Monthly Archives: July 2018

Here’s Why Donald Trump Is Wrong About Interest Rates

Summary Even after rising in recent months, short-term interest rates remain below the level suggested by an inflation rate of 2.9% and relatively strong economic growth. A more reasonable Federal Funds Rate would be in the range of 3.25% to … Continue reading

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New 10-Year TIPS Nabs 7-Year High Coupon Rate Of 0.75%

Summary Today’s result broke a string of 42 consecutive TIPS auctions of the 9- to 10-year term with a coupon rate below 0.75%. The actual real yield to maturity was 0.762%, slightly lower than expected, indicating good demand. But the … Continue reading

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