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  • Markets & Economy

Increased Demand for Portfolio Insurance

A form of portfolio insurance has grown more expensive recently. Multiple potential causes exist, from regulatory changes to fears about the global outlook.

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Japanese Inflation

Abenomics-inspired hopes for Japan’s economy continue to fade as Japanese inflation persistently falls short of the Bank of Japan’s target.

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China Financial System Risk: The Sequel

Amid greater financial-market stress this summer, China appears well positioned to manage short-term risks, but the long-term outlook looks more challenging.

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Federal Reserve Rate Hike in September?

Soon, the U.S. Federal Reserve will likely begin hiking interest rates for the first time in almost seven years. The only question is “how fast?”

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China: Time to Panic?

The steep declines in China’s domestic equity market from June highs to early July lows raises some concerns, but it ought not to inspire panic.

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Greek Sovereign Default Doesn’t Ensure Grexit

Greece remains exposed to the possibility of a sovereign default and the reintroduction of the drachma, but three historical case studies suggest that the former need not induce the latter.

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Good News is…Good News

Good economic news really is good news most of the time, statistically speaking. Folk wisdom to the contrary may stem from behavioral biases.