Tag Archive for: trade tariff

Trade Tensions to Dominate Rate Moves in Pivotal Week Ahead 

Last Week: Interest rates fell, and equities were little changed as trade tensions eased somewhat. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note slipped 5 basis points to 2.85%, as 1-month LIBOR fell to 2.0902% from 2.1029% the week prior. The price of oil jumped $6.50 to $73.85, as the US encouraged its allies to […]

Trade Spat Dominates Rate Moves as Markets Wonder Whats Next

Last Week: Interest rates were mixed, and equities lost ground on the week as trade tensions dominated markets after the US moved forward with tariffs on Chinese goods. The yield on the 10-year US Treasury note held below 3% all week, posting the week’s low of 2.91% late Friday despite strong US retail sales and […]

Trade Tariffs Impact on Rates: A Tempest in a Teapot?

Last Week: Interest rates were mixed, while equities traded lower on the week due to increasing trade frictions between the United States and China. Yields on US 10-year Treasury notes fell to 2.8135% from 2.8556% the week prior while 1-month LIBOR continued its steady march higher to 1.8750% from 1.8408% over the same period. Oil […]

Greed vs Fear Tug-of-War to Set Rate’s Future Path

Last Week: US interest rates were mixed and equities fell for the week on concerns that a rise in US protectionism could intensify global trade tensions and stifle economic growth. Rising fears the Fed will hike four times in 2018, rather than three, added to the mix. The US 10-year Treasury note peaked at 2.8938% […]