Baker Market Update2022-09-30 By Jeffrey Caughron 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-09-23 By Ryan Hayhurst 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-09-16 By Jeffrey Caughron 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,… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-09-09 By Jeffrey Caughron 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-09-02 By Jeffrey Caughron 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-08-26 By Jeffrey Caughron 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-08-19 By Ryan Hayhurst 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-08-12 By Dale Sheller “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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-08-05 By Jeffrey Caughron 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-07-29 By Jeffrey Caughron 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-07-22 By Ryan Hayhurst 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-07-15 By Jeffrey Caughron 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-07-08 By Jeffrey Caughron 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-07-01 By Jeffrey Caughron 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-06-24 By Ryan Hayhurst 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-06-17 By Jeffrey Caughron 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-06-10 By Matt Harris 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-06-03 By Jeffrey Caughron 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-05-27 By Ryan Hayhurst 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… Read More → Baker Market Update2022-05-20 By Jeffrey Caughron 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… Read More → 1601 NW Expressway, 20th Floor Oklahoma City, OK 73118-1466 Phone: 405.415.7200 Toll-Free: 800.937.2257 Fax: 405.415.7392 MyBakerPortal Careers Questions? Contact us today Fill out my online form. Fill out my Wufoo form! Subscribe to our newsletter Check the background of this firm and your investment professional on FINRA’s Brokercheck.