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U.S. private equity deal activity remains robust and continued fundraising and private equity dry powder (funds raised but not yet invested) will drive competition and push deal prices upwards. Private equity firms continue to search aggressively for smaller deals in the lower middle market, which...

The yield curve remains inverted to 10 years, as longer-term rates out to 30 years are hovering around all-time lows. The FOMC approved another quarter point rate cut this month over a split vote and will meet again in October. While the futures markets are...

During August, the long end of the yield curve continued to decline and become more inverted, with the two-year US Treasury yielding more than the ten year. This is a negative signal on economic growth, likely due to the ongoing US-China trade tensions. Historically, the...