NEW YORK, July 31- As traders, market pundits and economists jaw over whether the Federal Reserve this year will lift its benchmark lending rate for the first time in almost a decade, several corners of the U.S. bond market are not waiting around. Banks, money market mutual funds and other investors do not want to be stuck with low-yielding debt when the U.S. central...» Read More
Mark Matthews, Head of Research Asia at Bank Julius Baer discusses how the markets have not transitioned into looking at China as a value investment, from its previous growth investment view.
Martin Lakos, Division Director at Macquarie Private Wealth, says the rotation from bonds to equities is in full flow, despite concerns over the U.S. 'sequester' spending cuts.
Kelvin Tay, Regional CIO for Southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, warns that equity markets are set for a choppy ride in the coming months.
The Federal Reserve says the money market fund industry needs more regulations to keep it from a collapse and a repeat of another run on assets. Money market management firms like Fidelity, are fighting back saying enough is being done to keep investors safe.
Did the bulls go overboard in January, or is this the "pause that refreshes?" Russ Koesterich, BlackRock chief investment strategist, weighs in.
CNBC's Bob Pisani talks with Ken Polcari, O'Neil Securities, about what's moving the major indexes today. And, take a look at where investors are placing their money amid market uncertainty.
Howard Marks, Chairman and Founder, Oaktree says money markets are not free, thus obscuring economic cycles. He says that governments have made it clear that they want to keep liquidity cheap.
Two major banks and the country's largest asset manager took steps to make their money market mutual funds more transparent to investors.
There’s yet another wrinkle in the new age of retirement and job insecurity — keeping track of all those company retirement savings plans you’ve racked up, along with that IRA you opened years ago, and creating a coherent investment strategy with them.
Although changes to money market funds since 2010 have made them more transparent and stable, SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro told CNBC that there are structural weaknesses still to be addressed.
Not guarding against inflation could mean a loss of principal — and one expert says low-duration bond funds are one way to avoid that.
China should accelerate the loosening of capital controls, its central bank said, in a report outlining the path to a freely tradable currency and more open capital markets. The Financial Times reports.
Despair will turn to hope in 2012 following stock losses in the first quarter, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs portfolio strategy research team.
Wednesday’s 400-plus point jump in the Dow following news the world's major central banks are taking further coordinated action to reduce the interest rate on dollar swaps shows the market is hungry for action to resolve the euro zone debt crisis, according to analysts at Barclays Capital.
It's been quite a week. I thought it might be helpful to take a step back from the drama and contrast 2008 versus 2011 from an economic standpoint.
Insight on how strong the U.S. banking system is, with William Isaac, former FDIC chairman.
Money markets had their biggest outflows since the collapse of Lehman Brothers as panicked investors worried about a U.S. debt downgrade and sliding stock market.
Debt impasse in Washington has some concerned about cash moving out money market funds and in turn, creating stress in short term liquidity markets.
You might be surprised by some of the possible answers. Click ahead to see what happens if the U.S. credit rating is downgraded.
As an alternative to savings accounts at a commercial bank, many people choose to put their money into money market accounts set up by way of money market funds. What are they and how are they constituted?