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Interest Rates
July 29 2020
Monetary Policy . Markets/Economy .
Article Boring can be good
July 29 2020

Uneventful FOMC meeting reaffirms stance of maximum support for the economy.

May 18 2020
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Negative rates not on the table
May 19 2020

The Fed has made it very clear it isn't interested.

May 19 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article How is the pandemic affecting ABS investing?
May 18 2020

Volatility comes and goes, but in the end, it’s about doing your homework.

May 15 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article Summer can't come soon enough
May 6 2020

Data over the next few weeks and months will be ugly, but better times lie ahead.

April 29 2020
Monetary Policy . Liquidity .
Article Fed still putting out fires
April 29 2020

The FOMC statement reiterated it will not hold anything back to aid the economy.

April 30 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article Bet on American ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit
April 13 2020

As bad as it may seem, history suggests better days and opportunities lie ahead.

April 27 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article It helps that we know the unknowns
April 8 2020

We're in somewhat of a holding pattern as we await clarity ... and opportunity

April 2 2020
Coronavirus . Equity .
Article What is the outlook for dividends and dividend strategies?
April 2 2020

Perspectives on the impact the pandemic is having on companies.

April 24 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article In munis, as elsewhere, signs of improved market functioning
April 1 2020

Unprecedented Fed and government support helps restore semblance of normalcy amid crisis.

April 27 2020
Coronavirus . Liquidity .
Article Liquidity market meets the challenge
April 1 2020

With the Fed as a partner, the cash markets overcame stress in March.

March 20 2020
Coronavirus . Monetary Policy .
Article ECB, Bank of England ramp up stimulus
March 19 2020

The robust programs are aimed at combating the impact of Covid-19.

March 24 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article Low-duration impacts at a high-risk time
March 18 2020

A perspective on the volatility gripping short-term fixed-income markets and the outlook ahead.

April 23 2020
Coronavirus . Monetary Policy .
Article A Fed flood
March 15 2020

The Federal Reserve slashed rates to near zero Sunday evening.

March 12 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article No end in sight for flight-to-safety trade
March 12 2020

Short-term government securities benefit as virus fears sidetrack global risk markets.

March 13 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article Why munis now?
March 12 2020

As investors seek not only relative safety, but liquidity via Treasuries, muni valuations have benefited.

March 12 2020
Coronavirus . Fixed Income .
Article More a crisis of confidence than credit
March 11 2020

3 preconditions should help determine when the worst has passed.

March 12 2020
Coronavirus . Interest Rates .
Article Where will U.S. yields go from here?
March 4 2020

We run down 2 scenarios: falling further or bouncing higher.

March 5 2020
Interest Rates . Markets/Economy .
Article U.S. yields may be getting close to as low as they'll go
February 27 2020

A move off these record lows will depend on if and when there's any positive virus news.

March 3 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article Range-bound
February 3 2020

The Fed tries to corral several key rates to keep overnight markets in line.

April 9 2020
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Dwelling on the details
January 29 2020

With no change in rates, technical adjustments the only news from the Fed today.

March 3 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article 2020 Outlook: Optimism and opportunities
January 2 2020

The liquidity space should continue to grow in popularity in 2020.

April 16 2020
Interest Rates . Volatility .
Video The Fed addresses repo concerns
December 4 2019

From TOMO to POMO and a lower fed funds target range, it’s taking measures to keep the markets on a steady keel.

January 21 2020
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Article Uncovering the yield opportunity in ultrashorts
December 4 2019

Shorter-duration bonds can still be an attractive option in a low-rate environment.

January 21 2020
Active Management . Equity .
Podcast Rate swings needn't rattle dividend investors

November 26 2019

Fluctuating rates may impact other forms of income but dividend payments aren't likely to be affected.

January 21 2020
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Video Lower rates allow for extended duration
November 13 2019

Portfolio Manager Nick Tripodes explains how he’s positioning portfolios for the current rate environment.

January 21 2020
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Video Why are investors so interested in ultrashorts?
November 8 2019

Access to credit markets with reduced rate risk, for starters.

January 21 2020
Interest Rates . Equity .
Video Hiding in plain sight
November 8 2019

Don't overlook the income potential of dividend stocks.

January 21 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article The Fed catches its breath
November 1 2019

But with pressing issues such as the repo market to address, it can't relax.

January 21 2020
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Fed sets bar higher for future cuts
October 30 2019

The Federal Reserve cut rates by a quarter point but it will take more negative news to do so again this year.

January 21 2020
Equity . Interest Rates .
Video Don't let recession fears spook you
October 18 2019

Portfolio Manager Steve Chiavarone offers investment ideas for the current low-rate environment.

January 21 2020
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Finishing the task with all our players
October 10 2019

In the search for alpha, yield-curve positioning, currency and security selection take center stage.

January 21 2020
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article The bond rally isn't quite done
October 3 2019

Decelerating growth and rising geopolitical worries are bond friendly.

January 21 2020
Monetary Policy . Liquidity .
Article A September to remember
October 1 2019

Not fondly, but so that overnight trading works smoother the next time it is flooded with supply.

January 21 2020
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Are we Japan (revisited)?
September 24 2019

As was the case when first looking at the issue eight years ago, the answer is no.

January 21 2020
Liquidity . Interest Rates .
Article Fed will continue to support overnight markets
September 20 2019

It will inject more cash into the liquidity markets to alleviate trading pressure.

April 9 2020
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Fed cuts rates, adds another dissenter
September 18 2019

Will the quarter-point reduction be the last one this year?

January 21 2020
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Article What's behind the rapid rise in rates?
September 13 2019

Bond yields have reversed much of the August decline. The reasons are many.

January 21 2020
Liquidity . Interest Rates .
Podcast Cash is king...again

August 30 2019

How are rate cuts affecting liquidity products?

January 21 2020
Interest Rates . International/Global .
Video Opportunities in a negative rate environment
August 29 2019

Corporate bonds in South America, South Korea and India look attractive.

January 21 2020
Monetary Policy . Markets/Economy .
Article Powell threads the needle
August 23 2019

The Fed leader successfully addressed several issues weighing on monetary policy.

January 21 2020
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Article How low can yields go?
August 14 2019

From here, they could break either way. But Federated's base case remains a recession isn't imminent.

January 21 2020
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Fed cuts rates by a quarter percentage point
July 31 2019

Rate cut seen as preventative medicine in the face of global uncertainties.

January 21 2020
Interest Rates . Equity .
Video How would a Federal Reserve rate cut affect equity markets?
July 15 2019

A quarter-point cut is baked in. But a half-point? The market likely would love that.

January 21 2020
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Video What's the case for ultrashort bonds...any time?
July 15 2019

Senior Portfolio Manager Randy Bauer outlines how the limited interest rate risk and low volatility of ultrashort bonds can support investors regardless of market, rate and economic cycles.

January 21 2020
Markets/Economy . Interest Rates .
Podcast The outlook for markets into 2020


July 12 2019

How will earnings, tariffs and interest rates affect the markets?

January 21 2020
Interest Rates .
Video How might rate cuts affect cash?
June 20 2019

Would more than one rate cut undermine cash as an attractive asset class? Probably not. Debbie Cunningham explains.

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