Tag: interest rates

Why Is The Fed Still Raising Rates? The Yellen Effect

Why Is The Fed Still Raising Rates? The Yellen Effect

Our second investigation of the Fed’s sentiment discusses the impact Chairwoman Yellen has had on the Federal Reserve since her rise to the Chair in 2014. We created and utilized our ‘FedSpeak’ lexicon to delve into the correlation between the Fed’s intentions and Yellen’s speeches […]

What Rising Rates Mean For Hedge Fund Returns After Fees

What Rising Rates Mean For Hedge Fund Returns After Fees

Introduction As we continue to migrate towards a world of higher short-term interest rates, hedge  funds  and  other  active managers have the potential to capitalize on an environment of increased dispersion in global asset price movements. We have already seen […]

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Would You Rather

Last week I reviewed the investment options in my kids’ 529 plan. Slim pickings was the easy conclusion. Similar to many 401k plans, 529 plans are typically filled with index or index hugging funds, with few if any absolute return […]