Tom Graff is a fixed income strategist for Brown Advisory, an independent investment advisory firm in Baltimore, Md. Graff is also the manager of the Brown Advisory Tactical Bond Fund (BATBX), a long/short fixed income fund.Expand

Prior to joining Brown, Graff was a managing director and taxable fixed-income trader for Cavanaugh Capital Management in Baltimore. Graff earned a CFA charter in 2002.

The opinions expressed here are Graff's own and in no way the statements of Brown Advisory, and may or may not reflect the strategies being pursued for clients of Brown Advisory.

Graff welcomes your questions and can be reached at tomgraff@brownadvisory.com.Collapse

Stocks react to her speech, but really all that changed are some percentage odds of a rate hike
Stocks react to her speech, but really all that changed are some percentage odds of a rate hike.
Yes, a short-term rate hike is probably coming.
Not all investors require a currency hedge. Besides, if yields rise a bit, demand comes back.
Not all investors require a currency hedge. Besides, if yields rise a bit, demand comes back.
The facts need to prove a hike by the Fed is necessary.
If the last 3 poor GDP reports don't do it, today's sales data might.

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Despite the good jobs data, few people think it will raise interest rates.
The question now is how eager the Fed is to hike rates again.
There is substantial and sudden downside risk in energy-related high-yield bonds right now.

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