Week InReview

The Fed and the markets
Jerome Powell's game of Kerplunk: h ow many rate rises will be too many?
Friday | Mar 2, 2018
New regime of high volatility defied by these crucial metrics
Changes in volatility measures may only be short-term reactions rather than a wholesale regime shift, offering a potential tonic to traders who have been on edge since inflation data punched up turbulence in late January (BloombergMarkets | Mar 1)

David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget under Reagan, discusses his view on Fed Chair Powell's testimony on Capitol Hill and the markets (CNBC | Feb 27)

ETFs weren't to blame for the market correction: Powell
To those looking to blame exchange-traded funds for the market correction earlier this month, Fed Chair Jerome Powell says they're mostly innocent (BloombergMarkets | Feb 27)

Bonds for the short run
Investors may pay a price as beliefs about inflation and growth change faster than the reality (The Wall Street Journal | Feb 26)

Investors' zeal to buy stocks with debt leaves markets vulnerable
Investors have borrowed a record $642.8 billion against their portfolios as they try to pocket bigger gains by ramping up their exposure to stocks (The Wall Street Journal | Feb 25)

Banks increase CLO forecasts after Dodd-Frank court ruling
Banks are expecting increased Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) fund issuance after a court ruled that the funds will shortly be exempt from regulations that require managers to hold some of their deal (Reuters | Feb 26 )
The Cyber Cafe
Cybersecurity news every Friday
Cybersecurity conference takes heat for booking just one woman keynote: Monica Lewinsky
The RSA Conference, one of the world's largest cybersecurity gatherings, is taking heat for having just one female keynote speaker out of 22 this year: anti-bullying activist Monica Lewinsky.

For true cybersecurity you must know what employees are doing
A look at some options for keeping tabs on your staff and the possible pros and cons.
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Finding the source of 'Dirty Money': What compliance officers can learn
Alex Gibney, creator of 'Dirty Money,' a Netflix series that follows cases of corporate wrongdoing, talks with Risk & Compliance Journal about the show and what compliance officers can learn from the selected cases.

Connecting the dots in global markets: Get ready for more yield-curve doomsday talk
You're not imaging things. February really was a month when nothing seemed to work in markets.

What Wall Street can learn from yellow taxis and Uber
No industry can be complacent in our new digital world and every executive leader must be ready to disrupt their own business before others do.
- Forbes