The Fed did not meeting during the month, and fed chairman Jerome Powell has signaled that they plan to maintain the target rate of 1.5-1.75% when they meet in December. Overall, there has been a small upward parallel shift in the US Treasury Curve and the US Swap Curve. The spread on A to AAA muni curves have tightened which has lead to an increasing spread on the BBB curve. Local bond spreads have remained stationary this month after moderate monthly fluctuations over the past year.
Probability of a Rate Cut
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