Talk Your Book: Is the Fed Too Entrenched?

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We spoke with State Street’s Marvin Loh about all things fixed income investing and the difficulty of investing in a world with no yield.

We discuss:

  • Is government spending during a downturn now the norm?
  • What if we made fiscal spending rules-based?
  • Why is inflation so difficult to predict?
  • What is the inflation story around the globe?
  • The risk profile for emerging market bonds
  • Does the Fed run the risk of becoming too entrenched?
  • Is the Fed now an ingrained part of the markets going forward?
  • Why is there still so much demand for bonds at low rates?
  • Are low rates creating zombie companies?
  • Do zombie companies actually hurt anyone?
  • Do we need higher rates for value to beat growth?
  • Markets vs. the election
  • Does the Fed have the ability to cap rates?
  • Is cash now an asset class?
  • Is the Fed causing wealth inequality?
  • What’s worse: deflation or inflation?

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