Indexes that sometimes use complex strategies are attracting more interest from U.S. structured note buyers looking to diversify investments and beat this year’s stock gains. Investors bought $662.8 million of U.S. securities tied to proprietary bank indexes this year through Dec. 6, up 5 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to data [...]
When Janet Yellen takes over the position of Fed chair, she will preside over unwinding the quantitative easing legacy of her predecessor Ben S. Bernanke, and eventually guiding U.S. interest rates higher. Bloomberg Brief looks at what a Yellen-led Fed means for central bank policy. Click on the image below to download our free supplement.
China’s renewed commitment to reform and run of positive data buoyed investor confidence in the year ahead. Mounting structural challenges and a drag on growth from policy shifts may temper optimism. Click here to continue reading.
Taming bulging credit, not price pressure, will probably drive China’s monetary policy in 2014. Price data for November shows inflation remains muted. The consumer price index rose 3 percent from a year earlier, down from a 3.2 percent gain in October. Click here to continue reading sample article.
A rally that drove California’s relative borrowing costs to a five-year low is faltering as investors speculate lawmakers will squander budget surpluses with the state entering an election year. Click here to continue reading sample article.
The high demand for health-care IPOs may be starting to cool off after the number and volume of deals hit a new 12-year high earlier this year. After a strong start to the year, health-care IPOs hit some market resistance last month as several companies postponed plans to go public, an analysis showed last [...]
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Global regulators are seeking to coax institutional investors, from insurers to pension funds, back into the market for asset-backed bonds to boost non-bank funding for businesses. To continue reading, click here.