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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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.