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Do Central Banks Cause Or Cure Inflation?

Do Central Banks Cause Or Cure Inflation?

When inflation lags, one of the key tools in the central banks’ arsenal is policy rate manipulation. Reducing rates in a stagnating inflationary environment discourages saving and cash hoarding, and encourages spending, at least in theory. We expect to see […]

Finally, Smart Beta ETFs Gain Market Share

Finally, Smart Beta ETFs Gain Market Share

After months of losing ground in the battle for ETF market share, smart beta ETFs picked up steam in September, especially in comparison to plain vanilla equity ETFs. Overall, these strategically-constructed funds gained $1.3 billion of market share in September. […]