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  • Markets curious about Fed's 4T 'shades of gray' Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 5:05 PM ET
    Janet Yellen

    As Fed Chair Janet Yellen prepares for the first Fed rate hike in nine years, she also may have to begin to address the $4.5 trillion elephant in the room.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, June 15- A U.S. judge on Monday awarded no damages to American International Group Inc shareholders led by former CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg in their lawsuit against the U.S. government, despite finding that the U.S. While Judge Thomas Wheeler of the Federal Court of Claims in Washington, D.C. sided with Greenberg on a key legal claim, the...

  • NEW YORK, June 12- The sharp bond market selloff is starting to pinch American consumers and companies, causing a mild economic tightening that, if sustained, could raise alarms at the Federal Reserve and even delay a plan to hike interest rates in coming months. And I do think that they will try to micro-manage the market, "said Craig Dismuke, chief economic...

  • ANALYSIS-Calling time on zero rates and QE Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    *Global equity vs bonds 2012-' 15: http://link.reuters.com/fac39s. LONDON, June 10- The world of zero interest rates has outlived its usefulness, according to a chorus of influential bankers, watchdogs and economists anxious about asset bubbles and wealth inequality. "It's a mistake to keep interest rates this low for so long as it breeds complacency and leads to...

  • What 'tantrum'? Investors still love bond funds Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    CBOE

    The bond market may be in turmoil, but investors don't seem to care.

  • Time to go global? Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
    Time to go global?

    Kevin Kelly, Recon Capital Partners, thinks the best investments are overseas.

  • Are stocks expensive? Bernanke vs. Yellen Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Are stocks expensive? Bernanke vs. Yellen

    Former Fed Chair Bernanke said stock prices have risen rapidly over the past six years or so, but had been severely depressed; and current Fed Chair Yellen says equity valuations are generally quite high. The FMHR traders, weigh in.

  • Bernanke still blind to market bubbles Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 12:21 PM ET
    Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, March 2, 2015 in Washington.

    The former Fed chair is speaking out. Investors shouldn't listen, says Michael Pento.

  • Why is Janet Yellen skipping Jackson Hole? Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:26 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society at the IMF in Washington on May 6, 2015.

    Why is Fed Chair Janet Yellen skipping the Fed's annual symposium in Jackson Hole? Ron Insana weighs in.

  • Ben Bernanke: I see no extreme moves here Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:08 AM ET
    Former US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke asking a question/criticizing Indian Central Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan at a Brookings event on monetary policy. Many in the audience were surprised to find out Bernanke was there, when he was called upon for the first question. He's currently a Brookings Distinguished Fellow.

    The former Federal Reserve chair said there were no signs of extreme movements in the U.S. real estate and financial markets.

  • *Gold recovers some ground after 1.7 pct slide on Tuesday. LONDON, May 27- Gold steadied on Wednesday off the previous session's two-week low as the dollar retreated after its biggest daily rise in two years, but prices remained under pressure from expectations that a U.S. rate increase may come soon. "Gold got hit by a double whammy yesterday, first of all from the...

  • *Gold recovers some ground after 1.7 pct slide on Tuesday. LONDON, May 27- Gold recovered some lost ground on Wednesday as the dollar retreated after its biggest daily rise in two years, but prices remained under pressure from expectations that a U.S. rate increase may come soon. Gold fell 1.7 percent on Tuesday, its biggest one-day drop this month, after firmer data...

  • *Former Fed chief Bernanke says China slowdown necessary. SEOUL, May 27- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that China's economic slowdown should not worry markets as there was no risk of a hard landing, and emphasised that a move to raise U.S. rates should be viewed as a positive sign for the world's largest economy. Bernanke, who participated in an...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 9 Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will participate in a moderated conversation at the London School of Economics and Political Science- 0945 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Sarah Breeden: CSFI Roundtable on Bank of England's Procyclicality Working Group SEOUL- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to attend a financial forum hosted by Dong-A Ilbo and...

  • SEOUL, May 27- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday there were no signs of extreme movements in the U.S. real estate and financial markets, but criticised the U.S. Congress for failing to approve the IMF reform measures. Bernanke also said during an open interview at a private-sector forum in Seoul that if the Fed lifts interest rates, it...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 5 Monday, 25 May 2015 | 9:09 PM ET

    TAIPEI- Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke speaks on Asian economies- 0830 GMT. TEL AVIV, Israel- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "The Federal Reserve and the Global Economy" before a conference in honor of Professor Haim Ben-Shahar- 1630 GMT. PARIS- ECB Governing Council Member Christian Noyer gives an annual press conference in...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 4 Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    SINTRA, Portugal- European Central Bank board member Vitor Constancio chairs session 2 on "Structural Perspectives on European Employment, Productivity, and Growth in a Global Context" at an ECB forum on Central Banking "Inflation and Unemployment in Europe"- 0800 GMT. SINTRA, Portugal- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer participates in a panel...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. stock investors have been enjoying an extended period of low volatility and steady gains, but with the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year and major indexes near records, the market could get a bit choppier in coming weeks. Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Friday said she expected the U.S. central bank to raise rates in 2015,...

  • Recession still choking US economy Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
    People line up for a job fair at a new Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company facility in Long Beach, California, March 7, 2015.

    Politicians need to act decisively to revive the economy, says Dan Alpert of Westwood Capital.

  • All hail Ken Griffin, the new hedge fund king Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Ken Griffin, CEO of Citadel.

    Seven years removed from a near-death experience during the financial crisis, Ken Griffin's Citadel is more powerful than ever.