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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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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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Fed Rate Hike: Moving Into Uncharted Territory

The Federal Reserve Board has taken an historic, widely broadcast step in raising the target Federal Funds rate by the expected 25 basis points. This move ends the zero interest rate policy that prevailed for the past seven years following … Continue reading

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