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Ron Mark

Benzinga Staff Writer

About

Ronald Mark, MBA, is a former Director and Senior Trader of Fixed Income Trading for BMO Capital markets. With over 30 years trading experience, both domestically and internationally, Ron has extensive knowledge and experience int he fixed income markets, particularly the front end of the U.S. Treasury market. Ron produced consistent profits for several Primary Dealers after graduating from the UCLA Anderson School of Business in 1982. Mr. Mark is now a consultant to investment managers, and publishes his easy to comprehend and timely updates on the bond market in his "Interest Rate Specialist" blog at http://interestrates-us.com.
October 14, 2019 7:30 AM
The United States bond market never officially shuts down, but it observes the holiday trading schedule recommended by the Securities Industry and Fin ...
November 05, 2014 2:18 PM
U.S. Treasury yields have not risen higher since the Fed announced the end of quantitative easing a week ago. The yields on the 10-year note are 2.3 ...
October 30, 2014 10:30 AM
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted 9-1 on Wednesday to end QE3. The move was widely expected, and in its statement the Fed confi ...
October 15, 2014 2:47 PM
In extremely volatile trading Wednesday morning, the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note traded as low as 1.86 percent before moving sharply bac ...
October 13, 2014 9:29 AM
The Federal Reserve will end its third round of bond buying since 2010, known as QE3, later this month. This coming change has helped roil global equ ...
October 06, 2014 10:39 AM
Friday's much anticipated jobs report brought some buying into the equity market and a pull back in long-term bond rates. After rallying much of ...
September 30, 2014 11:43 AM
Monday's economic data was mixed, leaving market participants focused on the key unemployment report coming Friday. Income And Spending Up P ...
September 29, 2014 9:14 AM
After five years of near-zero interest rate policy and several rounds of quantitative easing (QE), a sell-off in junk bonds is gaining momentum. C ...
September 26, 2014 11:16 AM
With this week's note auctions coming on the heels of so many statements by Federal Reserve Board Members, the market is showing investors what the bo ...
September 23, 2014 9:37 AM
The Federal Reserve statement and Chair Janet Yellen made it clear last week that the timing and pace of eventual Fed rate tightening will be data d ...
September 17, 2014 4:33 PM
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) continued tapering purchases of mortgage-backed securities and left forward guidance largely unchan ...
June 30, 2014 10:16 AM
The recent rally in bond prices will be tested by several important economic releases in this pre-holiday trading week. With the market closed Frida ...
June 23, 2014 11:04 AM
Following its scheduled policy meeting June 17-18, the Federal Reserve announced that it would continue tapering its QE program. This prompted a ris ...
June 09, 2014 11:07 AM
With a light calendar of releases, the U.S. Treasury market is expected to remain flat ahead of two key measures on the economy coming out later in ...
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