Municipal Advisory

During August, the long end of the yield curve continued to decline and become more inverted, with the two-year US Treasury yielding more than the ten year. This is a negative signal on economic growth, likely due to the ongoing US-China trade tensions. Historically, the...

During June, the FOMC voted to maintain the current target fed funds rate of 2.25-2.5% despite vocal opposition from the outside. Threats of an inverted yield curve still loom although economic conditions are still holding up better than expected. Inflationary pressure remains largely absent as...

During May, US-China trade tensions increased, and the fixed income markets reacted negatively. Intermediate to long term treasury rates fell by almost a half of one percent, and the yield curve is inverted out to three years and gently sloping upwards thereafter.  Interest rate futures...