Source: Direxion Funds
August 15, 2018
- The yield on the 10-year Treasury note closed at 1.36% on 7/08/16, its lowest closing yield ever. (10-year notes have been traded in the USA since 1790, i.e., 228 years of trading.) The yield on the 10-year note closed last Friday (8/17/18) at 2.85%.
- Proposed US tariffs on car imports will add an estimated $5,800 to the price of an imported foreign vehicle.
- 45 US states collect statewide sales taxes, i.e., 5 states (Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon) have no state sales tax. California has the highest state sales tax (7.25%) in the nation.