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QE worked, but not as advertised

While QE proved very effective in reinforcing the Fed’s communication about short-term interest rates, there could be simpler ways to achieve the same outcome. The U.S. experience with QE suggests it would be effective in Europe.

Tagged with: Economy, Fixed Income, Investing

Bond playbook ahead of the Fed

While we do not expect an interest rate hike this week, investors need to have their eyes wide open about what could happen, and what it means for bond markets. While there are many possibilities for what could play out in the markets, we are focused on what we see as the three most plausible outcomes when assessing the future direction of policy.

Tagged with: Economic Policy, Interest Rates, Investing, Monetary Policy

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Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset management group that provides a broad range of actively managed investment strategies and solutions for individual, institutional and corporate clients around the world. With more than 2,000 people, including over 450 investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia, we manage $503 billion†† of assets across developed and emerging market equities, fixed income, asset allocation solutions and alternatives.

††In U.S. dollars as of June 30, 2015. Source: Ameriprise Q2 Earnings Release. Includes all assets managed by entities in the Columbia and Threadneedle groups of companies. Contact us for more current data.