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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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Stock Market Closes to Honor 41st President

Tony Roth |
Wilmington Wire
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The Wilmington Trust/M&T Bank family joins the nation in mourning the loss of the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush. President Bush guided the nation through a period of sweeping global change—and is most notably remembered for bringing a peaceful end to the Cold War, marked by the fall of the

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

Rhea Thomas |
Wilmington Wire
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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

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