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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bond Yields Fall after April Inflation Data Release

    US bond market investors were relieved after the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ April report, published May 10, indicated a lower-than-expected inflation growth rate.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Bond Yields Weren’t Affected by the March Inflation Report

    US bond market investors are constantly concerned about inflation.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Rising Inflation Could Pose a Threat to Equity Markets

    On April 11, market participants expected a volatile session after the US inflation report, but, to their surprise, Donald Trump’s tweet earlier in the day about Syria and missiles pushed markets lower.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why FOMC’s Raphael Bostic Is Not Happy with Low Inflation Explanations

    Bostic dealt with various reasons that have been cited as reasons for the lower level of inflation—even questioning the common ones.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FOMC’s James Bullard Has Three Questions for US Monetary Policy

    Bullard said that the current growth rate in the US economy is likely to remain consistent with recent quarterly growth—near the 2% mark.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Do Markets Agree with Janet Yellen on Low Inflation?

    In her post-meeting press conference, US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen seemed less worried than expected about the current state of US inflation.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is the Uptick in August Inflation Enough for a Fed Hike in December?

    Slow US inflation growth has been a concern for the US Fed and was one of the key reasons that the Fed raised interest rates only twice in 2017.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Here’s Why the US Inflation Rate Is Troubling the Fed

    In its latest monetary policy statement, the Fed admitted it would take longer than expected for inflation to reach its 2.0% target.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will a Hawkish Bank of England Raise Interest Rates Soon?

    In the recent Bank of England (or BOE) policy meeting, interest rates were left unchanged at 0.25%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Inflation Remains a Huge Concern for FOMC Members

    Members of the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) attributed the recent slowdown in inflation growth to idiosyncratic factors.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Unpacking the Fed’s Outlook on the US Market

    In its May statement, the Fed seems to have gone the extra mile to explain the slowdown in the first quarter.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities Be a Game-Changer?

    According to Bloomberg, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (or TIPS) have generated a year-to-date return of 6.3% compared to 4.7% by the broad Treasury market.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
  • Financials

    Inflation drives 30-year Treasury inflation-protected securities

    The $7 billion offering of sovereign securities drew attention from investors to gather enough bids to cover its sale by 2.76 times.

    By Surbhi Jain
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