Although some U.S. economic data indicates the economy is still doing fairly well, it seems the Federal Reserve may still cut rates at its July 30-31 meeting, citing growing concerns about the global economy and tepid growth in business investments. While the Chairman did not explicitly say a rate cut was going to happen, the market believes it is all but guaranteed. The question now is by how much will the Fed cut rates – 25 basis points or more?
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City of Albert Lea, Minnesota
$2,875,000.00 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019A
2021 - 2030
Sale Date & Time
July 22 2019, 10:00 AM CDT
Town of Greenville, Wisconsin
$6,970,000.00 General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2019A
2020 - 2039
Sale Date & Time
July 22 2019, 10:30 AM CDT
The Fed sees its first dissent vote under the current leadership as they signal possible rate cuts in the coming months. A bipartisan bill to make changes to bank-qualified debt eligibility for tax-exempt issuers to be introduced next month. Also, looking at how international affairs should impact your investment strategy.
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) concludes its policy meeting, today. Will they offer any cues as to whether we have reached the peak fed funds rate for this tightening cycle, or will the market be left with uncertainty about the future trajectory of Fed actions?