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ECB Tapering of Quantitative Easing Outlined for 2017

The European Central Bank (ECB) is here to stay with quantitative easing measures. Sort of. President Mario Draghi announced on Thursday that the ECB was going to extend its purchases ...
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Credit Suisse Shows Why Interest Rates May Rise More Than Expected in 2017

The markets still have to work through the presidential election in the United States, but many economic teams and strategists are starting to issue their preliminary forecasts for stock indexes ...
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Global Tally of Negative Interest Rates Continues to Decline

For those of you who view negative interest rates on sovereign debt as a tax, there is good news. For those of you who want to use sovereign debt as ...
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Evidence That Negative Yields Are Finally Shrinking Around the Globe, Sort Of

With news that the Bank of Japan will continue on its quantitative easing path, and with accommodative policies in Europe and the United States, there is still a massive amount ...
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What Bank of England’s Rate Cut and Quantitative Easing Really Mean

Quantitative easing has begun to be seen as an ugly term. Now the Bank of England has decided to try to fend off more economic weakness, and hopefully avoid a ...
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Sovereign Debt With Negative Yields Now Tops $11.7 Trillion

The demand for safe-haven trades is becoming almost zany. It seems unthinkable that there was nearly $10 trillion in sovereign debt with negative yields just a few weeks ago. Now ...
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U.S. Federal Reserve

FOMC Decision on Rates — Kicking the Can Down the Road

The decision on interest rates from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has finally been made. As we expected, no rate hike was seen. If you looked at fed fund ...
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FOMC Lowers Economic 2016 to 2018 Growth & Fed Funds Rate Hikes Forecasts

Wednesday's announcement from the Federal Reserve brought no rate hike on fed funds. This was virtually as expected. There was only one vote to hike rates. What has changed is that ...
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3 Nations Where Negative Interest Rates Are Creating Asset Bubble Risks

Negative interest rates were thought to be the next best thing when it comes to quantitative easing. Never in our lifetimes have we seen a period where banks keeping reserve ...
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ECB

Mario Draghi and ECB to the Rescue, Again, Maybe

Monday may be getting a bit of fresh air from the discussions by the European Central Bank (ECB) at the European Parliament plenary debate, which was over the ECB Annual ...
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Rationale for Rate Hikes Continues to Sink Into January FOMC Meeting

With the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decision on interest rates due around 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the markets remain cautious. It seems very unrealistic, or like too much of ...
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Draghi and ECB to the Rescue, With More Hints of Easing Ahead

The stock market has been hostage to many international pressures in 2016, seeing some $2.2 trillion or so wiped out in just over the first two weeks of this year. ...
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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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