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Central bankers are trapped in QE nirvana
Central bankers are trapped in QE nirvana, the pre-holiday data dump, giving thanks to clients, green dividend stocks, and how to properly carve a turkey.
Global markets riding high on the 'Yellen effect'
Did Janet Yellen affect global markets? Better believe it. Also, four U.S. banks get cut by Moody's, some big names load up on gold and yes, there's an ETF with a chunk of Twitter. From InvestmentNews senior columnist Jeff Benjamin, who adds a Turkey Day preview.
Friday markets brace for three big reports
Three big reports to hit the market, plus: Bitcoin spikes as euro takes a dive, Bernanke's prezzie to Yellen and advisers' big headache. Curated by InvestmentNews senior columnist Jeff Benjamin.
Bill Gross quacks the whip on other rich folks
What you need to know to get your Friday morning off to the right start, from InvestmentNews senior correspondent Jeff Benjamin. Today: Bill Gross quacks the whip, look out for the next housing bubble and what's happening to the Euro?
Despite market reaction, Bernanke's head fake is a bad sign
If we learned nothing else from yesterday's announcement that the Fed is delaying any tapering of the $85 billion-per-month bond-buying program it is that Chairman Ben Bernanke is a big tease. Anyone being honest about it would have to admit they fully expected Mr. Bernanke to announce some
Advisers lean toward Yellen for Fed post over Summers
Advisers lean toward Janet Yellen to replace Ben Bernanke as Fed chief over Larry Summers. Here's why.
Pimco's Gross adds Treasuries after TIPs bet misses
As investors were yanking $9.9 billion from his flagship fund last month, Bill Gross was adding Treasuries to make up for his wrong-way bet on inflation.
Fed officials intensify effort to curb surge in rates after Bernanke comment
After investors interpreted Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's recent comments as signaling a sooner-than-expected end to central bank bond buying, Fed officials have sought to alter that view and halt the surge in interest rates.
The Takeaway: Crashtastic!
Portfolio Stock and bond markets crash into the close. This is what the Fed means when it says "price stability". ( Business Insider ) Bernanke's forward guidance is as transparent as mud. ( Bloomberg ) Trading volume in Vix products explodes. ( Focus On Funds ) Goldman: Welcome to the era of
The market freak-out: A Fed-inspired buying opportunity
Redundant comments from Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke trigger a silly selloff. Jeff Benjamin says to call the aftermath a Fed-inspired buying opportunity.
Manager plots strategy for the onset of inflation
Years of quantitative easing will have an effect; many prices already rising.
Joanna Bewick: Protecting against inflation
Interest rates are low now, but this Fidelity fund manager is guarding against what happens in the long run
Obama backs new inflation formula for Social Security
It’s official—almost. President Barack Obama’s new budget proposal calls for reductions in the growth of Social Security and other benefit program, according to several news sources.Although the administration’s proposal for the Fiscal 2014 federal budget that begins October 1 won’t be officially
Stockman's Chicken Little prediction a turkey, critics say
Former White House budget director David Stockman has never been shy with his opinions. Now, he's predicting that the stock market rally, fueled solely by Fed policy, is about to crash and burn.
Looking for value in fixed income
With yields across the credit and duration spectrum near all-time lows, fixed- income investors are hard-pressed to find value in the bond market. But that doesn't mean value is absent and opportunities are nonexistent.“The challenges in the market are no secret,” Michael Mata, manager of the ING
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