Tag Archive for: consumers

Mixed Messages on Trade = A Quiet Thanksgiving

Last Week: Interest rates and equities traded modestly lower on the week as markets seesawed in response to the seemingly never-ending “will they or won’t they” state of the supposed looming US-China trade agreement. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note declined 6 basis points to 1.77%, while 1-month LIBOR followed suit, drifting lower […]

Consumers Set to Chill Amid Hiring Slowdown

Last Week: Interest rates were mixed, and equities were modestly lower on the week as political turmoil and trade-related uncertainty gripped markets. The US 10-year Treasury note declined 9 basis points to 1.69%, as 1-month LIBOR rose 2 basis points to 2.03%. Oil declined $3.00 to $55.65 as most Saudi oil production came back online, […]

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, […]