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Short and Sharp: Central banks are not a risk… until they have to be



As we approach year-end, investor thoughts inevitably turn to the risks for next year. Our own internal discussions have identified the following risks: central bank tightening, tight valuations, and politics. While the third is certain to continue festering across many parts of the world, the last…

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The Fed and the ECB: Divergent



While the past six months have been all about politics, the last two weeks have been all about the central banks. As widely expected, on December 14, the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) hiked policy rates by 25 basis points (bps) or 0.25%, taking the federal funds rate range to between 50 and 75 bps.…

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