Greysteel Capital Markets Update | January 2019

January 3rd, 2019 by Keeley Byer

In a tumultuous last month of the year, policymakers and the U.S. economy showed conflicting signs of what to anticipate going forward into 2019. In December, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate 25 bps and provided guidance for potentially fewer rate hikes in the new year. Stock market volatility was at a peak and December ended as one of the worst months of performance in history, with all indices down at least 8.7%. As a result of this news and mounting fears of an economic slowdown, the 10-Year Treasury yield saw a precipitous drop in excess of 30 bps, from 3.01% at…

Greysteel's Ryan Floyd and Scott Whitfield Talk Denver State of the Market

December 7th, 2018 by Keeley Byer

Greysteel's Ryan Floyd and Scott Whitfield were featured in the November 2018 issue of the Colorado Real Estate Journal to discuss the State of the Market as Strong Economic and Population Growth Continues in Denver.

Denver has been a premier destination for job seekers in this growth cycle, especially for educated millennials, and current labor conditions reinforce this proposition today. Net migration and total employment growth remain well above the national average.

Greysteel Capital Markets Update | December 2018

December 5th, 2018 by Keeley Byer

The 10-year Treasury rate dropped 16 bps in the month of November, kicking off December below 3.00%. While there is still confidence in the strength of the U.S. economy, some investors have concerns of a weakening economy on the horizon. Most economists still anticipate the Fed will increase short-term rates before the end of 2018, but there is uncertainty about the number of increases in 2019 as the Fed assesses economic conditions heading into the New Year.

Greysteel Capital Markets Update | November 2018

November 2nd, 2018 by Keeley Byer

While the stock market experienced significant weakness and volatility in October (with the worst month for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq in over seven years), other economic indicators remain strong. Wages have grown 2.9% in the past 12 months, with a tightening labor market finally pushing up wages, and unemployment has stayed steady at 3.7%. Interest rates fluctuated throughout October, but the 10-year Treasury rate finished at 3.12%, an increase of just 3 bps for the month. Additional Q3 earnings reports, mid-term election results, as well as further clarity on the economic impact of…