Weeekly Market Update 12/04/2018

U.S. Treasury note yields were up at the start of the week as investors favored risk assets. On Monday, the 10-year Treasury note yield had its largest one-day gain in

Market Update 11/20/2018

U.S. Treasury note yields dropped early in the week as investors favored safe haven assets. The bond markets are digesting uncertainty from numerous sources. The Italian government refused to revise

Weekly Market Update 10/23/2018

United States Treasuries yields continue to move higher among Federal Reserve rate increases and a healthy economy. In many of last week’s bank earnings reports, the higher yields were seen

Weekly Market Update 10/03/2018

U.S. Treasury bond prices pushed lower at the beginning of the week, as investors waited for the Federal Open Market Committee’s fed-funds rate decision. Two and 10-year U.S. Treasury yields

Weekly Market Update 9/18/2018

Treasury prices dropped moderately over the course of the week on increased supply of short-term debt. On Tuesday, an offering of short-term treasuries, which are most vulnerable to interest rate increases,

Weekly Market Update 9/12/2018

U.S. Treasury note yields rose early in the week as U.S. investors returned from Labor Day weekend to the ISM Manufacturing Index hitting a 14-year high of 61.3, easily beating

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