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How Quantitative Easing Changed the Markets and How to Weather Them

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via The Market Mogul : The rise of asset classes such as private debt, or low-carbon strategies, and the development of asset allocation tools like absolute return investing, among others, owe part of their success to the development of multi-asset funds, exchange-traded funds and smart beta funds, that delivered high returns …

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China Factory Activity Expands, Driving Up Commodity Prices — But Can it be Sustained?

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via ABC : China’s factories have continued their rebound, with activity expanding at a faster than expected pace while new orders have hit a three-year high. The unofficial Caixin manufacturing PMI found firmer foreign demand was a key driver in spurring on new orders, with export sales accelerating at their fastest …

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The Unintended Consequences of Quantitative Easing

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via bloomberg : Asset inflation doesn’t have to be bad. Flush governments could invest in education and infrastructure. Quantitative easing, which saw major central banks buying government bonds outright and quadrupling their balance sheets since 2008 to $15 trillion, has boosted asset prices across the board. That was the aim: to …

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China’s economic growth remains stable at 6.9% in the second quarter

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Via CNN Money : China’s economy is holding steady. The country’s gross domestic product grew 6.9% in the second quarter, according to government data released Monday, the same figure as the previous quarter and marginally higher than most forecasts. The latest numbers position the economy above Beijing’s stated growth target for …

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