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Switzerland is a testing ground for negative interest rates

Switzerland is a testing ground for negative interest rates

7 mins. to read

The epic experiment with negative rates continues to unfold, as central banks are unable to boost consumer inflation with the current level of asset purchases. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is already all negative in terms of its key interest rates, but is preparing further action. Strong side effects may occur. It was almost one…

FED’s Next Move… Negative Rates?

FED’s Next Move… Negative Rates?

7 mins. to read

Is there anybody who still believes the FED will hike rates this year…? The next? With the latest developments in mind, I dare to say the FED may be closer to another round of QE or even to setting negative rates than to a rate hike. Yesterday’s FOMC meeting and policy announcement not only kept…

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