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Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Markets & Economy » Fed Raises Rates: Implications for Fixed Income Investors

December 23, 2016 | Fixed Income

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) unanimously decided to increase the federal funds target rate by 25 basis points last week, moving the target range from 0.25–0.50% to 0.50–0.75%. This is the second rate hike in over a decade; the federal funds target rate was last raised in December 2015, …

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Library » Comparing Traditional Cash Management Strategies

August 17, 2016 | Fixed Income

Traditionally, organizations have earned income on deposits through Earnings Credit Rates, Money Market Deposit Accounts, and Certificates of Deposit. However, the amount of income earned from these cash management strategies has significantly declined over the years and is not poised to return …

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Markets & Economy » A Primer on TIPS in Today’s Market Environment

February 25, 2016 | Fixed Income

Inflation, or the lack thereof, continues to be a hot topic among economic and market forecasters. Weak aggregate demand worldwide and the resulting pattern of slow global growth has contributed to persistently low inflation, as well as very low market expectations for future inflation. Fears …

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Markets & Economy » No Change in Rates: Comments on the Fed Decision

September 17, 2015 | Market Commentary

Following their two day meeting in mid-September, members of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy setting Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided not to adjust the federal funds policy interest rate. The rate will remain within the current 0% to 0.25% range, where it has been since December 20 …

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Markets & Economy » The Great Rate Hike

September 11, 2015 | Fixed Income

Recent headlines suggest that bond investors are bracing for heightened volatility in fixed income markets, with pundits citing an eventual Fed rate hike as the catalyst that could give rise to further market gyrations. As the Fed moves toward policy normalization, investors are concerned that …

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Markets & Economy » “Safe” Can Be Risky

September 01, 2015 | Fixed Income

The last several years have been defined by historically low interest rates, and using a bond index fund to gain market exposure to the broad fixed income market has become a more prevalent investor strategy. While rates have seen historic lows, they are expected to rise over time. Given the …


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