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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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10/18/18 “President Trump deserves tremendous credit for the administration’s focus on eliminating the anti-US manufacturer subsidy China receives from the U.S. Postal Service,” Jay Timmons, the president of the National Association of Manufacturers, ...
10/17/18 “These low-yield bonds pack a pretty big punch after hedging,” said Jim Caron, a fund manager at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, which oversees $474 billion. Caron is using the strategy ...
10/16/18 “The potential amount of debt is an iceberg with titanic credit risks,” S&P credit analysts led by Gloria Lu wrote in a report Tuesday. Much of the build-up relates to ...
10/15/18 "If U.S. sanctions are imposed on Saudi Arabia, we will be facing an economic disaster that would rock the entire world," Aldakhil wroteon Sunday. "It would lead to Saudi Arabia's failure to ...
10/12/18 “The big picture is the Chinese exports have so far held up well in the face of escalating trade tensions and cooling global growth, most likely thanks to the competitiveness ...
10/11/18 Janet Yellen recorded the warning a day before stepping down as Federal Reserve chair in February: Commercial real estate prices look strikingly high. Her successor, Jerome Powell, flagged it again a month later. ...
10/10/18 In recent public appearances, Powell has argued that the Fed can countenance a fall in joblessness to an almost 50-year low without triggering an inflationary surge in large part because ...
10/05/18 The Big Hack: The Software Side of China’s Supply Chain Attack Even as Amazon, Apple, and U.S. officials were investigating malicious microchips embedded in Supermicro server motherboards, Supermicro was the target of at least two other possible ...
10/03/18 Automakers in the U.S. just had a bad month. Buckle up: It’s going to get worse. Sales cratered in September. Toyota Motor Corp.’s dropped 10 percent, Honda Motor Co.’s were down 7 percent, Ford ...
10/01/18 The U.S. and Canada reached a deal late Sunday to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, with each side bending on core issues. The two countries will now join Mexico in updating ...