The global markets are a never ending puzzle that we’re all trying to solve. There is never a straight answer because everything is always changing. At different points throughout the never ending evolution of markets, I have what think at the time to be the most important chart in the world, or at least one of them.
Today I believe that we really need to be watching the spread between the U.S. 10-year Treasury note yield and the U.S. Treasury 2-year yield. With 10s currently at 2.18% and 2s at 0.99%, the spread is now at 1.19. This is has been cut in half, and then some, from last year’s highs of 2.61. Us market nerds call this a flattening of the yield curve.
Here is the chart of the 10-Year U.S. Treasury Yield minus the 2-Year U.S. Treasury Yield: [Read more…]