Liquidity will be key to weathering COVID-19 slowdown

Mar 13, 2020
"Credit is the mother’s milk of economic activity," said one analyst.
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A corner of the bond market is showing signs of stress

Mar 13, 2020
After this week's global market crash, the credit market is showing signs of stress.
Markets in Europe and futures in the U.S. are up Friday morning after a mess Thursday.
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Why bond yields are rising across the world

Jun 10, 2015
An improving economy means investors are selling and prices are falling.

It’s not just your income, it’s your assets

Jan 31, 2012
More than 40 percent of Americans are too "asset poor" to weather a job loss for three months.

Ben Bernanke in a Humvee: Why the Fed bailed out Europe

Nov 30, 2011
To better understand why central banks around the world today said they would "inject liquidity" into the global markets, you might imagine the global economy as a highway

Central banks step in to help Europe with debt crisis

Nov 30, 2011
The planned liquidity injection might not solve all the problems in Europe, but it shows that central banks are getting serious.

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