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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Rate Hikes in 2016: Rebalancing Your Bond Mutual Fund Portfolio

    Central bankers’ median projection for the federal funds rate at the end of 2016 is 1.4%, according to the minutes from the December 2015 meeting. This amounts to four rate hikes in 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Bond Funds Saw Outflows in Week Ended November 25

    For the week ended November 25, investment-grade bond funds saw net outflows of $1.46 billion after witnessing two consecutive weeks of inflows.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Factors Will Influence the Fed’s Rate Hike Decision the Most?

    Market participants are closely watching the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (or FOMC) meeting from March 15–16, 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What to Expect from the FOMC Meeting

    The two-day FOMC meeting will begin on March 15, 2016, and market participants will be closely watching for clues about when the US central bank may raise interest rates again.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Bond Issuance Rose 8% in 2015

    According to Lipper Funds Flow data, in 2015, investment-grade bond funds saw net inflows of $1.83 billion up to December 30, 2015.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Should You Consider Investment-Grade Bond Mutual Funds in 2016?

    Investment-grade bonds are attractive, as they provide that bit of extra yield without compromising much on credit quality.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    No Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Issuance due to Rate Hike

    There was no issuance of investment-grade corporate bonds in the primary market in the week to December 18, 2015.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The December FOMC Meeting: 3 Possible Scenarios

    The FOMC meets on December 15–16 to decide whether a rate hike takes place in 2015 or not.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Scenario Analysis: What if the Federal Reserve Were To…

    Policymakers from the Fed will meet a little over a month from now. The Treasuries yield curve would be directly impacted by any tinkering with interest rates.

    By David Ashworth
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