Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.
Twitter handle: @jeffmason1
LONDON The last thing the Bank of England wants right now, one suspects, is a precipitous fall in the value of the pound. Yet with the worst Brexit fears intensifying, that's exactly what it may have to brace for.
LONDON Financial market volatility is slumping across the board to historically - or, dangerously - low levels, potentially fanning the flames for a repeat of February's "volmageddon" explosion that sparked a 10 percent correction in U.S. and world stocks.
LONDON The most powerful commercial banker in the world thinks the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield should be 4 percent and headed for 5 pct, even though it's barely able to break above 3 pct.
LONDON Not for the first time in the past 20 years, the challenges of global monetary policymaking have been laid bare by the Bank of Japan.
LONDON Struggling for returns this year, hedge funds are throwing caution to the wind, building up record bets on higher U.S. Treasury yields across the curve and increasingly large bets on a stronger dollar.
LONDON The job of an emerging market central banker is never easy, but it's been a long time since it was this difficult.
LONDON Barring an economic or Brexit-related shock in the next few days - and given the way 2018 is going, few would bet against surprises of any kind with confidence - the Bank of England will almost certainly raise interest rates on August 2.
LONDON Not everyone buys into the view that the marathon U.S. economic expansion has enough momentum left to warrant interest rates and yields going much higher, but one group of investors is going all in: hedge funds.
LONDON Banks have not had much to cheer when it comes to market trading in recent years, but the batch of U.S. second quarter earnings just out is providing some good news.
LONDON A global trade war would hit financial markets hard, potentially wiping trillions of dollars off the value of stocks and other assets. So it's a wonder investors appear relaxed at the prospect which, ominously, is growing more likely by the day.