Closing the Gap - Futures Edition

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Global Equities & Interest Rates

Closing the Gap - Futures Edition

For today’s segment of Closing the Gap: Futures Edition, Tom, Tony, and Pete discuss global equities and interest rates. We keep interest rates on our radar: observing the yield curve between the five-year notes and 30-year bonds flattened to its narrowest since December 2007.

Five-year note yields, which are highly reactive to rate policy changes, rose to a four-week high of 1.80 percent. Thirty-year bond yields, which are pushed by future expectations of growth and inflation, inversely dropped to 2.72 percent.

As expected in rising rate environments, Emerging and Foreign equity markets tend to outperform the S&P 500. We observe the opposite to be true during periods of falling interest rates.

But how can we use this information to set up trades? Tune in to find out.

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