Presented by Matt Glova and the LifeTime Asset Management team:
Weekly Market Update, September 28, 2020
The 10-year Treasury yield (along with the rest of the Treasury curve) stayed within the range it’s been in for the past couple of weeks. It opened at 0.67 percent on Monday after spending most of last week at exactly that level. The 2-year opened at 0.13 percent and the 30-year at 1.42 percent, which is where they spent most of last week. As we enter the last quarter of the year, with an election in a little more than a month, many investors may be adopting a wait-and-see approach.
Weekly Market Update, September 21, 2020
Rates were relatively flat last week, with the 10-year Treasury yield staying between 0.65 percent and 0.70 percent and opening on the lower part of that range on Monday morning. The 2-year opened at 0.15 percent Monday but dropped to 0.13 percent in early trading. The 30-year traded between 1.40 percent and 1.45 percent all week, opening at 1.39 percent Monday. The steepest part of the curve remains from the 10-year to the 20-year, where investors can capture more than 50 basis points of yield.
Weekly Market Update, September 14, 2020
The 10-year Treasury yield opened Monday at 0.66 percent, where it closed last week. This rate also happens to be the average rate for the 10-year yield since early April, when rates first dropped from nearly 2 percent. The 2-year yield opened at 0.13 percent, slightly more than its historical low of 0.10 percent but less than its average since April of 0.17 percent. The 30-year yield opened at 1.41 percent, much more than its historic low of 0.99 percent in March and more than its average since that time of 1.36 percent. The Federal Reserve (Fed) meets this week to discuss policy. Fed futures now point to no rate hikes until sometime in 2024.
Weekly Market Update, September 8, 2020
There was heightened volatility in the rates market last week—the 10-year Treasury yield swung from 0.75 percent to 0.60 percent and then back to 0.72 percent, opening at 0.68 percent Monday. The steepest part of the curve is currently the 10- to 20-year yield, where rates jumped from 0.68 percent to 1.20 percent. The 30-year yield opened at 1.41 percent, and the 2-year yield opened at 0.13 percent. The Federal Reserve (Fed) has made it clear it is willing to provide support with as much liquidity as needed. It meets again next week to discuss policy, which will be the second-to-last scheduled meeting of the year.