Weekly Market Update

January 21, 2014

Treasuries moved very little last week, trading within a tight range and finishing the week on the lower end of that range. The small inflation number pushed yields lower, mostly on the longer end of the curve. The yield on the 10-year Treasury ended last week at 2.81 percent but bounced back on Tuesday to as high … Read More

Weekly Market Update

December 16, 2013

Equity markets slid lower last week, and the S&P 500 posted its first weekly loss since early October. Losses for most major domestic large-cap indices were grouped tightly in the 1.50 percent–1.60 percent range. Unlike in previous periods, there was no late-week rally to offset the declines that took place earlier in the week. Read … Read More

Weekly Market Summary

December 9, 2013

Equity markets were largely unchanged last week, with the S&P 500 posting a nominal gain of 0.01 percent and the Nasdaq faring slightly better, up 0.08 percent. International indices, as well as the small-cap Russell 2000, were notably weak. Contrary to appearances, equities were quite volatile last week. A 1.10-percent gain for the S&P 500 … Read More

Weekly Market Summary

December 2, 2013

Equity markets showed some modest upside in a very quiet week of trading. The S&P 500 gained 0.10 percent to eke out another all-time closing high for the week. Read more now in our Weekly Market Summary.

Weekly Market Summary

November 25, 2013

The yield on U.S. 10-year Treasuries stood at 2.76 percent early Monday morning, up from last week’s low of 2.66 percent. The move comes off of the Fed’s recent discussion on tapering—specifically, how it could be further down the road than many investors and analysts anticipated. Most broad-market equity indices were in positive territory last … Read More

Weekly Market Summary

November 18, 2013

Investors moved back into U.S. Treasuries late last week and early Monday morning, pushing yields on the 10-year as low as 2.69 percent. Yields of 2.80 percent and 3 percent are both very strong levels for the 10-year and tend to attract some equity investors into the space. Read more now in the Allen Insurance … Read More

Weekly Market Summary

November 13, 2013

U.S. Treasuries sold off last week, pushing yields as high as 2.75 percent early Monday morning. The move came on the heels of better-than-expected economic news. The Federal Reserve remains dependent on data after reinstating its commitment to quantitative easing at its last meeting a couple of weeks ago. Read more in our Weekly Market … Read More

Weekly Market Summary

October 28, 2013

Treasuries remained at their recent lows early Monday morning. The 10-year stood at 2.50 percent, the same level it has held for a few days now, following its recent drop from 2.75 percent. The market is anticipating $96 billion in new issuance this week, as well as the next Federal Open Marketing Committee (FOMC) meeting, … Read More

Weekly Market Summary

October 15, 2013

Earnings season has begun, and investors will likely look for earnings to beat the relatively low bar analysts have set. Unable to come to a deal to end the shutdown and facing a debt ceiling debate, Congress continues to inject uncertainty into the picture and limit the flow of economic data. Read more now.

Weekly Market Summary

October 7, 2013

The yield on the 10-year Treasury has been bouncing between 2.60 percent and 2.65 percent since September 25. As of early Monday morning, the yield stood at 2.62 percent, and it could see some downward pressure as we approach the October 17 debt ceiling deadline with no agreement in place. The gridlock in Washington appeared … Read More