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This commentary, published by Janney Fixed Income Strategy & Research, covers key occurrences in economics, interest rates, agencies and corporates, and municipal bonds from the preceding week.

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February 8, 2016: Both the risk and interest rate markets continue to flash warning signals over the economic outlook in the coming months and years.

IN THIS ISSUE OF FIXED INCOME WEEKLY:

  • Market chatter on the risks of domestic recession have grown noticeable louder in the last month; we offer our take on the matter.
  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen will issue her semi-annual Congressional testimony this week, and the key point is how much she discusses or ignores the January financial market moves.
  • Corporate credit markets are having a rough start to 2016, with commodities-related default risk the obvious problem, but concerns over large financial institutions growing of late.
  • The high yield municipal market has grown and evolved with the inclusion of Puerto Rico and Chicago School Dist., though the complex tobacco bond sub-sector comprises a large portion.

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