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It turns out that the rumors that China was going to stop or seriously slow down its buying of Treasuries isn't true. That being said, there are still other risks to weigh for interest rates.
If a report from UBS proves to be true, U.S. investors are going to be surprised to learn that the big public companies in Europe are set to outpace the growth of U.S. corporate profits in 2017 as a...
This has been a strong year for the broader equity markets, but that hasn't necessarily translated into big stock gains for some of the European banks.
The European Central Bank pledged on Thursday to cut its large program of bond buying. On the surface that sounds like the beginning of the end of quantitative easing.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen defended the financial reforms put in place following the financial crisis, but kept quiet on interest rates and reducing the Fed's borrowing. Markets reacted...
The U.S. dollar is weak again, and Credit Suisse has warned that the weakness is here to stay for some time. In fact, the firm has outlined how much more dollar weakness can be expected against the...
With all eyes on the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee and an expected rate hike this week, it is easy to forget that there is a whole wide world out there with other nations and other...
Western financial markets got a major boost on Monday morning, as Macron topped Le Pen in the French elections, with a coalition expected to give Macron a formal victory next month.
President Draghi announced on Thursday that the European Central Bank was going to extend its purchases of assets in 2017 but that the amount of monthly buying would be less than it has been in 2016.
For those who view negative interest rates on sovereign debt as a tax, there is good news. For those who want to use sovereign debt as a means of building wealth rather than just parking assets for...
The IMF sees subdued global growth persisting, and it also is warning that economic stagnation could fuel protectionist calls.
You might not have seen the end nor heard the end of the world of negative interest rates yet. Just don’t tell that to longer-term and intermediate-term German bund traders. Short term and...
Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank may have dashed some of the ambitions of investors who have been hoping for the endless quantitative easing money that they have grown so used to.
Deutsche Bank's CEO said Wednesday morning that more mergers, including cross-border mergers, are needed to keep the banking sector afloat.
The demand for safe-haven trades is becoming almost zany. It seems unthinkable that there was nearly $10 trillion in sovereign debt with negative yields just a few weeks ago. Now the tally for...