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  1. POLL: When do you expect the Federal Reserve to raise short-term interest rates?

     

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  1. Money managers don't see Bank of England rate hike until 2016

    trueDespite an improvement in GDP growth in the U.K. for the three months ended June 30, a skittish set of data over the past few quarters and low inflation means money management executives still believe a hike in interest rates will not come until 2016.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Managers optimistic on U.S. economy despite rising rates, market volatility — Northern Trust

    trueMoney managers anticipate higher interest rates, as well as rising market volatility over the next six months, said Northern Trust's latest quarterly money manager survey.

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  5. Productivity might not be as bad as widely believed

    trueThere is widespread concern about the slow growth in non-farm business productivity. Over the past 20 quarters (five years) since Q1 2010, it is up only 0.5% on average during each of the Q1-to-Q1 periods spanning the five years: 0.4% through Q1 2011, 0.9% through Q1 2012, 0.5% through Q1 2013, ...

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  6. Yellen: Fed rate rise likely this year

    trueThe Federal Reserve “will probably raise interest rates sometime this year,” Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told a House panel Wednesday.

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  7. Grantham calls for prudent investing, says low interest rates hurting every asset class

    trueJeremy Grantham's firm is allocating assets “with great difficulty,” he said while speaking at the 2015 Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago on Wednesday.

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  8. Fed not ready to raise rates

    trueA slight uptick in job gains for the second quarter did not persuade members of the Federal Open Market Committee to raise the federal funds rate.

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  9. Making banks accountable

    truePension funds, endowments, foundations and other asset owners — victims of manipulation of foreign exchange prices by four big banks and interest rate benchmarks by another — must demand reimbursement for their losses following the guilty pleas of the banks to criminal charges concerning the ...

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  10. Fed cites weakening economic data in reaffirming low rates

    trueThe Federal Open Market Committee's decision to reaffirm the zero-to-0.25% target range for the federal funds rate at its April 28-29 meeting was based on weakening economic data, moving the path to higher rates further into the future, said meeting minutes released Wednesday.

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  11. SEC to propose that mutual funds disclose risk of rate rise

    trueThe Securities and Exchange Commission is set to propose a requirement that mutual fund companies report how vulnerable their bond portfolios are to interest rate changes, said two people familiar with the matter.

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  12. Penbridge unveils risk transfer index

    truePenbridge Advisors, a pension risk transfer advisory firm, has launched its Pension Risk Transfer index, which measures the typical premium an insurance company would charge a generic defined benefit plan for a group annuity buyout.

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  13. Moody's downgrades Chicago credit to junk on continuing pension concerns

    trueMoody's Investors Service downgraded the city of Chicago's credit rating to Ba1 from Baa2 as a result of the Illinois Supreme Court's ruling May 8 that the Illinois pension reform law of 2013 is unconstitutional.

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