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Bonds Matter (Again)

The 10 Year U.S. Treasury Note yield is once again above 4%. It was at that level earlier in 2023 as well, before declining in the spring as the market began to anticipate (prematurely) the end of the Fed’s tightening cycle. In absolute historical terms, 4% is still...

Stay the Course

On the heels of stronger inflation expectations, The Federal Reserve opened the door to begin tapering its bond purchasing program and signaled interest rates will need to rise sooner and faster. Markets reacted to the news with major stock indexes closing lower and...