The recent rise in bond dealer Treasury holdings has spawned concerns
about the U.S. bond market, ranging from foreign selling to the potential
fragility of the bond market.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor will
release its always widely anticipated Employment Situation report for March
2016 on Friday, April 1, 2016.
The NCAA Men’s College Basketball Final Four is set. In that spirit, we share our own Final Four for the stock market this year: China, earnings, the Federal Reserve (Fed), and oil.
High-quality bonds broadly have enjoyed a good start to 2016, but
Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) have particularly benefited
recently and, last week, received an added tailwind from the Federal
As 2016 began and 2015 ended, global financial markets faced plenty
of uncertainty in the wake of the first rate hike by the Federal Reserve
(Fed) in nearly nine years.