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November 13 2019
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Video Lower rates allow for extended duration Nicholas Tripodes
November 13 2019

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

November 8 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Video Why are investors so interested in ultrashorts? Nicholas Tripodes
November 8 2019

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

November 1 2019
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article The Fed catches its breath Deborah Cunningham
November 1 2019

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

October 30 2019
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Fed sets bar higher for future cuts Susan Hill
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.

November 11 2019
Equity . Interest Rates .
Video Don't let recession fears spook you Steven Chiavarone
October 18 2019

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

October 28 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Finishing the task with all our players Robert Ostrowski
October 10 2019

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

October 15 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article The bond rally isn't quite done R.J. Gallo
October 3 2019

Decelerating growth and rising geopolitical worries are bond friendly.

October 3 2019
Monetary Policy . Liquidity .
Article A September to remember Deborah Cunningham
October 1 2019

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

September 25 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Are we Japan (revisited)? William Ehling
September 24 2019

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

October 3 2019
Liquidity . Interest Rates .
Article Fed will continue to support overnight markets Susan Hill
September 20 2019

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

September 18 2019
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Fed cuts rates, adds another dissenter Susan Hill
September 18 2019

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

October 10 2019
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Article What's behind the rapid rise in rates? R.J. Gallo
September 13 2019

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

August 30 2019
Liquidity . Interest Rates .
Podcast Cash is king...again Linda Duessel
Deborah Cunningham
August 30 2019

How are rate cuts affecting liquidity products?

September 13 2019
Interest Rates . International/Global .
Video Opportunities in a negative rate environment Ihab Salib
August 29 2019

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

August 23 2019
Monetary Policy . Markets/Economy .
Article Powell threads the needle Philip Orlando
August 23 2019

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

September 3 2019
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Article How low can yields go? R.J. Gallo
August 14 2019

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

August 6 2019
Liquidity . Monetary Policy .
Article Searching for neutral Deborah Cunningham
August 1 2019

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

July 31 2019
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Fed cuts rates by a quarter percentage point Donald Ellenberger
July 31 2019

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

July 23 2019
Interest Rates . Equity .
Video How would a Federal Reserve rate cut affect equity markets? Linda Duessel
July 15 2019

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

July 25 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Video What's the case for ultrashort bonds...any time? Randall Bauer
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.

August 5 2019
Markets/Economy . Interest Rates .
Podcast The outlook for markets into 2020 Linda Duessel
R.J. Gallo
Philip Orlando
July 12 2019

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

July 23 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Finding pockets of opportunity Robert Ostrowski
July 11 2019

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

July 22 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Be careful about BBB downgrade mania John Gentry
July 9 2019

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

July 15 2019
Interest Rates .
Video How might rate cuts affect cash? Deborah Cunningham
June 20 2019

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

July 15 2019
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Amid uncertainties, Fed loses 'patience' Susan Hill
June 19 2019

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

July 15 2019
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article He's got it going on Linda Duessel
June 14 2019

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

July 15 2019
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article I had a major crush on Davy Jones Linda Duessel
May 14 2019

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

July 15 2019
Monetary Policy . Interest Rates .
Article Slow news day at the Fed Donald Ellenberger
May 1 2019

Policymakers hewed to their policy of 'patience.'

July 15 2019
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Article Federated adopts neutral view on yields in the near term R.J. Gallo
April 16 2019

Risks between upward and downward moves appear relatively balanced.

July 15 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article For fixed income, it's steady as she goes Robert Ostrowski
April 11 2019

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

July 15 2019
Liquidity . Interest Rates .
Article Reset and assess Deborah Cunningham
April 1 2019

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

July 15 2019
Equity . Markets/Economy .
Article Don't sweat the yield-curve inversion Steven Chiavarone
March 26 2019

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

August 26 2019
Liquidity . Interest Rates .
Article Fed says it's done for the year Susan Hill
March 20 2019

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

August 26 2019
Liquidity . Interest Rates .
Article Just how patient will the Fed be? Susan Hill
March 15 2019

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

July 15 2019
Fixed Income . Interest Rates .
Article Why are long-term rates stuck? R.J. Gallo
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.

July 15 2019
Liquidity . Interest Rates .
Article Stopping the pendulum's swing Deborah Cunningham
March 1 2019

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

July 15 2019
Liquidity . Interest Rates .
Article Powell's puzzle Deborah Cunningham
February 1 2019

Fed Chair Powell should have let the statement do the talking.

July 15 2019
Interest Rates . Fixed Income .
Article Fed will be 'patient' Donald Ellenberger
January 30 2019

The Fed kept rates steady, making markets happy with a dovish pause.

July 15 2019
Interest Rates . Cash Management .
Article Neutral November Deborah Cunningham
November 30 2018

Fed Chair Powell shifts his view on interest-rate levels.

July 15 2019
Equity . Interest Rates .
Article Powell does his part; now it's up to Trump and Xi Philip Orlando
November 28 2018

Fed chair signals that policymakers will go slowly on further rate increases.

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