Bonds, risk and Bernanke’s intentions

February 10, 2011

Will bond investors keep faith with U.S. government debt amid signs of growing global inflation?

Fed hits its 3rd mandate: rising shares

January 18, 2011

James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Apparently not satisfied with being unable to fulfill its dual target of price stability and maximum employment the Federal Reserve has set itself a third mandate: higher asset prices.

Waiting for Europe’s QE to sail

December 2, 2010

The good news is that the European Central Bank will probably start a massive additional round of quantitative easing to fight the break-up of the euro zone.