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June 24, 2019

Weekly Market Update for June 24th, 2019

General market news Rates dropped after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting last week. The 10-year Treasury yield dropped from 2.11 percent at the start of the week to below 2 percent after the meeting. On Monday, it opened at 2.02 percent. The 2-year and 30-year yields […]
June 20, 2019

Buy-Sell Agreements: What Every Business Owner Should Know

As a business owner, you focus your time and energy on the growth and daily operation of your business. Consequently, it can be challenging to find the time to think about its long-term future. But having a plan in place to ensure the continuity of your business should […]
June 17, 2019

Weekly Market Update for June 17th, 2019

General market news Last week, the 10-year Treasury yield dropped as low as 2.05 percent, and it opened at 2.10 percent on Monday morning. Most of the curve remains inverted, with the 3-year, 2-year, and 5-year yields coming in at 1.81 percent, 1.87 percent, and 1.86 percent, respectively. […]
June 10, 2019

Weekly Market Update for June 10th, 2019

General market news After experiencing steep declines recently, Treasury yields remained in a tight range last week. While yields did reach cycle lows—2.05 percent for the 10-year and 1.73 percent for the 2-year—both rates were up slightly higher on Monday at 2.13 percent and 1.86 percent, respectively. The […]
June 3, 2019

Weekly Market Update for June 3rd, 2019

General market news The 10-year Treasury yield broke below the 2.20 percent level last week and opened at 2.06 percent on Monday. Treasuries all the way out to 7 years are now trading below 2 percent. The 3-year and 30-year Treasuries are trading as low as 1.81 percent […]
June 1, 2019

Market Thoughts for June 2019

May 27, 2019

Weekly Market Update for May 27th, 2019

General market news Last week, rates continued to move lower across the curve. The 10-year Treasury, which was as high as 2.47 percent a little over two weeks ago, opened at 2.28 percent early Monday morning. Last week, the 30-year Treasury was at 2.85 percent and was as […]
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 […]