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Expect the Bank of Japan to Remain all in

Back in January, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) adopted a policy of negative interest on excess reserves. As with similar moves by its European counterparts, the new rate regime was designed to jumpstart growth and push inflation higher, by encouraging bank lending, business and consumer borrowing, and by weakening the currency.


Monetary Policy Takes Center Stage

The ongoing influence exerted by central banks over the direction of global markets was reinforced by the late selloff last week. Worries that the European Central Bank (ECB) will not be adding additional stimulus to support the fragile recovery in the Eurozone and that the Federal Reserve is poised to raise rates for a second time here at home, sent bond yields soaring and stock markets plunging on Friday. On the day, the S&P 500 skidded 2.6 percent, while the EuroStoxx 50 index fell 1.9 percent. In all, the MSCI World index fell 1.6 percent. And the selloff continued in early trading this week. The Nikkei was down 1.7 percent overnight, while stocks in Europe are lower by another 2.0 percent and U.S. futures are pointing to a lower open.


Ameriprise Financial helps bring 11 million meals to families in need

MINNEAPOLIS, MN –  September 12, 2016 – In support of the 42 million Americans who struggle with hunger, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. is once again doubling the impact of donations to Feeding America® now through Thanksgiving.* Every dollar donated through the Ameriprise Financial Challenge (up to $500,000) will provide 22 meals to families in need, twice the amount of a standard donation. Participation is easy – simply visit: to give online.

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Keys to a successful financial relationship for couples

Money is a common topic that can cause disagreements between couples. A new Ameriprise study reveals strategies to help you improve your financial relationship with your partner or spouse.