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Bond Volatility: Do the Math

September 29, 2016

The 10-year Treasury note yields have dropped by nearly 30% since the beginning of 2016, yet many on Wall Street keep predicting a looming rate hike. Jason Stuck, Director of Analytics at Performance Trust, weighs in on the subject stating, "With everyone trying to predict how soon the Fed might raise rates, we're telling advisors that doing some basic math can reduce a lot of the guesswork involved in reassessing clients' bond holdings." Stuck illustrates various rate scenarios before concluding with the statement, "It's not exactly rocket science, but the idea we're trying to get across to advisors is that bonds lend themselves to being mathematically analyzed in a way that you can't do with stocks."

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