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2015 equity market returns through November
trueLarge cap stocks – as measured by the S&P 500 – led U.S. equity returns through the first 11 months of 2015. The index returned 3.01%, slightly edging out the small-cap index by six basis points. The S&P MidCap 400 index returned 2.08%.
Investing in low-emissions companies doesn't hurt returns, new paper finds
truePassive strategies choosing to exclude or tilt away from fossil fuels and carbon can do so without compromising investment performance, said a new paper by S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Yuan gets 10.92% weighting in IMF reserve currency
trueThe International Monetary Fund’s executive board announced Monday that effective Oct. 1, the Chinese renminbi will be included in the Special Drawing Rights basket for the first time.
Fed growth stimulus might be hurting economic growth
trueThe Federal Open Market Committee has kept its key federal funds rate at near zero for more than seven years. This is a mistake. The longer we stay on this path, the further we are from where we need to be.
FX trading not ready to benefit from safeguards of blockchain
trueThe promise of blockchain technology in financial services could apply to foreign-exchange trading in the future, but for now, sources said, FX isn't ready to cash in on the technology behind bitcoin.
BlackRock recruits emerging markets debt director
trueJack Deino was named director, emerging market debt at BlackRock.
Economic disappointment in Japan should not worry equity investors
trueJapan’s GDP for the third calendar quarter of 2015 showed weakness, much like the consensus expectation, but once again, this kind of negative result should not cause much concern at all for equity investors. Indeed, there were some good signs in the data, with personal consumption rising above ...
House passes bill to reform Federal Reserve; Obama vows to veto
trueThe House of Representatives took on the Federal Reserve on Thursday, passing legislation to reform the way the central bank handles monetary policy and rate-setting decisions.
HFR: Emerging markets assets little changed year-to-date
trueTotal hedge fund assets invested in emerging markets fell by $11 billion during the third quarter, according to HFR's third-quarter emerging markets industry report.
Memphis Light, Gas & Water rejects emerging markets debt hire, opts to stay in ETF
trueMemphis Light, Gas & Water Division decided not to hire any new emerging markets debt managers.
EMPEA: $30 billion in private capital raised for emerging markets in first 9 months
trueSome $30 billion of private equity, private infrastructure and private credit capital was raised in the first three quarters of this year for developing economies, compared to $51 billion of private capital raised for emerging markets in all of last year, said data released Wednesday by the ...
Emerging markets equities: Active vs. passive
trueAs the recent fallout from the Chinese stock market and the prospect of a U.S. interest rate rise continue to affect global markets, long-term investors might find it increasingly important to consider the case of active vs. passive management with regards to emerging markets investing. A number of ...
SEC proposes rules for dark pools to disclose more about their operations
trueDark pools and other alternative trading systems would be required to file detailed disclosures about their operations, and the activities of their broker-dealer operator and its affiliates as part of proposed rules approved by the SEC on Wednesday.
Fed minutes indicate rate hike could come in December
trueMost members of the Federal Open Market Committee thought that the conditions for raising the federal funds rate “could well be met by the time of the next meeting” in December, according to minutes of the Oct. 27-28 meeting released Wednesday.
U.S., European markets steady in first trading day after Paris attacks
trueU.S. stocks advanced and gold erased gains as the impact from the Paris attacks on global financial markets faded Monday, with investors refocusing attention on the prospects for growth worldwide amid the prospect for higher interest rates in America.