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The jump in the Treasury 10-Year yield following last week’s FOMC meeting was a not-so-subtle reminder that even though rates, in general, had already risen thus far in 2022, there could be more to come. Kevin Flanagan discusses why investors should consider our Floating Rate Treasury Fund when preparing their portfolio for rising rates. 
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At today’s Fed meeting, for the first time since May 2000, the Fed announced a 50 basis point rate hike. Kevin Flanagan outlines the impact of the meeting results on the fixed income markets going forward.
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With just three weeks until the May FOMC meeting, investors might be wondering what may be on the policy maker’s mind. In his latest blog post, Kevin Flanagan recaps a recent discussion about all things Fed with Roberto Perli, head of global policy at Piper Sandler and former senior staff member at the Fed.  
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A few months ago, elevated price pressures seemed to be more of a market-related subject, but one could now say that inflation has gone mainstream. As more people begin to discuss inflation, Kevin Flanagan looks to answer a question on many people’s minds: what exactly does transitory inflation mean?

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At today’s Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced its plan to begin tapering its balance sheet. Now that the Fed has succeeded on this part of its “forward guidance,” Kevin Flanagan focuses his attention on the next phase of the exit strategy: rate hikes.

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The potential for rising rates has entered the conversation again, giving investors a second opportunity to deploy rate hedging strategies. Kevin Flanagan outlines a potential solution for investors seeking to prepare their portfolios in the event of a rising rate environment. 

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