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Labor Market Strong as Federal Shutdown Looms

A pending shutdown of the federal government stole the headlines from some positive economic data this week...

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Rates Rise on Return of Inflation

Short-term Treasury yields rose to their highest level since September 2008 this week...

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Curve Flattens into Year End

Yields edge lower heading into month end...

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Strong Labor Market Reading Sends Rates Higher

A strong payrolls report on Friday helped push yields slightly higher for the week...

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Rates Decline After Flynn Plea

Yields dropped Friday as news broke that former national security adviser Michael Flynn pled guilty to charges of lying to federal agents...

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Stocks Continue to Rise as Yields Fall

Short-term Treasury yields declined this week as the Commerce Department reported that CPI levels rose by less than previously estimated (0.5% vs expected 0.6%.)

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Hurricanes Disrupt Labor and Energy Markets

Treasury yields meandered this week before ending higher as the September monthly employment report was generally deemed positive.

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Yields Higher on Prospects of Tax Reform

Yields moved higher once again this week, led by the long end of the curve. The primary reason for the move higher in yields was the administration’s announcement of a tax plan framework which would lower tax rates in an effort to spur growth.

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