ECB met With Goldman Sachs and peers before March stimulus boost
The ECB is keeping abreast of market sentiment while trying to avoiding the perception that participants get an unfair advantage from confidential meetings. (Photo: AP)
Marvelous medicine of ECB’s Draghi is poison for pensions
Extending quantitative easing to include non-bank corporate bonds is poised to make life even tougher for company pension plans.
Europe's negative yields seep into non-government bond sales
A new, $550 million batch of asset-backed bonds will cost the buyer 0.162 percent.
Central Banks Save the Markets Again — Searching for Alpha for February 2016
Have the markets become a drug addict, waiting for the next easy-money hit in order to function?
Bill Gross: Easy-money casino is closing; time to sell stocks
"Gradually de-risk portfolios as we move into 2016," Janus manager says.
March Madness: Kleintop’s Sweet 16 Bracket for the Stock Market
“Making stock market predictions can be as challenging as forecasting basketball tournament winners,” Schwab's Kleintop says, but here are the factors he sees playing hardest.
Rescue plan of ECB's Draghi has created a $103B pension problem
S&P estimates that quantitative easing in Europe resulted in an 18 percent rise last year of pension plan liabilities.
ECB Eases Rates and Rules to Bolster Banks
The European Central Bank will lend banks as much money as they need for three years, in addition to dropping its key interest rate to zero and loosening collateral rules andreserve ratio requirements.
Soros Lists ‘3 Bold Steps’ for Avoiding Global Depression
Blame it on the policymakers, said billionaire George Soros in an opinion essay that favors letting Greece default.
Greek Bailout Talks Halt as Tension Mounts
The Greeks and bailout officials also cannot agree on the amount by which Greece has failed to meet its targets, with Athens perhaps predictably citing a lower figure than the international representatives.