Kansas City Fed’s annual conference at Jackson Hole. On...

    32. August 24, 2014

      Job concerns dominate Jackson Hole debate

      Mario Draghi sat next to Janet Yellen at lunch in Jackson Hole, and when he got up to speak, he began by observing that his...

    33. August 23, 2014

      Bank of England admits mistake over labour market growth

      Ben Broadbent, deputy governor of the Bank of England, has said the central bank’s recent focus on unemployment and wages...

    34. August 22, 2014

      Draghi softens tone on austerity

      Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, has signalled he is becoming increasingly concerned about high...

    35. August 22, 2014

      Yellen debuts with sense of balance

      Janet Yellen’s challenge in giving her first Jackson Hole speech as chair of the US Federal Reserve was formidable. On the...

    36. FT Alphaville

      August 22, 2014

      Janet Yellen's Rorschach speech

      If the policy implications of Janet Yellen’s every word could be ignored, then her speech at Jackson Hole this year would...

    37. August 22, 2014

      Dollar buoyed by early US rate rise talk

      The dollar had much in its support this week, with geopolitics still providing a tense backdrop to currency markets, while...

    38. August 22, 2014

      Yellen highlights labour market dilemma

      Janet Yellen highlighted extreme uncertainly about how many more jobs the US economy can create before inflation picks up in...

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