Tag Archive for: volatility

Beware the Volatility Slumber

Last Week: Interest rates and equities rose on fresh signs of a stabilizing global economy. The yield on the US 10-year Treasury note rose a muted 7 basis points to 2.56%. 1-month LIBOR fell slightly to 2.48%, as Oil rose $1.50 to $64.15 amid supply disruptions in Libya, and the US Dollar and Gold both […]

The Fed’s Second Job: Volatility Killer

Last Week: Interest rates fell, and equities rose amid optimism that global growth may be stabilizing. The US 10-year Treasury note declined to 2.58% – a level not seen since early January – from 2.63% a week ago. 1-month LIBOR followed suit, falling throughout the week to 2.4817%. Crude oil rose $3 a barrel to […]