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    Forward guidance sounds like a great idea. Central bankers should lay out their longer-term goals to influence financial markets. Just as hockey great Wayne Gretzky would skate where the puck was headed, instead of where it was, monetary authorities would try to guide markets where policy was expected to be months ahead. But central bankers ...
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    The markets make the news, not the other way around, an insight that has been quite humbling to one who has made a living by reporting and analyzing the impact of news on financial markets. Consider the position of policy makers. With some justification, they think their decisions about interest rates or fiscal matters determine ...
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    Thianchai Sitthikongsak | Moment | Getty Images The stock market’s roller-coaster ride isn’t inspiring confidence in investors. Still, a small portion do plan to take advantage of recent price dips. About 18% of Americans are willing to put more money into stock market investments this year, including retirement accounts, according to a recent survey from ...