Capital Perspectives December 2018

Tony Roth |
Investment Management

In the December issue of our monthly flagship publication, we feature: On the Record by Chief Investment Officer Tony Roth, where he separates the signal from the noise—the useful from the irrelevant—in assessing the significance of the market’s whipsaw volatility of the last two months, and provides our outlook. In Focus by Chief Economist Luke Tilley explores


Jobs Report Clears the Way for Another Fed Hike

Luke Tilley |
Wilmington Wire
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December 7, 2018 – The continued volatility in equity markets along with several other market signals have whipsawed the expectations for another Fed rate hike at their final meeting of the year on December 19. The probability of that hike as measured by fixed income traders in the Fed Funds Futures market has in recent


The Fed’s Early Holiday Gift for Markets: Two Turtle Doves?

Rhea Thomas |
Wilmington Wire

Fed Chair Powell’s speech at the Economic Club of New York on November 28 brings to mind “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” the age-old English Christmas carol that seems to be ubiquitous on the radio and in stores around this time of year. After Powell’s notably hawkish Oct 3 comments about rates being “a long