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Federal Reserve Exit Plan

UMB Bank’s Chief Investment Officer KC Mathews and his team recently gathered for a round table discussion regarding the Federal Reserve’s exit plan. The Fed’s decision not to begin tapering the stimulus was a largely unanticipated move for the financial markets.

The Showdown: How global tensions impact the economy

Every good Western movie has a good, old-fashioned showdown. First, there is an issue or a conflict, then, the next thing you know, everyone is out in the street and it ends with dramatic results. While this is a good formula for cinema, the last thing we look forward to in global economics is a showdown. Economic showdowns can negatively impact growth, stock prices and inflation.

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