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Market Yields Spike on Trade, Economy, and ECB

Market yields rose steadily this week on the back of positive developments in U.S.-China trade relations and healthy economic releases...

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Yields Rise Despite Trade, Manufacturing Weakness

Bond markets ended this holiday-shortened week with yields on the upswing following four trading sessions which saw Treasury bond yields traverse a 15 basis point range...

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Further Yield Declines on Trade, Recession Uncertainties

Bond yields registered another week of steep declines as recession concerns were stoked by further trade tensions and fears that weakness in overseas economies could eventually move stateside.

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30-Year Hits All-Time Low as Yields Decline

Bond yields registered another week of steep declines as recession concerns were stoked...

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Second Half 2019 Market Outlook

As we approach the midpoint of the year, both the markets and the US economic outlook look significantly different than they did just six months ago. The volatility that has been the hallmark of the financial markets so far this year has had several causes, with a burgeoning trade war between the world’s two largest economies, a transition in US monetary policy, and a moderation in US economic activity all playing large parts. The result of all this has been a steep decline in interest rates, with the discussion of a Fed rate cut occurring less than six months after the FOMC last hiked rates.

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Yields Close Quarter on Down Note

Yields edged lower during the final week of the quarter as stocks moved higher, with the S&P 500 nearing a 6.8% gain for the month

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FOMC Meeting Pushes Yields Lower

Fixed income markets had another tumultuous week, although the driver this week was FOMC policy rather than the US-China trade situation...

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FOMC Statements, Poor Payrolls Lead to Yield Declines

Another tumultuous week ended with lower yields, with large declines on the short end of the curve...

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Yields and Stocks Sink Further on Trade Volatility

Both equity prices and bond yields took another step lower this week, as escalating trade tensions stoked fears that the ongoing disputes could cause real damage to the U.S. economy.

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Trade Volatility Continues to Lead Markets

Financial markets once again took direction from the volatile US-China trade negotiations as the likelihood increased that the current trade disagreements will result in a full-blown trade war...

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