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The Fixed Income Group at RJO

FIG is a division of RJ O'Brien that focuses on hedging interest rate risk for mortgage pipeline and servicing portfolios, broker/dealer bond inventories, pension fund bond portfolios, multiple ABS classes, and similar financial portfolios.

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01/18/19 It’s a grim week in global growth when the brighter take is that Italy’s more in stagnation than recession. Elsewhere, the tone is almost universally downbeat, with an OECD gauge affirming a deep ...
01/17/19 Housing Starts and Building Permit data postponed by Government Shutdown Philly Fed Business Outlook (exp 9.5 v. 9.1% prior) 0730 hrs cst Initial Jobless Claims (exp 220k v. 216k prior) 0730 hrs ...
01/17/19 “They have every justification if they wish to not proceed in lockstep with their earlier increases but rather take a pause, and wait and see. It would not necessarily signal ...
01/16/19 “It was like hitting the brakes when you’re going over the speed limit,” Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather said of the slowdown. “You can’t have prices growing faster than wages ...
01/15/19 “It’s still our view that we’re not headed for recession in any of the major economies,” Goldman’s Peter Oppenheimer told CNBC’s Annette Weisbach at the Goldman Sachs Global Strategy Conference ...
01/14/19 “The bad trade data will quite likely increase the pressure on China to achieve a deal, or at least a suspension of the U.S. tariff hikes,” said Louis Kuijs, chief ...
01/11/19 Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg over the past week see a median 25 percent chance of a slump in the next 12 months, up from 20 percent in the December survey. ...
01/10/19 The People’s Bank of China is expected to continue to cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves further in 2019 while keeping interbank borrowing costs largely ...
01/09/19 “China will stick to the main theme of structural deleveraging, properly tackle local governments’ debt risks, and continue to clean up overcapacity, debts and zombie firms,” Yi said in the interview ...
01/08/19 Job openings are outnumbering unemployed workers across increasingly wide swaths of the United States, forcing businesses to rethink how they find workers, which could keep pressure on the Federal Reserve ...