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Views from the CIO: Bank of Japan’s Negative Interest Rate Policy, is the U.S. next?



In another effort to jump-start the stagnant Japanese economy, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) unexpectedly announced on January 29th that it was cutting its benchmark interest rate to -0.1%. The negative rate applies only to excess balances that exceed reserve requirements, thereby encouraging banks to…

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Fiscal Policy and Volatility



How could a change in fiscal policy impact market volatility? In a recent webcast focused on ongoing market volatility featuring Mustafa Sagun, David Blake, and me, I answered this question and more. Watch this video below and to watch the webcast in its entirety, visit Perspectives on Market…

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