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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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Baker Market Update
2022-07-15

It was a hot midsummer week, actually and metaphorically. Temperatures were about as high as expected, but inflation rates were even higher. Consumer prices over…
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Baker Market Update
2022-07-08

This shortened post-holiday week began with signs of a hawkish Fed, underscored by minutes from the June FOMC meeting and comments from two policymakers who…
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Baker Market Update
2022-07-01

Don’t look now, but the bond market has rallied like a monster in the last two weeks. After reaching 3.50%, the highest level in eleven…
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Baker Market Update
2022-06-24

Bond prices continued to rally this week with the 3-year Treasury yield falling 24bp and the 10-year down 11bp as of this writing. On the…
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Baker Market Update
2022-06-17

As we approach the mid-point of the year, all eyes have been focused on the Fed and their “expeditious” determination to stamp out inflation. An…
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Baker Market Update
2022-06-10

More volatility in the bond market this week as Treasury yields edged higher and the curve flattened. The 2Yr T-Note increased over 30 basis points…
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Baker Market Update
2022-06-03

As the first week of summer began, Federal Reserve Vice-Chair Lael Brainard stuck to the script on aggressive monetary policy by clarifying her support for…
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Baker Market Update
2022-05-27

This week showed a continuation of recent trends, with one exception. Economic reports continued to come in weaker than expected as the impact of higher…
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Baker Market Update
2022-05-20

Most financial markets got clobbered again this week as Fed Chairman Powell reiterated the Fed’s intention to raise interest rates as much as is necessary…
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Baker Market Update
2022-05-13

“No one here thinks that it will be easy” warned Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday as he discussed the notion of a soft…
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Baker Market Update
2022-05-06

Here in the great plains, the month of May is traditionally considered “storm season” when the likelihood of tornados and severe weather is at its…
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