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  • Fund boards, management go on high alert around bond liquidity

    By Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund firms are taking extra measures to make sure they don't get stuck holding hard-to-sell bonds in the event that fixed income markets see a massive race to the exits when interest rates start to rise. Over...
  • Fed vows review of regulatory gaps for bank commodity arms

    By Michael Flaherty WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve official on Friday pledged to a Senate investigative subcommittee that the U.S. central bank would broaden its review of gaps in its regulation of the physical commodity operations of U.S....
  • Senate Democrats blast New York Fed over bank regulation

    Senate Democrats blast New York Fed over bank regulation
    By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley came under fire on Friday from Democratic senators who blasted the bank for lax oversight of major financial institutions. "Is there a cultural problem at...
  • Fed inflation goal and the 'coming years' mirage: James Saft

    (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's 2 percent inflation objective feels more and more like an aspiration or, maybe, like steadily rising middle-class wages, a nostalgic anachronism. Policy-makers noted in the minutes from their October meeting that...
  • Investors overpaying for yield after years of low rates

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Six years of interest rate suppression by the U.S. Federal Reserve has driven up prices for high-yielding assets and forced investors searching for income to overpay for everything from junk bonds to stocks that pay big dividends, top...
  • Selling a stock, curbing taxes

    Selling stock at a profit generates capital gains taxes. If you have a large amount of a single stock and want to diversify, a swap fund allows you to do that without incurring this tax. Much of the capital gains tax is simply paying tax on government-...
  • Fed could take yet more action on bank liquidity: Tarullo

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States may need to do more to "consolidate" the steps already taken to safeguard the financial system from damaging runs that sap liquidity and threaten the economy, the Federal Reserve's top bank regulator said on...
  • U.S. underlying inflation rising; economy firming broadly

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying inflation pressures rose in October, even as falling gasoline prices kept overall U.S. consumer prices in check, bolstering expectations of a mid-2015 interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Other data on Thursday...
  • Fed debates tweaks to communications, long-run goals

    (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers last month debated ways to beef up the U.S. central bank's statement of long-run goals and how it communicates its expectations for the economy and the path of interest rates, minutes of their policy meeting show....
  • Fed mulled U.S. market risks of repo adjustments: minutes

    Fed mulled U.S. market risks of repo adjustments: minutes
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers decided to run only a temporary program of longer-term reverse repurchase agreements to avoid the risk of market disruptions at year end, when demand for cash-like instruments soars, according to minutes...
  • Traders still see Fed raising rates in September 2015

    (Reuters) - U.S. short-term interest-rate futures traders were still betting on a first Federal Reserve rate hike by September next year, after the U.S. central bank released minutes of its latest meeting. The contracts now show that traders see about...