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

Current stimulus may be  trapped in financial markets.
Will they say anything new, and how will market react?
Rates are likely to rise when jobs rate touches 5.0% level.
Observation and a game plan in the current trading environment.
Is this report enough to put a rate hike back on the table?

Waiting for a Lower Price Real Money Pro($)

Don't pull the trigger on a long bond position yet.
Despite a bland Fed release and the absence of a jobs report, it was a very volatile week in bonds.
At least, it's not being pre-announced.
U.S. bond king is being way too optimistic.
Statements on inflation target are going in different directions.

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