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  • Yen Rises Versus Euro on Monetary Policy Split

    The yen rose the most in almost a month versus the euro on speculation Bank of Japan stimulus is boosting the economy while the European Central Bank will expand currency-debasing measures to revive growth.

  • Dollar-Yen Volatility Near Record Low Before U.S. Spending, BOJ

    A gauge of expected price swings in the dollar versus the yen remained near a record low as traders awaited this week’s data on U.S. consumer spending and a policy decision from the Bank of Japan.

  • Rosengren Warns Exit From Stimulus May Bring Volatility

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren warns that a relative calm in markets “may be challenged in the future” as the Fed reduces accommodation. *The sharp rise in interest rates last year is a reminder that “uncertainty or misunderstanding about the contours of our exit has the potential to be problematic,” Rosengren says in a speech in Guatemala City *Recent low volatility in the U.S. Treasury market is due “in part to the very gradual and predictable reduction” in the Fed’s large-scale asset purchases, “along with an economy that has continued to improve, albeit only gradually and with some setbacks along the way:” Rosengren *As part of an eventual reduction in stimulus, the Federal Open Market Committee could “decide to reinvest all but a given percentage of securities on the balance sheet as they reach maturity, and increase that percentage at each subsequent meeting:” Rosengren *Maintaining a large balance sheet would give the FOMC “conti

  • Lean Retirement Faces U.S. Generation X as Wealth Trails

    Vera Johnson from Seattle is barely making do, let alone saving for retirement.

  • Fed’s Rosengren Says Ukraine Less a Risk to U.S. Than to Europe

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said that while the conflict in Ukraine probably won’t destabilize the U.S., Europe faces more risk to its banking system or a potential oil-supply disruption.

  • U.S. Federal Reserve Meeting Minutes for Jan. 29 (Text)

    Following are the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee meeting that concluded on Jan. 29.

  • Rosengren Says Fed Should Adopt More Specific Rate Guidance

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should adopt more specific guidance on the likely path of interest rates after dropping a link to a jobless rate of 6.5 percent.

  • Federal Reserve Open Market Committee Meeting Minutes for Jan. 25 (Text)

    Following are the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee meeting that concluded on January 25.

  • Shadow Banking Deals Prompt SEC Plan to Cap Broker Leverage

    U.S. regulators concerned that banks and brokerage firms remain too dependent on risky types of short-term funding are weighing new rules designed to reduce reliance on parts of what is often called the shadow banking system.

  • Rosengren Urges Patience in Stimulus Cut as Jobs Market Weak

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the Fed should be patient in removing accommodation because of persistent damage to the U.S. labor market.

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