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April markets: Credit spreads narrow amid monetary policy

April markets: Credit spreads narrow amid monetary policy

Fiscal and monetary policy response to the global pandemic drive April performance in fixed income and equities markets.

  • May 11, 2020
Spike in credit spreads amid coronavirus concerns

Spike in credit spreads amid coronavirus concerns

Flight to safe haven assets and a halt in economic activity drive performance in fixed income and equities markets in first quarter 2020.

  • April 09, 2020

What has happened in municipal bond markets

While volatility remains, we think the actions of the Fed and policymakers will eventually help to stabilize markets and restore liquidity.

  • March 26, 2020
Falling rates helped domestic core fixed income returns

Falling rates helped domestic core fixed income returns

Elevated uncertainty associated with coronavirus outbreaks weighed on business activity and investor sentiment.

  • March 10, 2020

Coronavirus fears drive Fed to cut rates mid-cycle

In response to concerns about the economic fallout from COVID-19, the Federal Reserve (Fed) cut their policy benchmark rate mid-cycle.

  • March 04, 2020
Expectations of a Fed rate cut in 2020 rose on growth concerns

Expectations of a Fed rate cut in 2020 rose on growth concerns

U.S. equities were flat as concerns grew about the impact of the coronavirus on global economies, which increased volatility last month.

  • February 12, 2020

Risk Revival: Coronavirus, U.S. GDP, yield curve inversion

Risk assets were off to a strong start in 2020, but that abruptly reversed the last week of January. Read more.

  • February 10, 2020

2020 outlook: What could possibly go wrong?

Investors are now asking what, if anything, will derail markets from moving higher. Will a reversal in 2020 mean we’re back to the races?

  • January 21, 2020
U.S. equities close out the year on a positive note

U.S. equities close out the year on a positive note

Equities values broadly outperformed growth during the month of December, led by technology, energy, utilities and healthcare.

  • January 13, 2020
Equities reached new highs in November

Equities reached new highs in November

United States equities reached new highs in November and continued to gain on a mix of supportive monetary policy.

  • December 09, 2019

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