Interest Rates

Australia's Real Estate Bubble Is On The Verge Of Popping With A Surge Of Inventory

Increasing prices are being met with increasing inventory. A lot of this inventory is coming on line right now.<p>Real estate prices have not kept up …

Business

The Fed's leak scandal is giving ammunition to its harshest critics

It's a seemingly minor affair with giant implications.<p>The Federal Reserve's well-documented leak of market-moving information to the private consulting firm Medley Global Advisors in 2012 was startling enough to trigger an unresolved criminal investigation.<p>The investigation has strengthened the …

Corruption

Yield Curve Flattens as Fed Rate Hike Expectations Rise - Income Investing

By Amey Stone<p>For Treasuries, the aftermath of the French election wasn’t all about selling bonds and buying stocks. As Monday progressed, traders …

Commodities

Trump suddenly finds himself needing the Fed he once loathed

President Donald Trump's relationship with the Federal Reserve is, to put it mildly, evolving. Candidate Trump loathed the central bank, a luxury the …

Donald Trump

The Federal Reserve Is a Disease Masquerading as Its Own Cure

The Federal Reserve Bank, also known as “The Fed,” was created in 1913 to regulate the banks and to ensure a stable dollar.<p>In the long run, Fed …

Economics

Omega Healthcare To Profit From Rate Hikes

Investors too often assume that interest rate hikes are always a negative for REITS.<p>OHI's interest payment will increase a mere $2.5 million for …

Stocks

Best time to borrow? Some UAE banks temporarily cut loan interest rates

Certain UAE banks slash rates to stimulate borrowing, increase asset base — but only on a limited-offer basis

Loans

IRS Announces May 2017 Applicable Federal Rates and 7520 Rates

Article ByCarmela T. MontesanoGreenberg Traurig, LLPThe <b>Internal Revenue Service (IRS)</b> publishes a monthly update to the <b>applicable federal rates …

Taxes

PCI: Cracking Open The Lid On The Swap Box

Funds often manage their exposure and risk with derivative trades.<p>We take a look at the PCI interest rate swap positions.<p>PCI currently has a large …

Stocks

When Is A 'Taper Tantrum' Not A Tantrum? Discuss

A Taper Tantrum has begun and may go viral as the global central bank QE exit is anticipated and discounted.<p>The Tantrum is driven by perceptions of …

Business

Rough session for REITs as low-rate respite ends

A sizable whoosh down in longer-term interest rates over the past month had given some hope that perhaps the rate hike cycle was nearing an end, but …

Stocks

How To Mismanage The Turkish Economy, By President Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came away from April 16th’s referendum with a narrow, if not questionable, win. As a result of the vote, Turkey’s constitution will be amended to allow the President of the Republic to amass considerably more power. For Erdogan, this means that, among other …

Business

Charlotte Hogg serves her final day at the Bank of England on Friday – leaving the possibility of a tied vote for the MPC

Bank of England deputy governor Charlotte Hogg will leave the central bank on Friday less than two months after she handed in her resignation to …

Financial Services

Westpac raises fixed rates on interest-only home loans

Westpac is lifting interest rates on fixed-rate, interest-only home loans, as lenders respond to the regulator's attempt to dampen risks in the …

Mortgages

Weekly Indicators: Purchase Mortgage Applications Turn Negative Edition

<i>By New Deal Democrat</i><p>March data included an increase in building permits, which helped lift the Index of Leading Indicators to a strong positive …

Mortgages

Cracks In Ponzi-Finance Land

<i>By Pater Tenebrarum</i><p><b>Retail Debt Debacles</b><p>The retail sector has replaced the oil sector in a sense, and not in a good way. It is the sector that is most …

Money Supply

Limited room for further euro gains as France votes

<i>Here’s what we are watching at FT markets as a new week begins.</i><p><b>Does the euro have limited room to rise as France votes?</b><br>With voting under way for the …

S&P 500

Swiss Central Bank on Alert as French Elections May Bolster Franc - Bloomberg

The Swiss National Bank stands ready to defend the franc with interest-rate cuts and market interventions if investors pile into the haven currency …

Business (UK)

Just Another Post On Income Inequality

On many levels, income inequality is not good - and the trends show increasing inequality.<p>Many want to take action advocating higher taxation on the …

Income Inequality

Defying Predictions, Mortgage Rates Are Dropping—Here's Why

Anxious would-be home buyers have been watching mortgage interest rates finally begin ticking up again in 2017, after years of historical lows. And …

Mortgages

A reduction in the Fed's balance sheet could significantly tighten financial conditions

The dynamics of the Fed balance sheet have flared up in the macro discourse once again, and for a host of reasons, that discussion has evolved toward a recognition that monetary policy post-QE is simply different, and that if a shrinkage of the balance sheet is undertaken, the “right” size for the …

Economics

ECB can help banks, not governments after French vote: Visco

WASHINGTON – The European Central Bank can supply cash to banks if Sunday's presidential vote in France roils markets but suppressing a rise in governments' borrowing costs would go beyond its remit, ECB policymaker Ignazio Visco said on Saturday.<p>Investors fear that a potential run-off between …

European Union

Bonds Slump in India as Hawkish RBI Minutes Fuel Rate-Hike Talk - Bloomberg

Yield on 6.97% bonds due Sept. 2026, current 10-year benchmark, jumps 4bps to 6.92%, its highest close since March 1; rose to as high as 6.96% earlier<p>…

Business

US stocks should 'terrify' Janet Yellen, says billionaire Paul Tudor Jones

Risk parity "will be the hammer on the downside", billionaire Paul Tudor Jones tells a closed-door Goldman audience.

Wall Street

Will Tax Reform Reshape The Municipal Bond Market?

With a new administration in office, we are already seeing some of the effects these political and economic changes in Washington are having on the …

Taxes

Ignore China's Credit Risks at Your Peril, Says Top Manager - Bloomberg

Investors in Chinese debt aren’t paying enough attention to rising credit risks, according to a top bond fund manager.<p>Some market participants have …

People's Bank of China

Canada inflation rate cools in March as food prices drop

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's annual inflation rate cooled more than expected in March, pulling away from the central bank's target as food prices dropped for the sixth month in a row, underscoring expectations interest rates will stay put for some time.<p>The annual rate fell to 1.6 percent from the …

Canada

Kuroda Says BOJ Will Maintain Rates Depending on Economy

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda discusses interest rate targets. He appears with Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: …

Business

Prudential's Peters says risk-reward for junk bonds 'not favorable'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - PGIM Fixed Income senior portfolio manager Greg Peters said on Thursday that he has been reducing his overweight position in junk bonds because the "risk-reward is just not favorable."<p>Peters, who helps oversee more than $100 billion in multi-sector fixed-income portfolios at …

Stocks

Brazil: Inflation Rate Fell; Will Interest Rates Follow? - Emerging Markets Daily

By Johanna Bennett<p>Brazil’s inflation rate fell below the government’s target for the first time since 2010 in mid-April and was set to drop further …

Central Banks