Fed hikes rates, but signals slower and more uncertain path of hikes for the future

Rhea Thomas |
Wilmington Wire
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December 20, 2018 – The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) hiked the target Fed Funds rate as expected yesterday by 25 basis points from 2.25% to 2.50%.  The statement and press conference suggested that the outlook for the U.S. economy was one of decelerating but still solid growth, underscored by labor market tightness. However, it

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Prepping Portfolios for 2019

Meghan Shue |
Wilmington Wire
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December 18, 2018 – Many of our clients are familiar with our economics-led investment process. It is essentially grounded in a view of the economic landscape, which we believe informs and drives financial markets over the long term. We rely heavily on this process to sort through the tremendous amount of news and information we

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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

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