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Baker Market Update
2022-12-02

As we say at the Baker Group, Happy Jobs Friday everyone! What a world we live in today when the breaking news headline on CNBC…
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Baker Market Update
2022-11-25

In a holiday-shortened week, we gobbled up some small helpings of economic data but the main show was Wednesday’s release of the minutes for the…
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Baker Market Update
2022-11-18

The yield curve further inverted this week with the 2yr yield rising 14bp while the 10yr yield fell 2bp. The 10yr2yr spread has now fallen…
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Baker Market Update
2022-11-10

Friendly inflation data and apparent political gridlock have put financial markets in a good mood as this week draws to a close. As the dust…
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Baker Market Update
2022-11-04

The first week of November was not boring for financial markets as we got an important read on both the labor market and the current…
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Baker Market Update
2022-10-28

It was another week of volatility as US Treasury yields fell across the curve. Peaking to 4.24% on Monday, the 10 UST Note yield is…
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Baker Market Update
2022-10-21

That great monetary economist William Shakespeare wrote that “Those who rush, stumble and fall”. This observation may be starting to take hold with respect to…
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Baker Market Update
2022-10-14

US Inflation continued to misbehave in September, prompting another week of policymakers calling for rates to go higher and stay there until price pressures fade.…
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Baker Market Update
2022-10-07

It was another week of market volatility as participants continue to balance the prospects of a looming recession and the Fed’s fastest series of rate…
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Baker Market Update
2022-09-30

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…
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Baker Market Update
2022-09-23

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…
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Baker Market Update
2022-09-16

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,…
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Baker Market Update
2022-09-09

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…
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Baker Market Update
2022-09-02

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…
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Baker Market Update
2022-08-26

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…
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Baker Market Update
2022-08-19

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…
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Baker Market Update
2022-08-12

“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…
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Baker Market Update
2022-08-05

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…
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Baker Market Update
2022-07-29

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…
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Baker Market Update
2022-07-22

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…
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