Author Archives: Ken Taubes

About Ken Taubes

Ken Taubes is Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, U.S. of Pioneer Investments. He is Portfolio Manager of Pioneer Strategic Income Fund, Pioneer Bond Fund and Pioneer Multi-Asset Real Return Fund. Ken joined Pioneer Investments in 1998.

FOMC Statement: A More Positive Tone

As expected, and in keeping with the minutes from its March meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided to keep rates on hold. Importantly, the Federal Reserve Board cited several aspects of the US economy and global conditions that … Continue reading

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Is the Fed’s Credibility at Stake?

The Fed’s dovish turn coming out of its March 15-16 meeting took many market participants by surprise. The Federal Reserve’s median projection for Fed Funds rate increases in 2016 fell from four in December to two, reflecting concerns about the … Continue reading

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The Fed Turns Dovish

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) today took a dovish turn, indicating uncertainty about the course of the US economy and future interest rate hikes. Chair Janet Yellen indicated a continued bias towards rate hikes in 2016, but made no … Continue reading

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Fed Stays the Course While Watching Global Events

In its January 27 meeting the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members indicated that they expected economic data to be supportive of further tightening, but they continue to remain data dependent. U.S. employment – a primary focus of the FOMC … Continue reading

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U.S. Fixed Income: Diversify… and Diversify Some More

Kenneth J. Taubes, Head of Investment Management, U.S. Outlook 2016 Read More

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