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One Man’s Opinion: Will The European Central Bank Be Forced Into QE Next Year?

The European Central Bank is likely to include in their Stress Test the money that commercial banks have raised and the fines they have incurred, said Erik Britton, director at Fathom Consulting. The eurozone final inflation reading for June came … Continue reading


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One Man’s Opinion: Is The Federal Reserve Likely To Defer Rate Hikes Since Inflation Has Remained Weak?

The recent turmoil in the markets caused by Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo almost looked like a mini panic as a lot of investors jumped the gun assuming another credit crisis has hit Europe, said Brian Jacobsen, Chief Portfolio Strategist … Continue reading


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One Man’s Opinion: Certain Sectors In The Economy Are Heating Up While Others Are Falling Behind

The biggest scar from the Great Recession is going to be a smaller labor force and less investment in the US, but it will be an expansion from the previous so-called new normal level, said Alan Krueger, an economics professor … Continue reading


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One Man’s Opinion: Will The Federal Reserve Raise Rates Even If Wages Don’t Pick Up?

The US Fed must re-calibrate their estimates after the disappointing first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) reading as the first six months of 2014 is likely to be flat despite a strong rebound in the second quarter, said Ellen Zentner, … Continue reading


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One Man’s Opinion: Will The Federal Reserve Keep Rates Low To Boost Consumption?

Following the Fed’s two-day monetary policy meeting this week, Chairwoman Janet Yellen said the central bank is going to stay accommodative for a long time after it ended its monthly bond-buying program this year, reassuring markets a rate hike is … Continue reading


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One Man’s Opinion: Is The Fed Likely To Raise Rates In The Second Half Of 2015?

When the US Federal Reserve says there’s a slack in the economy, it means lack of activity in the labor market and an unemployment rate higher than where it should be to generate sufficient inflation, said Neil Dutta, head of … Continue reading


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