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January 14, 2019

Weekly Market Update for January 14th, 2019

General market news After several weeks of rates moving lower across the curve—with the 10-year U.S. Treasury reaching a low of 2.54 percent a little more than a week ago—rates were back up last week. The 10-year opened at 2.68 percent early Monday, while the 30-year opened just […]
December 17, 2018

Weekly Market Update for December 17th, 2018

General market news The 10-year U.S. Treasury opened at 2.87 percent early Monday, while the 30-year opened at 3.13 percent. The 2- to 5-year part of the curve remains slightly inverted, with the 2-year yielding about 0.08 percent more than the 5-year. The 3-year currently has the lowest […]
December 3, 2018

Weekly Market Update for December 3rd, 2018

General market news Rates moved lower last week, breaking some support levels. The 10-year Treasury dropped below 3.05 percent and opened Monday morning at 3.03 percent. The short end of the curve has tightened, with the difference between the 2- and 5-year Treasuries only 3.5 basis points (bps). […]
December 1, 2018

Market Thoughts for December 2018

November 26, 2018

Weekly Market Update for November 26th, 2018

General market news Rates were flat or slightly down during the shortened Thanksgiving week. On Monday morning, the 10-year Treasury opened at 3.05 percent, the 2-year opened at 2.84 percent, and the 30-year opened at 3.32 percent. During the previous week, rates dropped by as much as 20 […]
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 […]