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  • Has MMT Infected Central Bankers?

    At what point are deficit spending and debt monetization tantamount to Modern Monetary Theory, which effectively posits that ‘deficits don’t matter’ for reserve currency issuers? Will the push to leverage major central banks for purposes well beyond exchange rate and price stability finally revive long-dormant inflation once COVID-19’s deflationary impact abates?

  • Outlook 2021: Reflation, Rotation and Reopening to Re-shape Equity, Bond Markets

    Despite winter virus waves, an incipient pro-cyclical rotation is underway across asset classes and regions. Investors would be well-advised to remain sensibly diversified and balanced.

  • Is the Federal Reserve Taking the Measure of Japan’s Yield Curve Control?

    After seven years of massive amounts of QE and nearly four of yield curve control, the BoJ has yet to sustainably keep inflation at its 2% target or revive GDP growth meaningfully.

Has MMT Infected Central Bankers?

At what point are deficit spending and debt monetization tantamount to Modern Monetary Theory, which effectively posits that ‘deficits don’t matter’ for reserve currency issuers? Will the push to leverage major central banks for purposes well beyond exchange rate and price stability finally revive long-dormant inflation once COVID-19’s deflationary impact abates?

The Laddered Bond Portfolio

Many financial advisors recommend bonds and bond funds as a part of their clients' investment portfolios, both for their perceived safety and yield. However, not all bonds and bond funds are the same, and investors are often lured...

April 10, 2019

      The Value of Dividends in Retirement

      Over the past eighty-seven years, dividends have accounted for over 40% of the total return for the S&P 500 Index. The importance of dividends has been an often overlooked part of investing, but will continue to come to the forefront as...

      February 2019

          Building a Cash Flow Reserve Ladder

          How do retirees avoid selling their hard-earned retirement assets at the wrong time? The all-important “buy low and sell high” discipline is out of reach when forced to sell in a bear market. A cash flow reserve ladder can provide the...

          February 2019

              Endowment Spending Policy

              A spending plan can help retirees balance the desire to maintain a consistent lifestyle with the need to preserve assets for a retirement that could last 30 to 40 years. How should the spending amount change over time? A plan that...

              April 2018

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