What's Trending Now? October 15, 2018

What's Trending Now? October 15, 2018

Concern over the longer-term view of the tightening Fed policy rippled throughout equity markets last week. Our trend observations as of October 15, 2018.

By Justin Nuckols
Category: Economics & Markets

S&P 500: Equity investors continued selling last week, signaling less appetite for risk as yields continue rising.


 

10-Year U.S. Treasury Notes: Robust economic activity coupled with future inflationary fears sustains the fixed income bear trend.


 

U.S. Dollar: The U.S. dollar has been volatile against a basket of foreign currencies due to multiple factors such as rising rates, uncertainty surrounding trade wars, Brexit, etc.


 

Crude Oil: The adverse effect on demand caused by storms drew oil back from highs observed earlier this month.


 

Gold: The sideways, range-bound trend that began in late summer continues into the 4th quarter.