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A Good Day for Treasuries

A Good Day for Treasuries

Treasury yields are commonly linked to mortgage interest rates, and Friday saw a drop in yields for the 10-year, 30-year, and 2-year bonds in anticipation of speeches given by Esther George, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and Patrick Harker, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

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Otting, Quarles Nominations to go to Full Senate Vote

Otting, Quarles Nominations to go to Full Senate Vote

Joseph Otting, nominated to be the Comptroller of the Currency, and Randal Quarles, nominated to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, was confirmed by the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. A full Senate vote will be needed to finalize the two men’s nominations.

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Fed Chair Calls for Looser Regulations

Fed Chair Calls for Looser Regulations

Janet Yellen sat in the hot seat in front of the Senate Thursday, completing the second half of her semi-annual testimony. What recommendations did she give the committee, and did they fall in line with recent calls by politicians in the CHOICE act?

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Mortgage Rates Dip as All Eyes on Fed

Mortgage Rates Dip as All Eyes on Fed

On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will hold its monthly meeting—and in anticipation mortgage rates for both 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate loans, as well as 5/1 ARMS, dropped. While market watchers do not anticipate policy changes to come out of this month’s meeting, in light of last month’s interest rate hike it seems as if that is not enough to ebb the pre-meeting caution the market is experiencing. Though interest rates may not rise this month, the Fed has forecasted four hikes this year.

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Neel Kashkari On “Too Big to Fail”

Neel Kashkari On “Too Big to Fail”

In a letter to shareholders, JPMorgan Chases CEO Jamie Dimon stated that the issue of "Too Big to Fail" has been solved. In an interview with Adam Shapiro on Fox Business, Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari disagreed with this Dimon's statement. In addition, Neel Kashkari took issue with Dimon’s statement in his letter that banks are excessively capitalized, and that the capital standards should be lowered.

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