1 Mo 5.40   |   2 Mo 5.46   |   3 Mo 5.50   |   4 Mo 5.45   |   6 Mo 5.37   |   1 Yr 5.09   |   2 Yr 4.69   |   3 Yr 4.43   |   5 Yr 4.24   |   7 Yr 4.22   |   10 Yr 4.22   |   20 Yr 4.47   |   30 Years 4.36   |  

Source: US Dept. of Treasury End of Day

Market Updates

Weekly Economic Update: July 29th, 2019

• The two-year Treasury note yield increased five basis points last week to a yield of 1.86% while the 3-month bill also increased by five basis points to a yield of 2.12%.

• Real GDP for the second quarter grew at 2.1%, which was in alignment with economists’ expectations. The Commerce Department revised Q4 2018 Real GDP growth down to 1.1% from the previously estimated 2.2%.

• Business investment spending was the most concerning aspect of the GDP report. Nonresidential fixed investment decreased for the first time in more than three years, falling by 0.6%. Structural spending led the decline with a significant 10.6% decrease.

• The Federal Reserve has kept its eye on global growth and has cited ongoing trade conflicts as one reason to cut rates at their upcoming, two-day, meeting on July 30-31. The market is pricing in a probability of a cut at 100%. The fed funds rate is expected to be cut by 25 basis points with a 22% probability of a 50-basis point rate cut.

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