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Don't Fight the Fed

On January 29th, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, announced that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1‑1/2 to 1-3/4 percent. However, there was one small change from Chairman Powell's previous statements. During Q&A with reporters, Powell said "the Fed is not satisfied with inflation running below 2% and it is not a ceiling."


In this Webinar:
What the Fed's decision means for the economy, inflation expectations and interest rates.
How to diversify fixed income portfolios to potentially profit from relative interest rate movements through Fed rate cuts or rising long-term interest rates.
Where the Quadratic Interest Rate Volatility and Inflation Hedge ETF (IVOL), a fixed income ETF, fits into portfolios.
Recorded Feb 25 2020 31 mins
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    Please make sure that live streaming is accessible and that cookies are enabled on your device. If live-streaming is blocked at your organization, the webinar can also be live-streamed from a mobile device.

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    How to diversify fixed income portfolios to potentially profit from relative interest rate movements through Fed rate cuts or rising long-term interest rates.
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Strategies to Capture China's Importance In Global Portfolios
Krane Funds Advisors, LLC is the investment manager for KraneShares ETFs. Our suite of China-focused ETFs provides investors with solutions to capture China’s importance as an essential element of a well-designed investment portfolio. We strive to provide innovative, first to market strategies that have been developed based on our strong partnerships and our deep knowledge of investing. We help investors stay up to date on global market trends and aim to provide meaningful diversification. Krane Funds Advisors, LLC is majority owned by China International Capital Corporation (CICC).

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