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Will They, or Won’t They? The Risk of Betting on the Fed

Recent market volatility has been driven by speculation about what the Fed will do next.

Have Central Bank Interventions Repriced Corporate Credit? Part 1

Have the Fed's and ECB's purchases of corporate bonds permanently altered the pricing of corporate credit risk?

Strong or Volcker? The Fed and Global Financial Stability

The impact of Fed policy on the global financial system is yet another feature of the COVID-19 pandemic that caught investors off guard.

The Fed’s “Time of Testing”: Is This Where the Trouble Will Stop?

“This is a time of testing -- a testing not only of our capacity collectively to reach coherent and intelligent policies, but to stick with them.” -- Paul Volcker

How to Talk to Clients about Inflation

Clients have concerns about inflation. Here are a few tips to approach these conversations.

Cochrane and Coleman: Quantitative Easing and Asset Price Dynamics

"Wall Street wisdom is that QE is immensely powerful and is stoking financial bubbles. Academics say, 'I take your $100 bills, I give you back 10 $10 bills. Who cares?'"

Powell Prescribes More Economic Pain: Three Financial History Lessons Support His Diagnosis

“The first lesson is that central banks can and should take responsibility for delivering low and stable inflation,”