Volatility returned on Wall Street this week, as lingering worries of Fed tapering dominated the market. Standard & Poor’s Rating Services announced its revision for the U.S., raising its outlook for the nation’s credit from negative to stable, leading many to once again speculate when the central bank might scale back its bond-buying program. In other economic news, the Bank of Japan kept its key interest rate and asset-buying program unchanged, a sign that economic recovery may be picking up. Investors also kept a close eye on the German Constitutional Court’s two-day hearing on the constitutionality of the European Central Bank’s bond-buying program [see Single Country ETFs: Everything Investors Need To Know].
Below, we highlight seven insightful articles circulating around the financial space this week:
- Easy money is a future tax on Americans (Breitbart)
- Traders may be too bearish on Apple (DownTownTrader)
- Investors flee emerging market equities (Quartz)
- Preferred shares take a nosedive, time to buy? (Bespoke)
- Carry trade ETF exhibits interesting relationship with S&P 500 (Vix and More)
- Technology stocks are on the rise – or are they? (Chart etc.)
- Be prepared to see more volatility up ahead (Points and Figures)
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