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Lending Update 06/19/2017

As expected, the FED raised the discount rate this past Wednesday.  However, for the week, the 10-year yield actually fell slightly.  Welcome to the bond markets not believing that we are truly experiencing growth/inflation at the levels stated by the…

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Lending Update 06/12/2017

Last week saw the 10-year yield rise up very slightly.  Right now we are in a holding period awaiting the FED’s decision come this Wednesday.  Many believe that the expected rate increase is already factored into the existing rates in…

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Lending Update 06/05/2017

We did see a move below the 10-year yield resistance level this past week.  In the graph below, you can see it illustrated in the chart.  Even though the FED is expected to raise the discount rate in mid-June, this…

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Lending Update 05/29/2017

The 10-year yield essentially did not move last week.  With that said, I thought I would pivot to something that might help build your business. Missed Opportunities (Referral Requests): I have written about introductions and referrals before; and I thought…

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Lending Update 05/22/2017

This past week saw the 10-year yield break through the support line of 2.3%.  On the graph below, you can see the new support line has been established at about 2.19% (I also drew in the red line at about…

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Lending Update 05/15/2017

The 10-year yield was essentially flat for the week. Not much to explain here as interest rates are holding steady. With that, I want to focus on a couple of areas that I am seeing that could prove beneficial to…

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Lending Update 05/08/2017

Although the 10-year yield did not increase much this past week, we have now broken through the upward resistance at 2.3%.  In the graph below, 2.3% becomes the support line; and 2.42% is now the upward resistance line.  I can…

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Lending Update 05/01/2017

  As the 10-year yield did not move much this past week (note it failed to break up through the 2.3% resistance line), I want to focus today on two issues.  The issues are the potential tax code changes and…

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Lending Update 04/24/2017

The 10-year yield was essentially flat for this past week.  There was some optimism expressed on Thursday regarding the potential for tax reform.  This caused a slight move upward in yields and in the overall stock market. Over the last…

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Lending Update 04/17/2017

Last week we saw the 10-year yield break through the downside support level of 2.3%.  I wanted to see how this compared to the German 10-year, so I pasted that graph below.  I did not notice anything too startling there. …

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