Posts filed under “Fixed Income/Interest Rates”

The Life of a Bond


Source: BlackRock Blog

Category: Digital Media, Fixed Income/Interest Rates

The Flight From Maturity

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Think Tank

Banks as Patient Fixed Income Investors

Category: Credit, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Think Tank

Does the Federal Reserve Staff Still Beat Private Forecasters?

Category: Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank

When Will the Fed End Its Zero Rate Policy?

When Will the Fed End Its Zero Rate Policy? Jens Christensen FRBSF Economic Letter, February 10, 2014     U.S. Treasury yields and other interest rates increased in the months leading up to the Federal Reserve’s December 2013 decision to cut back its large-scale bond purchases. This increase in rates probably at least partly reflected…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Think Tank

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Think Tank

Why Dosn’t U.S. Take Advantage of Low Rates?

Source: Office of Debt Management, Fiscal Year 2013 Q4 Report   The recent chaos in emerging markets has driven investors into U.S. Treasuries. The flight to safety has helped push down interest rates, with the yield on the 10-year bond now 2.6 percent. Although that is higher than the 1.5 percent of last summer, it…Read More

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Markets, Taxes and Policy

Don’t Expect Job Data Alone to Persuade Fed on Rates

Source: NY Times

Category: Employment, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates

Cash Purchases Spike as Interest Rates Rise

Source: RealtyTrac   The chart above comes form the RealtyTrac Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report. It should come as no surprise that as rates rise, so too do all-cash purchases. There are a few significant factors worth noting: 1) Last year, institutional investor purchases for residential properties (single family homes, condominiums and townhomes) accounted for…Read More

Category: Credit, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Real Estate

Economic Indicators Dashboard

Click for an interactive graphic. Source: Russell Investments

Category: Consumer Spending, Credit, Economy, Employment, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Markets