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Is a Fed Funds Rate Hike Out of the Picture Until 2016?

With this week's FOMC meeting being highly watched, it seems that investors have almost no fears of a rate hike -- nor any reason to be elated about a rate ...
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Rekindled Interest in Currency Hedged Equity ETFs

The world of wildly fluctuating currencies and the wave of global quantitative easing, many U.S. investors wanting international exposure have decided to turn to hedged equity market exchange traded funds ...
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Europe’s Market Gift, With Hints of More Quantitative Easing

If there is one thing that central bankers and politicians have proven over and over since the Great Recession, it is that they will do almost whatever they can get ...
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Will 3 Days in a Row of Market Holidays in Japan Be Felt in Asian Equities?

Japan has endured one of the greatest efforts of quantitative easing measures. Abenomics has tried and tried to rekindle some inflation and growth in Japan, but now the Asian equities ...
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Will the Fed’s $4.5 Trillion Balance Sheet Matter In Its Rate Hike Decision?

This week will bring yet another FOMC meeting where the U.S. Federal Reserve will release its decision on interest rates for Fed Funds. Whether or not that new announcement comes with a ...
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Why Japan’s 7.7% Move Higher Is a Dead Cat Bounce

Don’t be fooled by Japan’s frantic 7.7% rally Tuesday. Headlines are screaming that this is the largest rally since October 2008. That may be true, but this is most likely ...
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4 Stocks to Sell Now, Until the Fed Acts

Monday was historic. The Dow Jones had a 7% intraday trading range. The Nasdaq was even more volatile with a 9% intraday trading range. The S&P 500 had gained more ...
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Bond Liquidity Crisis Update, An Unexpected Regulatory Outcome

Currencies may be considered the most liquid of all quoted markets, but the most liquid market that most investors think about day in and day out is the U.S. Treasury ...
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7 Years of Zero Rates Have Created a New Twilight Zone

The game is finally almost over. After nearly seven years of interest rates hovering just above zero, the first Federal Reserve rate increase since 2006 could be right around the ...
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Mario Draghi Loosely Outlines ECB Quantitative Easing for 2015

The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to follow the Bank of England by not cutting interest rates. Still, ECB President Mario Draghi has talked up the scenario for additional ...
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What to Expect From European Central Bank and Draghi on Quantitative Easing

Thursday is expected to bring word of expanded economic stimulus at the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting, with the likely timing being early 2015. Mario Draghi has already gone as ...
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Draghi Talks More About Coming Quantitative Easing

Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), spoke on Monday to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. While there are many comments in the prepared notes ...
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Eurozone GDP and Inflation Show Why Quantitative Easing Is Becoming More Certain

Eurostat has released the flash estimate for third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) for the eurozone. The report has a mixed bias to it. The good news is that it was ...
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ECB and UK Maintain Low Rates, Late Word on Quantitative Easing (Updated)

With deflation in the air in Europe, some form of additional easing measures might have been hoped for. That hope has faded, and the reality is that European Central Bank ...
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The Stock Market Joke of October: What Sell-Off?

The end of September brought a sell-off in stocks that went well into October. The first half of October was a month in which many investors started to wonder if ...
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