3 Trades for QE’s End: The Strengthening Dollar
Who wouldn’t want to own the greenback? But for every winner there must be a loser.
MetLife SIFI Designation Imminent
In designating MetLife at this time, the FSOC would be ignoring the House Financial Services Committee.
Garrett Brings NY Fed Into FSOC Issues
Rep. Scott Garrett is demanding that the New York Fed share with him any information it provides to the FSOC on nonbank SIFI designations.
SEC Enforcement: Court Stops Muni Bond Offer Seen as Fraudulent
In other actions, former brokers were charged with illegally trading on a tip about a $1.2 billion acquisition by IBM.
House Seeks 6-Month Halt on SIFI Designations
House Financial Services will vote Thursday on a bill that would bar the FSOC from designating any financial institution as systemically significant for six months.
Funds as SIFIs Would Be ‘Too Burdened to Succeed’: ICI Chief
“It would not take much of a "SIFI premium" to increase the fees of these funds significantly,” says ICI's Paul Schott Stevens.
Some American Funds Clients Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug
Parent company Capital Group urged 800,000 customers to change account passwords and other information to protect themselves from risk caused by the Heartbleed computer bug.
Yellen: Fed May Pause Tapering if Weakness Persists; Can’t Regulate Bitcoin
Yellen told Congress that the Fed would assess whether the “unseasonably” cold weather has caused the recent uptick in “soft data.”
Yellen: Steady Fed Policy Could Shift With ‘Notable’ Economic Change
Fed Chief Janet Yellen said that while she expects continuity in Fed policy, pausing or increasing bond purchases was not out of the question.
Yellen, Not Debt Ceiling Debate, to Spark Washington Fireworks
While Yellen will face tough critics Tuesday, analysts are optimistic that a debt limit bill will pass prior to the Feb. 27 deadline.