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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 […]
August 6, 2018

Market Thoughts for August 2018

July 30, 2018

Weekly Market Update for July 30th, 2018

General market news Rates were up across the curve last week, as the 10-year, 30-year, and 2-year Treasuries reached 2.98 percent, 3.10 percent, and 2.67 percent, respectively. The yield curve did steepen, but it remains close to cycle lows. With the recent market resistance, it will be interesting […]
July 25, 2018

Weekly Market Update for July 23rd, 2018

General market news The long end of the Treasury yield curve rose last week. The 10-year Treasury note opened at 2.89 percent on Monday, while the 30-year Treasury bond started at 3.03 percent. These are the highest yields for the long end of the curve in nearly a […]
July 24, 2018

The Basics of Credit Scores and Credit Reports

As consumers, we know that having a good credit score is important. Whether you are applying for a loan or signing up for a credit card, your credit score plays a major role in determining if you will be approved. Your credit score can also have a significant […]
July 16, 2018

Weekly Market Update for July 16th, 2018

General market news The Treasury yield curve continues to flatten, with the 10-year, 30-year, and 2-year Treasuries coming in on Monday morning at 2.83 percent, 2.94 percent, and 2.60 percent, respectively. The difference in yield between the 2-year and 30-year Treasuries is at a cycle low of 34 […]
July 6, 2018

Market Update for the Quarter Ending June 30th 2018

Volatile June caps off eventful quarter June was a volatile month, with earlier gains offset by later losses. Still, both the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq Composite ended the month in positive territory. The S&P 500 rose 0.62 percent during the month, while the Nasdaq led the […]