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After the March Fed meeting, no more rate hikes appeared to be in the offing for 2019, so naturally, the only place to go from there would be rate cuts. Kevin Flanagan analyzes the Treasury yields that look more like the Fed already cut rates but forgot to tell anyone.
The U.S. Treasury yield curve became inverted last week for the first time since 2007, a noteworthy development in bond-land. Kevin Flanagan provides some quick insights on what this means for your fixed income portfolio.
The transformation of Fed policy continues. What was viewed as a hawkish FOMC outcome at the December meeting has now morphed into a more dovish outlook. In fact, one could conclude the Fed is leaving March by “going out like a lamb.”
The first Federal Open Market Committee meeting of 2019 is now on the books. The policy statement provided further evidence that the Fed is going about things in a different way than investors have been accustomed to over the last few years. Is this decision-making process the “new” normal?
As we finished off 2018 and entered the new calendar year, expectations for future Federal Reserve policy actions were altered dramatically. We highlight how Chairman Jerome Powell and the rest of the FOMC appear to be reacting to recent U.S. stock market activity.