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On March 3, 2020 the Fed cut the overnight target rate by 0.50%. Uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 continues to create strong demand for safer treasury securities, driving down treasury rates throughout March; however, municipal bond yields (measured by AAA General Obligation Bonds) increased significantly during the...

Uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) mounted the end of February, causing investors to flee from equities into safer treasury securities and driving down rates. On March 3, 2020 the Fed cut the overnight target rate by 0.50%. Following this announcement, the futures market is...

We are pleased to present the latest installment of Banking Almanac, a comprehensive report on all Alabama banks and thrifts with data as of and for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019. Click here for Banking Almanac in PDF. This report examines Alabama institutions by a variety...

This month, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) held the target rate steady while long term US treasury rates declined, resulting in an inverted curve. Additionally, there are increasing probabilities in the futures market for multiple decreases in the target fed fund rate before the...