Following its latest monetary policy meeting, which ended on October 28, the Federal Reserve decided to keep interest rates near the zero mark, the same as it has done for the last[...]
A safe haven is an asset class which increases or retains its value during an economic downturn or a time of crisis. Investors park their money in such safe havens to limit their l[...]
Investors were in for a wild roller coaster ride as volatility held the equity market in its jaws in a precarious seesaw movement for a second week in August 2015. All the widely t[...]
In a joint appearance with IMF head Christine Lagarde, Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen announced on Wednesday, May 6, that equity market valuations are “generally quite high” an[...]
In the last 12 months, the US economy has experienced a significant improvement in labour market conditions, particularly with regards to job creation. The US created 257,000 jobs [...]
Gold ended 2014 almost exactly where it began -the price on the year’s final day of trading settled at $1184.10 an ounce, having started the year at $1205. Save for some notable we[...]
The Federal Reserve recently began cuts to its $85-billion-a-month asset-purchase program  following its December 17-18 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting.  The pr[...]
As the Federal Reserve Debates looks toward its December 17-18 policy meeting, regional Reserve Bank chiefs and other Reserve Board members have expressed differing views on the ti[...]
U.S. President Barack Obama nominated Janet Yellen to serve as the next head of the Federal Reserve. Here are five points about Obama’s choice: Most experienced Fed chair in [...]
The Federal Reserve has decided to keep monthly bond purchases at $85 billion for now, saying that economic variables need to demonstrate evidence of long-term sustainability. The [...]