dshort - Advisor Perspectives
Treasury Snapshot: 10-Year Yield at 2.89%
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0400

Let's take a closer look at recent activity in US Treasuries. The yield on the 10-year note ended Tuesday at 2.89% and the 30-year bond closed at 3.12%. The 2-10 yield spread is now at 0.58%.

The Big Four Economic Indicators: February Real Retail Sales
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0400

Note: With the release of February Retail Sales and Consumer Price Index, we've updated this commentary to include the latest Real Retail Sales. Month-over-month nominal sales in February decreased by 0.1% (0.07% to two decimals). Real Retail Sales, calculated with the seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index, decreased by 0.22%.

World Markets Update
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:00:00 -0400

Two of eight indexes on our world watch list have posted gains through Monday, March 19, 2018. The top performer this year is Hong Kong's Hang Seng with a gain of 5.33%. In second is our own S&P 500 with a gain of 1.47%. Shanghai's SSE Composite is in third with a loss of 0.84%.

Weekly Gasoline Price Update: Regular and Premium Up Four Cents
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:30:00 -0400

It's time again for our weekly gasoline update based on data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The price of Regular and Premium were up four cents each from last week. According to GasBuddy.com, Hawaii has the highest average price for Regular at $3.42 and Santa Barbara, CA is the most expensive city, averaging $3.53. Mississippi has the cheapest at $2.27. The WTIC end of day spot price closed at 61.36, a 1.9% decrease from this time last week.

Bitcoin Bets: Which Pundit Is Right?
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:30:07 -0400

The bitcoin and cryptocurrency craze has everyone talking. Here's what some of the big names in the industry are saying.