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Poll: How Long Do You Think Extremely Low Rates Can Persist?

CFA Institute asked professional investors how long they thought today’s extremely low rates could persist.

Poll: Is the Objection to Using the ESM’s Bailout Money to Purchase Bad Loans Appropriate?

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.

Poll: What Change in Rates Would Help the US Economy the Most?

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.

Poll: What Do You Think Will Be the Most Likely Impact of QE3?

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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Poll: At What Level Should the Basel Committee Set Its Minimum Leverage Ratio?

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.

Poll: Does the State of the Global Economy Warrant the Purchase of Gold?

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.

Poll: Should the Libor System Be Replaced with Actual Overnight Rates?

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.

Poll: Are High-Frequency Trading Reforms Needed?

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.

Libor Scandal Poll: What Did the BoE Know and When Did It Know It?

In a recent poll, 92% of the professional investors surveyed saw the Bank of England as complicit in the Libor scandal.

Does Quantitative Investing Have a Future?

After stumbling badly from 2007 to 2009, quantitative investing has enjoyed a nice run. Nonetheless, a recent CFA Institute member poll suggests that quant managers have a perception problem.



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