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Mar 20, 2019 Research Alliance “March”ing Out Like a Lamb—WisdomTree

Is the Federal Reserve leaving March by “going out like a lamb?” Kevin Flanagan discusses the outcome of this week’s FOMC meeting.

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Jan 14, 2019 Research Alliance Suffering Liquidity Withdrawal Syndrome, Market Gets Its Fix—Thornburg

It appears the “Powell Put” has been exercised as the Fed chief declares no “pre-set” course on rates and no “hesitation” to change its balance sheet runoff. But does the economy still need Fed accommodation, or do markets just want it?

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Feb 22, 2018 Market Turbulence and Central Bank Policy Shifts

Following the recent market turmoil, Litman Gregory chief investment officer Jeremy DeGroot shared his thoughts on the investment environment with an audience of our private wealth management clients. We’ve excerpted his comments here.

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Oct 02, 2017 Research Alliance Questions Around Growth, Asset Prices Linger—Thornburg Investment Management

The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet unwind comes amid mixed U.S. data, but the global acceleration in growth and inflation gives it cover to continue normalizing policy and reduce market distortions. The upswing might also give pause to those asserting the death of the Phillips Curve.

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Jul 28, 2017 Research Alliance Fed Likely to Stay the Course—Guggenheim Investments

A tightening labor market and near-target inflation will keep the Federal Reserve on track even as fiscal policy sputters.

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