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Baker Market Update
2022-09-30

Chaos and confusion in UK economic policy sent shockwaves rippling through markets this week, right on the heels of the Fed’s third consecutive 75bps rate…
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Baker Market Update
2022-09-23

Bond yields surged 21-29bp in the 2-10yr part of the curve this week as the Fed hiked rates 75bp for the 3rd consecutive meeting, the…
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Baker Market Update
2022-09-16

The cost of borrowing continues to rise in order to fight the rising cost of everything else. The great post-pandemic inflation is very much alive,…
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Baker Market Update
2022-09-09

The Federal Reserve has numerous tools at its disposal that can be used to conduct monetary policy. Rate moves, reserve requirements, open market operations, asset…
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Baker Market Update
2022-09-02

Bond yields drifted higher this week as markets continued to digest the blunt words of Fed Chairman Powell last Friday regarding the central bank’s “overarching…
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Baker Market Update
2022-08-26

It’s the last week in August and that means two things: football season is about to kick off, and the Federal Reserve is hosting its…
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Baker Market Update
2022-08-19

Bond yields rose 10-16bp in the 3-10yr part of the curve this week despite weak housing data as multiple Fed officials gave mixed signals on…
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Baker Market Update
2022-08-12

“Today we received news that our economy had 0 percent inflation in the month of July.” stated President Biden last Wednesday morning after Consumer Price…
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Baker Market Update
2022-08-05

In the last forty-five days, the yield on the 10yr T-Note has traded in a 100bps range, from a low of 2.51% to a high…
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Baker Market Update
2022-07-29

Financial markets are very good at discounting future events. The anticipatory pricing-in of expected future Fed policy changes, for example, is already baked in the…
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Baker Market Update
2022-07-22

Bond prices continued to rally this week and the yield curve flattened further as a slew of negative housing data kept the market squarely focused…
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Baker Market Update
2022-07-15

It was a hot midsummer week, actually and metaphorically. Temperatures were about as high as expected, but inflation rates were even higher. Consumer prices over…
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Baker Market Update
2022-07-08

This shortened post-holiday week began with signs of a hawkish Fed, underscored by minutes from the June FOMC meeting and comments from two policymakers who…
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Baker Market Update
2022-07-01

Don’t look now, but the bond market has rallied like a monster in the last two weeks. After reaching 3.50%, the highest level in eleven…
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Baker Market Update
2022-06-24

Bond prices continued to rally this week with the 3-year Treasury yield falling 24bp and the 10-year down 11bp as of this writing. On the…
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Baker Market Update
2022-06-17

As we approach the mid-point of the year, all eyes have been focused on the Fed and their “expeditious” determination to stamp out inflation. An…
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Baker Market Update
2022-06-10

More volatility in the bond market this week as Treasury yields edged higher and the curve flattened. The 2Yr T-Note increased over 30 basis points…
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Baker Market Update
2022-06-03

As the first week of summer began, Federal Reserve Vice-Chair Lael Brainard stuck to the script on aggressive monetary policy by clarifying her support for…
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Baker Market Update
2022-05-27

This week showed a continuation of recent trends, with one exception. Economic reports continued to come in weaker than expected as the impact of higher…
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Baker Market Update
2022-05-20

Most financial markets got clobbered again this week as Fed Chairman Powell reiterated the Fed’s intention to raise interest rates as much as is necessary…
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