US Yield Curve Continues To Flatten

Even though the US Stock market has stabilized over the last week, the US Treasury curve continues to flatten.

As illustrated in the chart below, the difference  between the US two and 10-yr bonds has now dropped to 46 basis points (2.36% vs 2.82%).

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This is the first time since 2007 that this spread has narrowed below 50 basis points, and, in the past, has been a level which has foreshadowed recessionary pressure.

It’s our base case that the bulk of the curve flattening has been a result the two-yr yields rising quickly and the longer dated yields trading sideways to lower.

In this respect, we would expect some of the local yield names to find some buying support this week.

Some of the stocks we prefer include; TCL, SYD, WFD, AMC and GPT.

For more information about how to trade the US yield curve, call our offices on 1-300-614 002

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Author: Todd

Todd has worked in the financial industry for 20 years. During this time, his primary focus has been in the Foreign Exchange, Global Equities and Fixed Income areas. Todd has also served as a Judicial Advocate in several tax cases in the US Federal Court.