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Monetary Policy Gone Wild: A Lost Generation of US Growth?

The Fed could be setting the US economy up for a harder fall down the road.

Hidden Ideas in Macro: The Long-Forgotten “M”

A long-forgotten economic indicator demands a reappraisal, says Daniel Nevins, CFA.

Janet Yellen on Recession Risks, Inequality, and Climate Change

Janet Yellen sat for a wide-ranging fireside chat with Margaret “Marg” Franklin, CFA.

The Fed Has Few Options, Says Danielle DiMartino Booth

“You don’t have a lot to work with when the next discussion around the table is negative interest rates,” says Danielle DiMartino Booth.

Russell Napier: Equity Markets and Structural Change

“Most people tell me that long-run equity valuation data is meaningless," says Russell Napier. "I think they’re wrong.”

Top Five Articles from March: Inflation, Manager Selection, Skill Ratio

The introduction of the Skill Ratio by Daniel Blais, CFA; Brodie Gay's examination of how inflation is underreported; and an exploration by Ziad Abou Gergi, CFA, of the manager-selection process, are among the top posts from March.

Why Isn’t There Any Inflation?

Published estimates suggest inflation has been nonexistent despite extended, near-zero interest rates and a near doubling of the M2 private money supply since the recession.

US Economy: Swimming with the Tide?

Warren Buffett once said, “You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.” Could the tide be receding for the US economy? Ron Rimkus, CFA, explores the question.

Book Review: Financial Crises, Liquidity, and the International Monetary System

In this reprint of a collection of lectures, the Nobel Prize–winning author expounds on regional and international regulation and monetary and fiscal policy, as well as a host of other economic topics. His insights predate but point toward the recent global financial crisis, and his guidance is timely and critical for a global economy still facing the fallout from the crisis.

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.



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