• Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa speaks during a news conference at its headquarters in Tokyo
    Bank of Japan Ups Bond Purchasing Program to $867B

    April 27 2012 2:07 PM EDT

    The Bank of Japan will expand its Asset Purchase Program by an additional 5 trillion yen ($62 billion) to increase the purchase of Japanese government bonds, exchange-traded funds and Japan real estate investment trusts, the bank announced in a statement Friday.

  • Profit-Taking, Euro Zone Worries Cut Gold Down in European Trading

    September 07 2011 7:11 AM EDT

    Gold prices were down 1 percent in Europe on Wednesday after a volatile session in Asia as skittish investors cashed in gains after the precious metal's rally to record highs, though concerns over euro zone debt still underpinned the market.

  • Japan's Foreign Reserves Hit All-Time High

    September 07 2011 6:56 AM EDT

    Japan's foreign reserves surged to an all-time high in August after it spent a record amount to intervene in the currency market, aiming to curb a sharp yen rise that could derail the economy's recovery from the March earthquake and tsunami.

  • ETFs To Watch January 18, 2011 (QID, PALL, FXM, EPI)

    January 17 2011 3:10 PM EST

    Here is the ETF Professor's ETF Watch List for Tuesday January 18, 2011. Let's see if BP (NYSE: BP) can continue to lift the iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index Fund (NYSE: EWU).