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How is the Fed changing its approach to inflation?

Posted by James Ong, Director, Derivative Portfolio Management on May 9, 2019, in Fixed Income Time to read: 4 min Taken together, the recent combination of testimony, press releases, and other communications suggest that the US Federal Reserve (Fed) may be considering a shift to average inflation targeting. If true, …

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Can central banks still be effective?

Posted by Kristina Hooper, Chief Global Market Strategist on Apr 15, 2019, in Market & Economic Time to read: 6 min Last week was a momentous one for central banks — the minutes from the March Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting were released, giving us insight into the Federal …

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Should you save or spend your tax refund?

Posted by Tom Rowley, Director, Retirement and Education Strategies on Mar 19, 2019, in Retirement Time to read: 2 min Tax season is upon us, and if there’s one upside to all that paperwork, it’s the prospect of receiving a tax refund. According to the IRS, the average tax refund …

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Is a retirement savings crisis on the horizon?

Posted by Jon Vogler, Senior Analyst, Retirement Research on Mar 15, 2019, in Retirement Time to read: 3 min At the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Feb. 6, 2019, witnesses promoted various solutions to address the projected retirement savings shortfall of American workers. Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-MA, …

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Digital gaming = serious business

Posted by Petra DeLeo, Associate Equity Portfolio Manager, Invesco Unit Trusts on Feb 26, 2019, in Equities Time to read: 4 min In a world where new video games can have bigger opening weekends than Hollywood blockbusters, it’s clear that digital gaming is serious business. The digital gaming industry’s global …

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US investment grade credit: A buy or a bubble?

Posted by Paul English, CFA® and Matt Brill, CFA® on Jan 31, 2019, in Fixed Income Time to read: 4 min Recent market stress surrounding trade policy, the US government shutdown, Brexit and recession fears has increased focus on the US investment grade credit market and its sharp rise in …

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