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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Do US Economic Indicators Support a Rate Hike?

    US economic growth was revised to 0.8% in the second reading of GDP for 1Q16 compared to the previous month’s 0.5%.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Economic Data Does a June Rate Hike Depend On?

    Robert S. Kaplan of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said, “The U.S. economy is strong enough to justify an interest-rate hike in the ‘not too distant future,’ but increases will be very gradual.”

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Fundamental Market Demand Rose for 5-Year Treasury Notes Auction

    Mutual funds like the Vanguard GNMA Fund – Investor Shares (VFIIX) and the T. Rowe Price US Treasury Long-Term Fund (PRULX) invest in five-year Treasury notes.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FOMC Minutes: Why Were Policymakers Divided?

    The Federal Open Market Committee’s (or FOMC) meeting minutes from its March policy meeting were released after a gap of three weeks on April 6.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Have Treasuries Fared since the Fed’s March Policy Statement?

    The yield on the benchmark ten-year Treasury note stood at 1.97% on March 15, a day before the March policy statement. The next day, it fell just 3 basis points.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Fixed Income Mutual Funds Looking 2 Months into 2016?

    Except for high yield and floating-rate funds, other types of fixed income mutual funds have posted positive returns year-to-date in 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Treasury Yields Rise on Upbeat Consumer Inflation Data

    US Treasury yields rose across the yield curve after upbeat consumer inflation data suggested that the Fed may hike interest rates earlier than expected.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Overall Demand Rose for 10-Year Treasury Notes

    On December 9, $21 billion worth of ten-year Treasury notes were auctioned. This was $3 billion lower than the previous month.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    10-Year T-Notes: Highest Yield Since December 2014

    The US Department of the Treasury conducts an auction for ten-year T-notes once a month. The yield on the ten-year T-notes is a benchmark in the financial markets.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indirect Bidders Lose Interest in 4-Week Treasury Bills

    The percentage of indirect bids for 4-week T-bills fell to 20.0% from 29.9% week-over-week. Indirect bidders include foreign central banks.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Fund Managers

    Why Direct Bidders Returned to Participate in the 30-year Treasury Bond Auction

    The monthly auction for 30-year Treasury bonds was held on October 8, 2015, for $13 billion—the same as in the previous month. The high yield fell to 2.91%.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bid-to-Cover Ratio Surges for Five-Year Treasury Notes

    Following the auction of five-year Treasury notes, yield in the secondary market rose marginally by 3 basis points from the previous day. Yield ended September 23 at 1.47%.

    By Lynn Noah
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