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.
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LONDON U.S. bond yields are the highest in seven years, the dollar is strengthening, emerging markets are wobbling, and oil is up to $80 a barrel. Yet there is an unlikely oasis of calm out there: stocks.
LONDON The U.S. bond market is at a turning point, with the 10-year yield finally making a convincing break above 3 percent, paving the way for a more prolonged rise in U.S. borrowing costs.
LONDON Hedge funds and speculators continue to revise their bearish view on the dollar, making historic cuts to their short positions at both ends of the risk spectrum.
LONDON By not raising interest rates on Thursday, the Bank of England may just have brought the curtain down on one of the tamest tightening cycles in central banking history.
LONDON With the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields marching higher, the latest emerging market firestorm risks plunging these countries into a self-perpetuating cycle of falling currencies, higher U.S. yields, a stronger dollar and mounting pressure on their FX reserves.
LONDON Hedge funds and speculators spent the first four months of the year betting heavily against the dollar. They're now running for the hills.
LONDON U.S. corporate profit growth is outpacing European profit growth at the fastest pace on record, but the anomaly is unlikely to last.
LONDON Rising U.S. bond yields and a resurgent dollar are kicking up a storm which threatens to rip through emerging markets this year.
LONDON The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield's rise above 3 percent last week for the first time in over four years may be cause for concern across wide swathes of financial markets, such as equities and emerging markets.
LONDON 2018 was supposed to be the year inflation bared its teeth, finally emerging after years of unprecedented stimulus in a booming global economy.