After moving down as low as -25 basis points (bps) earlier this month, the yield curve (the spread between the yield on the 10-year and 3-month US Treasuries) looked like it was going to move back into positive territory closing out last week.  That was until the 50-day moving average came into play.  On Friday, the yield curve finished the week inverted by less than 5 bps, but today it’s back inverted to the tune of 11 bps.  Looking at the chart below, the latest experience with the 50-DMA looks to be just one in a series of times in the last year where the yield curve has stalled out at or near the 50-DMA.  What will it be that breaks this trend?  A larger than expected rate cut from the FOMC or a sharp increase in rates at the long end of the curve?  Start a two-week free trial to Bespoke Institutional to access our interactive tools and much more.

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