2019 Markets Off with a Bang

A New Year has not provided a reprieve from the volatility the market experienced in late 2018. Plunging treasury yields, particularly in the front of the curve, sent the spread between 10-year and 2-year U.S. Treasuries to 0.16%. The U.S. Treasury curve has not been this flat since the summer of 2007, six months before the Great Recession. Does this mean a recession is coming?

October Market Pullback Continues

On Wednesday, October 24th, equities pulled back sharply, as mounting concerns over global growth, corporate earnings, and rising rates left global equities down nearly 3%. The S&P 500 Index has now fallen in 13 of the past 15 trading sessions. October’s market volatility has brought equity indices down nearly 10% — or more — from recent highs. Because of last year’s low volatility, the market fluctuations in 2018 have seemed extreme.