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Professional investors have suddenly turned optimistic about U.S. stocks again, with bullish sentiment fed by an especially buoyant earnings season that is offsetting other concerns. Domestic equities are holding the biggest portfolio weight since January 2015, according to the August Bank of America Merrill Lynch Fund Managers Survey, a look at where 243 pros who …

For 10 years, the Federal Reserve has stalked its prey — inflation — but has mostly come up empty. Now that it has caught up to its goal, the question is what will happen next, and the answer isn’t obvious.

Investor money is hemorrhaging out of global stock funds at a pace not seen since just after the financial crisis exploded. Global equity funds have seen outflows of $12.4 billion in June, a level not seen since October 2008, according to market research firm TrimTabs. Lehman Brothers collapsed in September of that year, triggering the …

The White House won’t be looking to block companies with 25 percent or more of Chinese ownership from buying certain U.S. tech-related companies.

They may have to start passing out neck braces on trading floors if the White House’s contradictions on trade policies continue much longer. Investors are getting whiplash from watching the back-and-forth happening among Trump administration officials who can’t seem to agree on a trade policy. Monday’s action featured a series of mixed messages about President …

The Federal Reserve’s effort earlier this month to tamp down the rise of its benchmark interest rate already isn’t running as smoothly as officials might have anticipated. At its June 12-13 meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee hiked its target overnight funds rate 0.25 points to a range of 1.75 percent to 2 percent. At the same …

Investors were not expecting the Fed to hike rates but were looking for signs of how quickly the central bank may move in the future.

Fed officials do not seem to be buying what tax cut advocates are selling, namely that growth will offset the proposed rate reductions.

The U.S. economy created 228,000 jobs in November while the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent, according to a Labor Department report Friday.

Rick Rieder runs fixed income investing for BlackRock, but lately he is a big believer in stocks. Persistently low interest rates, weak inflation and a lack of supply relative to demand for bonds leaves Rieder advocating for equities rather than the fixed income market. Rieder is chief investment officer for fixed income at BlackRock, which …

Central bankers have turned investing into a game with an unpleasant outcome likely, the bond king said.

Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo announced that future stress tests will be geared toward demanding even higher cash buffers for big banks.

The recent controversy over Wells Fargo creating phony accounts for customers highlights the need for strong banking regulation, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Tuesday.

Amid rising recession expectations and turbulence financial markets, companies kept on creating jobs in February.

Traders have taken a 2016 interest rate hike off the table, anticipating that the earliest the U.S. central bank might move would be February 2017.