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What Rates Markets Are Overlooking About the FOMC

Posted January 29, 2015 at 3:45 PM EST

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The pace and likely end point of Fed tightening are more important than the start date in determining the yield curve — and the long-term rate outlook.


 

Lack of OPEC Control Means a Wild Ride for Oil Prices

Posted January 16, 2015 at 2:15 PM EST

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The cartel of oil producers has abdicated control since 2008. The result has been massive oil price swings that would put most roller coasters to shame.


 

The Delicate Balance of Paying Asset Managers

Posted January 13, 2015 at 6:15 PM EST

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Investment management firms need to weigh employee motivation against prudent business when determining compensation packages.


 

Defined Contribution Plans and the Changing Role of the Financial Adviser

Posted January 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM EST

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External retirement advisers can help a corporation’s financial team modernize benefit offerings — improving employee morale in the process.


 

There’s Good News Hiding in Today’s Low-Rate Environment

Posted January 8, 2015 at 5:30 PM EST

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Forget about nominal rates; real rates are rising steadily, portending solid growth and a good environment for risk assets.


 

European Equities: A Reason to Embrace Low Inflation in Europe

Posted January 5, 2015 at 6:00 AM EST

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Contrary to public belief, deflationary threats in the euro zone could lead to an array of investment opportunities.