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James Malthus, Macro Analyst

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  • Financials

    Why does the Fed matter? Because its policies move the market

    With monetary policy a huge driver of investment performance, all investors need to be fluent in “Fedspeak.”

    By James Malthus, Macro Analyst
  • Financials

    Credit risk: Why high-yield bonds act like equities

    High-yield debt could do well, but there are risks. The Fed shifting toward more contractionary monetary policy poses two risks to high-yield debt.

    By James Malthus, Macro Analyst
  • Financials

    Hawks and doves: Why Fed-watching isn’t for the birds

    The FOMC is made up of hawks and doves, and their balance could affect future policy. Investors who follow the Fed need be able to tell the differences.

    By James Malthus, Macro Analyst
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    Financials

    Consumer confidence is up, but spending is still down in Spain

    When will the consumer come back to Spain? Consumer confidence is an important indicator to follow, as it measures the pulse of an important driver of the economy, the end consumers whose demand creates businesses. As with other economic indicators discussed in this series, it’s not so much the level of an indicator that’s important […]

    By James Malthus, Macro Analyst
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    Financials

    US taper in 2014 will be a tailwind for the yen exchange rate

    While the US slows and eventually stops QE (quantitative easing), Japan will continue and likely increase QE In Part 1 of this series, I made the case that the BoJ (Bank of Japan) will likely step up its monetary easing, as current efforts haven’t led to the level of inflation it’s targeting. At the same […]

    By James Malthus, Macro Analyst
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