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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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Execs point to Abenomics as reason for risk posture
truePensions & Investments' ninth annual global pension symposium in Tokyo, under the banner this year of “derisking vs. risk taking,” found Japan's public and corporate pension funds staking out ground on opposite sides of the risk spectrum.
University of Washington endowment returns 6.8%
trueUniversity of Washington's consolidated endowment fund returned 6.8% in the fiscal year ended June 30, said an investment report posted on the Seattle-based university's website.
ValueAct Capital criticizes ISS opposition of Towers Watson-Willis merger
trueValueAct Capital Management called opposition to Towers Watson & Co.'s proposed merger with Willis Group Holdings “bumpitrage.”
S&P Dow Jones downgrades Ukraine to stand-alone market
trueUkraine has been classified as a stand-alone market by S&P Dow Jones Indices due to concerns over liquidity in the market.
Fed mania misdirected on the control of the economy
trueInstitutional investors must wonder why the Federal Reserve Board doesn't have control over the levers of real economic growth. The market in some ways behaves as if it has.
BlackRock to take over $87 billion of Bank of America's cash management assets
trueBlackRock agreed to take over investment management responsibilities of about $87 billion of cash management assets from Bank of America's money management business, BofA Global Capital Management.
Fed keeps rates low; 2015 liftoff still questionable
trueThe Federal Open Market Committee decided to keep the federal funds rate at zero to 0.25%, it announced Wednesday at the end of a two-day meeting.
Sweden's central bank to increase government bond purchase program
trueSweden’s central bank, Riksbank, increased its government bond purchase program by almost 50% to total 200 billion Swedish kronor ($24.2 billion) by the end of June 2016, in a move that has surprised the markets.
Intercontinental Exchange to acquire Interactive Data
trueIntercontinental Exchange, parent of the New York Stock Exchange, agreed to acquire market analytics provider Interactive Data Corp. for $5.2 billion.
Managers view emerging markets slowdown as largest market risk — survey
trueMoney managers are less confident in near-term U.S. economic growth and more concerned about an emerging markets economic slowdown, said Northern Trust's quarterly investment manager survey released Thursday.