Author Archives: Ken Taubes

About Ken Taubes

Ken Taubes is Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, U.S. of Pioneer Investments. He is Portfolio Manager of Pioneer Strategic Income Fund, Pioneer Bond Fund and Pioneer Multi-Asset Real Return Fund. Ken joined Pioneer Investments in 1998.

Fed Pursues a Slow Pace – What Does it Mean for Investors?

The Federal Reserve Board’s policy-making committee convened on September 16-17 to discuss winding down its stimulus program. Janet Yellen, the Fed’s chairwoman, explained the results of the meeting in a news conference on September 17. Is the Fed Being Too Accomodative? … Continue reading

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Fed’s Inflation Target Misguided? Good vs. Bad Disinflation

For more than a year the Federal Reserve Board has cited inflation below its targeted 2% level as one justification for maintaining its extraordinarily accommodative monetary stance. As of February, the core inflation rate was 1.1%, based on the Personal … Continue reading

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Taking Stock in the Economy

Now is a good time to take stock in the current macro environment from a market perspective. Here’s what we think could happen at the end of this year and next year: Stocks and Bonds It’s been a good year so … Continue reading

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What Should Investors Know about the U.S. Government Shutdown?

Yesterday was the start of a new fiscal year for the U.S. federal government, but failure to agree on a spending plan in time for that deadline left federal coffers short. As a result, a partial government shutdown took effect. … Continue reading

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