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Apr 15, 2015

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Organization - Press Release April 15, 2015:: Potter: Money Markets and Monetary Policy Normalization

SPEECH
Money Markets and Monetary Policy Normalization
April 15, 2015
Simon Potter, Executive Vice President
Remarks at the Money Marketeers of New York University, New York City
As prepared for delivery
It is a pleasure to speak again at the Money Marketeers. Much has happened with the implementation of monetary policy in the sixteen months since I last addressed this audience:
  • Recognizing a substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) concluded its outcome-based asset purchase program in October 2014, having completed a total of $1.6 trillion in Treasury and agency MBS purchases over nearly two years.
To continue reading click: http://www.newyorkfed.org/newsevents/speeches/2015/pot150415.html

DealBook P.M. Edition on April 15, 2015: Top Story: Despite Challenges of G.E. Deal, Blackstone's Schwarzman Kept a Focus on Scholar Program



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
TOP STORY
Stephen A. Schwarzman, chief executive of Blackstone, visited a dorm room at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he is funding a scholarship program.
Despite Challenges of G.E. Deal, Blackstone's Schwarzman Kept a Focus on Scholar Program The G.E. deal "was easy for me," Mr. Schwarzman said in an interview, but the welter of details for his Schwarzman Scholars program required creative thinking.

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on April 15, 2015.

Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:31 pm ET 04/15/2015
NYSE
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Bank of America (BAC)122,990,702$15.64-0.18-1.14
Nokia ADS (NOK)120,672,2847.84-0.12-1.51
Petroleo Brasileiro ADS (PBR)104,725,7798.900.688.27
Alcatel-Lucent ADS (ALU)82,970,3904.02-0.91-18.46
General Electric (GE)53,005,46527.46-0.27-0.97
Petroleo Brasileiro ADS A (PBRA)52,404,4478.790.617.46
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX)42,258,74020.671.729.08
Molycorp (MCP)41,980,8970.950.4177.12
Alcoa (AA)34,272,24013.34-0.03-0.22
Chesapeake Energy (CHK)29,211,49916.020.775.05
Pfizer (PFE)28,592,35735.210.180.51
JPMorgan Chase (JPM)28,289,83164.211.171.86
Vale ADS (VALE)26,218,6666.190.254.28
Ford Motor (F)25,366,37316.070.100.63
Transocean (RIG)24,210,09618.901.7410.14
Halliburton (HAL)24,025,88648.262.064.46
NorthStar Asset Management Group (NSAM)22,886,10219.56-2.89-12.87
Delta Air Lines (DAL)22,417,11544.201.122.60
SeaDrill (SDRL)22,359,83912.590.978.35
Avon Products (AVP)21,391,2058.94-0.21-2.30
Cemex ADS (CX)20,148,37410.070.272.76
AT&T (T)19,825,78932.890.200.61
Regions Financial (RF)19,773,2429.710.171.78
SandRidge Energy (SD)19,506,2932.190.125.80
Ambev ADS (ABEV)19,375,0086.280.030.48
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WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on April 15, 2015.

Biggest Decliners Closing
Biggest Decliners
4:46 pm ET 04/15/2015
NYSE
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Alcatel-Lucent ADS (ALU)82,970,390$4.02-0.91-18.46
NorthStar Asset Management Group (NSAM)22,886,10219.56-2.89-12.87
RCS Capital (RCAP)3,164,8718.89-1.09-10.92
China Nepstar Chain Drugstore ADS (NPD)281,1142.21-0.24-9.80
58.com ADS (WUBA)8,411,86863.72-4.15-6.11
Taomee Holdings ADS (TAOM)22,8402.92-0.19-5.97
Niska Gas Storage Partners (NKA)587,4662.09-0.11-5.00
WellCare Health Plans (WCG)669,05184.52-4.30-4.84
Telecom Argentina ADS (TEO)244,01721.45-1.01-4.50
Ocwen Financial (OCN)5,668,7768.40-0.37-4.22
IRSA-Inversiones y Representaciones GDS (IRS)42,55318.87-0.83-4.21
Shake Shack Cl A (SHAK)1,074,14357.47-2.46-4.10
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC)167,81128.28-1.16-3.94
WageWorks (WAGE)405,29050.81-2.04-3.86
Nortel Inversora ADS (NTL)2,24621.25-0.85-3.85
Woori Bank ADS (WF)29,38728.76-1.10-3.68
Precision Castparts (PCP)5,451,013208.08-7.89-3.65
Ducommun (DCO)126,17032.04-1.18-3.55
Compania Cervecerias Unidas ADS (CCU)238,34721.02-0.74-3.41
Molina Healthcare (MOH)639,11364.12-2.23-3.36
SINOPEC Shanghai Petrochemical ADS (SHI)60,87748.55-1.65-3.29
American Axle&Manufacturing Holdings (AXL)2,297,27424.84-0.81-3.16
Centene (CNC)1,613,49367.79-2.21-3.16
Lannett (LCI)1,006,69767.74-2.13-3.05
Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain ADS (CCSC)8,4545.63-0.17-2.93
 
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