Tag Archives: Interest rates

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

1. ECB – When Doves Talk It appears likely that the U.S. Federal reserve will increase the Fed Funds rate for the first time in almost a decade at their forthcoming December meeting. This has led to speculation that the … Continue reading

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Market Slump – Fallout from Dovish Fed

The fallout from the surprisingly dovish Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and Yellen press conference were the main drivers behind slumping equity prices, falling commodity prices, supportive G10 global bond yields and a broadly stronger U.S. dollar (USD). Adding fuel … Continue reading

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