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Nov 15, 2013

Global stocks, oil, gold gain on promise of stimulus

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global equity markets rose on Friday after Janet Yellen, President Obama’s choice to lead the Federal Reserve, signaled the U.S. central bank’s stimulative monetary policy would remain in place for some time, while the dollar rose to a two-month high against the yen.

Comments interpreted as showing there would be no cut in monetary stimulus any time soon sparked a rally on equity markets and dented the low-yielding yen, which typically falls when investors are looking to take on risk.

Nov 15, 2013

Stocks, oil, gold gain on promise of stimulus

NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Global equity markets rose on
Friday after Janet Yellen, President Obama’s choice to lead the
Federal Reserve, signaled the U.S. central bank’s stimulative
monetary policy would remain in place for some time, while the
dollar rose to a two-month high against the yen.

Comments interpreted as showing there would be no cut in
monetary stimulus any time soon sparked a rally on equity
markets and dented the low-yielding yen, which typically falls
when investors are looking to take on risk.

Nov 13, 2013

U.S. stocks rise, bond yields ease, dollar slides

NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose, Treasury
yields eased and the dollar fell on Wednesday on expectations
Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen’s interactions with the
Senate Banking Committee on Thursday would underscore the Fed’s
accommodative posture.

Nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. central
bank when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s term ends in January,
Yellen could post her opening remarks for her Congressional
appearance this afternoon, market sources said.

Nov 13, 2013

U.S. stocks down, yields ease, dollar rises

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Uncertainty about a potential cut in Federal Reserve stimulus kept global equity markets under pressure on Wednesday as U.S. yields eased and the dollar rose.

Wall Street followed overseas markets lower, with concerns the Fed could start to scale back its stimulus efforts damping investors’ appetite for risky assets.

Nov 12, 2013

Shares, bonds slip, Fed officials back easy policy

NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Global equity markets and
government debt prices slipped on Tuesday and the dollar rose as
investors contemplated prospects for fewer bond purchases by the
Federal Reserve, a critical support for asset prices and the
economy.

German Bunds also hit three-week lows, tracking weaker
prices for U.S. Treasuries, as investors made room for this
week’s latest supply of U.S. government debt.

Nov 12, 2013

World shares, bonds fall as U.S. Fed speculation dominates

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global equity markets and government debt prices fell on Tuesday as investors worried about the Federal Reserve reducing its stimulus, a critical support for asset prices and the economy.

German Bunds hit three-week lows, tracking weaker prices for U.S. Treasuries, as investors made room for this week’s latest supply of U.S. government debt.

Nov 12, 2013

Global shares, bonds fall as Fed speculation dominates

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global equity markets and government debt prices fell on Tuesday as investors worried about the Federal Reserve reducing its stimulus, a critical support for asset prices and the economy.

German Bunds hit three-week lows, tracking weaker prices for U.S. Treasuries, as investors made room for this week’s latest supply of U.S. government debt.

Nov 12, 2013

Shares, bonds fall as Fed speculation dominates

NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Global equity markets and
government debt prices fell on Tuesday as investors worried
about the Federal Reserve reducing its stimulus, a critical
support for asset prices and the economy.

German Bunds hit three-week lows, tracking weaker prices for
U.S. Treasuries, as investors made room for this week’s latest
supply of U.S. government debt.

Nov 11, 2013

U.S. stocks extend 5-week rally

NEW YORK, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Wall Street and other major
world stock indexes rose modestly, along with oil, on Monday,
but trading was subdued with U.S. bond markets and banks closed
for the Veterans Day holiday.

The dollar’s rally against the euro paused after two days of
strong gains as discussion persisted over when the Federal
Reserve might scale back its stimulus.

Nov 11, 2013

Wall street stocks rise, extending 5-week rally

NEW YORK, Nov 11 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose modestly on
Monday, extending a five-week rally, but with U.S. bond markets
and banks closed for the Veterans Day holiday, trading was
subdued.

The dollar’s rally paused after two days of strong gains
amid continued discussion over when the Federal Reserve might
scale back its stimulus, while gold slid to a 3-1/2 week low
amid low inflation.

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      "I cover the U.S. Treasury market, including developments in monetary policy and the economy. I have covered these subjects since the Volcker era, though in between I covered stocks for UPI (and Reuters), the defense and aerospace industry and the retail industry. I occasionally write about culture: classical music, opera, museums, and culture-based travel. I live and work in New York City."
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