Tag Archives: Interest rates

Play Reflation through Real Assets and Equities

Francesco Sandrini is Head of Multi Asset Securities Solutions.  This is the second in a series of blogs in which we analyze the main inflation drivers investors should pay attention to in 2017 and beyond, as well as investment opportunities to … Continue reading

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Fed Signals Three Rate Hikes for 2017

As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the target Fed Funds rate by 25 basis points (bps). The December rate increase represents the sole rate increase for 2016, following the December 2015 move, and the second increase since … Continue reading

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3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

1. Spain – Politics to the Fore Again Spain has been without a government since national elections in December 2015. No party has managed to secure a majority in those elections, leading to the most fragmented parliament since 1977. A … Continue reading

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Fed Monetary Policy: A Moving Target

As expected, the Federal Reserve Board yesterday left interest rates unchanged following the September meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. In its statement following the meeting, the FOMC said, “The Committee judges that the case for an increase in … Continue reading

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Fed Update: The Long and Short (Term) of It

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement yesterday was predictably neutral to slightly dovish. In her press conference, Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen appeared even more dovish.

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