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The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

● 84 per­cent of U.S. fund man­agers ex­pect a higher global con­sumer price in­dex in the next 12 months.

● 74 per­cent think com­pa­nies are cur­rently “un­der­in­vest­ing.”

● 57 per­cent ex­pect the global economy to im­prove over the next year.

● 56 per­cent ex­pect global cor­po­rate prof­its to im­prove in the next 12 months.

● 37 per­cent say the cur­rent global fis­cal pol­icy is “to re­stric­tive.” Source: A Bank of Amer­ica/Mer­rill Lynch sur­vey of 211 global fund money man­agers “rep­re­sent­ing $568 bil­lion in as­sets” con­ducted Dec. 2-8.

● Help­ful hints, chat­ter to jharper@wash­ing­ton­times.com.

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