Central Banks


  • What's holding back the Fed's rate hike?  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:33 AM ET

    David Carbon, Managing Director for Economics & Currencies at DBS, discusses his estimates for an interest rate hike in the U.S. and concerns over falling oil prices.

  • Why US equities are the place to be  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    With the Fed indicating that a rate hike may come later, the strength of U.S. stocks will be prolonged, says Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners.

  • Is the Fed 'getting further behind the curve'?  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:16 PM ET

    Robert Heller, Former Federal Reserve Governor, questions the Fed's decision to stand pat on low interest rates despite acknowledging a solid recovery in the U.S.

  • Fed to start rate hike by mid-2015: Daiwa  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:47 PM ET

    John Hetherington, Regional Deputy Head of Asia Pacific Research of Daiwa Capital Markets, expects the first U.S. rate hike to come in June, followed by four interest rate increases by 25 basis points each.

  • Why R Squared Capital is investing beyond the US  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:16 PM ET

    Riad Younes, Co-founder of R Squared Capital Management, explains why the firm prefers to invest in European and Asian markets.

  • Why US bonds rose after Fed statement  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:33 PM ET

    John Rutledge, Chief Investment Strategist at SAFANAD and Sebastien Galy, Senior Currency Strategist at Societe Generale, discuss the rally in the U.S. bond market after the Fed's policy statement.

  • Why surprise parties are central banks' new thing Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:39 PM ET

    After years of carefully telegraphing their outlooks to the market, central bankers are loosening up with surprise parties, with Singapore the latest to jump in.

  • Trading the post-Fed spike in volatility Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 3:59 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve.

    The Fed said it's on its way to normalized monetary policy, which triggered a spike in volatility. Here are three tips for adjusting allocations.

  • Fed will remain 'patient,' upgrades economy Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:22 PM ET
    U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaking at the Federal Reserve in Washington December 17, 2014.

    Most Federal Reserve watchers did not expect any significant announcements or language changes to this month's statement.

  • Here's what changed in new Fed statement Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:03 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    This is a comparison of today's FOMC statement with the one issued after the Fed's previous policy-making meeting on Dec. 17.

  • Fed rates hike a ‘tough call’: Analyst Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve building

    The Federal Reserve faces a tough decision on whether or not to raise interest rates because of several factors, one analyst says.

  • The really scary thing about Europe's QE plan Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:44 AM ET
    European Central Bank Governor Mario Draghi speaks at a news conference during the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington, Oct. 11, 2014.

    Unlike the US, Europe's central banks might actually lose money on their bond buying, says Ron Insana. And what happens then — who bails THEM out?

  • Fed seen remaining patient with rates amid turmoil Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:02 AM ET
    U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaking at the Federal Reserve in Washington December 17, 2014.

    The Fed is expected to show confidence that low inflation and rising risks from abroad have yet to derail the U.S. economic recovery.

  • Where to look on the hunt for yield  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    Barnaby Martin, credit strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch, says there's an increasing attractiveness in high-yielding stocks.

  • Singapore surprises with easing, clubbing currency Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:59 PM ET

    Singapore's central bank surprised markets with a between-meeting easing amid nearly non-existent inflation, decking the city-state's currency.

  • The case for buying negative yield bonds Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:25 PM ET

    Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying for the privilege of lending money -- may look like a sucker's game, but some see the opportunity for profits.

  • What the US needs more than cheap oil  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    Stephen Goldman, Managing Director at Kapstream Capital, says lower taxes and employment are the two main drivers of the U.S. economy, not just lower oil prices.

  • Why the Fed won't hike rates this year: Insana Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:49 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve wants to see inflation tick up, but Ron Insana sees the U.S. and other countries missing inflation targets this year. Here's why.

  • Santelli: No symmetry today  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • Chicago trader: Short market on CEO's remark Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    A comment from an influential CEO is causing Chicago trader Jeff Kilburg to short the market.

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