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Fed Thoughts

19 June 2015

On Wednesday the Federal Reserve announced it was leaving unchanged its 0-.25% Federal Funds target at this time. While noting the improvement in Q2 economic data from the disappointing Q1, interestingly the Fed reduced its 2015 GDP growth forecast from the previous range of 2.3-2.7% to the new projection of...


8 May 2015

Prior to today’s spike higher on the back of a better than expected US jobs report, the S&P 500 has traded essentially flat since late November of last year. We have experienced extreme volatility during the past five and a half months, which makes for terrific headlines; however the market...

Flat Week, ENORMOUS Moves

1 May 2015

Despite a relatively unchanged US equity market, this week was anything but flat for key global data points. We saw a massive move in the FX market as the EUR/US Dollar spiked from 1.08 to 1.12, nearly a 4% rise. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Crude Oil...

Markets Grind Higher

24 April 2015

Despite generally lackluster earnings, the S&P 500 index rose more than 1.7% during this past week and closed at an all-time high. The upside move in domestic equities comes on the heels of rising global sovereign bond rates. Most notably, the sell-off in the 10yr German Bund caused the yield...

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