The Macro View

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US Treasuries – Massive equity market volatility in December propelled treasuries to their best month of 2018 and pushed them into positive territory for the year. In December, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the 4th time in 2018 and continued to maintain that the political and equity market drama would not deter them… Read more »


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Performance Snapshot: While equities have been strong through September, so too have bonds.  In fact, all domestic fixed income sectors have outperformed the S&P 500 since 10/1/2018.   Sector Summary: US Treasuries: A bounce back in stocks and diminishing headline risk caused a move out of US Treasuries, causing prices to decline and yields to… Read more »


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  What was the last situation where you made an emotional decision only to regret it almost immediately?  Did you trust your gut on a “shortcut” and get stuck in traffic instead of just listening to Waze?  Did you hit your driver and try to carry the hazard instead of laying-up with a 6-iron?  Did you really go into Target convinced you’d spend less than $100 this time?  Well, we’re human beings and that’s what… Read more »


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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 »