25 07, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: JULY 25, 2019

2019-07-25T23:06:05+00:00

European Central Bank to Step Up Monetary Support The market is now well into its earnings season with a torrent of mixed, but broadly positive corporate results as worries linger over trade and a slowing global economy. In response to concerns over the deteriorating growth outlook, the European Central Bank signaled the need for significant [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: JULY 25, 2019 2019-07-25T23:06:05+00:00
18 07, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: JULY 18, 2019

2019-07-18T23:09:54+00:00

Fed Reiterates Commitment to Economic Expansion Benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yields have come in after the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s president said the central bank would “act as appropriate” to extend the economic expansion. In the meantime, investors weighed corporate earnings and the outlook for global trade. On the earnings front, companies are [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: JULY 18, 2019 2019-07-18T23:09:54+00:00
11 07, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: JULY 11, 2019

2019-07-11T21:34:19+00:00

Treasury Yields Rise to Four-Week High This week’s headline news continued to focus on the Fed and whether the U.S./China trade dispute will be resolved or continue. And while Federal Reserve Chair Powell has taken a dovish tone in remarks this week to Congress, traders will be eyeing the continuation of that testimony for further [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: JULY 11, 2019 2019-07-11T21:34:19+00:00
3 07, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: JULY 3, 2019

2019-07-03T20:19:51+00:00

And the Beat Goes On U.S. 10-year Treasury yields have dipped to their lowest levels in more than two years. Globally, bonds extended their rally as investors weighed the prospect of more dovish appointees to two of the world’s major central banks. Besides the U.S. government’s latest monthly tally of hiring set to be released [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: JULY 3, 2019 2019-07-03T20:19:51+00:00
27 06, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: JUNE 27, 2019

2019-06-27T21:40:06+00:00

Key Moment Looms in Trade Talks This Saturday’s meeting between President Trump and China’s Xi in Japan looms as a key event for markets with reports about a potential tariff pause contrasting with the U.S.’s repeated threats of more duties. The question becomes, will the U.S. avoid escalating its trade war with China? As noise [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: JUNE 27, 2019 2019-06-27T21:40:06+00:00
21 06, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: JUNE 20, 2019

2019-06-21T16:11:32+00:00

How Low Can They Go? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as U.S. 10-year Treasury yields have fallen to 1.98 percent, the lowest yield since November 2016. Rates fell below the 2 percent level after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled it was ready to cut interest rates. This seems to be a global trend [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: JUNE 20, 2019 2019-06-21T16:11:32+00:00
13 06, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: JUNE 13, 2019

2019-06-13T22:43:01+00:00

Interest Rate Cut Could Be Coming Soon Investors remained upbeat during the week amid a host of geopolitical issues. While the market absorbs a daily drumbeat of political tensions around the globe, plenty of caution remains, driving demand for safe-haven investments, including the U.S. Treasuries. And with the Fed’s recent dovish stance, a surprise increase [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: JUNE 13, 2019 2019-06-13T22:43:01+00:00
10 06, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: JUNE 6, 2019

2019-06-10T16:45:44+00:00

Fed Open to Easier Policy To no great surprise, U.S. Treasuries continue to perform well on speculation that major central banks will keep a dovish stance as trade wars jeopardize global growth. Just this week, Chairman Powell let the markets know he is open to easier policy amid trade tensions. And as trade tensions weigh [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: JUNE 6, 2019 2019-06-10T16:45:44+00:00
24 05, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: MAY 23, 2019

2019-05-24T17:09:33+00:00

10-Year Treasury Hits 19-Month Low No surprises in this week’s market news as trade tensions continue, forcing investors towards safe-haven investments and driving the 10-year Treasury down to 2.31%, its lowest level in 19 months. The 10-year yield is down 25 basis points from a month ago and 67 basis points from a year ago. [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: MAY 23, 2019 2019-05-24T17:09:33+00:00
16 05, 2019

CAPITAL ALERT: MAY 16, 2019

2019-05-16T22:45:48+00:00

It's A Jumble Out There Risk assets turned to be in favor this week even as trade tensions between major economies festered and growth fears dragged on. Investors got in a buying mood as the administration gave positive hints about efforts to reach trade deals with Canada and Mexico. The White House is also reportedly [...]

CAPITAL ALERT: MAY 16, 2019 2019-05-16T22:45:48+00:00