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Pulse Check: Is the Economy Ready for a Fed Rate Hike?



After seven years holding Fed Funds close to zero, the Federal Reserve (Fed) is set to raise rates next week. With so much consternation over events of the past year, the market hasn’t really focused yet on what’s on the horizon for markets in the New Year and beyond. Before laying out my…

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Watch Out for the TLAC Attack!



“Banks have to issue over a trillion U.S. dollars worth of bonds to satisfy TLAC requirements?!” exclaims a fixed income portfolio manager. “Stay calm. It’s not as bad as it seems,” says a fixed income analyst in his composed and distinct sounding British accent. “We need to sell our…

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