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S&P 500 Firms Offering Big Rewards Corporations are paying out more money to shareholders, but some analysts think the practice could be shortsighted. Large companies are distributing a larger percentage of their profits to shareholders, according to a recent report.
Only 3 Houses Sold in West Vancouver In a sharp reversal from earlier trends, the Vancouver real estate market plummeted through the month of August. The Canadian city has been a hotspot for home prices in recent years, but it.
Greenspan Hawkish on Interest Rates Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan gave an interview recently in which he predicted that higher interest rates were just around the corner. He gave a wide-ranging interview regarding monetary policy, including forecasts on central.
Spanish Bond Prices Rise 4.9% in 3 Months Despite being locked in middle of an epic political battle, Spanish government bonds continue to provide relative safety. Yields on the 10-year note dipped below one percent this month as investors clamored.
Japanese Banks Run Dry of Bonds to Sell The Bank of Japan (BoJ) appears to have hit a ceiling on its monetary policy. In its eagerness to absorb government bonds, the BoJ seems to have exhausted the supply of bonds.
Will Portugal Earn the ECB’s Trust? Portugal’s credit rating came under fire this week as the country struggled to keep its Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating. Holding its creditworthiness above water is a necessary condition for the country to continue.
UBS Strategist Names Top 20 Stocks Buying Back Shares As the stock market flirts with new all-time highs, analysts are wondering if the equities are about to hit a ceiling. Julian Emanuel, strategist for financial services company UBS, is one.
Wage Gains for Job Switchers New York, NY — For the last two decades, economists have been worrying about the lack of wage growth for ordinary Americans. However, recent data shows that people who have changed jobs benefit from outsized.
Brexit Fallout Starts to Show Just weeks after Brexit, new evidence has emerged suggesting that there is collateral damage from the Bank of England’s (BoE’s) insistence on low interest rates. The BoE slashed rates to near zero in an attempt.
Fed Governors Suggest Rate Hike Imminent As Brexit-induced panic begins to fade, the Federal Reserve is rekindling the possibility of higher interest rates. Two Fed officials were dispatched to communicate the Fed’s willingness to raise interest rates, and unsurprisingly, their.