Real 10-Yr Drops from Year Ago
(Positive) The real 10-year treasury rate was 1.21 percent in May 2016. This was the lowest level for the real rate since April 2015, and it was the fourth month in a row that the real rate was below 1.5 percent. Since the Fed announced it was raising its overnight rate, the real 10-year treasury rate has dropped each of the last six months. Apparently, the market does not see things the same way as the Fed. The change in the real 10-year treasury rate decreased for the fifth consecutive month. And, for the first time since April 2015, the real 10-year treasury dropped from its level of a year ago.
The 10-year treasury rate is good leading indicator of the money supply, housing permits, consutrction spending, and consumer durable goods spending. A falling real interest rate should lead to more housing permits, construction spending, and consumer durable goods spending. This means that the real 10-year treasury rate is now a positive leading indicator for capital spending.
The real 10-year treasury rate rate is an important leading indicator for the following industries: appliances; automotive; custom processors; furniture manufacturing; hardware; HVAC; metalcutting job shops; off-road/construction machinery; petrochemical processors; plastics/rubber; pumps/valves/plumbing products; textiles/clothing/leather goods; and wood/paper.blog comments powered by Disqus