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Sources of Volatility in 2016



The beginning of 2016 has seen much volatility in global markets. Many believe one of the sources of volatility was and continues to be China. Slower than expected growth, currency weakness, and instability in Chinese equities are all likely catalysts. What does this mean for world markets and will…

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The Federal Funds Rate in 2016



The path of rate rises from the Federal Reserve in 2016 continues to be a source of much conversation. The Federal Open Market Committee raised the target for the fed funds rate by 0.25% in December, with the expectation that up to four more rates could happen in 2016. With the current volatility…

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