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    Mar 16, 2017

Currency Reacts as Fed Raises Rates

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On Wednesday, March 15, the Federal Reserve (Fed) announced that it would raise the Federal Fund's Rate, the benchmark interest rate it controls, by a quarter of a basis point.

    Mar 16, 2017

Specter of Inflation Should Trigger Look at Commodity Exposure

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Institutional investors have long incorporated commodities in their portfolios as a way to seek...

    Mar 14, 2017

The “Trump Rally” Powers On

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The “Trump Rally” powered on in February 2017, as risk assets globally continued higher, based on expectations of a more favorable business climate emanating from the...

    Mar 9, 2017

All Eyes on Central Banks (Again)

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The U.S. dollar increased only slightly against a basket of currencies, as strong economic data and hawkish statements from the Federal Reserve have investors convinced that...

    Mar 3, 2017

You Are What You Measure

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“You are what you measure” is a favorite saying of management gurus, and there’s some truth to it. For investors, a corollary might be “choose your benchmarks carefully” when...

    Feb 23, 2017

Dollar’s Direction: Paths and Policies

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After trading lower, the U.S. dollar pared losses ahead of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) January Meeting Minutes. The Japanese yen and the euro traded...

    Feb 23, 2017

Playing Defense in High Yield

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Almost a decade after the start of the Financial Crisis, the Fed is finally starting to make headway in trying to “normalize” interest rates. There’s a widely held view that...

    Feb 22, 2017

Risk Assets Continue Rally

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Risk assets continued their rally as Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Equities in the U.S. and abroad had positive returns.