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Mar 08
2011

Will stock market rally save pensions?

Posted by Stephen Taub in Riskpensionspension fundsDiscount rateCashCareers/ManagementBNY Mellon Pension ServicesBNY Mellon Asset Management401k

Stephen Taub

The surging stock market rally not only is repairing personal balance sheets and 401(k) accounts. It is also defusing the corporate pension crisis.

The funded status of the typical US corporate pension plan in February rose 0.4 percentage points to 88 percent, according to monthly statistics published by BNY Mellon Asset Management.    

Mar 12
2010

Time for the Fed to articulate a real strategy

Posted by dbedell in FedDiscount ratedebtCapital

dbedell

The surprise discount rate increase last month and the FOMC  discussions over when to begin reducing its balance sheet have really highlighted the importance of transparency in how and when policymakers plan to return things to normal -- whatever that normal may be.

Whenever there is any perceived shift in fiscal or monetary policy, there is a quick reaction in debt market spreads. The current lack of a clear exit strategy is creating its own volatility in the markets.

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