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  1. FOMC: No change on rates

    trueMembers of the Federal Open Market Committee decided to keep the federal funds rate at zero to 0.25%, they announced Wednesday at the end of a two-day meeting in Washington.

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  1. Northern Trust: Private equity and emerging markets equities to outperform

    truePrivate equity and emerging markets equities topped all asset classes in Northern Trust's most recent five-year outlook, published Monday.

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  2. Shanghai stocks shed another 1.7%

    trueShanghai stocks lost another 1.7% Tuesday even as several of the region's bigger markets ended little changed.

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  3. When will the next recession start?

    trueI have previously shown that based on the past five business cycles, the next recession might not start until March 2019. I examined the Index of Coincident Economic Indicators for some historical guidance on the longevity of economic expansions. Let's update our analysis.

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  4. Putting a value on dollar appetite for U.S. pension executives

    trueCurrency markets have been very volatile in the past year, with the U.S. dollar exhibiting its strongest rally on a trade-weighted basis in over 10 years. For U.S. pension executives with substantial international investment portfolio exposures, the key question is whether this rally is in its ...

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  5. Shanghai stocks resume plunge, tumbling 8.5%

    trueShanghai stocks plunged 8.5% Monday, erasing most of the government-engineered gains of the past three weeks.

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  6. Looking beyond A shares inclusion in emerging market indexes

    trueThe Chinese government's recent strong-arm market tactics might push back the day when A shares garner a toehold in emerging markets indexes, but some money managers already are looking ahead to the day when the country's huge, vibrant equity market outgrows those indexes.

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  7. China's A-shares rescue tactics cast shadow

    trueChina's seeming success in stopping a precipitous A-shares sell-off raises the question of whether a visible official hand could become a hallmark of a proverbial equity market with Chinese characteristics.

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  8. Nervous managers boosting cash over skittish global markets

    trueMoney managers have been increasing cash holdings to levels not seen since the financial crisis over volatility concerns and unease about China's equity markets.

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  9. Fixed-income ETF investors staying away from ultrashort-term market

    trueThe most significant money market fund reforms — floating net asset values, liquidity fees and gates — take effect in October 2016 and a pocket of the fixed-income exchange-traded fund market once expected to attract investors looking for on-demand liquidity has yet to significantly materialize.

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  10. Timberland returns cut down in second quarter

    trueThe NCREIF Timberland index returned 0.51% in the second quarter, its lowest quarterly return since the first quarter of 2012. It was also the lowest second-quarter return since 2002.

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  11. Chicago Metropolitan Water district fund to add emerging markets equities

    trueChicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Retirement Fund is searching for its first active emerging markets equity manager.

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  12. Faber likes cash, says real estate and emerging markets equities to outperform

    trueMarc Faber railed against central bank intervention around the globe and said he likes cash now because it “gives you flexibility to buy assets” when bubbles pop.

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  13. Releasing the third arrow

    trueRatification of the Trans Pacific Partnership will present sustained opportunities for foreign asset managers to capitalize on a resurgent Japan.

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