Market Views - Cash Management

For more than three decades, Federated has been an industry leader in money market and cash management. Choose an article to read our views on the credit and money markets. For even more on this topic, visit our Liquidity Management Center.

Month in Cash: No more normal? 
Jul. 2, 2018 :: Deborah Cunningham
It seems the Fed is nearing a tightening cycle after years of rate normalization.
Fed Watch: A plain spoken, slightly hawkish message 
Jun. 13, 2018 :: Susan Hill
Policymakers deliver expected hike and signal 2 more likely this year.
Month in Cash: Same ol', same ol' and that's OK 
Jun. 1, 2018 :: Deborah Cunningham
The Fed gives no reason to doubt it will hike rates in June.
Month in Cash: Alphabet soup 
May 1, 2018 :: Deborah Cunningham
Some info on relatively new abbreviations in cash management.
Month in Cash: Return voyage 
Apr. 1, 2018 :: Deborah Cunningham
The new Fed chief must be careful not to rock the boat.
Fed Watch: Smooth transition 
Mar. 21, 2018 :: Susan Hill
The Fed delivers a 0.25% hike and an upbeat take on the economy.
Rate Watch: Increases aren't just about inflation & Fed hikes 
Mar. 14, 2018 :: Donald Ellenberger Susan Hill
There are multiple reasons why yields on the short end of the Treasury curve have risen.
Month in Cash: Don't confuse Powell's optimism with hawkishness 
Mar. 1, 2018 :: Deborah Cunningham
The stock market misread Fed Chairman Powell's testimony, which actually didn't stray from its current policy.
Month in Cash: Stay the course 
Feb. 1, 2018 :: Deborah Cunningham
New Fed chair Powell's best move for now is to put the Fed on autopilot.
In Short: Shutdown a political—not market-moving—event 
Jan. 22, 2018 :: Susan Hill
The shutdown made for drama, but it's the debt ceiling that has the markets' attention.
2018 Outlook: Month in Cash 
Jan. 1, 2018 :: Deborah Cunningham
Rates for the cash markets could reach 2% in 2018.
Tax Reform Special: What the bill means for investors 
Dec. 20, 2017 ::
Faster growth, higher earnings will be good for stocks, but there are some countervailing forces for bonds.
Fed Watch: Another December, another hike 
Dec. 13, 2017 :: Susan Hill
The Fed hiked the rate range to 1.25-1.50%, but also revised 2018 GDP higher.
Month in Cash: Unknowns at the Fed 
Dec. 1, 2017 :: Deborah Cunningham
The makeup of the Federal Reserve could change substantially as seats are filled.
Month in Cash: White noise 
Nov. 1, 2017 :: Deborah Cunningham
Neither hurricane damage, debt-ceiling debate, balance-sheet reduction nor political investigations are dimming expectations of a Fed hike in December.
Month in Cash: Pay attention to what the Fed does, not says 
Oct. 1, 2017 :: Deborah Cunningham
Fed acting as if it's comfortable inflation is close enough to its target.
In Short: Debt-ceiling can gets kicked down the road 
Sept. 7, 2017 :: Susan Hill
Compromise deal puts off a showdown for now but come December, the holiday calendar just got a lot more crowded.
Market Memo: Let's talk debt ceiling...again 
Sept. 5, 2017 :: Susan Hill
Even if the federal government shuts down, it is extremely unlikely it will default on its debt.
Month in Cash: Yellen's lecture in the mountains 
Sept. 1, 2017 :: Deborah Cunningham
At the Jackson Hole symposium, Yellen talked history instead of policy.
Market Memo: What's next for Libor 
Aug. 3, 2017 :: Robert Kowit
It may fade away in the cash markets but it's not likely to disappear
Month in Cash: Libor's long goodbye 
Aug. 1, 2017 :: Deborah Cunningham
Time is relative in the financial markets.
In Short: Libor, soon an un-offered rate 
Jul. 27, 2017 :: Susan Hill
The announcement of Libor's demise wasn't unexpected, won't have a material effect on our operations.

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