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Quin: Australia is overdue a recession

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Richard Quin, Lead Portfolio manager of Bentham Asset Management, is one of Australia’s most seasoned and successful credit investors. While the asset class remains overlooked and underrepresented in many Australian portfolios, there are two bets he’s making right now that should grab your attention. The first position is that long-term... Show More

The Fed: One and done?

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The Fed's plans to normalise interest rate settings appear to becoming unstuck . Derivative markets see rate cut more likely than hike in 2016 and are not pricing further rate hikes until January 2018. "Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell warned yesterday that global risks have shifted further to the downside... Show More

The Bear Market we need to have?

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Loose monetary policy from central banks has steadily projected asset prices higher since 2009. However, with the Fed starting to tighten monetary policy the cool winds of change have sent chills through equity markets. Geoff Wilson, Chairman of Wilson Asset Management, says the market needs to endure tighter monetary conditions... Show More

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The source of this volatility

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Sam Ferraro of Evidente says concerns around China's growth rate are a sideshow to the root cause of the current volatility. Early in January the 17 members of the FOMC who influence the direction and rate of change in US interest rates released their projections for 2016. Of the 17... Show More

Fed raises rates

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"The Committee judges that there has been considerable improvement in labor market conditions this year, and it is reasonably confident that inflation will rise, over the medium term, to its 2 percent objective. Given the economic outlook, and recognizing the time it takes for policy actions to affect future economic... Show More