Strong U.K. GDP Reinvigorates Interest Rate Debate
Will the Bank of England raise interest rates sooner rather than later?
Gold Gets Blamed for Record Commodity ETP Outflows
A sharp decline in the price of gold and large outflows from gold ETPs caused commodity ETP assets to drop to their lowest level since Q2 2010, says ETF Securities.
Upbeat Jobs Report Signals Quicker QE Tapering
With jobs growth averaging 200,000 a month this year, BlackRock’s Rieder, LPL’s Canally and more predict Fed tapering could begin as early as September.
Why Axel Merk Owns Gold
Because the road to hell — a road stretching from the Fed to the Eurozone to the U.K. to Japan — is paved with good intentions, he says.
Fed’s Fisher Tempers ‘Taper Tantrum’ Talk
The Dallas Fed president employed his usual folksy metaphors to describe investor behavior, comparing them to wild pigs.
Quick QE Exit Unlikely, but Do Get a Bond Haircut: PIMCO, Loomis Sayles
"A bond and equity investor can choose to play with historically high risk to principal or quit the game and earn nothing,” says PIMCO's Bill Gross.
Niall Ferguson: 4 Reasons America Is Falling Apart
Niall Ferguson, a conservative Harvard professor equally at home in the sweep of civilization as the history of finance, explained to an audience of investment professionals how it is that much of the world is growing while the U.S. is slowing.
Currency Manager Merk on Cyprus and Why PIMCO’s El-Erian Is Wrong
Merk doesn’t buy the PIMCO chief's argument that time will heal the crisis.
In Reversal, Gundlach Bullish on Treasuries
The famed money manager has reversed his once-bearish stance on government debt.
Britain Flirts With Triple-Dip Recession Scenario
Triple dip? No, it’s not a fancy ice cream cone, but the situation Britain found itself facing in late January. The tight purse strings of a failed austerity program in the U.K. have caused the British economy to flirt with a triple-dip recession.