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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Monetary Policy 101: What You Should Know ahead of the FOMC

    The Federal Reserve seems ready to tighten its monetary policy stance. But before we move ahead with our analysis, let’s make sure we understand why the Fed’s tightening in the first place.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Treasury Security Yield Movement in YTD
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Key for Investors: ZIRP and US Interest Rates

    “ZIRP” (zero interest-rate policy) is a term that’s used to refer to monetary policy in the US. It refers to low nominal interest rates in an economic system.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Regulations
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Assessing Market Regulations: Headed for a Liquidity Crunch?

    Some market participants point out that regulations give cause for worry about bond market liquidity because they hinder banks’ market-making capabilities.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads/// Week Treasury Bill Issuance versus Bid Cover Ratio
    Fund Managers

    High Discount Rate Rose and Demand Fell for 52-week T-Bills

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury auctioned $20 billion worth of 52-week Treasury bills on September 15, 2015. T-bills mature in one year or less.

    By Lynn Noah
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