2501, 2016

Blizzards and volatility won’t stop Fed from “sticking to their guns”

By |January 25th, 2016|0 Comments

A powerful winter storm has put a halt to normal winter activities as much of the Southeast and Northeast of the U.S. are deep under snow this weekend. More than 8500 flights have been canceled, thousands of homes and businesses are without power, and motorists are stranded on the roads from Nashville, TN to Boston, MA. We got about […]

1801, 2016

Will the Fed stay quiet amidst the turmoil?

By |January 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Is it time to rethink the direction of interest rates for 2016? Cheap oil and international concerns have unexpectedly turned a positive U.S. outlook into despair. Bond yields are lower across the curve, stocks have tanked, and the market’s mood has shifted from optimism to pessimism. What was thought to be a solid pick-up in […]

1101, 2016

Volatile market down 6.2% last week,

By |January 11th, 2016|0 Comments

What happened this past week? The markets were extremely volatile as stocks had their worst showing for a new year in history, the December employment report was solid, bonds rebounded, and global uncertainties persisted. The DOW was off 6.2% for the week, the U.S. added an unexpected 292,000 jobs in December, and there were negative currency moves in China. […]

401, 2016

US Treasury Yield Curve, 1-1-16

By |January 4th, 2016|0 Comments

The Fed raised its overnight rate by 25 bps for the first time in nearly a decade on December 16th, an event that has yet been fully digested by the financial markets. Although trading volume has been significantly lessened due to the holidays, yields have moved higher across the curve. The immediate impact has been […]