Housing Market Stats, Treasury Yields & The Best Investment Advice Ever

Housing Stats, Treasury Yields, and The Best Investment Advice Ever

It’s another engaging and informative episode of Money Wise, complete with housing stats, a discussion of Treasury Yields, and so much more. The Money Wise guys begin with last week’s numbers from Wall Street. The Dow was up 0.7%, the S&P 500 was up 1.2%, and the NASDAQ was up 2.3%. YTD the Dow is up 0.5%, the S&P 500 is up 1.5%, and the NASDAQ is up 2.0%. We also closed on Friday with all-time highs for the Dow and S&P. The Money Wise guys also talk about housing stats, as we learned that home sales hit the lowest level since 1995 last year. This was likely due to the higher interest rate squeeze on existing homeowners, plus builders facing higher capital costs and a workforce shortage. If you’re wondering, it’s still not the best time to be looking for a new home. However, consumer sentiment measurements shot up substantially recently, and some pundits saying it was due to how well the stock market did in December, along with hope that Fed interest rate cuts are forthcoming. The guys discuss recent Fed governor remarks and about how the stock market reacted to 10-Year Treasury Yields.

What Are Treasury Yields Anyway?

The Money Wise guys discuss 10-Year Treasury Yields in this episode, and it’s an economic indicator that comes up a lot. Let’s dig into what Treasury Yields are. Investopedia says Treasury Yields are the effective annual interest rates that the U.S. government pays on its various debt obligations, expressed as a percentage. Put another way, Treasury Yields are the annual returns investors can expect from holding a U.S. government security with a given maturity – such as a 10-year Treasury bond and its expected Treasury Yields. Learn more about Treasury Yields here.

In the second hour today, the Money Wise guys share The Best Investment Advice Ever. You don’t want to miss the details! Tune in for the full discussion on your favorite podcast provider or at davidsoncap.com, where you can also learn more about the Money Wise guys or take advantage of a portfolio review and analysis with Davidson Capital Management.