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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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Baker Market Update
2024-01-26

Following last week’s trading volatility, the markets were relatively calm this week. As of the time of this writing, yields across the Treasury curve were…
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Baker Market Update
2024-01-19

What a difference a week makes. Last week the 2yr yield plunged 24bp as markets priced in one additional rate cut this year bringing total…
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Baker Market Update
2024-01-12

Bond markets seemed to be in a bit of a holding pattern to start the week awaiting Thursday’s release of the Consumer Price Index (CPI).…
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Baker Market Update
2024-01-05

Don’t unfasten your seatbelts just yet, the rollercoaster ride of 2023 may not be over. The first week of 2024 is already off to a…
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Baker Market Update
2023-12-29

The days can be long, but the years seem to fly by! As we wind down another year and continue to draft our 2024 New…
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Baker Market Update
2023-12-22

Markets are basking in the warm holiday glow of easing Fed policy ahead this morning as fresh data on inflation came in softer than expected.…
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Baker Market Update
2023-12-15

Ferris Bueller once famously said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it”. This…
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Baker Market Update
2023-12-01

Treasury yields are down again this week on softening economic data and well-received Treasury sales. In fact, the 10-year fell during the month of November…
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Baker Market Update
2023-11-24

The holiday week was short but not without news. An impressive 20-year Treasury auction on Monday kicked off the week with vigor. Decent demand for…
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Baker Market Update
2023-11-17

Bond yields plunged this week as new signs of economic slowdown gave investors conviction that rate hikes are over and rate cuts will begin next…
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Baker Market Update
2023-11-10

There are few topics that garner as much agreement as the disdain for the semiannual change to/from daylight saving time (DST) that we went through…
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Baker Market Update
2023-11-03

“Put a fork in it – they are done”, says Wells Fargo Co. Chief Economist, Jay Bryson, after this morning’s jobs numbers came in much…
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Baker Market Update
2023-10-27

Halloween decorations were not the only sight haunting the halls of investors’ offices this week. The sight of 10-year Treasury yields topping 5% for the…
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Baker Market Update
2023-10-20

Market volatility continues this week as risks increase that the Israeli-Hamas war could spill outside of Gaza. The Treasury Curve is exhibiting a “Bear Steepener”…
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Baker Market Update
2023-10-13

There’s nothing like a Friday the thirteenth in the month of October to bring strange vibes. And after an incredibly tense week, markets have reason…
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