Wall Street Can't Get Bonds' Respect as Forecasts Rejected
When it comes to predicting where U.S. borrowing costs are headed, the bond market isn't taking Wall Street’s advice seriously.
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Royal Bank of Canada, the first Canadian lender to report third-quarter results, said profit rose 4% to a record, led by investment banking, and boosted its dividend by almost 6%. more »
Emerging-market stocks headed for the biggest weekly jump since March on speculation China will take steps to support the economy and as Russia pledged to de- escalate the conflict in Ukraine. Malaysia’s ringgit rose. more »
The 1% is literally rich beyond measure, depriving nations of billions in tax revenue and obscuring shifts in global inequality. more »
UBS is facing more than $600 million in damage claims filed by Puerto Rico investors in closed-end bond funds, the bank said in its second quarter earnings report Tuesday. more »
Julius Baer Group, Switzerland’s third-largest wealth manager, said its affluent Russian clients were less active in the first half of the year amid political tensions in the region. more »
Treasuries fell for the first time in three days, with benchmark 10-year yields rising from a seven-week low, as haven demand ebbed a day after a Malaysian airliner was shot down over Ukraine. more »
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla came out swinging with a defense of his economic and fiscal programs after Moody's Investors Service lowered the island's credit ratings farther into junk territory. more »
Barclays was so bent on lifting its private trading venue to the upper ranks of Wall Street dark pools that it lied to customers and masked the role of high- frequency traders, according to New York’s attorney general. more »
Most of the world’s economic growth will come from outside the U.S, yet most American investors are still under-diversified in international assets. more »
With Europe still slowly muddling its way to recovery, investors looking for returns in developed nations should give Japan a second look, argue two experts. more »
The boom in fixed-income derivatives trading is exposing a hidden risk in debt markets around the world: the inability of investors to buy and sell bonds. more »
Leuthold Global ranges broadly, hoping to find themes that are in favor no matter what the markets throw its way. more »
Royal Bank of Canada, the first Canadian lender to report second-quarter results, posted profit that beat analysts’ estimates on record earnings from wealth management and a lift from trading. more »
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