A man overlooks an emblem for the U.S. Federal Reserve System | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
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People pass by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the financial district in Manhattan borough of New York City. | Reuters/Brendan
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When investors believe an asset is safe, their “flight to quality” helps make it so.
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