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Bond investors confident there will be no rout
Bond investors are gaining confidence that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will unwind the central bank's unprecedented $3.3 trillion balance sheet without sparking a crash similar to 1994, when then-Chairman Alan Greenspan surprised the market by doubling benchmark lending rates in 12 ...
QE slowdown worries slowing down
Latest economic data will give Fed governors pause; market 'taking all news as good news'
Inside Gundlach's Treasury bet
After years of warning about Treasuries, bond guru Jeffrey Gundlach has started buying Uncle Sam's paper in vast quantities. So what changed?
Fallen star Heebner places astronomical bet against Treasuries
Money manager Kenneth Heebner, convinced that a growing U.S. economy eventually will prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, has bet 21% of his CGM Focus Fund (CGMFX) on a decline in U.S. Treasury bonds. The $1.44 billion Capital Growth Management LP fund, which he uses to make wagers
Rob Arnott: Death of the Dollar?
The CEO of Research Affiliates on what must happen with the budget and entitlements, and what will happen if the markets lose confidence in U.S. currency
Will rates rise if Ben Bernanke is replaced?
Even if Chairman Ben Bernanke is replaced after his term expires, the risk of the Fed stepping on the brakes in 2013 appears small.
Chart of the day: GMO's 7-year asset class return forecasts
In his latest white paper, "The 13th Labour of Hercules: capital Preservation in the Age of Financial Repression," James Montier, a member of GMO's asset allocation team, looks at how monetary policy that creates consistently negative interest rates has impacted investing. Included in this paper is
Fed's Williams says bond buying will spur growth
Central-bank purchases of bonds will help spur U.S. economic growth to 2.5% next year and 3.5% in 2014 without fueling inflation, according to John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
Why Ben Bernanke needs to go
The Fed initiated QE3 (last week) by announcing its plan to buy $40 billion per month of agency mortgage-backed securities, finishing Operation Twist by year end and keeping the federal funds rate at 0 to ¼ percent through at least mid-2015. Additionally, “If the outlook for the labor market does
Fed sets sail on QE3 with $40 Billion in MBS purchases a month
The Federal Reserve said it will expand its holdings of long-term securities with open-ended purchases of $40 billion of mortgage debt a month in a third round of quantitative easing as it seeks to boost growth and reduce unemployment.
Gold rush expected as demand increases
Gold is poised to climb the most in two years as prospects for more economic stimuli by governments stoke demand for the precious metal as a bet against inflation, a survey shows.
Fed's Dudley backs overhaul of money fund rules
William C. Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said new rules are needed to protect the financial system from a run on money-market mutual funds.
Fed bosses on money fund reform: If SEC doesn't act, we will
Governors say central bank could cut money-fund firms off at the source; 'capital drain'
'War on savers' also assault on fee-based advisers
The Federal Reserve's policy of keeping interest rates at a historically low level has been called a “war on savers” — and fee-only financial advisers are right there in the foxholes with them, according to Don Phillips, president of fund research at Morningstar Inc.
What's next for 'Helicopter Ben'?
What's Ben Bernanke's next move, now that the Fed has extended Operation Twist through the end of the year?
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