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The Fed will move more than the market is expecting

For fixed income portfolios, our expectation that the Fed will move more than markets are priced for has a number of broad investment implications. That said, we believe that markets will be well-anchored over the medium term by expectations for global policy rates to stay below historical norms …

Markets

GOLDMAN SACHS: The US equity market has structural issues

Goldman Sachs filed a letter with the SEC letting it know that it has some deep concerns with the state of how US equity markets operate.<p>The letter was filed in support of trading venue IEX, which is seeking to become an exchange.<p>But it also expresses concerns over the prevalance of high-speed …

There's a multi-million pound bidding war brewing on the High Street

Sainsbury's confirmed last week it had made a bid for Home Retail Group and late on Wednesday Home Retail Group announced in an emailed statement that it is in "advanced discussions" with Wesfarmers to sell Homebase for £340 million ($489.8 million), confirming a Sky News story.<p>That might explain …

Sainsbury's

RBS: The chance of an imminent recession is 75%

Andrew Roberts, the research chief for European economics and rates at RBS, says the chance of an imminent recession is currently 75%. He bases this on an estimate by Larry Summers, the former Secretary of the Treasury in the US, which states that the lower unemployment gets, the more likely it is …

How Is the Economy Doing? It May Depend on Your Party, and $1

Suppose it is dinnertime, and the phone rings. It is a polite survey taker with a simple question for you: How is the economy doing?<p>You might answer the question based upon the news stories you’ve seen recently about the latest unemployment rate, or perhaps based on anecdotal observations, such as …

Critical Thinking