We now have had a couple up days in the S&P500–and just 30 minutes ago equity futures were green by a bit, but now (7:30 a.m.) the index is red–so maybe Santa is running out of gas.
The final read on GDP for the 3rd quarter has just been released at a surprising 3.2% which is an upward adjustment from 2.9%. Initial jobless claims rose just 2,000 – neither number indicates the softness that the Fed needs to change interest rate increases ahead. We are on the runway now for the 1/31/2023 FOMC meeting–so the initial data points indicate another 50 basis point hike–lots more data to come.
The 10 year treasury yield is fairly flat at this time at 3.68%–we had a couple days of 10 basis point moves which was plenty detrimental to income investors- so flat is good at this point–just give us stability.
PS Business Parks, which is owned by a Blackstone company, announced their results of their tender for preferred shares. A really quick look at the numbers shows that more than 25-30% of the shares will remain outstanding after the delisting of the shares. The last day of trading of the shares will be on or around 1/13/2023. The article is here.
I did nothing yesterday–barely looked at our accounts, but with a tiny amount of money available now I am looking for 1 more regional/community bank–with a current yield of 7-8% to buy today or tomorrow.