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3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

1. Spain – Politics to the Fore Again Spain has been without a government since national elections in December 2015. No party has managed to secure a majority in those elections, leading to the most fragmented parliament since 1977. A … Continue reading

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Fed Monetary Policy: A Moving Target

As expected, the Federal Reserve Board yesterday left interest rates unchanged following the September meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. In its statement following the meeting, the FOMC said, “The Committee judges that the case for an increase in … Continue reading

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3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

BREXIT – Some Further Thoughts The vote last week by the population of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union was a genuine shock. Although the opinion polls predicted a close outcome, the bookmakers and the market had discounted … Continue reading

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Fed Update: The Long and Short (Term) of It

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement yesterday was predictably neutral to slightly dovish. In her press conference, Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen appeared even more dovish.

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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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