• Audio Update: Indicators for Market Stability and Economic Recovery

    Janney's analysts discuss the market and the consequences of coronavirus.

  • Municipal bonds during the COVID-19 crisis

    Financial markets have, in the past four weeks, experienced extreme volatility and in many cases losses. While the depth of the value declines in many markets were worse during the Global Financial Crisis more than a decade ago, the pace of value declines has been far steeper with the COVID-19 Crisis.

  • A year within a day for fixed income markets

    Financial markets are not broken.

  • Coronavirus’ impact on equity and fixed income markets

    Janney's analysts discuss the global pandemic's impact on the economy.

  • Forget the bazooka: Fed pulls out a nuke

    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, in the early phases of the financial crisis, described the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) as a policy “bazooka” that the Treasury Department wanted just in case.

  • Fixed income market dysfunction

    Market conditions are evolving rapidly, but we will try to unpack some of the factors involved.

  • Panic buying in U.S. Treasury markets

    U.S. Treasuries and other high-grade, longer-duration fixed income assets have seen an unprecedented wave of panic buying.

  • Investment Perspectives: Economic impact of coronavirus

    Coronavirus concerns and election uncertainty caused waves in the economy and financial markets.

  • High yield bonds: Value compelling but worst might not be over yet

    Janney’s Investment Strategy Group has maintained a negative disposition for the high yield corporate bond markets for some time now.

  • Inter-meeting interest rate cut

    The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced an emergency inter-meeting interest rate cut, the first such action since the early phases of the global financial crisis.

  • The role of fixed income in a diversified portfolio

    Fixed income assets can provide crucial benefits to investment portfolios. While income generation is important, holding bonds also helps reduce overall portfolio risk and opens up opportunities for reallocation if equity markets falter.

  • Positive monetary impulse, issues facing fixed income, and the stock detour

    Financial markets take their cue from dovish guidance, strong muni performance, and the election's impact on the market are included in this month's Investment Perspectives.

  • Tinkering around the edges

    The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) once again held their target for overnight interest rates unchanged in the month of January, the second-consecutive pause decision following a round of three insurance rate cuts in 2019.

  • Markets in 2020, fixed income year-in-review, and new highs look likely

    Major issues persist with our optimistic outlook, a look back to fixed income in 2019, and a repeat of the market's 2019 result does not appear probable.

  • Outlook 2020

    We envision another year of positive economic growth and favorable markets, but correcting for evolving uncertainties surrounding the election and geopolitics keeps us agile.

  • Hold again, hold again, jiggety-jig

    The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee followed up three consecutive rate cuts at their July, September, and October meetings with a pause in December.

  • Global conditions improve, inflation remains low, and December poised to be good

    Global conditions are improving, inflation remains low, and December is poised to be a good month.

  • Economic Data, Limits of Monetization, and Equities Enter Profitable Period

    Investment Perspectives provides insight into the markets from three of Janney's elite strategists.

  • Mission accomplished?

    The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee today reduced their target for overnight interest rates by a third 25bps to a range of 1.50% to 1.75%, completing the Greenspan-esque “three insurance cuts” cycle.

  • Oil prices, repo non-crisis, and stocks in October

    Investment Perspectives provides insight into the markets from three of Janney's elite strategists.

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