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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Bond Mutual Fund Investors Can Do in a Liquidity Squeeze

    Things look fine for now Previously in this series, we discussed how mutual funds have a notably larger holding of corporate bonds at present than they had before the financial crisis of 2008. We’ve also talked about how regulatory changes could impact the role of banks as market makers. At the same time, the role […]

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Fundamental Demand Fell for the 4-Week T-Bills Auction

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury conducted the weekly auction for four-week T-bills on April 12. The issuance was $35 billion.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Coupon Rate, High Yield Rose for 5-Year Treasury Notes in March

    On March 29, five-year Treasury notes worth $34 billion were auctioned—the same as one month previously. The issue’s coupon rate was set at 1.25%.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    We Have Rate Liftoff: Now What?

    One of the recurrent themes in 2015 was speculation regarding the Federal Reserve’s raising of the federal funds rate.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Treasury Market Liquidity: Cause for Concern?

    In a Fed assessment, research showed that there’s ample liquidity in the Treasury market. But other measures point to a deterioration in liquidity.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Treasury Yields Have Risen as Demands for Safe-Havens Decline

    US Treasury yields rose across the yield curve for the week ending October 9, as demand for safe-havens declined.

    By Lynn Noah
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