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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Market Summary February 2012

Treasury rates in the belly of the yield curve moved lower in January, while shorter rates and the long end moved modestly higher. Domestic economic indicators continued to improve during the month, but not enough to push interest rates significantly … Continue reading

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February 2012 Economic Roundup

Consumer Prices In December, the CPI showed that consumer prices increased 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. The year-over-year Core CPI (CPI less food and energy) increased at a 2.2% rate. Overall, price increases remained subdued, and the Federal Reserve has … Continue reading

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January FOMC Meeting Introduces New Communication Strategy and Communicates Subtle Shift

At the January 24-25 meeting, the Federal Reserve put into practice a new approach to communicating with the public. Introduced at the immediately preceding Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting held in December, the new strategy features meaningful changes in … Continue reading

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