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Baker Market Update
2024-06-14

Treasury yields are set to end the week sharply lower after a volatile week, fueled by big data releases and a particularly important Fed meeting.…
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Baker Market Update
2024-06-07

Happy Jobs Friday, everyone! As I sit here and wait for the stock market to open, I’m interested to see if a man who goes…
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Baker Market Update
2024-05-31

Markets are opening green across the board this morning as welcome news on the inflation front has traders upbeat this last day of May. Personal…
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Baker Market Update
2024-05-24

With little on the data-front but second-tier economic releases, much of this week’s attention focused on Fed speakers and minutes from the April 30-May 1…
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Baker Market Update
2024-05-17

This week’s economic calendar offered plenty of potential for market volatility, however, market yields remained fairly stable with headline numbers staying in-line with analyst expectations.…
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Baker Market Update
2024-05-10

This week has been fairly quiet on the data front, enough to bring comments from this week’s round Fed speakers even more into the spotlight.…
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Baker Market Update
2024-05-03

Happy Jobs Friday, everyone! It has been an exciting week here in Oklahoma City as our hometown Thunder swept the New Orleans Pelicans to win…
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Baker Market Update
2024-04-26

This morning’s hotly anticipated inflation report seems to have markets focused on the silver lining. Although March’s Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) reading was strong, it…
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Baker Market Update
2024-04-19

Bond yields have been back-and-forth this week as markets work to digest an inflationary Retail Sales number with a potentially escalating situation between Israel and…
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Baker Market Update
2024-04-12

If the Fed’s job of engineering a “soft landing” for the U.S. economy wasn’t difficult enough, it just got a little trickier this week, potentially…
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Baker Market Update
2024-04-05

Happy Jobs Friday everyone! Investors were uneasy this week after recent economic data and comments from Minneapolis Federal Reserve President, Neel Kashkari, suggested that interest…
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Baker Market Update
2024-03-28

Happy Thursday Everyone! This week’s edition of Baker Market Update comes to you a day earlier than normal, due to our offices and the markets…
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Baker Market Update
2024-03-22

All eyes were on the FOMC meeting this week that took place March 19-20. Following the two-day policy meeting, the central bank’s rate-setting Federal Open…
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Baker Market Update
2024-03-15

Markets appear to be stabilizing this morning after a week of volatility. Yesterday’s hotter than expected Producer Price Index (PPI) print was read as weakening…
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Baker Market Update
2024-03-08

A full week of jobs data and congressional testimony from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell gave markets much to digest this week. Powell delivered the Federal…
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Baker Market Update
2024-03-01

Happy Friday, everyone! It is March 1st already and the rule of thumb is that the jobs report comes out the “First Friday of the…
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Baker Market Update
2024-02-23

This was a fairly quiet week in the bond market with very little economic data to move markets. The only noteworthy data points for the…
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Baker Market Update
2024-02-16

The upcoming three-day weekend could not come soon enough after a whipsaw week for the markets. The stock market was yanked back from record highs…
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Baker Market Update
2024-02-09

After last week’s volatility with the FOMC meeting and Powell’s subsequent comments advocating caution on the path of rate cuts as well as a blowout…
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Baker Market Update
2024-02-02

The big news this Friday morning is whether the groundhog (aka Punxsutawney Phil) saw his shadow or not. After years of seeing his shadow, he…
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