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Trade War Fatigue Means Rates Low for Longer

Last Week: Interest rates were flat to lower as equities rose amid signs that central banks are preparing to act if the global economy continues to weaken. With markets now pricing in multiple rate cuts from the Fed, the yield on the US 10-year Treasury note fell 11 basis points to 2.06%, the lowest level […]

Rates to Remain Subdued as Markets Wonder Whats Next

Last Week: Interest rates and equities fell amid a setback in US-China trade talks. The US 10-year Treasury note yield fell to 2.44% from 2.53%, as 1-month LIBOR staged a rare retreat to 2.44% from 2.46% a week ago. Oil remained flat at around $62 a barrel, as the US Dollar weakened and Gold rose. […]

Interest Rates: Low for Longer

  Last Week: Interest rates and equities drifted modestly higher amid an uneventful week. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note was unchanged versus a week ago at 2.66% while 1-month LIBOR stuck to its current range to end the week nearly where it began, at 2.4843%.  Oil rose $2.50 to $57.75, as the […]

The Art of Kicking the Can Down the Road

Last Week: Interest rates were mixed and equities rose on the week amid Fed and trade war-induced jitters. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note retreated to 2.98%, the first time it’s traded below 3% since mid-September. 1-month LIBOR made up for some of its recent declines, rising to 2.35% from 2.33% the week […]

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 […]