WEEKLY MARKET UPDATE

Weekly Market Update

January 21, 2020

General market news              

  • On Tuesday, the 10-year Treasury opened at 1.78 percent, lower than where it closed on Friday. The 30-year and 2-year yields also opened lower, at 2.24 percent and 1.54 percent, respectively. Treasury yields continued their downward trend, which has been ongoing since before the December holidays. With continued global economic slowing, uncertain geopolitical headlines, and intensifying domestic election coverage, yields could continue their downward trend in the short run.
     

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Weekly Market Update

January 13, 2020

General market news              

  • The bond markets experienced more volatility last week. The 10-year Treasury yield was as low as 1.70 percent and as high as 1.90 percent as a result of news from Iran. It opened at 1.83 percent on Monday. The 30-year bounced between 2.19 percent and 2.38 percent before opening at 2.29 percent. The 2-year, which is usually more stable given its shorter duration, swung between 1.44 percent and 1.61 percent.
     

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Weekly Market Update

January 06, 2020

General market news              

  • Last week, the 10-year Treasury yield closed at 1.95 percent after the New Year holiday. On Monday, it opened at 1.75 percent on concerns of global tensions with the U.S. and Iran. The 30-year moved from 2.41 percent to 2.21 percent, and the 2-year moved from 1.60 percent to 1.50 percent. The bond market seems to be waiting for more economic data and commentary from the Federal Open Market Committee to choose a general direction, but short-term uncertainty will add pressure on rates to move lower.
     

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