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Three Currency Market Themes for 2016: #1 Divergence in Monetary Policies

As we predicted in January of 2015, the U.S. dollar (USD) experienced a bull market last year. That significant rally was surprisingly broad. In my recent Pioneer Blue Paper,  979 more words

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3 Things the European Investment-Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

1. UK – “Fog in the English Channel – Continent Cut Off!” 

It was a busy week for politicians and central bankers alike in the UK last week, but ultimately it was a satisfactory week for all concerned. 908 more words

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I just wanted to say a huge thankyou to everybody who came out yesterday and today to visit me at both the Heron Park markets, and the Perth Makers Market. 60 more words

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Central Banks Diverge Amid Concerns Over Global Growth

Divergence between major central banks was the news of the week, as the Bank of Japan (BoJ) surprised markets with more easing, the Bank of England (BOE) held steady and European Central Bank (ECB) officials discussed their comfort with additional easing, if… 197 more words

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Fed Stays the Course While Watching Global Events

In its January 27 meeting the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members indicated that they expected economic data to be supportive of further tightening, but they continue to remain data dependent. 454 more words

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Volatility is the Name of the Game!

The global financial markets have started the year in full-blown risk-off mode. While global asset markets are not hitting new lows and, in fact have rallied last week, volatility has risen dramatically.   324 more words

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3 Things the European Investment-Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

1. Italian Bad Bank – Talking the Talk, but not Walking The Walk

In last week’s blog, we noted that “the creation of an Italian bad bank may be agreed…over the coming weeks”. 872 more words

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