Treasury Rates & the Fed

The Knudson File: 10 Year Treasuries DOWN 21 bps – Yield Curve Relatively FLAT 5+ with INVERSION

Inflation data for the month of April had some encouraging results. As such the 10 Year US Treasury rates decreased 21bps for the week ending May, 12th 2022. Lending Rates and …

The Knudson File: 10 Year Treasury Rates UP – Yield Curve FLAT For Years 5+

On May 4th the Feds increased the Fed Funds rate by 50 bps AND curtailed their Taper Program holdings of mortgage secured investments.  This will put upward pressure on longer-term rates …

The Knudson File: 10 Year Treasury Rates DOWN – Yield Curve FLAT For 5+ Years with INVERSION

The Yield Curve has had slight changes this past week (the red line is current, and the green is last week). The Yield Curve is virtually flat for 5+ years and the inversion is BACK.

The Knudson File: 1 & 5 Year Treasuries up 17 BPS

The Knudson File: 1 & 5 Year Treasuries up 17 BPS

10 Year US Treasury rates increased 7 bps for the week ending April 14th, 2022. 1 & 5 Year Treasuries were up a by a LARGE margin (17 bps).  This …

The Knudson File: 10 Year US Treasury Rates Increased 17 BPS

10 Year US Treasury rates increased 17 basis points for the week ending April 14th, 2022 (48 bps for the past 2 weeks). 30-year Treasury was up a 23 bps, which …

The Knudson File: 10 Year US Treasury Rates Increased 31 BSP

For the 7-day period ending April 7th, 2022, 10-Year Treasury rates increased 31 bps while mortgage rates were up 5 bps. This caused the net spread to Decrease from 25 bps to 58 bps ABOVE the normal spread of 168 bps. Bond investors are trying to get ahead of the Fed’s future moves. Rates ROCKET up and feather down.

The Knudson File: The Battle of The Bulge Begins-US Treasury Rates; Period Ending 3.31.22

10-year US Treasury rates declined 2 bps this past week while Mortgage rates increased 25 bps.  Thus, the spread increased by 27 bps to 87 bps ABOVE the long-term spread …

The Knudson File: Fed Raises Rates to Fight Inflation

As the Feds raise rates to fight inflation, will it cause the price of Gas or Used Car Prices to decrease?  Both are supply-related issues.  What is noticed is the …

The Knudson File: “Battle of the Bulge”

10 year US Treasuries were up 14 bps this past week vs 26 bps for Mortgages.  Thus the spread increased by 12 bps to 60 bps ABOVE the long term …

The Knudson File: Spread 48 BPS Above Historical Average

For the 7-day period ending March 17th, 2022, the 10-Year Treasury rates increased 22 bps while mortgage rates increased 31 bps. This caused the net spread between the two to …

The Knudson File: Treasury Rates increased 12 bps for Week Ending 3/10/2022

For the 7 day period ending March 10th, 2022, 10-Year Treasury rates increased 12 bps while mortgage rates increased 9 bps. This caused the net spread between the two to …

The Knudson File: Treasury Rates decreased as Russia attacked Ukraine

Treasury rates decreased 10 Basis Points as Russia attacked Ukraine. Mid-week Treasuries were off 14 bps while mortgage rates decreased 13 bps for the 7-day period ending 3.3.22. This caused …

The Knudson File: 7 Day Treasury Rates For Period Ending 2.24.22

Treasury rates increased a modest 4 basis points while Mortgage rates decreased 3 basis points for the 7 day period ending February 24th, 2022. This caused the net spread between …

The Knudson File: Weekly Mortgage and Treasury Rates Product

Mortgage rates increased 23 Basis Points this past week from 3.89% to 4.12%. While 4.00% is not a major price point, it will start catching the public’s attention. For a …

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