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Oct 16, 2019 Research Alliance Repo Market Rate Spikes, Bank Regulation and the QE Misnomer—Thornburg

Recent stress in repo markets reflect the confluence of a shrunken Fed balance sheet amid steady economic growth and increasing capital and liquidity regulations on banks.

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Sep 26, 2019 Research Alliance Markets to the Fed: Go Fund Me—WisdomTree

Kevin Flanagan discusses the N.Y. Fed’s “repo” solution and what to expect long-term.

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Sep 25, 2019 Research Alliance An Interview with the Fed’s James Bullard—WisdomTree

On the latest “Behind the Markets” podcast, Jeremy Schwartz and Professor Jeremy Siegel interviewed James Bullard, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis about the last week’s Fed meeting and the outlook for monetary policy.

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Sep 18, 2019 Research Alliance Forecasting the Next Recession: Will Rate Cuts Be Enough?—Guggenheim Investments

History shows that once our recession forecast model reaches current levels, aggressive policy can delay recession, but not avoid it.

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Sep 18, 2019 Research Alliance Fed Watch: It Takes Two—WisdomTree

Kevin Flanagan discusses whether another cut in December is likely.

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Sep 04, 2019 Research Alliance Welcome to the Party, Powell?—WisdomTree

Based on “Fedspeak” surrounding the recent Jackson Hole conference, it appears as if there is some division among the policy makers on what the next step will be. Kevin Flanagan discusses the possible outcomes.

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Aug 26, 2019 Research Alliance Fixed-Income Outlook: Third Quarter 2019—Guggenheim Investments

Credit spreads could get tighter in this liquidity-driven rally, but history has shown that the potential for widening from here is much greater.

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Aug 20, 2019 Research Alliance Will We Get Quantitative Easing for the Banks or for the People?—WisdomTree

On last week’s “Behind the Markets” podcast, Jeremy Schwartz chatted with Samuel Rines, chief economist at Avalon Advisors, and Danielle DiMartino Booth, CEO of Quill Intelligence, about modern monetary theory, QE and interest rates.

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Aug 08, 2019 Research Alliance The Fed Should Hike Interest Rates, Not Cut Them—Guggenheim

By almost every measure policy makers should be considering another rate hike in anticipation of potential economic overheating from looming limitations on output. Instead, debate has been focused on the need to take preemptive action to avoid a potential slowdown.

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Aug 08, 2019 Research Alliance Portfolio Allocation Amid the Tidal Effects of Renewed Fed Easing—Thornburg

The Fed is poised to join the global easing bandwagon, fueling a surge in risk asset prices. As market distortions from easy money grow...

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