Category Archives: Federal Reserve

Yield-Curve Inversion Reiterates Stability Of Commercial Real Estate

    I FINANCIAL MARKETS AUGUST 2019 I Research Brief Yield-Curve Inversion Reiterates Stability Of Commercial Real Estate I Brief yield-curve inversion sparks volatility. The short-lived inversion of the 10-year and two-year Treasury yield curve sparked significant financial market volatility as the closely monitored sign of an impending recession delivered a warning alert. Despite efforts […]

Interest Rates Trend Lower As Fed Responds to Trade War Uncertainty

  I FINANCIAL MARKETS JULY 2019 I Research Brief Interest Rates Trend Lower As Fed Responds to Trade War Uncertainty I Fed has increasingly accommodative stance as trade battles weigh on economy. At its latest meeting, the Federal Reserve showed a greater willingness to ease policy rates in the near term. Chairman Powell pointed to […]

Fed Signals End of Tightening Cycle; Interest Rates Reignite Opportunities

  FEDERAL RESERVE MARCH 2019 Fed Signals End of Tightening Cycle; Interest Rates Reignite Opportunities Interest rates fall as Fed shifts policy outlook. At its latest meeting, the Federal Reserve signaled an end to rate hikes this year, while reserving the potential for one increase in 2020. The Fed also announced its intention to end […]

Booming Economy Prompting Hawkish Fed Policy; Global Financial Markets May Complicate Future Action

    Follow us: |  |  Research Brief June 2018 FEDERAL RESERVE Developing Trends ■ Recession indicator close to tipping point. Following the increase in the Fed funds rate, the spread between the two-year Treasury and 10-year Treasury has fallen to 34 basis points, the lowest level since prior to the Great Recession. ■ Small business optimism […]