Bond Talk

Janna Michael is Vice President and
Investment Officer at Charter Trust
Company. In this section you will
find articles specific to the bond

FOMC policy statement – January 2015

By |2015-01-30T12:19:03-04:00January 30th, 2015|Categories: Bond Talk|

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is the monetary policymaking body of the Federal Reserve System. The FOMC is composed of 12 members--the seven members of the Board of Governors and five of the 12 Reserve Bank presidents.  A new policy statement was released and there are a few minor changes from the December statement that I think are positive overall. Here is what I feel are the important points: Economic activity was described as expanding at a [...]

US Treasury Bond Yield Index (EOD)

By |2016-11-17T16:30:20-04:00January 9th, 2015|Categories: Bond Talk|

 The US Treasury publishes yields for Treasury Bills (short-term), Treasury Notes (medium-term) and Treasury Bonds (long-term).  The data on the charts below is end-of-day (EOD) with closing values only. Note: Treasury yields move inverse to Treasury prices. Yields rise when Treasury prices fall and yields fall when Treasury prices rise. The default value in the chart below is for the 30 Year Treasury Bond. To view different bonds, change the symbol in the upper left ($UST20Y - 20 Year, [...]

Mixed Signals From the Bank of England

By |2016-12-01T12:31:34-04:00October 14th, 2014|Categories: Bond Talk|Tags: , , , , |

© 2014, | CC-BY-ND World markets are expecting a rate increase from the Bank of England for some time now. The probability for a rate increase of 0.25% is at 52%. This will raise current rates of 0.50% up to 0.75%. Mark Carney, Governor of Bank of England has been sending differing signals to the market by emphasizing spare capacity in pay growth within England. This is similar to the chant coming from Janet [...]