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Fed Brief

  • 03-15-2017 15:22:44 PM ET

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) accomplished todaywhat Fed members set out to do several weeks ago when talking up thepossibility that a rate hike could happen at the March meeting. The committee saw a window of rate-hikeopportunity and it took it, bumping up the target range for the fe...

Bond Market Update

  • The Market at 15:11 ET

    10-Year: Unchanged…2.41…EUR/USD: 1.0789USD/JPY: 110.91

    Treasury Market Stands Its Ground

    • Initial Jobless Claims for the week ending 3/18: Actual 258K, Briefing.com consensus 239K, Prior 243K (revised from 241K)
    • Continuing Jobless Claims for the week ending 3/11: Prior 2030K
    • Fed Chair Yellen (FOMC voter): No comments on monpol or economic outlook
    • February New Home Sales: Actual 592K, Briefing.com consensus 560K, Prior 558K (revised from 555K)
    • Natural Gas Inventories for the week ending 3/18: Actual -150 bcf, Expected -153 bcf, Prior -53 bcf
    • Minneapolis Fed President Kashkari (FOMC voter) (12:30 ET)
    • $11 bln 10-year TIPS reopening: High yield 0.466%, Bid-to-cover 2.23, Indirect bid 64.1%, Direct bid 15.6%
    • San Francisco Fed President Williams (non-FOMC voter): three or "maybe even more" rate hikes this year would make sense; may be closer to shrinking balance sheet by year-end
    • Dallas Fed President Kaplan (FOMC voter) (19:00 ET)

The Bond Column

  • 03-17-2017 16:27:53 PM ET

    The Week in Review/Week Ahead

    Isaw a headline early this week claiming that the age of a Fed policymaker could determine her views on monetary policy. Following the FOMC's decision on Wednesday to hike rates in a 9-1 decision w...

Treasury Yield