The Macro View

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  US Treasuries – The 10-year treasury reached its peak closing yield thus far in 2018 on November 8. However, ongoing equity market volatility driven by trade concerns, coupled with more dovish language from Fed Chair Jerome Powell reversed the upward trend in interest rates as the month drew to a close. The spread between… Read more »


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  Conservative investors have historically invested in dividend-paying stocks to generate income and increase stability in their portfolios. The ability of these companies to pay a dividend is viewed as a sign of current financial strength and a forward-looking sign of positive expectations for growth and earnings, a perfectly reasonable assumption. However, many investors make… Read more »


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US Treasuries – Treasury yields rose across the curve in October, continuing their rise to the highest level year to date. There was, however, a slight interruption in the middle of the month to this upward trend as volatility proved that Treasuries are still the beneficiary of a flight to quality during equity market stress…. Read more »