Perpetual Equity Investment Company

One of the key drivers of the improved market sentiment since December has been that the US Fed has been very consistent in its messaging. Indeed every meeting since then, Janet Yellen and her colleagues have reduced the level of monthly asset purchases by USD10 billion. However, before this process... Show More

Livewire News

Height of QE equal to minus 2% rate. The economists, Jing Cynthia Wu and Fan Dora Xia, used a concept known as the shadow rate to gauge the impact of quantitative easing and the Fed's forward guidance on the likely path of interest rates. Their findings? As of December, Fed... Show More

Jay Soloff

Nothing surprising out of this month's FOMC meeting. The Fed is reducing their bond buying program by another $10 billion, as expected. Total Treasury and MBS purchases will now be $65 billion per month. Other than that, the Fed statement has very few changes from December's. The Fed's language suggest... Show More

Clime Asset Management

In the latest macro economic update, John Abernethy, Chief Investment Officer and George Whitehouse, Portfolio Manager from Clime Asset Management explain implications of Australian equities in 2014. Visit the link to watch the full video http://www.clime.com.au/investing-report-archive/december-2013-sydney-investor-briefing/ Show More

Jay Soloff

The moment of truth has arrived... and the Fed has decided to begin tapering in January. The central bank is cutting $5 billion off its Treasuries purchases and $5 billion off its MBS purchases to reduce the total amount of bond purchases to $75 billion a month. For the economy,... Show More

Jay Soloff

Could the Fed taper in December after all? Just a week or two ago, a December reduction in the Fed's bond buying program was considered a near impossibility. However, a slew of positive economic reports, especially regarding an improving job market, has revived the chances of a taper this month.... Show More