Posts By: Jason Roque

Life Support | August 31, 2018

The yield curve is on life support and the dynamics that impact it from week to week merit watching! Here is what moved the curve last week. Tariff Talk President Trump announced $200B in additional tariffs slated for September 6th. Markets reacted negatively to the news, but not as sharply…
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Shifting the Curve | August 24, 2018

Last week marked a major shift in Federal Reserve Board (FRB) language–a  shift that could impact the yield curve and extend this bull market! Week’s News Last week Wednesday marked the passing of a major milestone. Until that time, the bull market from 1990 to 2000 was the longest bull…
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Breaking Point | August 17, 2018

Last week, we got inflation and consumer sentiment data; they show conflicting views on the economy. Is there a breaking point coming? Core consumer prices (which strips out fuel and food) came in at 2.4% year over year growth. This typically represents an increasing consumer demand which leads to rising…
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European Hot Bed | August 10, 2018

Trip Around the Globe

The European Union was a hot bed of risk last week. Are those risks poised to present a problem or opportunity? Turkey has come into focus in the last week as they have been holding an American Pastor accused of being involved in an attempted coup. This has drawn the…
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Running Out of Options? | August 3, 2018

The economic cycle has been running for 112 months, well beyond its 68-month average.  Are central banks running out of options to sustain it going forward? For years, the question was “When will the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) raise rates?” Now it is, “When will they stop?” As they raise…
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