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Quantitative Easing


Poll: Have Interest Rates in the US Finally Started Their Upward Climb toward Normalcy?

Interest rates in the US have started to rise over the past month, surprising many in the investment world. We asked readers earlier this week: Have interest rates in the US finally started their upward climb toward normalcy? For many of the 918 respondents (approximately 42%), the answer is "Yes, recent increases are in response to important changes in the interest-rate landscape."

BOJ Asset Purchases: Is Japan Sowing Seeds of Next Asset Bubble?

The quantitative easing recently announced by the Bank of Japan may benefit investors who hold Japanese equities, but Ron Rimkus, CFA, sees the classic makings of one big investment bubble.

J.P. Morgan Strategist David Kelly Not a Big Fan of Fed Policy

David Kelly, CFA, chief global strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds, outlines three problems with the current Federal Reserve policy of zero interest rates and quantitative easing.

President Nixon: The Man Who Sold the World Fiat Money

President Richard Nixon's decision to untether the US dollar from gold has left a harsh and lasting legacy for economies all around the globe.

Poll: Will Masaaki Shirakawa Succeed in Overcoming Persistent Deflation by Engineering Mild Inflation?

In a poll conducted earlier this week in the CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief, we asked professional investors whether the Bank of Japan can overcome persistent deflation by engineering mild inflation.

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: 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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Why the Current Account Deficit Helps Explain the Economics of QE3

Yesterday, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke removed all doubt about whether or not the Fed would proceed with QE3. What will be the impact? A careful study of the long-running U.S. current account deficit provides some answers.



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