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Today’s much-awaited Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting and press conference came and went with what I’d describe as few surprises. The Fed left the federal funds rate unchanged (target range of 0.25% – 0.50%) but saw three Federal Reserve Bank presidents (Esther L. George, Loretta Mester and Eric Rosengren) cast dissenting votes in favour of a hike.

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Minding the gap between short-term and long-term trends

The Invesco Multi Asset team believes that identifying investment opportunities requires a comprehensive view of economic and market dynamics – one that accounts for short-term, cyclical drivers but also looks beyond to incorporate longer-term, structural trends. We believe a two- to three-year time frame can help account for both types of trends to reveal attractive investment opportunities. In this blog post, we explain why.

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BoC holds rate, opens the door to future cuts

The Bank of Canada (BoC) announced yesterday that it is maintaining the target overnight rate at 0.5%. The decision to leave the overnight rate unchanged was generally expected by the market, but the BoC statement included language that was more dovish than previous releases.

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Q&A: Are all low-volatility strategies the same?


August 31, 2016
Subject | ETFs | PowerShares | Smart beta

As market volatility continues unabated, investors across the globe are seeking out tools, strategies and solutions to reduce their overall risk while still reaping the rewards that equity investing can provide. Low-volatility strategies have become valuable tools for many investors and advisors, but are all low-volatility strategies created equal?

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Is Brexit a catalyst for fiscal policy shift?

When contemplating the investment implications of Brexit, it’s worth considering the probability that it proves to be more significant than just the latest reason to become further concerned about the investment outlook. Clearly, this is the short-term perspective. In the longer term, however, it’s possible that Brexit could be seen as an inflection point in terms of policy strategy to address global economic travails.

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