Market Liquidity - Resilient Or Fleeting?


from the International Monetary Fund

Market participants in advanced and emerging market economies have become worried that both the level of market liquidity and its resilience may be declining, especially for bonds, and that as a result the risks associated with a liquidity shock may be rising. A high level of market liquidity - the ability to rapidly buy or sell a sizable volume of securities at a low cost and with a limited price impact - is important to the efficient transfer of funds from savers to borrowers and hence to economic growth.

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What We Read Today 09 October 2015

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

This feature is published every day late afternoon New York time. For early morning review of headlines see "The Early Bird" published every day in the early am at GEI News (membership not required for access to "The Early Bird".).


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Early Headlines: Guns On Campuses, South China Sea Dispute, Russia - Iran - U.S. In Syria, Dollar And Deflation, Nobel Peace Prize And More

Written by John Lounsbury

Early Bird Headlines 10 October 2015

Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.


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Infographic Of The Day: The World Of Aluminium

This infographic offers an insight into the world of Aluminum.

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The Ideology of Money Scarcity

by J.D. Alt, New Economic Perspectives

I've been continuing to work on the book I first proposed here at NEP last spring-The Millennials' Money-and am getting close now to having it ready for publication. The aspect of it that was least successful (and there were several NEP comments to that effect) was the framing of the 'ideology of money scarcity' as having evolved from the particularities of the baby-boomer's generational experience.


U.S. stocks higher at close of trade; Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.20%

by Staff,

U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in theTechnology, Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.20% to hit a new 1-month high, while the S&P 500 index added 0.07%, and the NASDAQ Composite index climbed 0.41%.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was down 1.55% to 17.15 a new 1-month low.


 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

02 October 2015: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Improves But Remains In Contraction

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward - again improved but remains in negative territory. This index had spent 28 weeks in negative territory then 15 weeks in positive territory - and now is in its eighth week in negative territory.

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