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    September 18, 2019

    Time To Panic?

    It really does not get more boring that the repo markets (Repurchase Agreement).  But the repo market is a vital, yet not always well understood, part of the U.S. financial system. Simply put, the repo market represents a liquid, efficient, tested and safe way for firms to participate in a short-term financing arrangement, providing funding […]

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    June 19, 2019

    What Did We Learn from the FOMC Meeting Today?

    The long awaited, two-day FOMC meeting ended today with the release of their statement, their forecasts, and the Q&A from Chairman Powell.  What did we learn? The Federal Reserve on Wednesday left its short-term fed funds rate unchanged and said it “will closely monitor” the economy in light of growing “uncertainties.” The so-called dot-plot projections […]

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    June 7, 2019

    A Dismal Employment Report Is Great For Stocks?

    The number of non-farming new jobs was weak in May as employers added a mere 75,000 jobs.  Normally, you would think that this would be bad for the economy and thus usually bad for stocks.  But what it has done is bolster the Federal Reserve’s case for cutting interest rates as soon as this month, […]

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    June 4, 2019

    Chairman Powell Speaks About Long-Term Issues But Rate Cuts Are On Investors’ Minds

    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gave opening remarks today in Chicago at a monetary policy conference focused on long-term issues. But what was on everyone’s mind was speculation that global trade worries may force a Fed rate cut. Financial markets have been nervous lately over an escalating trade war that has spread from China and […]

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    June 2, 2019

    Eyes Are on the Fed, but What Is the Fed Watching?

    The Fed is again at the forefront of investor’s attention. After a decade of trying to right the ship, through various programs, we find ourselves again at an economic crossroads. Do they continue with their dovish stance on monetary policy, simply stay the course or even ramp things up by cutting rates? In order to […]

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