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Bond Market Summary


2:51 pm - The Week in Review: Treasuries Endure Heavy Selling

  • Treasuries endured heavy selling this week.
  • Most of the week's losses came on Thursday as a de-escalation in Ukraine and better than expected data sparked a sharp sell off.
  • EU, Russian, U.S., and Ukrainian officials drafted a framework calling for the "immediate start of a nationwide dialogue within the framework of the constitutional process" thatMore...


Mar 21 2014 - Rate Brief

  • The Fed tapered its asset purchase program by another $10 bln at the March meeting, meaning it will buy $55 bln worth of Treasury securities each month.
  • The meeting also saw the Fed alter its forward guidance to take into account "a wide range of information, including measures of labor market conditions, indicators of inflation pressures and inflation expectations, and readings on financial developments."
  • Many continue to believe the Fed's slow exit from QE means the U.S. economy is on the mend and rates willMore...

Apr 15 2014 - The Pitfalls of Defining 'Considerable amount of time'

Market Dips on '6 month' Comments

Equity markets saw two sell offs. One following the release of the FOMC in which the 'dots' showed a more aggressive potential for rate hikes. The second during Fed Chair Janet Yellen's statement in which she made an off the cuff remark and defined considerable amount of time as '6 months'. The market viewed this as a defined date forMore...
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