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Market Insights - December 3, 2018
Minutes for Nov FOMC meeting suggest the Fed remains on its current trajectory of targeted increases in the Fed Funds rate while keeping an eye of the risks these hikes may have on continued growth.
Market Insights - November 26, 2018
The recent round of market volatility continued during the Thanksgiving holiday shortened week, with equities falling nearly 5%, WTI Crude falling approximately 10.5%, and the 10-year Treasury note...
Market Insights - November 19, 2018
A strong risk-off sentiment took hold last week on the back of declining equities, commodities, and bond yields.
Market Insights - November 13, 2018
As was widely anticipated, the FOMC kept the policy rate unchanged at a range of 2.0% to 2.25%. There were some small changes to the language in the policy statement...
Market Insights – November 5, 2018
The jobs report surprised to the upside last week, as the labor market added 250,000 positions in October, relative to a consensus expectation for a gain of 200,000.
Market Insights – October 29, 2018
Equity market volatility continued to drive activity in the fixed income markets last week, bringing the 10-year Treasury note back below 3.10%.
Market Insights – October 22, 2018
Rates continued their flattening trend last week, led by weakness on the front-end of the curve as the Fed minutes were interpreted by the market to be somewhat hawkish.
Market Insights – October 15, 2018
Equities took the market for a ride last week, trading with elevated volatility that brought the Dow Jones Industrial Average lower by roughly 1,000 points (-4.1%) on a week-over-week basis.
Market Insights – October 1, 2018
As was widely expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted unanimously last week to raise the federal funds rate 25 basis points.
Market Insights – September 24, 2018
Rates rose over the course of last week in anticipation of a likely 25 basis point hike by the FOMC on Wednesday.
Market Insights – September 17, 2018
The market began the week looking forward to updates on the inflation landscape for potential confirmation of the strength in recent reports.
Market Insights – September 10, 2018
The August employment report jolted the market back to life after a relatively low-key end to the summer. The Labor Department reported that wage growth increased 2.9% from a year earlier...
Market Insights – September 4, 2018
It was a relatively slow week in the markets as many seemed to be enjoying an extended vacation in advance of the long Labor Day holiday weekend.
Market Insights – August 27, 2018
Markets seem to have taken an early start to the Labor Day holiday as activity has been relatively muted as the summer draws to an end.
Market Insights – August 20, 2018
The World Bank is reported to have made history early last week by being the first issuer to hedge a floating rate bond deal with a swap tied to the new SOFR index.
Market Insights – August 13, 2018
Last week was another relatively uneventful summer week that saw very little in the way of interesting economic data points.
Market Insights – August 6, 2018
Last week saw a number of important data releases come and go with relatively little market volatility.
Market Insights – July 30, 2018
Last week was relatively busy with economic updates, including the release of the much anticipated second quarter GDP figures.
Market Insights – July 23, 2018
Last week began with relatively quiet trading conditions, as fixed income markets have been remarkably stable to start the summer.
Market Insights – July 16, 2018