Earlier this week, we asked readers, “Is Germany, Finland, and the Netherlands’ objection to using the European Stability Mechanism’s bailout money to purchase existing bad loans appropriate?” More than 70% said these nations’ objections were appropriate.
In normal markets, investors would find the suggestion of raising interest rates in a weak economy about as daft as holding a TV antenna in a thunderstorm. Yet, after five years of “stimulative” monetary policy, this week's survey results suggest that investors are ready for a radical departure from economics orthodoxy.
In a poll conducted earlier this week in the CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief, we asked subscribers what they thought would be the most likely impact of QE3.
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When the Basel III rules become operative in January, banks will have to meet a new leverage standard that will cap the leverage permitted under other Basel rules. In a poll conducted earlier this week, we asked readers at what level the Basel Committee on Banking supervision should set its minimum leverage ratio.
In a poll conducted earlier this week, we asked readers whether the state of the global economy warrants the purchase of gold or gold stocks. It looks like professional investors are split right down the middle.
In a poll conducted earlier this week in the CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief, we asked subscribers if the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) quote system should be replaced with a system that uses actual overnight rates. A whopping 90% of 1,113 respondents said yes.
In a poll conducted earlier this week, CFA Institute asked its members if tighter regulation of high-frequency trading would meaningfully reduce technical glitches in the stock market. Not surprisingly, nearly two-thirds of respondents thought that tighter regulations would indeed be effective.
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