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Rate Environment (July 30, 2018)

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Treasury prices fell last week amid mounting concerns that demand for the debt from overseas investors is poised to decline. Yields rose following similar moves in Japan, with investors speculating that a change in monetary policy from the Bank of Japan could lead to reduced support for that country’s bond market.

 

Rate Environment (June 25, 2018)

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Bond prices rose as fears about growing political risk caused investors to seek the safety of government bonds. Worries that increasingly restrictive trade policies could cut into global economic growth have kept bond yields under pressure in recent weeks.

 

 

Rate Environment (May 28, 2018)

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Fed officials signaled they were likely to raise rates at their June 13 meeting, while debating how to characterize an evolving policy strategy that may shortly reach a “neutral” level.

 

 

Rate Environment (April 30, 2018)

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The yield on the 10-year Treasury note reached 3% last week, marking a four-year high amid signs that growth and trade policy are adding to inflationary pressure.

 

 

Rate Environment (March 26, 2018)

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Fed officials raised the benchmark rate a quarter-point and forecast a steeper path of hikes in 2019 and 2020, citing an improving economic outlook.  Policy makers continued to project a total of three increases this year. “The economic outlook has strengthened in recent months,” the FOMC said in a statement.

 

 

Rate Environment (February 26, 2018)

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Federal Reserve officials forecast increased growth and an uptick in inflation at the last FOMC meeting on Jan. 31, concluding that “upside risks” to economic growth had grown due to tax cuts.

 

Rate Environment (January 22, 2018)

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A continued slide in bond prices pushed the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note above 2.6% to its highest level in more than three years, even as Congress moved closer to a government shutdown.

 

Rate Environment (December 18, 2017)

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As expected, the Federal Reserve raised rates by 25 basis points and upgraded their forecast for growth in 2018, while sticking to a projection for three hikes in the coming year.

 

Transaction Costs & The Bottom Line

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Transaction Costs: A more diligent approach toward trading efficiencies could help support the bottom line.  Read More Here

Rate Environment (November 6, 2017)

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Fed officials voted to leave interest rates unchanged while signaling they’re on track to hike once more this year. Recent data indicate that “the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate despite hurricane-related disruptions,” the FOMC said in a statement.

 

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