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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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FOMC Meeting and Jobs Report Highlight Volatile Week

The month of May began with a flurry in the bond market, as Wednesday's FOMC meeting and Friday's employment report triggered sizable moves in bond yields...

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Rates Continue Decline Despite Strong Headline GDP

Friday's GDP report pushed bond yields further into negative territory this week, closing out the week with 6-10 bps declines...

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Retail Sales Data Spurs Higher 1Q GDP Growth Forecast

Bond yields ended the holiday-shortened week on Thursday fractionally lower after reversing a mid-week spike...

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Chinese Economy, Surging Stocks Push Market Rates Higher

After treading water for much of the week, yields rose markedly on Friday followedly a strong earnings report from JP Morgan and an upbeat series of Chinese economic releases...

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Payrolls Recover From February As Yields Rise

Yields rose across the curve this week amid a series of mixed economic releases...

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Rates Unchanged For Week As Curve Remains Inverted

Rates ended the week largely unchanged, providing a bit of stability following last week's significant declines...

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Rates End Week Lower As Fed Minutes Indicate Uncertainty

The holiday-shortened week was fairly quiet as Treasury yields traded in a 5-6 bps range, ending one to four bps lower as the curve steepened slightly...

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Progress on Trade and Government Talks Lifts Yields

Yields headed into the Presidents' Day holiday weekend slightly higher after a tumultuous week...

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