FINRA Launches New TRACE Data Product for Academics
The Academic Corporate Bond TRACE Data product is an enhanced version of historical TRACE data that includes masked dealer identities.
TIPS May Not Be the Best Hedge Now Against Rising Inflation
The Treasury's inflation-protected securities posted stellar performance last year, but that's not the case so far this year.
Fed Officials See Rate Hike ‘Fairly Soon,’ Minutes Show
Fed officials expressed confidence they can raise interest rates gradually, while a hike “fairly soon” might be appropriate to avoid overheating the economy.
FINRA Panel Says UBS Must Pay $9M to Puerto Rican Muni Investor
The arbitration ruling comes just one month after an $18 million ruling, with more decisions expected.
Lincoln Financial, AIG Launch Fee-Based Annuities: Top Portfolio Products
In other product news, Tortoise, IndexIQ and First Trust launch new ETFs.
Yellen Sees More Rate Hikes Needed if Economy Stays on Course
The Fed chair was delivering her semiannual report on monetary policy to the Senate in her first appearance since Donald Trump was elected president.
Bond Ratings: 3 Mistakes Investors Make
While bond ratings can be useful, they can also lead inexperienced or naïve investors to have a false sense of security.
FINRA Expels BD, Bars CEO for Fraudulent Muni Bond Sales
Robert Lawson transferred millions of dollars from a deceased client's trust to hide bond borrowers' poor financial condition.
AI Platform Trawls Internet for Bond Data
Bitvore is a “continuous analysis engine,” according to CEO Jeff Curie.
Meet the $2T Exec Behind PIMCO’s Turnaround
Jackie Hunt doesn’t take credit for the company’s first net inflows since 2013 — exactly the response you’d expect from an accountant.