Posts tagged ‘FOMC’

Do Pint-Sized Payrolls Mean a Tepid Taper?



169,000 new jobs in August. Sounds pretty good…unless you were expecting 180,000. Combine that with June and July gains getting revised down by 16,000 and 58,000, respectively…and you get something that falls somewhere between ‘super tepid’ and ‘lackluster.’ So, when the Federal Reserve…

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Confessions from the Trading Desk: Coming Attractions…September Won’t Be Boring



For those involved in trading the fixed income markets, August is usually one of the more mundane months.  Issuance of new corporate debt slows down significantly since many global investment professionals are on vacation, forced two-week leaves, or holidays, which results in liquidity that is…

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