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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Jeffery Gundlach Doesn’t See a Rate Hike Coming in June

    Jeffery Gundlach has said that he doesn’t see a rate hike coming in June, as inflation is still running below the Fed’s target rate of 2%.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Treasury Markets React to the FOMC Meeting?

    At the two-day FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting that ended on April 27, 2016, the Fed decided to maintain its target range of 0.25%–0.5%, as expected.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Overall and Fundamental Demand Rose for 30-Year T-Bonds

    The monthly auction for 30-year Treasury bonds, or T-bonds, was held on April 14 for $12 billion—the same as the previous month.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did the Bid-to-Cover Ratio Jump for 30-Year Treasury Bonds?

    The monthly auction for 30-year Treasury bonds (or T-bonds) was held on March 10 for $12 billion, $3 billion lower than in the previous month.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Refresher on US Treasuries in 2015

    Geopolitical concerns regarding Greece, the Middle East, and China led investors to the safety of US Treasuries at different points in time in 2015.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    We Have Liftoff: Federal Reserve Hikes the Federal Funds Rate

    On December 16, 2015, the Federal Open Market Committee unanimously decided to hike the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 0.25–0.50%.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fundamental Market Demand Rose for 30-Year Treasury Bonds

    The monthly auction for 30-year Treasury bonds was held on December 10, 2015, for $13 billion. This was $3 billion lower than the previous month.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The December FOMC Meeting: 3 Possible Scenarios

    The FOMC meets on December 15–16 to decide whether a rate hike takes place in 2015 or not.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Scenario Analysis: What if the Federal Reserve Were To…

    Policymakers from the Fed will meet a little over a month from now. The Treasuries yield curve would be directly impacted by any tinkering with interest rates.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Can Investors Expect from the Interest Rate Environment?

    Central bankers haven’t taken a rate hike in 2015 off the table. Market participants felt that the liftoff would take place in 2016. They seem to be preparing for 2015.

    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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    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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    Fund Managers

    Indirect Bidders Rush to Participate in the 30-Year T-Bonds Auction

    The monthly auction for 30-year Treasury bonds, or T-bonds, was held on September 10 for $13 billion. It was $3 billion lower than the previous month.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Yield Curve Flatten More after the Fed’s Rate Decision?

    A rate hike at this point could lead short-term higher rates, while low inflation expectations can keep the yields on long-term securities low, resulting in a flatter yield curve.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Long-Term Treasury Yields and the Flattening Yield Curve

    A flattening yield curve refers to a situation in which the difference between yields of short- and long-maturity securities has decreased from its historical trend.

    By David Ashworth
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