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Investor Psychology When Bull Markets Take Hold

Why most investors are not at all positive during a bull run – and miss out In the world of investing, there are few phrases as exhilarating as “bull market”. These words conjure images of an economy burgeoning with opportunity, a period when stock prices are on a steady upward trend, promising lucrative returns to

Investor Expectations and Market Realities

Tech and AI are capturing all the hype, but look to fundamental indicators In recent times, investor expectations have shown a concerning trend of becoming detached from the realities of the market. The focus on technology and artificial intelligence (AI) has largely kept investors engaged and buying, creating a sense of enthusiasm that seems to

Weekly Market Update for September 23, 2019

General market news Last week, the Federal Reserve (Fed) cut rates by 25 basis points (bps), bringing the lower rate target to 1.75 percent. The 10-year Treasury opened early Monday at 1.69 percent after posting its highest rates since the end of July at 1.90 percent. The 2-year Treasury touched 1.80 percent and opened at

Weekly Market Update for July 22nd, 2019

General market news Rates fell across the curve last week, with the largest declines on the short end of the curve. The 10-year Treasury yield opened the week at 2.04 percent, and the 30-year opened at 2.56 percent. Markets were down on the week. The technology sector was dragged down by Netflix, which missed the

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 stand at 2.74 percent and 2.54 percent,

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. S. markets were up slightly last week,

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 30-year opened at 2.61 percent on Monday

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 and 2.54 percent, respectively. The sell-off in

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 high as 3 percent four weeks ago;

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. The short end of the curve remains

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 2.48 percent. S. markets were mixed last

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. Continued volatility is expected in the weeks

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