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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    PCE Inflation Expected to Remain Low for Now, but on Path to 2%

    The July 2016 meeting minutes showed that policymakers expect PCE inflation to remain low in the short term, primarily because of the lingering effect of the fall in crude oil prices.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is PCE Inflation Good Enough for a Rate Hike in 2016?

    A sharp drop in PCE inflation was caused by the decline in crude oil prices that began in mid-2014.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Understanding PCE Inflation, the Ultimate US Rate Hike Spoiler

    According to the April 2016 meeting minutes, policymakers expect the rise of inflation to be gradual, though core inflation sped up in early 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are TIPS and How Do They Benefit Investors?

    Treasury inflation-protected securities (or TIPS) protect the value of debt securities from eroding due to a rise in inflation.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Was the Fed’s March 2016 Policy Statement Really Ultra-Dovish?

    According to the March 2015 policy statement, policymakers now forecast only up to two rate hikes this year. This translates to a total rate hike of 50 basis points.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    High Yield Rocketed for 10-Year TIPS Auction

    The US Treasury auctioned 10-year TIPS worth $15 billion on January 21, 2016. The amount was $2 billion higher than it was in the November 2015, auction.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fixed-Income Mutual Fund Investing in 2016

    In a rising interest rate environment, fixed-income mutual fund portfolios with short durations see higher inflows, as this segment is expected to do well.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    High Yield Rose Due to the 10-Year TIPS Auction

    Nominal bond yields rise due to higher inflation expectations. TIPS protect the value of debt securities from eroding due to inflation.

    By Lynn Noah
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