Sector Update

January 31, 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 slightly higher, equities rebounding

Recently, municipal yields rise, and spreads widened

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

Yield on 10- and 5-year maturities remain close to pre-pandemic levels

Yield on 3- and 2-year maturities still lag pre-pandemic levels, made up ground last week

Curve Shape – 2s5s moves flatter, still 8 bps flatter YTD

Curve Shape – 2s10s moves flatter, still 17 bps flatter YTD

What We’re Reading

Market Today | Daily

Weekly Recap | Weekly, Friday

Monthly Review (December) | 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

WSJ: Investors Sour on Muni Funds

“On Tuesday, the amount of debt sold by investors to bond dealers exceeded the amount investors bought by more than $1 billion, according to Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board data, a rarity in the high-demand, low-supply muni market. The last time that happened was September 2020.”

Vining Sparks: Loan Trading: Consumer Lending

It is important to stay abreast of market changes in rates and potential credit concerns that may be creeping in that could impact production and performance. We welcome the opportunity to assist you in evaluating your portfolio for areas of opportunity or provide additional color on this dynamic market.

Vining Sparks Interest Rate Products: Margin Compression: Causes and Solutions

In this article, we examine why the industry is facing margin compression, challenge some of the more prevalent assumptions about banks’ risks profiles and highlight our best ideas for dealing with the current environment.

Vining Sparks: Coronavirus Chartbook and Coronavirus State Charts

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