Market Volatility Spurs Fed to Recalibrate its Hiking Path

Last Week: Interest rates and equities were mixed amid light holiday trading that saw a continued, rare simultaneous sell off in stocks, bonds and commodities. The yield on the benchmark 10-year US Treasury note declined 5 basis points to 3.04%, while 1-month LIBOR rose slightly to 2.3218% from 2.3000% the week prior. Oil fell below […]

Markets Backpedaling on Projected Path of Fed Hikes

Last Week: Interest rates and equities were lower for the week amid mounting concerns over slowing global economic growth and the chaotic Brexit process playing out between the United Kingdom and the European Union. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note declined 9 basis points from a week ago to 3.09%. 1-month LIBOR followed […]

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How to Dissect a Fixed Rate

Not all Fixed Rates are the Same We are often asked if a fixed rate quoted by a bank is competitive.  Seems like a simple question, but in practice, it’s a difficult one to answer without proper analysis.  Numerous factors determine how a lender arrives at a fixed rate.  In this month’s report, we will explain […]

Fed Walks a Tightrope to Keep Your World Bright and Shiny

Last Week: Interest rates ended the week slightly lower, after reaching fresh highs mid-week, as equities remained flat amid falling oil prices. The U.S. 10-year Treasury note declined slightly to 3.18% while 1- month LIBOR fell to 2.3143% from 2.3160% the week prior. The price of oil continued to fall, dropping to $59.95 a barrel […]

What the Mid-terms Could Mean for Interest Rates

Last Week: Interest rates staged a sustained rise and global equities clawed back some of their recent losses to close out one of the most volatile months in quite a while. The yield on the 10-year US Treasury note rose 9 basis points this week, to 3.17%, helped in part by Friday’s upbeat employment data. […]