Treasury prices are higher in response to the North Korea headlines. The 10-year yield is down to 2.21%, the lowest since late June, and the 2-year/10-year yield spread is back below 90 bps.  Global equity indices are lower across the board (Nikkei -1.3%, Euro Stoxx -1.7%), and S&P 500 futures are down 9 points currently.  President Trump warned North Korea that any additional threats to the U.S. “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen,” and within hours of those comments, a North Korean news agency said it was considering missile strikes at Guam. Not surprisingly, the strong rhetoric sparked a risk-off trade in the global markets.  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is trying to ease tensions today, saying that Americans “should sleep well at night and have no concerns about this particular rhetoric of the last few days.”

Jason Haley
Managing Director, Investment Management Group


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