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.
Here's my take on how the bond market will set up for it and how you might want to play the results.
Bill Gross' departure has trading implications for Pimco and Janus.
It isn't obvious to me that we are in bubble territory.
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. 

Tom Graff Tweets

BEST IDEAS

Columnist Tweets

BROKERAGE PARTNERS

Except as otherwise indicated, quotes are delayed. Quotes delayed at least 20 minutes for all exchanges. Market Data provided by Interactive Data. Company fundamental data provided by Morningstar. Earnings and ratings provided by Zacks. Mutual fund data provided by Valueline. ETF data provided by Lipper. Powered and implemented by Interactive Data Managed Solutions.


TheStreet Ratings updates stock ratings daily. However, if no rating change occurs, the data on this page does not update. The data does update after 90 days if no rating change occurs within that time period.

IDC calculates the Market Cap for the basic symbol to include common shares only. Year-to-date mutual fund returns are calculated on a monthly basis by Value Line and posted mid-month.