Bond Market Risk

Market Update

The Markets

Stock and bond markets rallied.

Last week, major U.S. stock indices finished higher for the 10th time in 12 weeks. Bond markets moved higher, too, with the yield on 10-year Treasuries dropping just below 2.6 percent, reported Randall Forsyth of Barron’s. Yields on 10-year Treasuries haven’t been this low since January 2018.

Reactions to the Fed

Uncertainty abounds even after yesterday's Fed announcement.

The Markets Reaction to Greece and Fed Policy

Some interesting thoughts on Greece and its impact on our Fed policy.

Rates Continue to Climb

The 10 year treasury rate continues to climb hitting the highest level since November.  Since April 17th, the rate has moved from 1.85% to 2.38%.  As rates move higher, bond prices will drop.  We continue to be very conservative in our interest rate exposure and periods like this should lead to out performance by our bond investments.

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