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Northern Trust: Managers overwhelmingly predict higher global market volatility
trueMoney managers remain positive on U.S. economic and corporate growth but predict higher global market volatility in the first half of 2015, Northern Trust Corp.'s quarterly investment manager survey shows.
Managers surprised by scope of ECB's bond-buying program
trueThe European Central Bank announced it will begin €60 billion ($69.4 billion) of public and private debt purchases per month as part of a quantitative easing strategy, in what money managers said was a surprise move in terms of size and one that is expected to further weaken the euro and spark ...
S&P settles with SEC, 2 states over CMBS ratings
trueStandard & Poor's Ratings Services agreed to pay a total of $77 million to settle federal securities law violations involving its ratings of commercial mortgage-backed securities to the SEC, and to the offices of the New York and Massachusetts attorneys general.
Money manager group unveils dark pool for stock trades
trueA group of nine fund managers has teamed up to start a dark pool dedicated to large stock trades that will open later this year.
BofA: Managers remain optimistic on growth despite growing concerns
trueMoney managers are reducing their cash holdings despite concerns over corporate profits and inflation, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s monthly fund manager survey.
Shanghai stocks plunge 7.7% as regulators move to rein in margin trading
trueShanghai’s high-flying stock market plunged 7.7% Monday after regulators moved to rein in a wave of margin buying that helped fuel a more than 60% surge by the Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite index during the second half of 2014.
Casualties from Swiss franc shock spread
trueShares in the largest U.S. retail foreign-exchange brokerage slumped in pre-market trading and their opening was delayed in New York as upheaval caused by a surge in the Swiss franc rippled from New Zealand to the U.S.
Did the Treasury undermine the Fed?
trueA paper from Harvard scholars has the potential to influence Fed and Treasury policy. In particular, the Treasury might be urged to sell less long-term debt in favor of more short-term debt. Because this could reduce the supply of quality long-term assets available to match long-term liabilities, ...
9 New Year's resolutions for investors
trueHirtle Callaghan's CEO finds analogies between the current momentum-driven market with the dot-com market of 2000 and offers nine investment resolutions for the year.
SEC approves new transparency rules on swaps trades
trueMost swaps trades will have to be reported to the public under rules approved by the SEC on Wednesday.
Direct Edge Holdings to pay $14 million in SEC settlement
trueTwo Direct Edge exchanges now owned by BATS Global Markets will pay $14 million to settle charges of improperly describing stock orders, the SEC announced Monday.
2014 in review
trueA look at selected capital markets worldwide.
Winners (and losers) of the oil price drop
trueIncreased volatility as a result of uncertainty about oil prices is something that should have active stock pickers gleeful.
Be aware of your assumptions
trueSince 2009, investors and markets have been highly sensitive to risk — and markets have offered high risk premiums. As these risks have gradually diminished, all asset classes have benefited. Equities have risen, bonds have rallied and, generally speaking, long-only investors have benefited. ...
Fed unlikely to hike interest rates before April, minutes show
trueMost Federal Reserve officials agreed their new policy guidance means they are unlikely to raise interest rates before late April, and a number of them expressed concern that inflation could remain too low, minutes of their December meeting showed.