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Big Ben's parting gift to emerging mkts: you are on your own

Jan 30, 2014

Big Ben's parting gift to emerging mkts: you are on your own

The Fed carried on with its tapering campaign at the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Wednesday, slicing another $10 billion off of monthly purchases, and making no mention of the impact of a nascent crisis in emerging markets. #Emerging markets #Ben Bernanke #US Fed #quantative easing #Stock Markets
What US Fed tapering means for India

Dec 23, 2013

What US Fed tapering means for India

. The warning bells have been rung, albeit a bit prematurely, but then it is the prerogative of the Fed as it has to cater to its own requirements for the US with the global consequences being only of secondary importance. #India #Stock market #RBI #Interest rates #US Fed tapering
Gold on edge of tipping over a 3-1/2 year trough on taper sell-off

Dec 20, 2013

Gold on edge of tipping over a 3-1/2 year trough on taper sell-off

Gold languished at a six-month low on Friday and was on the edge of tipping over to a 3-1/2 year trough after the Federal Reserve's move to cut back its bond-buying stimulus prompted a huge sell-off. #Gold #US Fed #MetalWatch #taper
Rupee, markets take US Fed tapering in stride

Dec 19, 2013

Rupee, markets take US Fed tapering in stride

Surging currency reserves and the fall in the current account deficit have reassured investors about India's vulnerability to a Fed "taper", analysts said, after fears about it sent the rupee to a record low in late August. #RBI #US Fed #Chidambaram #MarketWatch
RBI, Fed effect: NSE's volatility index near seven-month low

Dec 19, 2013

RBI, Fed effect: NSE's volatility index near seven-month low

The low level in the VIX denotes a more stable outlook for markets in the remainder of the month. #Stock market #RBI #NSE #US Fed #Volatility #taper

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The US takes to inflation targeting  and how!

Jan 27, 2012

The US takes to inflation targeting and how!

The US Fed has announced an official inflation rate it will be targeting 2 percent. It proposes to make policy more transparent. #Inflation #Ben Bernanke #US Fed #Paul Volcker #NotJobsButPassion
Global cues are turning positive; now we need good news here

Oct 12, 2011

Global cues are turning positive; now we need good news here

Global signals are tilting towards more positive than negatives in the shortterm. This should keep the bulls reasonably happy for a while #Angela Merkel #stocks #US Fed #Bonds #MarketWatch #BoE #Sovereign wealth fund #Slovakia #Market Watch #NotJobsButPassion

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Global cues are turning positive; now we need good news here

Sep 29, 2014

Foreign Banks Benefit From Fed Rate Policies

Banks outside the U.S. have been unlikely beneficiaries of the Federal Reserve's interest-rate policies, and they are likely to do even better as the Fed changes the way it controls interest rates...
Global cues are turning positive; now we need good news here

Sep 29, 2014

Bank of America paying $7.65 million to settle charges that it overstated cash

The Securities and Exchange Commission says Bank of America will pay $7.65 million to settle allegations that it overstated how much capital it had on its books. Bank of America Corp. said in April that it had made an error in how it how it valued se... #Securities and Exchange Commission #Charlotte, NC #Merrill Lynch #Bank of America #Federal Reserve
Global cues are turning positive; now we need good news here

Sep 28, 2014

Stock markets 'set to keep rising well into 2015'

Global stock markets will keep climbing as they shift away from a liquidity driven rally to focus on growth expectations, although many strategists also warned in a worldwide Reuters poll that prices are already very high. Accommodative monetary poli... #Switzerland #European Central Bank #FTSE #Federal Reserve #Ameriprise Financial Inc #Bank of England