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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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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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