In: Premier Fixed Income | Jamie Mullen


2Q 2017 — Do It Again
July 18, 2017

“And now we’re back where we started” “Here we go around again” As I begin to pen the second quarter review,…

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Premier Fixed Income Commentary
1Q 2017 — Go Your Own Way
April 7, 2017

Raising rates is (or isn’t) the right thing to do. Fleetwood Mac’s iconic 70’s song is about the trouble in a…

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Premier Fixed Income
4Q 2016 — Tears of a Fed
January 4, 2017

As Smokey Robinson might have sung: If there’s a smile on my face, it’s only there trying to fool the public….

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Fixed Income Commentary
3Q 2016 — In Bonds, No One Can Hear You Scream
October 6, 2016

The famous 1979 “Alien” movie by Ridley Scott used the line: “In space, no one can hear you scream” as its…

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Fixed Income Commentary
2Q 2016 — Central Banks Playing Chutes and Ladders
July 1, 2016

A Game for Ages 4 to 7 Chutes and Ladders is a child’s board game, based on a 10 by 10…

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Fixed Income Commentary
1Q 2016 — Central Banks Policies . . . Everyone Gets a Trophy
April 8, 2016

The Players U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) The Bank of Japan (BOJ) The European Central Bank (ECB) The Peoples Bank of…

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Fixed Income Commentary
4Q 2015 — Yields of Dreams . . . If You Raise Them They Will Rise
January 13, 2016

The Third Time Is the Charm On December 16, 2015, the Fed finally raised interest rates. After setting up the market…

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Fixed Income Commentary
3Q 2015 — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly…and the Rate Hike
October 9, 2015

The Good Real GDP for the U.S. came in at 3.7% for the second quarter. Over the summer, monthly payroll gains…

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Fixed Income Commentary
2Q 2015 — “Greece” Is the Word
July 10, 2015

Tsipras: “I got debt that’s multiplying, and I’m losing control, ‘cause the deal that you’re supplying, it’s terrifying.” Merkel: “You better…

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Fixed Income Commentary
1Q 2015 — Europe Joins the QE Party
April 16, 2015

Executive Summary Fed removes the word “patience” from the rate decision: U.S. interest rates remain low as the Fed worries about…

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Fixed Income Commentary
4Q 2014 — World Yields Ratchet Lower
January 23, 2015

Executive Summary U.S. Yields Attractive: Commodities prices are falling and keeping inflation low, allowing bonds to rally. Europe Slows: Interest rates…

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Fixed Income Commentary
3Q 2014 — The Yield Curve Flattens
October 15, 2014

Executive Summary The Yield Curve Flattens: The market appears to believe low inflation and slow growth in a still leveraged society…

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Fixed Income Commentary
2Q 2014 — The Race to Zero?
July 18, 2014

Executive Summary The Flight to Fixed Income Continues: The Fed continued to reduce their bond buying program. I believe it may…

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Fixed Income Commentary
1Q 2014 — You Can Make Money in Bonds? Who Knew?
April 22, 2014

Executive Summary A surprise to the upside in Q1: The bond market did exactly what it is supposed to do –…

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