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Bond Market Predicts Low Inflation

July 11, 2017
Wall Street Journal

Investors aren’t giving up on the best-performing Treasurys, a sign some believe the recent selloff could be short-lived. With falling bond prices, the yield on the benchmark 10-year note hit its highest since early May after reaching its year low on June 26th. Andrew Pace of Performance Trust commented on the current sentiment toward the market trends given the challenges Congress has faced to pass legislation.

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Chicago Board of Education pays a steep penalty to price bonds

July 10, 2017
Bond Buyer

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) doubled the size of its planned $250 million unrated general obligation bond deal Monday. With high yield buyers attracted by the rates and added security feature of the bonds, the school board authorized up to $500 million. Brian Battle commented on the news and the effects of the Illinois budget deal.

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Benchmark Yields Back in Charted Territory a Year After Record Low

July 7, 2017
Wall Street Journal

A year ago Saturday, the benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield hit a record low, settling at 1.366% on July 8, 2016. While many at that time expected yields would continue to fall, yields have contradicted those expectations by bouncing back one year later. Andrew Pace of Performance Trust commented on the trend and the variables at play during the remainder of the year.

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Global Bonds Sell Off, Deepening Losses -- Update

July 6, 2017
Fox Business

Investors around the world reacted to news from the Eurozone, spurring a bond sell-off and anxiety toward central bank policy. U.S. Treasury bond yields closed at their highest levels since May 11. Andrew Pace of Performance Trust commented on the change in tune from the ECB and the visible trends from traders.

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Illinois spreads narrow as market awaits House veto override

July 6, 2017
Bond Buyer

Illinois lawmakers were rewarded on Wednesday as they took a step closer to finalizing a budget package. With the potential for a downgrade looming, Illinois government passed one hurdle, leading to spreads for Illinois obligations to tighten. Brian Battle of Performance Trust commented on the speculation in the market as lawmakers continue to meet.

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Weak Inflation Continues to Hold Down Bond Yields

July 2, 2017
Wall Street Journal

U.S. Government bond yields fell in the first half of the year and startled investors along the way. Brian Battle commented on current market sentiment and what might be necessary to shift the momentum of the market.

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