ECB's Constancio says the old normal is gone for central bankers

Vitor Constancio has a message for his successors at the European Central Bank: their job will look very different from his.


Central banks find post-crisis bubble tool is doing the job

Central bankers are starting to see promising results from one of the recent additions to their monetary policy toolbox.

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ECB warns complacency is the enemy as euro region recovers

With the euro-area economy at its strongest in almost 20 years, now is the time to prepare for future slumps.

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ECB focused on pace versus duration as caution rules QE plan

European Central Bank policy makers kicked off their debate about next year’s monetary stimulus by focusing on how to balance the size and duration of monthly asset purchases.

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Three reasons the VIX is low and why it may stay that way

With the S&P 500 hitting new highs, the valuation debate is getting more intense.

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Where market liquidity is really coming from

So you think the world is drowning in liquidity? That all depends on where you look.

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There’s a reason people are worried about low volatility

Investors and policy makers who have worried about the historic slide in stock volatility the past year might have had good reason to do so: most market crashes are preceded by exactly that pattern.

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Further changes for money funds?

As the one-year anniversary of new regulations affecting money market funds approaches this fall, the money fund landscape seems permanently altered.

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Gauge shows credit risk down, Moody's misses mark

Bloomberg Intelligence Economics’ measure of China’s financial stability rebounded in the first quarter from a trough in the fourth quarter of 2016, and early indicators point to further improvement in the second quarter.

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Are CFTC and SEC requirements aligning for CCOs?

New CFTC guidance determines that Chief Compliance Officers will be required to report directly to a board director or senior officer.