Why Maturity Bonds Reacted Differently to the Fed’s September Statement
The Fed’s balance sheet has $4.4 trillion in bond market securities, and it intends not to reinvest a small portion of the maturing securities every month.
In her post-meeting press conference, US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen seemed less worried than expected about the current state of US inflation.
In the September 20 meeting, FOMC (US Federal Open Market Committee) finally announced the start date of its balance sheet unwinding program.
The FOMC (US Federal Open Market Committee) meeting that concluded on September 20 left many market participants surprised.
In this part of the series, we’ll look at some of the richly valued companies among the large-cap tech stocks.
With sweater weather coming up and everyone back in school, it’s a great time to reexamine your investment strategy through the end of the year.
Summer months have a tendency to be unfavorable for the stock market. Empirical evidence has shown that average returns for the S&P 500 are negative during summer months.
Interest rates and equity markets usually have an inverse relationship.
Since the last FOMC meeting in July, economic conditions in the US have continued to improve.
In this series, we’ll examine the improvements in the US economy since the last Fed meeting and discuss whether these developments could warrant accelerated tightening from the Fed.
The British pound is headed for its fourth weekly positive close in a row backed by the strong August inflation print and the hawkish statement from the Bank of England.
Inflation in the United Kingdom has been on a higher trajectory with consumer prices in the United Kingdom rising 2.9% in August year-over-year.
At its September meeting, the Bank of England left the benchmark interest rates unchanged at 0.25%.
Green bonds are well suited to access the huge amount of capital required to fund low-carbon green projects.
Even if we assume that green bonds don’t offer any significant premium over conventional bonds, there are many who believe in other noteworthy advantages of green investing.
Despite the rapid rise in issuance, demand for green bonds continues to outshine supply. The excess demand for green bonds has led to higher returns.
Green bonds are used by organizations worldwide to fund environmentally sustainable projects such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean water.
The Japanese yen (JYN) continued to depreciate against the US dollar last week.
The British pound (FXB) appreciated against the US dollar for the week ending September 15.
As per the latest Commitment of Traders (or COT) report, released on Friday, September 15 by the Chicago Futures Trading Commission (or CFTC), speculators turned bullish on the euro during the week.