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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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05/21/19 Six experts weigh in on what this means for the U.S. stock market. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/20/semis-stocks-slammed-on-huawei-crackdown-six-experts-weigh-in.html Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, says the day’s news isn’t too much of a surprise. “Chinese trade ...
05/17/19 “This is serious,” said Joseph Glauber, former chief economist for the U.S. Agriculture Department. “It’s worrisome to me that you could set prices that would really influence planting decisions, potentially ...
05/16/19 China cut its U.S. Treasuries holdings to the lowest level since 2017 in March amid the trade dispute between the world’s two biggest economies. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-15/china-s-u-s-treasury-holdings-post-first-decline-since-november It was only a slight reduction -- ...
05/15/19 Japan’s three largest banks all reported lower annual profits on Wednesday, highlighting the challenges faced by the banking industry as the world’s third-largest economy looks to be headed for another ...
05/13/19 To be clear, there are well-done studies showing that the recent tariffs have translated into higher prices for U.S. consumers. I am not contesting that research. The question is whether those studies ...
05/10/19 “Matching the U.S. dollar-for-dollar on the U.S. tariffs would imply raising a 25% tariff on all U.S. imports, including those that go into China’s exports,” Setser said. “China certainly could ...
05/09/19 “Beijing’s policy focus is sticking to stabilization, rather than chasing a rebound,” said Zhuang Bo, chief China economist in Beijing at research firm TS Lombard. “Some parts of the economy ...
05/08/19 “A trade deal had been priced into markets, and now we are living through the fallout of altered expectations, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see continued volatility,” said Kristina ...
05/07/19 The European Commission cut its growth forecasts for the euro area and slashed its projection for Germany as it warned that escalating trade tensions threaten to make the outlook even ...
05/06/19 Wall Street strategists urged calm after the latest threats from President Donald Trump after a series of tweets Sunday afternoon. Trump warned that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods ...