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Rates off a Cliff: Now What?

Last Week: Interest rates and equities were dramatically lower on the week as the spread of the coronavirus outside of China raised global recession fears. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note fell off the charts to a record low 1.14% from 1.46% a week ago. It’s trading at an astounding 1.07% as of […]

Rates are Low and Falling: Should You Borrow Fixed or Floating?

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Mix In our many years of advising borrowers of all shapes and sizes in myriad industries, when thinking of interest rates, one question remains steadfast in the minds of Treasurers and CFOs: Where does my company’s debt portfolio belong on the fixed – floating spectrum? With fixed interest rates near […]

July Rate Cut Not a Slam Dunk

Last Week: Interest rates traded a bit lower and equities were slightly lower on the week, with markets awaiting news from the ongoing G20 summit in Japan. Yields on the US 10-year Treasury note dipped 6 basis points to 2.00% as 1-month LIBOR fell slightly to 2.3980% from a high of 2.4041%. Oil added $2 […]

Fed Walks a Fine Line

Last Week: Interest rates fell as equities were little changed on the week. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note fell 8 basis points to 2.06%, the 10-year Swap rate fell 11 basis points to 2.01%, while 1-month LIBOR followed suit, falling 2 basis points over the course of the week. The price of […]