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  1. Pension funds ride stock market roller coaster

    trueGains in the U.S. stock market since February have allowed three pension fund executives to take advantage of the returns in a long-running bull market, although recent declines in the technology sector and concerns over early first-quarter earnings reports suggest the market could continue to lose ...

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  1. Institutional money continues pouring into equity markets

    trueWith the bond bull market coming to an end, equities have been seeing growing net inflows from institutional investors, despite stock markets' recent declines.

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  2. Better oversight of HFT

    trueMichael Lewis shocked the investing public with his charge that the stock market is rigged. He will have done investors a great service if he has also shocked the Securities and Exchange Commission into re-examining high-frequency trading and taking steps to halt it.

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  3. Fed members view 2015 as appropriate time to raise rates

    trueMembers of the Federal Open Market Committee consider further tapering of their bond-buying program “likely,” according to minutes of the March meeting released Wednesday.

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  4. Money managers could threaten financial stability, Bank of England exec warns

    trueA Bank of England executive warned FridayApril 4 of the risks the money management industry poses to financial stability, relating in particular to its size.

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  5. U.K. report warns of growing economic isolation from Europe

    trueFundamental weaknesses remain in the eurozone that make it “vulnerable to future shocks,” warns the House of Lords EU Economic and Financial Affairs Subcommittee in a report on the recent recession.

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    trueBlackRock's Laurence D. Fink recently suggested corporate executives spend cash on capital investment, rather than buybacks and dividends.

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  8. Commonfund: Investors still upbeat, but optimism is tempered

    trueInstitutional investors' expectations are positive for 2014, although overall sentiment is not as optimistic as last year, a new survey by Commonfund found.

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  9. Milliman: Corporate pension plan funding rises to 91.8% in February

    trueThe funding ratio of 100 of the largest U.S. corporate defined benefit pension plans rose to 91.8% at the end of February, according to the latest Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index.

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  10. Mercer: FTSE 350 companies' aggregate funding ratio improves a bit

    trueThe aggregate defined benefit pension plan funding ratio improved slightly for companies in the FTSE 350 to 85% in February, from 84.4% the previous month, due to strong stock market returns, even though those returns were slightly offset by an increase in liabilities, according to Mercer's ...

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  11. 2013 will not be going down in history as a volatile year

    trueU.S. market volatility was down in 2013 and remained extremely stable throughout the year, according to data from Investment Technology Group Inc. U.S. market volatility was down in 2013 and remained extremely stable throughout the year, according to data from Investment Technology Group Inc.

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  12. Fed minutes signal possible changes

    trueMembers of the Federal Open Market Committee in January discussed further tapering of their bond-buying program and possible changes in monetary policy, according to minutes of the January meeting released Wednesday.

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  13. Investors shift record amounts from U.S. stocks to bonds

    trueInvestors shifted record amounts out of U.S. stock funds and into bonds, while withdrawing money from emerging-market equities for a 15th straight week, according to Citigroup Inc.

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