from Breakingviews:

Fed stress-tests idea of negative interest rates

February 2, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

Kicking the can down the road on British rates – again

January 28, 2016

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks during the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference at the Bank of England in London August 13, 2014. The Bank of England forecast on Wednesday that wages would grow far more slowly than previously expected and linked their rate of increase closely to borrowing costs, suggesting it was in no hurry to raise Britain's record low interest rates.  REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett   (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) - RTR4299J

Forecasts for when the Bank of England will raise rates have been put off into the future for the seventh time since Mark Carney became Bank of England Governor nearly three years ago.

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Investors’ Sense of Snow

January 25, 2016

The new week brings with it a heavy calendar of events, mostly centered around earnings and the Federal Reserve's meeting, the latter of which is likely to be the bigger market catalyst even as the Fed is inclined to maintain the status quo for now.

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Time to move from debt to equity

By Ambareesh Baliga
January 24, 2016

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building is pictured next to a police van in Mumbai, India, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building is pictured next to a police van in Mumbai, India, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Top Markets Stories of 2015

December 22, 2015

It’s been an interesting year, and the volatility we saw strikes some as a harbinger, with more divergence in monetary policy and the long-anticipated beginning of a Fed tightening cycle careening into the collapse of oil, setting up for an eventful 2016. For now, though, here’s a look at the top 10 stories in the markets over the past year:

from MacroScope:

Prospects still slim for major global economic pickup

December 22, 2015

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The world economy may be set for another year like 2015, with modest growth in developed economies offsetting persistent weakness elsewhere but generating very little inflation and keeping interest rates low.

from Expert Zone:

India Markets Weekahead: Stocks to consolidate with limited downside

By Ambareesh Baliga
December 20, 2015

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

Markets staged a spirited recovery during the week with the Nifty ending at 7,762, up 2 percent and comfortably in the support band of 7,750-7,800.  Indexes were mainly influenced by the U.S Federal Reserve’s rate decision and the government’s mid-year economic review.

from MacroScope:

Fed’s Williams preps new Tee-shirt after rate hike

December 18, 2015

San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams earlier this year got so sick of answering reporters’ questions about when the U.S. central bank would raise rates that he had his son design a Tee-shirt that he could just give out.

from Breakingviews:

Fed liftoff will reinvigorate key market gauges

December 15, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

What to expect when the Fed is expecting

December 15, 2015

Barring an alien landing (and even then, they would have to be very dovishly positioned aliens), the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates on Wednesday for the first time in more than nine years.