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A Shift from Fixed Income Assets Into Stocks

September 14, 2018

The second week of September came and went without the feared announcement of much higher U.S. tariffs. Even though that danger remains looking ahead, there’s been a return ot riskier assets. Share prices in the Pacific Rim rose 1.2% in Japan today, 1.0% in Hong Kong and Singapore, 1.3% in Indonesia and Taiwan, and 1.4% […] More

A Rebound in Many Emerging Market Currencies

August 14, 2018

The dollar has settled back 5.3% against the Turkish lira, 1.6% relative to the South African rand, 1.5% versus the Russian ruble, 0.9% vis-a-vis the Mexican peso, 0.5% against the Brazilian real and 0.25% versus the Indian rupee after touching a record low of INR 70.09 earlier in the day. However, today’s┬árespite in the lira-led […] More

Concern over How Markets and U.S. Economy Will Tolerate Fed Wind-Down of QE3

May 13, 2013

Equities and bonds are reacting adversely to a WSJ article on May 10, claiming that Fed officials are starting to plan for phased reductions in monthly asset purchases (i.e., the third round of quantitative easing) but still undecided about exact timing. In meetings over the weekend, G7 finance ministers and central bankers failed to censure […] More