Central banks are looking in the wrong place, says Natixis

In his most recent blog for FTSE Global Markets, Patrick Artus, chief global economist at Natixis, is concerned that central banks in the US, the UK and the euro zone are disregarding the effects of their highly expansionary monetary policies. While such strategies aim to stimulate growth, Artus points to similar, unhelpful central bank behaviour between 2000 and 2007, right up to the onset of the global financial crisis.

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In the FTSE Global Markets blog published last week, Artus draws attention to key “trend breaks” influencing the health of today’s global markets, such as reindustrialisation in the US, slowdowns in growth and global trade, and a recession in the euro zone. He sought to determine where investors should be looking in light of these trends, and indeed, which areas to best avoid.

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