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Bloomberg: Stocks Rise as Traders Weather Higher Bond Yields: Markets Wrap
Asian stocks climbed across the region Friday as investors continue to debate the outlook for central bank policy normalization and the impact of higher bond yields. The dollar recovered some of the previous day’s losses and Treasuries were little changed. [more...]
Bloomberg: As Volatility Returns, This Is How Emerging Markets Stack Up
The specter of volatile financial markets is prompting investors to be more selective in emerging markets and Asia is stacking up to be among the most resilient when it comes to economic measures. [more...]
Bloomberg: The Best Ways to Hedge the Risk of an Italian Election Upset
Investors may have grown complacent about the tail risk surrounding Italy’s looming general election and should protect themselves against any upset, according to Mizuho International Plc. [more...]
Bloomberg: JPMorgan's Quants Warn Risks Are Growing for Bond Short-Squeeze
Investors have become so bearish on U.S. government bonds that they risk getting caught out, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s quantitative and derivatives strategy team. [more...]
Bloomberg: Japan's Equity Faithful Want Foreigners to Spur Market Rally
Japanese retail investors bought domestic stocks for a fourth consecutive week, stoking hope that foreign buyers will join them in helping the market make a full recovery from a rout that started last month. [more...]
Bloomberg: Fed’s Quarles Says U.S. Economy in ‘Best Shape’ Since Crisis
Federal Reserve Governor Randal Quarles delivered an upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy and endorsed a “gradual” path for raising interest rates in his first public speech on monetary policy since joining the central bank in October. [more...]
Reuters: Asia shares rebound as fidgety U.S. rate fears shift again
Asian shares rebounded on Friday as comments from a Federal Reserve official eased worries about faster rate rises in the United States, while the dollar ticked higher as investors dipped their toes back into riskier assets. [more...]
Reuters: U.S. shale investors still waiting on payoff from oil boom
U.S. oil production has topped 10 million barrels per day, approaching a record set in 1970, but many investors in the companies driving the shale oil revolution are still waiting for their payday. [more...]
CNBC: UK bank RBS reports an annual profit for the first time in a decade
Royal Bank of Scotland posted its first annual profit in a decade on Friday, continuing its recovery following the financial crash of 2008. The bank recorded a net profit of £752 million ($1.05 billion) for 2017, surpassing analyst forecasts for a figure of £592 million. [more...]
CNBC: Banking CEO who called volatility spike names the next markets danger spot
Barclays CEO Jes Staley aptly warned in January of an impending volatility jolt. Now he's made his call for the next big market risk: credit markets. [more...]
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