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Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Federal Reserve Balance Sheet and Implications for Fixed Income Investors

The recent rise in Treasury market yields has some investors concerned the United States may be on the precipice of an inflation problem. The non-farm payrolls report has averaged an increase of 212,000 jobs over the past three months and … Continue reading

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Economic Roundup April 2012

Consumer Prices In February, the CPI showed consumer prices increased 2.9% 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. However, concerns recently developed about rising … Continue reading

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Market Summary April 2012

Treasury rates moved higher in March, driven by ongoing improvement in domestic economic data and reduced market expectation of further asset purchases from the Federal Reserve. In addition, rising oil prices, coupled with improving domestic economic data, has raised investor … Continue reading

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