All Eyes on Fed for Odds on December Hike

Last Week: Interest rates rose, and equities extended their recent advance, fueled by signs of a strong economy in the data and an apparent indifference to growing trade tensions. The yield on the US 10-year note continued to rise, coming in at 3.08%, eight basis points above last week’s reading and near the top of this year’s trading […]

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Hedging with a Rate Cap or Swap? Buyer Beware

There are many ways to avoid some of the pitfalls when buying a product or service.  Reviews can be helpful, especially when taking into account the number of customer ratings. Imagine a common scenario: While searching for a particular product on the web, a site advertises the item at a price well below the market […]

Emerging Markets Turmoil Puts US Growth and Rate Trajectory Into Question

Last Week: Both interest rates and equities traded noticeably higher, spurred by calmer emerging markets and hopes that upcoming US-China trade talks will defuse the ongoing tensions. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note extended its rise to 3.00%, up six basis points on the week. 1-month LIBOR continued its slow and steady rise, […]

All Eyes on Inflation Data to Determine Fed’s Future Course

Last Week: Interest rates were up notably amid summer’s last hurrah, strong US economic data and a constant drone of political and trade-related headlines. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note edged up 6 basis points to 2.94% while 1-month LIBOR continued its steady ascent higher ahead of this month’s looming Fed hike, wrapping […]

Data to Bolster Market Confidence in Sept Fed Hike

Last Week: Interest rates and equities were both up slightly amid a pervasive summer slumber in markets, a light data calendar, a constant drone of trade-related headlines, strong US economic and earnings growth and signs of optimism regarding a Brexit agreement. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note edged up 4 basis points to […]