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10-Year Bond Yield

Sep 08 2023

New Cycle High In U.S. 10-Year Yield

  • Sep 8, 2023

The 10-year yield made a new cycle high just before the Jackson Hole meeting. That is significant, as it not only broke the lower-high-lower-low pattern since last October, but also rejected the hypothesis, “we have seen the cycle high in interest rates,” which was the consensus at the start of 2023.

Apr 07 2023

Banks: Happy Anniversary!

  • Apr 7, 2023

This year marks the 25th anniversary of a slew of major bank mergers: Wells Fargo/Norwest, Banc One/First Chicago, NationsBank/BankAmerica, Star Bank/Firstar, First Union/CoreStates Financial, and SunTrust/Crestar Financial. Who knew the KBW Bank Index would celebrate the occasion by returning to its price level of that same era?!

Nov 05 2022

Bonds: Not A Four-Letter Word

  • Nov 5, 2022

The bond market bubble has popped, and forward-looking Treasury returns are no longer a disaster. We aren’t suggesting one pile into them with yields near 4% and inflation around 8%, but we think they have suffered a much more substantial de-rating than large-cap stocks.

Sep 30 2022

Time To Retire The Fed Model?

  • Sep 30, 2022

We’ve heard no references lately to the famous “Fed Model” for stock market valuation. We think we know why: The model’s usual proponents probably don’t like its current verdict—which is that stocks are far more expensive than at the early January market peak.