1502, 2016

Negative interest rate talk sends bond yields into nosedive.

By |February 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Has the Fed finally painted themselves into a corner? This question has been asked many times over the past several years. However, a growing number of respected economists are now suggesting that perhaps this scenario is playing out like a bad play. The Fed believes they are on a path of normalizing interest rates but fail to understand […]

802, 2016

Multiple Factors Lead to Volatility and Confusion

By |February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

So, what happens from here? The financial markets are trading all over the lot as investors remain confused in regards to interest rates, stock futures, commodity prices, and the dollar. Last week’s volatile behavior was influenced mostly by mixed reports on the economy, a jump in the value of the dollar, and uncertainty about future Fed policy. The […]

102, 2016

Fed Punts and Bond Yields Drop

By |February 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Whoa!! The Fed punted and left the bond community scratching their heads. The FOMC voted unanimously last week to leave its over-night rate unchanged with a dovish tone towards future monetary policy. The committee suggested that they were reasonably confident that inflation would rise but maybe not any time soon. Bottom line is that they produced no evidence that […]