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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 Financial Economic Weekly – January 29, 2016

Chief Economist Chris Low

Economist Jay Morelock

Economic Analyst Sophia Kearney-Lederman

 

Weak Growth in Q4, but Is It Weak Enough to Stop the Fed?

This morning, we found out Q4 GDP growth slowed to 0.7%.  The Dow rallied almost 300 points in response, a sign investors are convinced the Fed can be shocked into taking a break from an ill-conceived plan to normalize rates.  FOMC members certainly should be taken aback. In December, several were bursting with pride at the strength of consumption.

The Big Buyer Remains

There is $1 trillion of Treasury debt maturing on the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet from 2016-2019. Fed officials have signaled they will continue to reinvest the proceeds until short-term rates are comfortably above the zero bound. With markets discounting the pace of hikes relative to Fed forecasts, when the Fed actually...click here to read more.

In addition to our economic commentary, our experts provide information on the following:

Mortgage Strategies | Interest Rate Strategies | Municipal Strategies
Agency Strategies | Corporate Credit Strategies

 

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