Weekly Market Update, January 19, 2016

Presented by Nick Bautista, CFP®                                   General market news Financial markets continued to show weakness last week, with concerns centered around geopolitical instability, commodity price deteriorations, corporate earnings, and uncertainty over central bank actions. Sustained volatility in global equity … [Read more...]

Weekly Market Update, January 4, 2016

Presented by Nick Bautista, CFP®                       General market news The 10-year Treasury opened 2016 with a yield of 2.29 percent before promptly dropping to as low as 2.20 percent. The 30-year Treasury also dipped from a 3.03-percent open to 2.95 percent in the first few hours of trading. The short end of the yield curve moved as … [Read more...]

Weekly Market Update, December 21, 2015

General market news Last Thursday, the Federal Reserve (Fed) raised rates by 25 basis points. Treasuries initially sold off, pushing yields higher as the 10-year Treasury reached 2.32 percent; however, yields proceeded to come right back down, opening at 2.20 percent early Monday morning. Last week was fairly quiet for the global equity … [Read more...]