Detroit is bankrupt, and investors and officials alike have been questioning the future of general obligation bonds.
Headlines are focused on BOE Governor Mark Carney’s monetary policy statements, but his regulatory actions might be more impactful for the UK economy and markets.
One year ago, ECB chief Mario Draghi said he’d do “whatever it takes” to save the euro. How did he do?
China’s new stimulus plan may not spark an era of gangbusters growth, but its ultimate implications could mean even better things for China.
Dodd-Frank turned three years old over the weekend, yet many rules remain unwritten—and some seem poised to stay that way.
As we see in the case of Spain, improving economic data from the eurozone suggest the region won’t be as big a burden as feared on global markets.
The Liberal Democratic Party’s landslide victory in Japan’s upper house election doesn’t much improve the outlook for Japanese stocks.
With Moody’s raising its outlook for US debt on Friday, a look at what happened during our two years on “negative” watch confirms ratings agencies’ decisions aren’t predictive.
In June, headlines decrying the student-loan rate’s upcoming July 1 rise seemed par for the course—so was politicians’ late-to-game solution this week.
Since the UK stopped asset purchases late last year, it has shown signs of a strengthening economy. In our view, tapering QE in the US likely brings similar results.
As Australia’s carbon tax U-Turn shows, legislation can and does change—something investors should remember when considering portfolio moves.
Global stocks should look past China’s slowing growth rate.
The latest attempt to reinstate Glass-Steagall wouldn’t be great for capital markets, but—thankfully—it stands little chance of passing.
As the Fed eyes QE tapering, how should investors think about bonds?
A quick analysis of QE’s impact on the economy throws into question the quantity of its benefits.
Chinese trade data disappointed in June, but a closer look suggests a hard landing remains unlikely.
A proposed tax on municipal bonds likely doesn’t get through Washington gridlock.
New/pending China-Switzerland and US-EU free trade deals aren’t instant economic fixes, but they should be longer-term positives and tailwinds for global stocks.
Tensions are flaring in Egypt, but history shows this shouldn’t much impact global stocks.
Data show recent employment gains aren’t “too slow.”
Interest rates may be up a bit, but the US’s debt is still plenty affordable.
Manufacturing, the Fed and a couple of PIIGS provided a mix of news for investors early this week—some good, some not-so-good and some simply political.
Some major global Financials are in EU regulators’ crosshairs for allegedly limiting competition in credit derivatives markets, but global stocks shouldn’t feel much impact.
What should long-term investors consider in the wake of gold’s worst quarter as a freely traded commodity?
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