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Cost of US short-term borrowing on the rise

The US government is spending, and fixed income investors are demanding higher interest rates in return to lend to Uncle Sam. The recent tax reform coupled with congress raising the debt ceiling requires the US [...]

Inflation is back, maybe

The recent stock market selloff in early February was attributed to the CPI data released on February 2nd.  The Federal Reserve Act establishes the statutory objectives for the Federal Reserve - maximum employment, stable prices, [...]

Dow Jones Reaches 20,000

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit the milestone 20,000 in January. The 120-year old index took 103 years to reach 10,000 in March 1999, then another 18 years to reach 20,000 in January 2017. The [...]

Fixed Income Update

The Fed raised short-term rates in December as expected by a quarter point to between 0.5% and 0.75%, the first increase since December 2015. The Fed also announced that it expects to raise rates three [...]

Trump Tax Proposals – Fiscal Policy

Trump’s proposals aim to simplify taxes by reducing the number of brackets from the current seven to three. Some argue that this simplification may actually raise taxes for single filers, rather than lower them. The [...]

Rates Heading Higher

Bond markets reversed their long-term trend of descending yields as economic growth expectations and inflationary pressures mounted. The anticipation of lower taxes sent demand for municipal bonds down. A primary reason for buying muni bonds [...]

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