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Fed Note

Fed Note  Well, this FOMC meeting was the big one, or at least had the potential to be.  But, again, investors hoping for higher rates were disappointed—the Fed kept rates as they are for now.  In recent weeks, the probability of the … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Predicting Rate Changes

Chart of the Week: Predicting Rate Changes Click picture to enlarge This week’s chart shows just how difficult it is to predict rate changes. The black lines represent five quarters of median forecasts of the yield on the 10-year U.S. … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Investing in Fixed Income During Periods of a Rising Federal Funds Rate

In fear of the inevitable raises of the federal funds rate, many investors are beginning to speculate whether or not  fixed income still has a place in their portfolio. With us being about a decade removed since the last time … Continue reading

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Chart of the Week: Fed Not Impatient

Chart of the Week This week’s charts are Dot Plots, a visual depiction of the expectations FOMC meeting participants hold of where the federal funds rate should be in different points in the future. The dropping of the term ‘patient’ … Continue reading

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