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Bond Market Summary


3:30 pm - Yields Surge as GDP Prints 4.0% and the Fed Tapers:

  • Treasuries were hit hard, pressured by the stronger than expected Q2 GDP-Adv. (4.0% actual v. 3.2% expected) report
  • Other data saw the MBA Mortgage Index dip -2.2% and ADP Employment Change print 218K (215K expected). 
  • Maturities held small losses into this morning's release before the better than expected growth pressed the complex to its lows.
  • SteadyMore...


Jul 16 2014 - Rate Brief

  • This week's release of the minutes from the June FOMC meeting suggested the Fed is considering ending its asset purchases in October, one meeting sooner than markets had been anticipating.More...

Jul 30 2014 - FOMC Starts Walking a Fine Line

The FOMC policy directive from the July meeting wasn't a carbon copy of the June directive.  It was close to it, yet there were some important nuances that suggested to us the Fed is slowly introducing some transitional language to make participants aware that an earlier than expected rate hike isn't out of the question.

In particular, we would note the July directive now acknowledges that "the likelihood of inflation running persistently below 2 percent has diminishedMore...
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