Category: Financial Markets

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Financial Markets

Is European credit risk mispriced?

Long term real interest rates fell below zero in all euro area countries.

Financial Markets

What happened in the US repo market?

After US repo rates spiked the week of September 16th, economists are trying to discern the causes.

Financial Markets

The truth about ESG ratings!

An estimated  $30 trillion are invested relying on ESG  (Environmental.social.governance) ratings. Are these ratings reliable and do they promote  sustainability or corporate social responsibility?

Financial Markets

Is shareholder primacy dying?

Earlier this month America's Business Roundtable decided that maximizing shareholder value is no longer their primary goal. The announcement has incited a heated debate.

Financial Markets

Corporate debt in the US

In the US, nonfinancial corporate debt is at a fifty year high ratio to GDP. Are there risks to financial stability?

Financial Markets

Pension funds and global yield curves

New research on the strong effect of pension assets on the long end of the yield curve.

Financial Markets

Markets and Policy

The Fed’s relationship with financial markets has become increasingly unhealthy.

Financial Markets

The drop in US listed firms

The number of listed firms in the U.S. has fallen in every year as a result, relative to other countries, the U.S. now has abnormally few listed firms.

Financial Markets

The CLO market

Does the Collateralized Loan Obligation market point to a financial snag ahead?

Financial Markets

An unstable stock market

Perspectives on the recent volatility of the US stock market.

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