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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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The Future of Monetary Policy



We’ve been in a prolonged period of low interest rates. Even with potential rate increases from the Federal Reserve on the horizon, these historically low rates don’t appear to be ending any time soon. How have specific asset classes performed in this low-rate environment and what could it…

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