Presented by Matt Glova and the LifeTime Asset Management team:
Weekly Market Update, October 25, 2021
Treasury yields moved higher across the curve last week as equity markets rallied, and Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated that the central bank still plans on tapering asset purchases sooner rather than later. The 10-year yield picked up 6 basis points (bps) week-over-week to open Monday morning at 1.66 percent. The 30- and 20-year yields each climbed about 7 bps to 2.11 percent and 2.01 percent, respectively. The 2-year yield was up 3 bps to 0.42 percent, and the 5-year yield climbed 4 bps to 1.17 percent.
Weekly Market Update, October 18, 2021
The Treasury curve saw a modest flattening last week as investors searched for direction amid earnings releases and growing inflation fears. The 10-year yield picked up 1 basis point (bp) week-over-week to open Monday morning at 1.62 percent. The 30-year yield fell about 12 bps to 2.05 percent, while the 20-year lost 8 bps to around 2.03 percent. The 2-year yield was up 12 bps to 0.44 percent, and the 5-year yield climbed 11 bps to 1.18 percent.
Weekly Market Update, October 4, 2021
The Treasury yield curve steepened last week as investors weighed the possibility of longer-term elevated inflation. The 10-year yield was unchanged week-over-week, opening on Monday morning at around 1.48 percent. The 30-year yield rose about 5 basis points (bps) to open at 2.05 percent, while the 20-year yield gained 4 bps to around 1.98 percent. The 2-year yield was unchanged at 0.27 percent, and the 5-year yield lost about 5 bps to 0.94 percent. The 4-week Treasury bills sold off on Friday as investors eye a late October deadline for Congress to raise the debt ceiling.