Fed Brief

  • 10-11-2016 13:17:13 PM ET

    Presidential candidate Donald Trump has accused the Federal Reserve ("Fed") of being completely political with its monetary policy.  A calm and very diplomatic Janet Yellen, who is chairman of the Federal Reserve, says the Fed is not political and that politics never enters the discussion at...

Bond Market Update

  • The Market at 15:22 ET

    10-Year: Unchanged…1.746…EUR/USD: 1.0927USD/JPY: 103.93

    Treasury Market Stands Its Ground

    • European Central Bank maintains policy stance
    • Better-than-expected data: October Philadelphia Fed (9.7; Briefing.com consensus 5.5), September Existing Home Sales (5.47 million; Briefing.com consensus 5.30 million)
    • Below-consensus data: Initial Claims (260K; Briefing.com consensus 249K) [Continuing Claims increase to 2.057 million from 2.046 million]
    • In-line data: September Leading Indicators (+0.2%)

The Bond Column

  • 10-14-2016 16:20:46 PM ET

    The Week in Review/Week Ahead

    Log-dated Treasury yields kept moving higher this week withthe 30-year yield pushing up 10 basis points to 2.56% and the 10-year yieldgaining five basis points to 1.79%. Both of them are now above...

Treasury Yield