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?
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.
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.
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Portfolios comprised of top-notch equities and bonds coming into the economic and market crises should do even better coming out of it.
Correlations in “growth” and “value” equity factors may undercut the diversification benefits of benchmark-relative exposures to sectors and geographies. Consistent portfolio balance by “styles,” though, can lower beta and lift alpha.