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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Monetary Policy: Treasury Yield Curves in a Tightening Cycle

The Federal Reserve has been exceptionally vigilant in utilizing all of the tools at their disposal to promote the dual mandate of price stability and full employment in the current easing cycle. Prior to the financial crisis in 2008 the … Continue reading

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Economic Roundup March 2013

Consumer Prices In January, overall CPI inflation fell to 1.6% on a year-over-year basis from 1.7% in December. The year-over-year Core CPI (CPI less food and energy) was unchanged at 1.9%. The core inflation rate remains below the Fed’s long-term … Continue reading

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Market Summary March 2013

The US economy has grown at a modest pace during the first quarter. Job growth was better than expected in February. Nonfarm payrolls rose 236,000 in the month, exceeding the consensus forecast of 171,000, while the unemployment rate fell to 7.7% … Continue reading

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