100 Days

Last Week: Interest rates and Global equities were up for the week as investors re-focused on strong US corporate earnings and overlooked increasing geopolitical tension and a likely delay in US tax reform. Oil prices gave back last week’s gains, the dollar traded flat and Gold fell. US Treasury yields drifted slightly lower to 2.25%, […]

Green Shoots

Last Week: Interest rates were mixed and Global equities dipped as geopolitical jitters intensified over rising tensions on the Korean peninsula and the possibility of a stronger US commitment to oust Syria’s Russian-backed leader Bashar al-Assad. Investors search for safety pushed the yield on the US 10-year Treasury note down to its lowest point of the […]

Keep the Faith

Last Week: US Treasury yields and LIBOR traded slightly higher and global equities were little changed despite an uptick in geopolitical jitters following the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase, a lackluster US jobs report and heightened potential for a shift in tactics by the US Federal Reserve later this year.  Oil prices firmed, […]

Go Big or Go Home

Last Week: It wasn’t the most exciting end to the quarter, though the Treasury yield curve steepened on the back of a flood of Fed official commentary. Yields, global equities and Oil rose, while yields on 10-year US Treasury notes held steady at 2.41%. Volatility, as measured by the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index […]