ECB Ready to Buy Bonds
Draghi says inflation goals are within reach next year, as Eurozone QE begins next week.
Risk Management Solutions for Cash Balance Plans
Cash-balance pension plans face much more complex interest rate risks than do defined-benefit plans. Plan sponsors need to understand the risks and respond with customized hedging programs.
All Is Not Right in Bonds
Despite huge Actavis bond sale, outflows from ETFs signal some investors are hoarding cash until rates start to rise.
U.S. Companies Stash $2.1 Trillion Overseas
While some companies repatriated foreign earnings in 2014, many—including nation's biggest tech firms—increased holdings abroad to avoid U.S. repatriation tax.
How Much Will Banks Charge to Park Cash?
As central bank interest rates go negative, businesses are likely to accept negative rates on deposit accounts to maintain access to the conveniences of modern banking.
Eurozone Price Slump Eases
Lower-than-projected deflation spurs speculation that the worst of the price declines may be past.
Right or Wrong on the Fed, All's Well in Treasuries
Regardless of when the Fed raises rates, demand for U.S. Treasuries is likely to stay strong.
Silver Lining of Becoming Junk
If investment-grade Russian bonds are downgraded, they'll likely attract new buyers, become significant part of global high-yield benchmark.
CFTC to Complete Margin Rules by Summer
Chairman Massad expects to finalize a rule by midyear 2015, with a 'slight delay' in the implementation timetable.
Long-Term Impact of the Debt Ceiling Debate
Slide in repo rates a result of U.S. Treasury effort to reduce cash balance by mid-March.