Investors sit back ahead of primary slate, FOMC minutes

“With the new economic data signaling a delay of the Fed starting rate cuts to further into the year, we should continue to see yields rise until we get near to the Fed’s target of a 2% ‘neutral’ rate for inflation,” said Jason Wong, vice president of municipals at AmeriVet Securities.

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Munis underperform dramatic UST rally, ratios rise

Muni yields fell up to five basis points and dramatically underperformed USTs, as they are wont to do on FOMC days. Treasury yields fell as much as 29 basis points on the two-year and sent the 10-year down closer to the 4% threshold.

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Another strong session for munis; FOMC minutes signal caution

The large drop in yields since the end of October can be reflected in sentiment that investors expect a potentially dovish Fed next year, and that a soft landing narrative gives them “permission to finally purchase the bonds they’ve been admiring,” said MMA’s Matt Fabian.

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