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

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.

Dissecting Two Fed Speeches Real Money Pro($)

Both give us some good insight into where the Fed is headed next.
What would it take for the average high-yield bond to lose money in a year?

The Essential Bond Technicals Real Money Pro($)

The technicals favor using the 10-year as an entry for any add-on to duration.

Why I'm a Buyer of High Yield Real Money Pro($)

It comes down to the default cycle.
Your best bet is still on the flattening of the yield curve.

My Playbook for the Week Real Money Pro($)

Here's what I'll do with the Fed, GDP and the jobs report.

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