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.
How Financial News Gets It Wrong
Beware of headlines that claim to explain markets.
Will Indexing Kill the Market?
One of the fundamental laws of investing is that when everyone agrees on something there is something important they are not seeing.
What Makes a Great Investor? Bill Gross Finds Clues in Michael Jackson
Does the investing epoch make the man, or vice versa? Even “great” investors miss serious flaws when they look at “The Man in the Mirror,” PIMCO’s Gross writes.
Frank Talk With Vanguard’s Advisory Chief
Martha King explains how the firm reaches out to advisors—and when it doesn't—and speaks frankly about competition with Schwab, frustration with index providers and more.
BRIC Inventor O’Neill Checks Out Early From Goldman Sachs
O'Neill, who coined the term 'BRIC' to describe the emerging-markets juggernaut of Brazil, Russia, India and China, surprised the asset management world with his early retirement.
Top 13 Regulatory Predictions for 2013
Former SEC Commissioner Annette Nazareth, who’s now with Davis Polk & Wardwell, and her colleague Gabriel D. Rosenberg released in early January their list of 13 key regulatory predictions for this year.
UBS to Pay $1 Billion for Libor Manipulation
UBS will pay $1 billion to settle allegations that it manipulated Libor, according to the Financial Times and other publications. The news about UBS’ settlement will likely be made public on Monday.
LIBOR Case Subpoenas Expand to 16 Banks
Now the list of subpoenaed banks has expanded to a total of 16, including Société Générale and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and more attorneys general are coming in on the investigation.
Homeowners Sue on LIBOR Manipulation
The class action alleges that traders at the 12 banks were incentivized to manipulate LIBOR to a higher rate on certain dates, resulting in homeowners having to pay more.