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Multi-Asset Best Execution and MiFID II

SUMMARY While Best Execution and Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) are well-established in equity trading, other asset classes have been slower to adopt such techniques due to limitations in market data and market structure characteristics. In Over-thecounter (OTC) markets there has…
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Labor Market Conditions Index Raises Possibility Of Negative Rates

Now that we know for certain just how poorly the Chair’s favorite indicator of labor market health is doing, it is fairly clear, as if wasn’t already, there will be no Fed action before next spring. It might, however, become necessary to clarify “no Fed action” to mean more than no rise in policy rates.

Monetary policy works in long and variable lags, and a quick look at the chart below shows that about a year after the Fed started to taper QE, the LMCI dropped to zero. This is in line with what the Treasury market has long been pricing in the forward curves — higher policy rates are expected to slow real growth.

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