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Fixed Income Commentary

We believe true value comes only by understanding how the market fundamentals of supply and demand affect whole sectors or sub-sectors within a portfolio. This guiding principle is how we have become one of the largest providers of financial analysis and reporting services, distributing information, opinions, and strategic commentary on a multitude of topics—practically by the minute.

FTN Economic Weekly July 31, 2015: Modest Rebound in Q2 Paves Way for Fed to Keep Dithering by Chief Economist Chris Low, Economist Jay Morelock, and Economic Analyst Sophia Kearney-Lederman

Modest Rebound in Q2 Paves Way for Fed to Keep Dithering

Real GDP grew at a 2.3% annual rate in the first quarter, little better than the average growth rate of the prior three years. After a revised 0.6% Q1, growth averaged just 1.5% in the first half. The FOMC is likely to conclude recent acceleration is more important than the flat longer term trend. What they should be looking at, however, is the economy’s lack of breadth, which has left it unusually reliant on consumers for growth. Business investment ground to a halt in Q1 and fell outright in Q2. The Fed’s new conundrum: How long can consumers carry this economy on their own?

‘Transitory’ is a Relative Word

Dismissing the consequences of lower energy prices and a strong dollar as ‘transitory’ leaves the Fed overestimating the ability for inflation to return to 2%. Lower prices are just beginning to work their way through the economy. A widening US trade balance, oil economics that favor buyers, and the Fed’s itchy...click here to read more.

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