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Zombies and Zealots

I’m sure you’re familiar with someone who thinks they’re a Big Deal. Your boss, that weird cousin on Facebook, your toddler. No corner of society is immune from a puffed-up

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What Moves Interest Rates?

You’ve heard me go on and on about U.S. Treasury interest rates – they’re my specialty, after all, but you’re of course forgiven if some of the finer points are

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No Excuses!

As you know, I’ve been talking about a turn higher in long-term interest rates for going on two months now, while Harry has been talking about the “Fixed Income Trade

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Thanks for the Favor, Fed

Everybody and their brother curses the Fed, with good reason. They’ve essentially taken the “free” out of free markets – and there’s nothing that makes us, as investors, more uncertain

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You’re Focusing on the Wrong Interest Rate

I am sick of hearing about the Federal Reserve. It’s the Fed this. The Fed that. The Fed, Fed, Fed. It’s amazing to me how talking heads on TV practically

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The Fed: All Talk and No Action

A meme went around the office yesterday, shortly after the Fed meeting… Really, that says it all. Joking aside, the time for central bank tinkering has finally coming to an

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U.S. Treasury Rates Have Crashed to Historic Lows: Here’s What It Means

The story for the past week or so has been about how the surprise Brexit vote ravaged the world’s financial markets, sending investors running for cover. It might seem a

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The Odds of A Yellen Rate Hike

I love Las Vegas! While I enjoy playing cards, I don’t really like throwing money away gambling on slots, rolling the dice, or even spinning a roulette wheel. Blackjack is

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June, You’re Up!

For months we’ve been asking: Are the markets too concerned about what the Fed says and what it plans to do, or is the Fed too concerned about the markets?

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The 10-Year Treasury: It’s Less Than You Think

When the Fed was created in 1914, it was set to task of controlling short-term interest rates in an attempt to iron out financial cycles. It succeeded for many years.