Rising Interest Rates

    Jul 18, 2017

Is Your Bond Index in Trouble?

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When it comes to core fixed income, the universal benchmark is the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (“the Agg”). Many investors simply accept...

    Jul 7, 2017

Global Interest Rates Rise on Improving Economic Data

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After falling for most of the year, the U.S. 10-Year Treasury yield reached 2.13% on June 26 – its lowest level of...

    Jun 27, 2017

The Reflation Trade

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An increase in inflation has been much anticipated, but slow to arrive. Following the November election, the so-called “reflation trade” sparked a sell-off in bonds, driving the...

    Jun 22, 2017

Tug-of-War: Fed Signals vs. Market Pricing

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As expected, the Fed raised the Fed Funds Rate by 25 bps at its June meeting. Committee projections...

    Jun 16, 2017

Central Banks, Rising Rates, and Inflation Surprises

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Currency-sensitive investors grappled with an onslaught of political events, central bank meetings, and the...

    Jun 14, 2017

Inflation: Too High, Too Low, or Just Right?

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Citing that the job market “has continued to strengthen,” the Fed raised rates by a quarter of a point on June 14.

    Jun 7, 2017

Are Your Muni Portfolios Prepared for Rising Rates?

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MacKay Municipal Managers believes that prudent, active managers can continue to extract returns from...

    Jun 7, 2017

Equities Take Rising Fed Funds Rate in Stride

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As expected, the Fed decided to raise short-term interest rates by 25 bps, bringing the Fed Funds Rate to 1.00%.