Market Updates

Weekly Economic Update: April 13th, 2020

• Bond yields were stable last week with the two-year Treasury note unchanged at 22 basis points while the five-year note increased just three basis points to yield 0.42%.

• With more than 16.8 million Americans losing their jobs over the last month it is widely anticipated that consumer spending, which accounts for nearly 70% of GDP, will plummet and contribute to a major contraction of GDP in Q2.

• Many programs established to help businesses and households stay solvent have been off to a rocky start as final kinks are ironed out, but the funds will reach their intended recipients eventually, helping build the foundation for the recovery to come.

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