Tag Archives: Ken Taubes

Fed Signals Three Rate Hikes for 2017

As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the target Fed Funds rate by 25 basis points (bps). The December rate increase represents the sole rate increase for 2016, following the December 2015 move, and the second increase since … Continue reading

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What Will 2017 Bring for Fixed Income?

Trump’s Programs Should be Fairly Stimulative Despite the ongoing controversy over the President-elect, I believe that when you get through some of the rhetoric and look at the programs as proposed, it is going to be pretty stimulative if they … Continue reading

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What Will a Trump Victory Mean for Investors?

Just as with Brexit, markets underestimated the strength of the populist movement yesterday, when Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. Short-term reactions aside, what will this shift in US political leadership mean for the economy … 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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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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