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

My reaction to the Fed release, the SEP and Yellen's presser.
Play mediocre long-term growth and short-term rate hike.

My FOMC Game Plan Real Money Pro($)

Zigging and zagging with the Fed next week.
It is more confident in growth than it is letting on.
Every other indicator we have is pointing to strength. 
The ECB faces big challenges to a QE program.

Buying on Fed Hawkishness Real Money Pro($)

I am prepared to buy credit spreads if they sell off. 

Why Rates Keep Falling Real Money Pro($)

Three main drivers behind the continued decline.
After Yellen's speech, I still expect a rate hike in Q1.

Picking Up on the 'Slack' Real Money Pro($)

One of the key questions the Fed faces is how much is left in the economy.

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