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.

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My reaction to the Fed release, the SEP and Yellen's presser.
Japan's QE boost has surprised the markets but there are risks.
Japan's QE boost has surprised the markets but there are risks.
More important, will the central bank hike rates sooner than later?

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Central banks are likely to disappoint the markets this time.

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Unless commodities keep falling, CPI is likely to level off here.
The actual possibility of a QE4 remains extremely low.
This is good time to evaluate facts vs. projections.
I still think June is the most likely point for rate normalization to begin. 
High-yield is blowing off some steam.

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