Archive for May 2019

Secretary Perdue Statement on Final E-15 Rule

USDA

Release & Contact Info Statement Release No. 0083.19 Contact: USDA PressEmail: [email protected] (Washington, D.C., May 31, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule on E-15: “I appreciate President Trump’s steadfast support for our patriotic farmers and for his commitment to expand…

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Treasury Options Skews

About the Presenter Erik Norland is Executive Director and Senior Economist of CME Group. He is responsible for generating economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact on CME Group and the company’s business strategy, and upon those who trade in its various markets. He is…

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Interpreting the U.S. Bond Rally

Figure 1: US Treasury 10-Year Note Yield Let’s examine a multiplicity of forces impacting the market.  (1) Subdued path of inflation.  (2) Influence of Germany and Japan government bond yields.   (3) Lose-Lose trade war yet lack of panic in U.S. equities.  (4) The unusually twisted shape of the U.S. yield curve. Subdued Path of Inflation…

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Gold: Impact from U.S. and Chinese Policies

Figure 1: Gold has Done Slightly Better from a Dollar Than a Renminbi Perspective. During this time, there were four main drivers of gold’s returns: U.S. dollar: the weaker the greenback, the better the performance of gold prices, generally. U.S. interest rates: easier the U.S. monetary policy, the better for gold, generally. Mining supply: growth…

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Perdue Responds to UGA Study on USMCA

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He oversees nation’s farm policy and he has bone to pick with UGA trade deal study By Secretary Sonny PerdueThe Macon Telegraph and the Columbus Ledger-EnquirerMay 26, 2019 … The University of Georgia recently published a study claiming the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement would cost some Georgia vegetable and fruit growers revenue and jobs. The…

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Trade War: Lose-Lose Outcome?

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In Case You Missed It: Secretary Perdue Announces Support for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation and Trade Disruption

USDA

FOX Business – Mornings with Maria: “Hasn’t been a president that has defended agriculture the way Trump has: Agriculture Secretary” 5.23.16 CNN – The Lead with Jake Tapper: “President Trump has committed $16 billion to get farmers through this time until we can get normal, fair, reciprocal trade agreements with China.” 5.23.19 FOX News –…

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USDA Selects 2019 Class of E. Kika De La Garza Fellows

USDA

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the selection of 18 faculty and staff from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) across the nation as 2019 E. Kika De La Garza Fellows. This summer fellowship program offers first-hand experiences in policymaking and research at USDA and other federal agencies. “We are delighted…

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