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FOMC Meeting Reinforces Lower for Longer

Bond yields were only slightly changed this week with shorter-dated issues declining slightly while longer-term issues (5+ years) added a couple bps...

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Weekly Claims Data Disappoints

The yield curve flattened during the holiday-shortened week as longer-dated yields declined by as much as 6 bps...

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Strong Payroll Report Leaves Yields Slightly Changed for Week

The yield curve flattened slightly this week, as longer yields ended the week slightly lower while two to five year Treasuries climbed a few bps....

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FOMC's Revised Inflation Target Boosts Yields

Longer-term rates rose appreciably this week following a speech from Fed Chair Jerome Powell outlining the Federal Reserve's new approach to setting monetary policy...

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Equities Rally to Records Despite More Jobless Claims

US equity markets traded at or near record levels this week while bond yields declined slightly on lackluster economic data...

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Yields Rise on Strong Data, Congress Breaks for Summer

Treasury yields rose once again this week, reaching their highest levels in over a month despite Congress departing for their summer recess without agreeing on additional fiscal stimulus...

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Rates Slightly Higher After Recovering From New Lows

Treasury yields ended the week slightly higher, rebounding from new all-time lows posted on Tuesday...

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Rates Sink to New Lows on Record GDP Decline

A slate of weak economic data and a dour assessment of the economy by Fed Chair Powell pushed rates to new lows, as Treasury yields declined by three to five bps...

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Jobless Claims Increase as Markets Wait on Additional Stimulus

As coronavirus cases continued to surge, fixed income yields ground tighter while US equities ended the week slightly lower...

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Yields Lower, Stocks Higher on Hopes of Vaccine

Bond yields continued to grind lower this week as equity prices rose on hopes that a coronavirus vaccine breakthrough will come sooner than previously expected..

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