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May 16, 2019

Time to Hit the Panic Button on Market Volatility?

Recent declines have taken the U.S. stock markets down more than 2 percent. Not surprisingly, worries have started to grow. After all, this could be the end of the bull market. But is it time to hit the panic button? The simple answer is no. Why? What we […]
May 13, 2019

Weekly Market Update for May 13th, 2019

General market news Treasuries experienced some elevated volatility last week, with the U.S.-China trade talks and the newly imposed tariffs sending money to safety. The 10-year Treasury was as high as 2.48 percent last week and 2.54 percent the week before. It opened early Monday at 2.41 percent. […]
May 5, 2019

Weekly Market Update for May 6th, 2019

General market news Rates were very volatile last week, with the 10-year Treasury hitting a low of 2.46 percent on Wednesday and a high of 2.56 percent on Friday. Concerns over trade talks with China drove rates down over the weekend, with the 10-year starting the week at […]
April 29, 2019

Weekly Market Update for April 29th, 2019

General market news Rates moved lower last week, as the 10-year Treasury hit a high of 2.61 percent the previous week, moved to as low as 2.49 percent late last week, and opened at 2.52 percent early Monday. The curve remains flat and inverted on the short end. […]
April 22, 2019

Weekly Market Update for April 22nd, 2019

General market news Rates moved slightly upward last week, with the 10-year Treasury opening at 2.57 percent on Monday. The 30-year also moved higher, nearly hitting 3 percent midweek before settling back and opening at 2.97 percent on Monday. S. indices were mixed last week as cyclical stocks […]
April 15, 2019

Weekly Market Update for April 15th, 2019

General market news Rates moved higher late on Friday, with the 10-year Treasury jumping to 2.56 percent; it also opened there Monday morning. Meanwhile, the 2-year opened at 2.40 percent and the 30-year opened at 2.97 percent. The short end of the curve remains inverted, as the 3-year […]
March 25, 2019

Weekly Market Update for March 25th, 2019

General market news The 10-year Treasury was as low as 2.41 percent late last week before opening at 2.45 percent on Monday. Yields across the curve were lower, with the 2-year Treasury opening at 2.31 percent and the 30-year Treasury opening at 2.89 percent. As a result of […]
March 18, 2019

Weekly Market Update for March 18th, 2019

General market news The 10-year Treasury was down on Monday morning, opening at 2.58 percent. This is its lowest level since January 3, when it hit 2.55 percent. The 2-year, 5-year, and 30-year Treasuries opened at 2.43 percent, 2.40 percent, and 3.02 percent, respectively. The short end of […]
March 11, 2019

Weekly Market Update for March 11th, 2019

General market news The 10-year Treasury opened at 2.64 percent early Monday, while the 2-year, 3-year, and 5-year Treasuries came in at 2.47 percent, 2.45 percent, and 2.44 percent, respectively. The 5-year Treasury is currently the lowest-yielding debt in the Treasury curve, while the 6-month and 1-year Treasuries […]
March 11, 2019

Marijuana Industry Analysis

Industry overview The marijuana industry has come into the limelight over the past several years, with many states in the U.S. legalizing it for recreational use, including California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada. Most of the U.S. now allows for the use of medical marijuana, including cannabinoids (more commonly […]
March 4, 2019

Weekly Market Update for March 4th, 2019

General market news Rates rose higher late last week, as the 10-year Treasury moved from 2.65 percent to 2.76 percent and opened at those levels on Monday. The 30-year Treasury came in at 3.11 percent, while parts of the short end of the curve remained inverted. The 2-year Treasury […]
February 25, 2019

Weekly Market Update for February 25th, 2019

General market news Rates have risen slightly on the long end of the curve. The 10-year U.S. Treasury opened Monday at 2.67 percent, while the 30-year opened at 3.03 percent. The short end of the curve remained unchanged, with the 2-year starting the week at 2.50 percent. The […]