The central bank is in a new phase of monetary policy, but the market doesn't quite realize it yet.
It likely would defend against higher inflation, even if that meant exacerbating a weakened economy.
If money's already tight, long-term rates may have already peaked.
If this trend continues, the Fed's reaction function will come into play.
If this feels like 2007, you aren't crazy.
While expectations are high that the Fed will keep raising rates, there are plenty of reasons why it doesn't have to.
But tighter money may become a worry if the yield curve flattens further.
Potential reform of the Volcker Rule won't revitalize the bond market.
Auctions can provide important information about bond demand, yields and where things are headed.
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