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Interest Rates
March 18 2024
Monetary Policy .
Article

2 minute read

The dots are the point
March 20 2024

The Fed's dot plot held the intrigue at the FOMC meeting.

March 1 2024
Markets/Economy .
Article

7 minute read

Another day, another record high for stocks
March 1 2024

Magnificent Seven continue to outperform.

February 2 2024
Markets/Economy .
Article

7 minute read

Groundhog Day for labor market
February 2 2024

Strong headline gains but a mixed picture beneath the surface.

January 19 2024
Markets/Economy .
Article

7 minute read

Sharp disparity between the Fed and markets
January 19 2024

Labor market and consumer spending firm, while inflation rises.

December 14 2023
Monetary Policy .
Article

2 minute read

Meeting the markets halfway
December 13 2023

The Fed now projects rate cuts in 2024, just not as many as the markets have.

December 8 2023
2024 Outlook .
Article

3 minute read

Bonds are back in the black!
December 5 2023

Three things to watch in 2024.

December 1 2023
Markets/Economy .
Article

7 minute read

Stick a fork in it
December 1 2023

As the economy slows across the board, the Fed is done hiking rates.

December 1 2023
Liquidity .
Article

4 minute read

Cutting through the noise
December 1 2023

The markets have swung too far by forecasting multiple Fed rate cuts in 2024.

November 20 2023
Equity .
Article

7 minute read

The turkey's not the only thing getting stuffed…
November 20 2023

The economy and markets can't take on much more debt without getting sick. 

November 6 2023
Markets/Economy .
Article

5 minute read

Out of the woods?
November 7 2023

Financial markets rally on perceived Fed pause.

November 2 2023
Monetary Policy .
Article

2 minute read

A focused Fed
November 1 2023

The Fed didn't hike. That doesn't mean it's done.

November 1 2023
Liquidity .
Article

3 minute read

Wait and see
November 1 2023

The Fed wants more time and data as it looks to December's meeting.

October 25 2023
Equity .
Article

8 minute read

The remarkable consumer
October 20 2023

A surprisingly strong economy could mean higher for longer, longer

October 13 2023
Markets/Economy .
Article

8 minute read

The long and winding road
October 13 2023

Employment, inflation and bonds combine for twists and turns for the journey of Fed policy.

October 13 2023
Equity .
Article

8 minute read

'Welcome to Pittsburgh, Ohio ...'
October 13 2023

It's not just the pilot who is confused as markets wrestle with yields.

September 28 2023
Fixed Income .
Article

3 minute read

This pain should pass
September 29 2023

Evidence suggests the move up in longer yields is nearing an end.

September 25 2023
Monetary Policy .
Article

6 minute read

Goldilocks and the Federal Reserve
September 22 2023

Fed plans to keep interest rates higher for longer.

September 20 2023
Monetary Policy .
Article

2 minute read

Proceeding carefully
September 20 2023

The Fed opts against raising rates, but doesn't rule out another hike this year.

August 25 2023
Monetary Policy .
Article

5 minute read

Higher for longer
August 25 2023

Powell uses Jackson Hole keynote to reiterate Fed’s vigilance to lower inflation.

August 3 2023
Fixed Income .
Article

3 minute read

Why the climb in long yields isn't likely to last
August 3 2023

Senior Portfolio Manager R.J. Gallo can think of seven reasons.

July 31 2023
Markets/Economy .
Article

1 minute read

Changing its tune
July 31 2023

Weekly Bond Commentary

July 26 2023
Monetary Policy .
Article

2 minute read

Middle ground
July 26 2023

With the impact of its tightening still not apparent, the Fed opted for another modest rate hike. 

July 21 2023
Markets/Economy .
Article

3 minute read

Don't forget Mac and Mae
July 17 2023

MBS issued by U.S. housing agencies could have advantages for investors if the economy slows.

June 28 2023
Equity .
Article

2 minute read

The dividend story remains the same
July 5 2023

Higher-for-longer rates can be beneficial for dividend strategies.

June 14 2023
Markets/Economy .
Article

2 minute read

Preparing for the next step
June 14 2023

The Fed skipped a rate hike but suggested more could come. 

May 3 2023
Monetary Policy .
Article

2 minute read

Could the latest be the last?
May 3 2023

The Fed raised rates again, but hinted it soon might be time to take a breather.

April 28 2023
Markets/Economy .
Podcast

43 minute listen

Putting the inflation genie into its lamp


April 26 2023

Stubborn inflation, strong consumption data and a robust labor market are clouding the economy’s path.