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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The State of Treasury Yield Spreads in 2015

    Yield spreads between different maturity Treasury securities, when compared to historical trends, can indicate how the market views economic conditions.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Treasury Yield Spreads Have Fallen to Over 8-Year Lows

    Yield spreads between different maturity Treasury securities, when compared to historical trends, can indicate how the Market views economic conditions.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Movement in US Effective Federal Funds Rate
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Sam Zell Believes the Fed Has Deferred Reality for Too Long

    Sam Zell, a real estate tycoon, said in an interview wth CNBC on May 24, 2016, that “the Federal Reserve should have raised interest rates two years ago.”

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///US Core Consumer Price Index
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Treasury Yields Rise Last Week?

    US Treasury yields rose across the yield curve for the week ended May 20, 2016. This came as minutes of the FOMC April meeting raised the probability of a rate hike in June.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads/// Yr and  Yr Treasury Yield and Movement TLT
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Treasury Yields Fell Last Week: The Labor Factor

    US Treasury yields mostly fell across the yield curve last week after the US Department of Labor reported that the economy added fewer jobs in April.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Treasury Yields Fell on Soft Economic Data and Disappointing Earnings

    Treasury yields mostly fell across the yield curve for the week ended April 29, 2016, due to weak domestic economic data.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///US Treasuries Yield Curve
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Treasury Yields Fall on Bank of Japan’s Negative Interest Rates

    Treasury yields fell across the yield curve, except for three-month, six-month, and one-year Treasury bills, after the Bank of Japan introduced a negative interest rate.

    By Lynn Noah
  • uploads///US Treasuries Yield Curve
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Treasury Yield Curve Flattened after US Interest Rate Hike

    The US Treasury yield curve was flat for the week ended December 18, 2015, as short-term yields fell. Medium- to long-term yields rose after US interest rates rose by 25 basis points.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    We Have Liftoff: Federal Reserve Hikes the Federal Funds Rate

    On December 16, 2015, the Federal Open Market Committee unanimously decided to hike the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 0.25–0.50%.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///US Treasuries Yield Curve
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Assessing the Treasury Yield Curve post–October Policy Meeting

    Treasury yields have risen since the Federal Open Market Committee (or FOMC) meeting on October 27–28. The rise in short-term yields was higher than the rise in long-term yields.

    By Lynn Noah
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