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Short and Sharp: The highs and lows of an equity bull market



It is a truth universally acknowledged, that each time the equity market index hits a new record high, investors are filled equally with joy and fear. Joy at the tremendous performance and fear that it is drawing perilously to a close. This week, the S&P 500 Index pushed through the 2,600…

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Increased Bank Capital Requirements – Some Investors Love It, Some Hate It



On 9 December, the Federal Reserve (Fed) released a notice of proposed rule-making (NPR) that would require the largest U.S. banks to increase their capital levels even further. Specifically, this new capital requirement will be tied to a bank’s “systemic risk profile.” That’s a fancy way…

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