Posts tagged ‘Fed’

Markets Rally with Relief – Reaction to March FOMC Minutes (Video)



Back in March, I commented on the bond market’s reaction to comments made by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen following the March 18-19 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, Fed Said Higher Rates Ahead – How Will Bonds Respond? The formal meeting minutes were released Wednesday (April…

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Tapering, Treasury Rates, and a Series of Steps



On December 18, 2013 the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced they’d taper their massive bond-buying program by US$10 billion per month beginning in January 2014.  While market participants and analysts had long obsessed over if and when taper would begin, market interest rates had…

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