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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It will also cause upward U.S. price pressure and could accelerate the pace of Fed hikes.
If they don't, the risk a boy-who-cried-wolf phenomenon.
A summer increase may be in the cards, but what role will the election play?
We probably need more inflation for rate hikes, and we won't get it without more consumer spending.
They're subject to fickle flows, so avoid them; also, keep an eye on the Chicago school bond situation.
The job market's in a slump, but the season isn't over.

Slew of Data Due This Week Real Money Pro($)

Jobless rate will get the headlines, but there are more important numbers.
Banks may have realized they're no longer effective.
Look for Fed Speakers to Say June Is in Play
The Fed is blowing hot and cold on interest rates.


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