Monetary Policy

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How to react to rising inflation

Our Blog Jan 20, 2017 Columbia Threadneedle Investment Team

After several years of low inflation — and concerns about the prospect of deflation — portfolios now need to be prepared for rising prices.

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Stocks surge while diversification struggles

Our Blog Dec 19, 2016 Jeffrey L. Knight, Global Head of Investment Solutions and Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation

For many investors, the post-election rise in U.S. stock prices hasn’t necessarily translated to a post-election rise in portfolio values. Does diversification still work?

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Don't ignore the threat of another market tantrum

Our Blog Oct 24, 2016 Jeffrey L. Knight, Global Head of Investment Solutions and Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation

Jeff Knight looks at why market tantrums are the greatest risk management challenge facing investors today — and three ways to help protect your portfolio.

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Preview: This week’s Fed and BoJ decision points

Our Blog Sep 20, 2016 Edward Al-Hussainy, Senior Interest Rate and Currency Analyst

The Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan have important policy decisions to make this week. Here’s what investors need to watch for.

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Understanding structural impediments to growth

Our Blog Aug 24, 2016 William F. "Ted" Truscott, Chief Executive Officer

Advisors’ ability to help their clients build wealth depends in part on understanding the economic landscape and the structural forces affecting it. In today’s low-growth economy, it’s imperative we identify the real factors contributing to anemic growth. Only then can we begin to address the problems at hand.

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