Greysteel Capital Markets Update | June 2018

Just weeks after U.S. 10 year treasury rates eclipsed 3.00%, the benchmark rate plunged nearly 20 bps on fears of political unrest in Italy and investors’ flight to the safety of US treasury bonds. This was the largest one day drop in treasury rates since Britain voted to exit the European Union two years ago. While treasury rates have rebounded slightly as Italian credit concerns ease, political uncertainty abroad and at home will continue to intersect with our country’s monetary policy in determining the direction of interest rates in the near term.

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