18 01, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: JANUARY 17, 2019

2019-01-18T16:28:04+00:00

Treasury Yields Inch Up, Jobless Claims Hit Five-Week Low While not overwhelming, 10-year U.S. Treasury yields showed a steady increase during the week, moving north to 2.75 percent. And while U.S./China trade tensions continue to dominate the market, strong economic data supported the notion that the world’s largest economy continues to grow. Data showed U.S. [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: JANUARY 17, 2019 2019-01-18T16:28:04+00:00
11 01, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: JANUARY 11, 2019

2019-01-11T23:55:06+00:00

Softer Tone from Fed on Interest Rate Hikes U.S. 10-year Treasury yields climbed from last week’s lows of 2.56 percent to settle at 2.74 percent. And while headline news continues to focus on government funding, border wall negotiations and U.S./China trade talks, the Fed stole some limelight as Chairman Powell seems to be adopting a [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: JANUARY 11, 2019 2019-01-11T23:55:06+00:00
4 01, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: JANUARY 3, 2019

2019-01-04T17:00:48+00:00

Uncertainty Stealing the Spotlight The year’s lackluster finish has many economists predicting growth slowing in 2019. On the bright side, there are a lot of economic barometers that still look good and support continued growth. Unemployment is at 3.7 percent, the lowest in decades. Inflation is within the Fed’s target range. Pay growth is accelerating [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: JANUARY 3, 2019 2019-01-04T17:00:48+00:00
21 12, 2018

CAPITAL ALERT: DECEMBER 20, 2018

2018-12-21T17:53:21+00:00

Overnight Lending Rate Hits 10-Year High To no one’s great surprise, this week saw the Federal Reserve raise its overnight lending rate for the fourth time this year. This latest quarter-point hike to a range of 2.5 to 2.75 percent lifted the benchmark rate to the highest level since 2008. The increase is in response [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: DECEMBER 20, 2018 2018-12-21T17:53:21+00:00
14 12, 2018

CAPITAL ALERT: DECEMBER 13, 2018

2018-12-14T15:40:34+00:00

Positive Notes in Familiar Themes Markets were driven by more of the same this week as headline news once again centered on U.S./China trade, whether U.S. economic growth will slow, the health of the global economy and the prospect of rising interest rates. The trade war seemed to ease, U.S. jobless claims came in below [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: DECEMBER 13, 2018 2018-12-14T15:40:34+00:00
7 12, 2018

CAPITAL ALERT: DECEMBER 7, 2018

2018-12-07T22:48:25+00:00

Will They or Won’t They? Market angst continues as the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield falls below 2.90 percent. It seems to be more of the same as investors grappled with shifting indications on U.S./China trade talks and the prospect of whether the Fed may pause its tightening. In the meantime, Fed Chair Powell delivered a [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: DECEMBER 7, 2018 2018-12-07T22:48:25+00:00
30 11, 2018

CAPITAL ALERT: NOVEMBER 29, 2018

2018-11-30T16:35:54+00:00

Glad Tidings The good news is that U.S. Treasury yields continued to fall this week with the 10-year yield currently sitting at 3.03%. While this might signal a risk-off attitude among investors, according to a recent government report, the U.S. economy expanded at a solid 3.5 % annual rate in the July-September quarter. Third-quarter growth [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: NOVEMBER 29, 2018 2018-11-30T16:35:54+00:00
26 11, 2018

CAPITAL ALERT: NOVEMBER 21, 2018

2018-11-29T14:13:34+00:00

Yields Hold Steady Amid Ongoing Geopolitical Concerns U.S. Treasuries yields held steady during the week with the 10-year yield at 3.06%, some 18 basis points lower than the high for the month. While speculation grew this week about whether the Federal Reserve may soften its stance on raising interest rates, investor sentiment remained susceptible to [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: NOVEMBER 21, 2018 2018-11-29T14:13:34+00:00
16 11, 2018

CAPITAL ALERT: NOVEMBER 15, 2018

2018-11-16T16:04:32+00:00

  Fed to Remain Calm and Carry On U.S. Treasury yields have come in from last week’s highs to settle some 10 basis points lower at 3.12% as investors react to ongoing trade disputes, Brexit unrest and an Italian budget crisis. Some reports indicate that the U.S.-China trade picture appears to be brightening while others [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: NOVEMBER 15, 2018 2018-11-16T16:04:32+00:00
9 11, 2018

CAPITAL ALERT: NOVEMBER 8, 2018

2018-11-09T17:55:53+00:00

Consumer Confidence Offsets Interest Rate Concerns U.S. Treasury yields held steady during the week as investors focused on the economy and the global marketplace. The 10-year yield inched up to 3.24% as traders await the results of the next Federal Reserve policy meeting. Investors don’t expect the Fed to raise interest rates this month but [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: NOVEMBER 8, 2018 2018-11-09T17:55:53+00:00