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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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02/15/19 The markets are braced for the likelihood that the Commerce Department today (i.e., before Sunday's deadline) will release its recommendations on whether the U.S. should impose a tariff of up ...
02/14/19 “Under present circumstances a further slowdown in global growth could meaningfully boost U.S. recession odds, but it would have to be fairly large,” the authors write. https://www.bloomberg.com/ While slowdowns abroad haven’t caused ...
02/13/19 "The economy's current account is in long-term decline and the future growth of the economy will be increasingly dependent on foreign capital," said the investment bank in a report on ...
02/12/19 Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is backing a new proposal to tackle one of Democrats' favorite talking points: stock buybacks. The plan, unveiled Tuesday, would raise taxes on capital gains to discourage companies from ...
02/11/19 “I’ll say 50/50 we’ll get a deal,” Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I hope and pray we do.” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-10/mulvaney-says-can-t-rule-out-another-shutdown-over-wall-funding?srnd=premium-europe Without a funding deal, nine federal departments and ...
02/08/19 Low U.S. unemployment and rising wages should point to a healthy consumer, but worries about global growth, domestic U.S. politics and a U.S.-China trade war have been wearing on consumer ...
02/07/19 In June, the High Seas tanker ship loaded up on ethanol in Texas and set off for Asia. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-ethanol-insight/long-strange-trip-how-u-s-ethanol-reaches-china-tariff-free-idUSKCN1PW0BR Two months later - after a circuitous journey that included a ship-to-ship transfer ...
02/06/19  “My analysis is that we are really heading for the abyss,” said one senior EU figure handling Brexit. “We may extend to June. But it is coming. The risk of ...
02/05/19 Financial types have long had a preoccupation: What will the Federal Reserve do with all the fixed income securities it purchased to help the U.S. economy recover from the last ...
02/04/19 Huawei Sting Offers Rare Glimpse of the U.S. Targeting a Chinese Giant https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-02-04/huawei-sting-offers-rare-glimpse-of-u-s-targeting-chinese-giant?srnd=premium The sample looked like an ordinary piece of glass, 4 inches square and transparent on both sides. It’d been packed ...