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Why You Can’t Have a Multiasset Portfolio Without Forex

Posted December 31, 2015 at 6:00 AM EST

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Currencies offer a way to invest with an eye on macroeconomic trends like policy divergence, while possibly earning some interest.


 

Declining U.S. Corporate Profits Signal a Looming Recession

Posted December 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM EST

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Earnings weakness, combined with limited Fed firepower and softness in global demand, are likely to cause a outright contraction in the economy.


 

A New Global Financial Architecture Emerges

Posted December 22, 2015 at 6:00 AM EST

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The AIIB, New Development Bank and Silk Road Fund provide a challenge — and a fresh alternative — to the IMF, World Bank and WTO.


 

FOMC Meeting: Life After Liftoff

Posted December 15, 2015 at 6:10 PM EST

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Now that the Fed is pumped and primed to begin hiking rates, it’s investors’ turn to play “wait and see.”


 

China’s Future Will Be Different — and Brighter

Posted December 14, 2015 at 9:00 PM EST

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Old and New: Shanghai Tower And Yuyuan Garden Photo credit: Bill Perry/Bigstock

The consumer-oriented domestic economy has overtaken the country’s export sector; that’s good news for China, and for investors.


 

Want to Bolster Economic Growth? Fix Our Infrastructure

Posted December 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST

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Thanks to the knock-on effects for manufacturing and jobs growth, infrastructure investment could help rev the U.S. economy.


 

Shadow Banking and the Likelihood of U.S. Recession

Posted December 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM EST

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Greater reliance on the shadow banking system might reduce the Federal Reserve’s ability to inject liquidity into a flagging economy.


 

Big Information: The Next Financial Frontier

Posted December 1, 2015 at 6:00 AM EST

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Many investors have become caught up in the hype around big data, but the next significant financial frontier will be in big information.