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  • LONDON, Oct 20--- Neal Kimberley is an FX. After days of market mayhem, seemingly calmer conditions prevailing on Monday may prompt foreign exchange traders to question the euro's recent bounce from the $1.2550 level. Traders may conclude that the euro, trading at $1.2760 on Monday, has benefited from an unwinding of stale bets on the dollar, but that rise is not...

  • The rise of Wall Street's robot bond trader Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:03 AM ET
    People stand inside the lobby of the JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters building in New York.

    The face of automation on Wall Street is a computer hooked up to nine blinking screens that goes by the name Quantitative Market Maker, or Q.M.M.

  • Fed Chair's "building blocks of opportunity" Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen expressed deep concerns in a speech Friday about growing inequality in the United States. Citing data compiled by the Fed, she outlined the accelerating divide in incomes and wealth between the top 5 percent of households and everyone else. That has resulted in a dramatic rise in student loan debt, which has quadrupled from...

  • The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan preliminary October reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment unexpectedly rose to 86.4, the highest since July 2007. "The market sold aggressively throughout the week, and now is thinking maybe they had taken this too far," said Jose Wynne, global head of FX research at Barclays in New York.

  • *Fed Chair delivers broad social critique of rich-poor gulf. BOSTON, Oct 17- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday said the growth of economic inequality in the United States was not in keeping with American values and she hinted at a range of steps that could address it. "The extent of and continuing increase in inequality in the United States greatly...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Friday after strong data on U.S. consumer sentiment calmed nerves after a week of severe market volatility. The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan preliminary October reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment came in at 86.4, the highest since July 2007 and marking...

  • Santelli tracks yield pop     Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market, and the U.S. dollar.

  • BOSTON, Oct 17- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the growth of economic inequality in the United States "greatly" concerned her, and suggested in a detailed speech on the politically charged issue that Americans should ask whether it was compatible with their values. With global financial markets rebounding from days of frenzied selling,...

  • Yellen: I'm as worried about inequality as anybody Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Income inequality in the United States is near its highest levels of the past 100 years, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday.

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday that growing wealth inequality may go against American values. Her comments came during a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

  • Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America's longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake. The growing gap between the rich and everyone else narrowed slightly during the Great Recession but has since accelerated, Yellen said in a...

  • BOSTON, Oct 17- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the growth of income and wealth inequality "greatly" concerns her, suggesting in a detailed speech on the politically charged issue that Americans should ask whether it was compatible with U.S. values. "The extent of and continuing increase in inequality in the United States greatly concern me,"...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- The yen edged down on Friday as comments from a Federal Reserve policymaker helped revive some appetite for risk, with investors focused on a speech later by Fed chief Janet Yellen. Comments from James Bullard, head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, had already helped settle markets late on Thursday. "Judging from the equity markets today, and the...

  • US STOCKS-Futures jump on Fed speculation, results Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 17- U.S. stock index futures jumped on Friday following a batch of solid earnings reports and on hopes the Federal Reserve might slow the wind-down of its stimulus in light of recent weakness in global demand. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq eked out slight gains on Thursday after another choppy session as economic data eased fears about the potential effect...

  • *Platinum, palladium recover after sharp losses. LONDON, Oct 17- Gold edged down on Friday as shares rebounded, although it was set for a gain for a second straight week as concerns over the global economy raised speculation the U.S. "There has been a move down in the dollar and equities this week, but in comparison the upside in gold has been relatively modest," ABN Amro...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- World stocks hit a nine-month low on Friday but oil and southern European bonds were off their week's worst levels, as investors began to dust themselves off after one of the most volatile spells in world markets in years. Bourses in London, Frankfurt and Paris started the day up 1 to 1.5 percent and Athens rose 4.5 percent as Greek governments bonds...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- The dollar steadied along with most major currencies on Friday as stock markets bounced after a sharp sell-off that convulsed global markets this week. The head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, James Bullard, steadied markets somewhat on Thursday by talking up the idea of the U.S. central bank holding off on plans to end its bond-buying...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2 percent, on course to log its sixth straight week of losses with a fall of 0.9 percent so far this week. Germany's DAX is seen starting up to 0.1 percent higher while France's CAC 40 could be 0.3 percent and Britain's FTSE 0.2 percent. A possible recession in Europe, a floundering economy in...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits- more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top government rate. Yellen, whose salary is set by Congress, earns $201,700 a year. "It certainly bolsters the case for more...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Oct 17- The yen was off its recent highs on Friday after another choppy session overnight where some calm returned to Wall Street thanks to encouraging U.S. data that helped take the edge off global growth jitters. Also aiding risk sentiment, the head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, James Bullard, said the U.S. central bank may want to keep up its...