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November 5, 2018

Weekly Market Update for November 5th, 2018

General market news As expected, the volatility in the markets continued. The 10-year Treasury yield was back up to 3.20 percent on Monday morning after being as low as 3.05 percent last week. Meanwhile, the 30-year opened at 3.44 percent and the 2-year at 2.89 percent. With elections […]
November 5, 2018

Is This the Beginning of the End? A Look at October 2018 Market Volatility

Not for the first time, October was a difficult period for the stock market. With the drop seen over this past month, there is increasing fear that this is it—the big one that will take us back to the depths of 2008. Although that level of concern is […]
November 1, 2018

Market Thoughts for November 2018

October 25, 2018

Weekly Market Update for October 22nd, 2018

General market news The 10-year Treasury yield opened at 3.19 percent early Monday, while the 30-year opened at 3.37 percent and the 2-year at 2.90 percent. The yield curve flattened last week. It is off its recent lows of late September but lower than the level seen after […]
October 1, 2018

Market Update for the Quarter Ending September 30th, 2018

A mixed September but strong quarter for U.S. stocks September started with some volatility, but it ended on a positive note for most U.S. markets, capping off a strong third quarter. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) led the way for the month with a return of 1.97 […]
October 1, 2018

Market Thoughts for October 2018

September 10, 2018

Weekly Market Update for September 10th, 2018

General market news Rates finished last week by moving higher. Short rates moved the most, as the 2-year Treasury yield opened on Monday at 2.70 percent. The 10-year had been at 2.80 percent a week and a half ago but opened Monday at 2.93 percent. The 30-year opened […]
September 6, 2018

Market Thoughts for September 2018

September 4, 2018

Weekly Market Update for September 4th, 2018

General market news Volatility was back in rates last week. The 10-year Treasury yield went from as low as 2.80 percent to as high as 2.90 percent; it ended the week at 2.86 percent, where it opened on Monday. Meanwhile, the 30-year was at 2.95 percent early last […]
August 27, 2018

Weekly Market Update for August 27th, 2018

General market news On Monday morning, the 10-, 30-, and 2-year Treasuries opened at 2.81 percent, 2.96 percent, and 2.62 percent, respectively. The spread between the 2- and 10-year notes is again at its flattest level in this economic cycle. Historically, an inverted yield curve—where rates on the […]
August 22, 2018

5 Ways Criminals Use Social Engineering to Scam Us

A major risk to both businesses and individuals, social engineering involves the exploitation of our very nature. Specifically, criminals use social engineering techniques to elicit feelings of fear, uncertainty, pressure, and excitement in the hope that we will deviate from the ways we typically behave. Their goal is […]
August 20, 2018

Weekly Market Update for August 20th, 2018

General market news On Monday morning, the yield for the 10-year Treasury opened at 2.85 percent, closer to the bottom of the range in which it had been trading in recent days. The yields for the 30- and 2-year Treasuries were 3.01 percent and 2.6 percent, respectively. Most […]