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Fed changing tack?



The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) may be moving away from this year’s quarterly rate hikes to another strategy. After a likely increase at this week’s meeting, the Federal Reserve (Fed) may pause. The Fed may move to a more data dependent plan. According to the most recent FOMC minutes,…

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Yield curve revisited



This week the flattening yield curve has investors worried. A key yield curve, the difference between the 2-year US Treasury rate and the 10-year US Treasury rate fell below 12 basis points at one point last week. A yield curve flattens either because long-term rates are falling faster than…

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