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Quantitative Easing


Tilting Portfolios to Leverage Macro Trends and Political Winds

Back in the 1980s, “monetary policy was a great way to stimulate the economy,” Jack Ablin, CFA, said. Not anymore.

Policy Divergence and Investor Implications

Bank of America Merrill Lynch macro-economist Karin Kimbrough explores a world where all the old symmetries of monetary and fiscal policy have evaporated.

Has Global Debt Become Unsustainable?

During the global financial crisis, excessive debt was the principal disease. It also turned out to be the principal cure. Whether it was called quantitative easing (QE) or something else, it all meant the same thing: increased debt — both in absolute terms and relative to GDP.

Best of 2014: Creative Destruction or “The Market’s Messy Way of Delivering Progress”

In the face of the volatility that largely defined the markets in 2014, it is our goal here at the Enterprising Investor to provide you with practical examinations of current issues in finance and investing. Below is a selection of analyses, advice, and, if nothing else, some simply interesting opinions that address the myriad changes markets have experienced this year.

Weekend Reads for Global Investors: To QE, or Not to QE?

In another perfectly normal week, the Fed decided to end its QE program and BOJ to expand their version of QE. Who is right and who is wrong? And why? We combed through the web to find some answers for you.

Poll: Will Central Banks Reduce Their Involvement and Let Economies Operate on Their Own?

We asked CFA Institute NewsBrief readers to comment on whether they believe central banks will be able to reduce their involvement in markets and let economies operate on their own.

Poll: How Has Abenomics Performed Thus Far?

We asked NewsBrief readers to share their views on the performance of Abenomics thus far. According to 613 respondents, 59% believe it's too early to judge its performance, whereas a quarter of respondents believe it's a failure.

Poll: What Will Foreign Central Banks Do as the Federal Reserve Unwinds QE?

The FT/IMF recently reported that more than 62% of foreign central banks' assets are denominated in US dollars, of which a significant portion is in US Treasuries.

Two Views on the QE Endgame: Avinash Persaud and Richard Duncan

At the recent CFA Institute India Investment Conference in Mumbai, attendees were presented with two very different perspectives on quantitative easing.

Avinash Persaud: “We’re Seeing the Final Phase of the Rally”

In a presentation at the India Investment Conference in Mumbai, the economist and strategist explained the real meaning of QE and its impact on the economy and financial markets.



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