Fed Brief

  • 12-13-2017 15:49:10 PM ET

    The December policy directive from the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) didn't offer any true surprises. The FOMC voted in favor of raising the target range for the fed funds rate by 25 basis points to 1.25% to 1.50% It was noted that the labor market continued to strengt...

Bond Market Update

  • The Market at 15:31 ET

    10-Year: -1/32…2.355…EUR/USD: 1.1758USD/JPY: 112.60

    Treasury Market Stands Its Ground

    • -- Longer-dated maturities continue showing relative strength
    • -- December Empire Manufacturing (actual: 18.0; Briefing.com consensus: 18.0; previous: 19.4)
    • -- November Industrial Production (actual: 0.2%; Briefing.com consensus: 0.3%; previous: 0.9%) and Capacity Utilization (actual: 77.1%; Briefing.com consensus: 77.2%; previous: 77.0%)
    • -- December net Long-Term TIC Flows (actual: $23.20 billion; previous: $80.90 billion)

The Bond Column

  • 12-14-2017 16:42:36 PM ET

    The Week in Review/Week Ahead

    Atits October 2017 meeting, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced it would be making asset purchases at a monthly pace of 30 billion starting in January 2018, down from the prior pace of 60 bil...

Treasury Yield