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Interest Rates
February 14 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article Range-bound
February 3 2020

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

January 30 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.

February 21 2020
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article 2020 Outlook: Optimism and opportunities
January 2 2020

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

January 21 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.

January 21 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
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article Searching for neutral
August 1 2019

Rate cut shows Fed still unsure of the right policy level.

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
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Finding pockets of opportunity
July 11 2019

We're looking to the yield curve, currencies and security selection for alpha.

January 21 2020
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Be careful about BBB downgrade mania
July 9 2019

Only 0.1% of investment-grade companies defaulted in the last 35 years.

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.

January 21 2020
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Amid uncertainties, Fed loses 'patience'
June 19 2019

Fed holds off for now but signals rate cuts are at the ready.

January 21 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article He's got it going on
June 14 2019

All the angst over tariffs and trade belies a consumer who is doing just fine.

January 21 2020
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article I had a major crush on Davy Jones
May 14 2019

Many reasons to expect inflation to remain low for longer (... Jones? Think The Monkees).

January 21 2020
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Slow news day at the Fed
May 1 2019

Policymakers hewed to their policy of 'patience.'

January 21 2020
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Article Federated adopts neutral view on yields in the near term
April 16 2019

Risks between upward and downward moves appear relatively balanced.

January 21 2020
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article For fixed income, it's steady as she goes
April 11 2019

After a strong first quarter, high yield and other credit securities settle into a clip-the-coupon environment.

January 21 2020
Liquidity . Interest Rates .
Article Reset and assess
April 1 2019

The Fed essentially used the March meeting to reboot its message after its dramatic policy shift over the last two quarters.

January 21 2020
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Don't sweat the yield-curve inversion
March 26 2019

By most measures, a recession isn't in the cards anytime soon.

January 21 2020
Liquidity . Interest Rates .
Article Fed says it's done for the year
March 20 2019

The FOMC statement confirms the dramatic shift in Fed expectations since late 2018.

January 21 2020
Liquidity . Interest Rates .
Article Just how patient will the Fed be?
March 15 2019

With no hike expected, markets will look to changes in the dot plot and balance sheet taper for answers.

January 21 2020
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Why are long-term rates stuck?
March 5 2019

Inflation shows little sign of breaking out. Until it does, it's difficult to see long rates breaking up in any significant manner.

January 21 2020
Liquidity . Interest Rates .
Article Stopping the pendulum's swing
March 1 2019

Fed's Powell wants the markets to forget his vacillations of late 2018.

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