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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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Fed Moves Forward on the Taper, but Don’t Assume It’s a One-Way Street



On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve recognized the fundamental improvements in the U.S. economy and announced that, in January, it would begin paring back its bond-buying program by US$10 billion per month. This is the “taper” that everyone’s been talking about. The Fed had their first window…

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