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The search for quality in 2018



Entering 2018, we believe a key theme will be investors’ search for quality …in assets and in strategies. For the past decade, a combination of monetary stimulus and slower global growth has depleted the pool of, but not the demand for, high quality assets.  Despite the low and even negative…

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Short and Sharp: The U.S. dollar can’t catch a break (sad face)



Last year, the U.S. Dollar Index, a measure of the U.S. currency’s strength against a basket of foreign currencies, weakened almost 10%. This was the index’s worst performance in more than a decade. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar depreciated against 85% of all major currencies. After such a dismal…

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