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Financial Markets

  • Mutual Fund

    The Stock Market Is Up, but Mutual Fund Investors Are Fleeing

    Monday, October 24, 2016

    Despite major stock indexes hitting record highs, stock mutual funds have seen net outflows for many months.

  • iowa electronic markets and the presidential election

    What Does the Market Say about the Presidential Election?

    Thursday, October 06, 2016

    There is a market where securities pay out based on the presidential election. What is it projecting about the outcome?

  • money market yield spreads

    New SEC Rules Cause Shift in Money Market Fund Assets

    Tuesday, September 06, 2016

    Rules meant to prevent sudden large withdrawals from prime money market funds may be sending investors toward government-only money market funds.

  • bullard

    The St. Louis Fed's New Approach to Near-Term Projections

    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    President James Bullard discusses the thinking behind the St. Louis Fed’s new approach to near-term projections for the U.S. macroeconomy and for the federal funds rate. He also explains how the new approach differs from the old one.

  • rate increases and the dollar

    How Do Rate Hikes Affect the Dollar's Exchange Rate?

    Tuesday, February 02, 2016

    Theory holds that increasing interest rates should depreciate the dollar. In reality, that doesn’t seem to happen.

  • Volatility

    How Volatile Are the Volatility Indexes?

    Thursday, January 07, 2016

    Investor sentiment can change rather quickly, as seen by how volatility indexes can change.

  • curing cancer through financial engineering

    Curing Cancer through Financial Engineering

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015

    Recent research suggests that financial engineering could play a role in funding medical research, such as cancer treatments.

  • inflation expectations and fed credibility

    How Is Normalization of Monetary Policy Going to Work?

    Monday, August 03, 2015

    The timing of when the FOMC will start returning monetary policy to normal remains to be determined, but the steps that the FOMC plans to take have been outlined.

  • james bullard technology bubble talk

    The Return of Bubble Talk about the Technology Market

    Monday, July 06, 2015

    What has revived talk of a bubble in technology, and is it a repeat of the 1990s? St. Louis Fed President James Bullard discusses these topics in a video.

  • us public debt

    Who Holds the U.S. Public Debt?

    Monday, May 11, 2015

    By the fourth quarter of 2014, total U.S. federal government debt held by the public reached 73.4 percent of gross domestic product. Who holds this debt?