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August 2020

FOMC's Revised Inflation Target Boosts Yields

Longer-term rates rose appreciably this week following a speech from Fed Chair Jerome Powell outlining the Federal Reserve's new approach to setting monetary policy...

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Equities Rally to Records Despite More Jobless Claims

US equity markets traded at or near record levels this week while bond yields declined slightly on lackluster economic data...

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Yields Rise on Strong Data, Congress Breaks for Summer

Treasury yields rose once again this week, reaching their highest levels in over a month despite Congress departing for their summer recess without agreeing on additional fiscal stimulus...

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Rates Slightly Higher After Recovering From New Lows

Treasury yields ended the week slightly higher, rebounding from new all-time lows posted on Tuesday...

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