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Do the Fed's Forecasts Get Marked to Market?

online.barrons.com — "Don't fight the Fed" is one of the oldest adages on Wall Street. But the financial markets remain at odds with the central bank's own projections for interest rates. To little surprise of the markets, the Federal Open Market Committee Wednesday reaffirmed its intention that short-term interest rates would remain ultralow for a "considerable time," a bit of verbiage that some observers thought could be excised from...
Sep 17, 2014

Our Randy Forsyth asks: Do the Fed's Forecasts Get Marked to Market? on.barrons.com/1s7hr2q via @barronsonline

Bad News for Hedge Funds Good for BlackRock Stock

online.barrons.com — The hedge fund industry is experiencing a Marie Antoinette moment. After years of stories about the massive houses, art collections, exotic autos, tax breaks, and fantastic life styles of hedge fund managers, some of the people who pay for those luxuries are saying, No more.
Sep 17, 2014

The hedge fund industry is experiencing a Marie Antoinette moment. on.barrons.com/1s6Q6gZ via @barronsonline $BLK

Traders Buying Insurance Against an October Crash

online.barrons.com — Investors are tense as the Federal Reserve commences a two-day meeting to discuss the postcrisis future of interest rates. Options trading patterns on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) indicate significant bearish pre-event positioning. Trading patterns reveal investors think the stock market will make a sharp move lower in reaction to the...
Sep 17, 2014

Investors think stocks will move lower sharply RT @barronsonline: Traders Buying Insurance Against an October Crash on.barrons.com/1s5jzrx

Tiffany Insiders Sell Near Record High

online.barrons.com — Four Tiffany insiders including the top executive actively engaged trimming holdings, selling 130,884 shares for $13,214,917, an average of $100.97 each from Aug. 29 through Sept. 10. The transactions included options exercises and open-market sales. Chief Executive and Chairman Michael Joseph Kowalski sold 54,045 Tiffany (ticker: TIF) shares for $5,458,804.