Income Report Card | June 12, 2017

Category: Quant Insight

Our Observations: The 10-year Treasury rose to 2.21% as most pundits expect the Federal Reserve t0 raise the target fed funds rate again this week. Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) slid from an A rating to B rating driven by an increase in volatility. The diplomatic isolation of Qatar dashed hopes that Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would be more synchronous in its attempt to lower production. This has put pressure on global oil prices and, by proxy, MLPs. Meanwhile, international real estate has declined in volatility (as foreign currency appreciated) while still paying a healthy 3.68% yield.

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