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Views from the CIO: Rate Hike or No Rate Hike, Fed Tightening Already Underway



In a recent meeting, our financial analyst and U.S. portfolio manager, Joel Fortney, had a lot of controversial insights to a Federal Reserve (Fed) rate-hike cycle question. I thought it was worth sharing these insights in a blog post to our readers. Although the Fed has not started raising rates…

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November Jobs Report – Another Robust Report



The November jobs report was another excellent one, indicating the addition of 211,000 jobs and the Labor Department upwardly revised its earlier estimate of job creation in September and October. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.0%. This strong jobs report likely solidifies a Fed rate…

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