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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Bond Yields Are Rising on the Fed’s Rate Hike

    One of the most important outcomes of the Fed’s interest rate hike involves the bond market.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Pass on a November Hike: It’s Up to December Now

    The expected occurred on November 2, 2016, when the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) left the federal funds rate unchanged at 0.25%–0.5%.

    By David Ashworth
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    Miscellaneous

    Why the Spike in Demand for Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds?

    The demand for US investment-grade corporate bonds was driven by higher yields generated by bonds in the midst of low interest rates.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
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    Industrials

    Can Fiscal Stimulus Do What Monetary Stimulus Couldn’t?

    Fiscal stimulus, if it comes about, will help fuel demand-pull inflation.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds Last Wrek

    US corporates dominated the primary market for high-grade bonds in the week ending July 29. They accounted for 42.7% or $14.0 billion of all the issues.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Teva Pharmaceutical Finance Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds

    US corporates dominated the primary market for high-grade bonds in the week ending July 22—making up 52.8% or $16.0 billion of all the issues.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Richard Bernstein: Falling Yields Are Testimony to Risk Aversion

    Bernstein asked a rhetorical question: “Could there be anything that suggests extreme risk aversion more than the increasing proportion of global sovereign bonds that have negative yields?”

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Commonwealth Edison Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds

    Commonwealth Edison Company is a unit of Exelon Corporation (EXC). It issued A2/A- rated high-grade bonds worth $1.2 billion through two parts on June 20.

    By Lynn Noah
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