Sector Update

February 7, 2022

A few points to start your week

Individual Sector Updates – Click to Access

Agency Market | Agency MBS | Agency ARM | Agency CMO | Municipal Market | SBA Market | Interest Rate Products

Today – Yields relatively unchanged, curve slightly steeper, equities mixed

Municipal yields struggled with late week Treasury selloff, spreads still relatively wide – look for volatility and opportunities

Broad Index returns have suffered as yields have increased and spreads widened

Equities off to a tough, and volatile, start to the year

Upcoming Webinars – (1 hour CPE available, registration opens 2 weeks prior to each webinar)

1/11: 1st Quarter Economic Outlook Webinar (slides | webinar replay)

2/22 Bank: Positioning the Investment Portfolio for Performance

2/24 Credit Union: Positioning the Investment Portfolio for Performance

3/8 Bank: Balance Sheet Strategies in an Expected Tightening Cycle

3/10 Credit Union: Balance Sheet Strategies in an Expected Tightening Cycle

Treasury yields soar pushing yields above/towards pre-pandemic highs

Yield on 10- and 5-year maturities surpass pre-pandemic levels

Yield on 3- and 2-year maturities still lag pre-pandemic levels, continue to rise

Curve Shape – 2s5s moves flatter, 7 bps flatter YTD

Curve Shape – 2s10s moves flatter, 18 bps flatter YTD

January MBS prepay speeds released – show broad declines

What We’re Reading

Market Today | Daily

Weekly Recap | Weekly, Friday

Monthly Review (January) | Monthly, 1st business day

Brokered Deposit Rate Indications | Weekly, Monday

Investment Alternatives Matrix | Weekly, Tuesday

MBS Prepay Commentary (January) | Monthly, 5th business day

SBA Prepay Commentary (January) | Monthly, 10th business day

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