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Income Report Card | August 21, 2017

Posted on August 21, 2017

The 10-year Treasury yield declined further this week, ending at 2.19%. Stocks also continued their bumpy ride this past week. We think the pullback in stocks might just be seasonal as overall the trend for risky assets still leans positive. See the data

Income Report Card | June 26, 2017

Posted on June 26, 2017

Our Observations: The 10-year treasury yield ended the week at 2.15%, a 1 basis point change over the week. We see the increase in short-term rates standing out, as the scorecard’s cash proxy has nearly doubled its yield in the last year while all other yield options have experienced lower yields. At some point, we […]

Income Report Card | June 19, 2017

Posted on June 19, 2017

Our Observations: The 10-year Treasury ended the week at 2.16, just 2 bps off its YTD low. Yields dropped after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced another 0.25% increase to the benchmark rate. As part of the announcement, the FOMC indicated that it expected low levels of inflation, which dampens the expectation for future […]

Income Report Card | June 12, 2017

Posted on June 12, 2017

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 […]