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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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05/23/18 “It seems like they couldn’t agree on anything beyond the next meeting,” said Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities LLC in New York. “They’re really, truly going to ...
05/22/18 China will cut the import duty on passenger cars to 15 percent, further opening up a market that’s been a chief target of the U.S. in its trade fight with ...
05/21/18 “We’re putting the trade war on hold,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday after the two sides released a joint statement a day earlier. “Right now, we have agreed to put the ...
05/18/18 Why is there so little noise about the emerging oligopoly in one of the hottest elements on the periodic table, lithium? https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-05-18/time-to-block-the-lithium-cartel Tianqi Lithium Corp. will pay $4.1 billion to buy Nutrien Ltd.’s 24 percent stake ...
05/17/18 For the first 19 weeks of 2018, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 4,879,984 carloads, up 1.1 percent from the same point last year; and 5,158,588 intermodal units, up 5.9 ...
05/16/18 “We do think this hiking cycle is quite well advanced,” Sydney-based Mead said at the Bloomberg Invest summit in Sydney. “We also know that the backdrop of the U.S. economy ...
05/15/18 With the spread between 5- year and 30-year Treasuries narrowing last week to the lowest levels in more than a decade, here are some of the Fed's recent comments... A Fed ...
05/14/18 The idea of bringing down U.S. drug prices is universally popular. The hard choices, trade-offs and political fortitude needed to actually do it, however, are a harder sell. So here we are, with ...
05/11/18 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement Thursday saying: "Iran crossed a red line. We responded accordingly. The IDF carried out a very wide-ranging attack against Iranian targets in ...
05/10/18 How much would it cost to keep the peace on the Korean Peninsula? Around $2 trillion over ten years. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-10/peace-in-north-korea-seen-costing-2-trillion-if-history-a-guide That’s according to Stephen Jen and Joana Freire at Eurizon SLJ Capital Ltd. in ...