The Yield Differential, calculated by subtracting 3-month from 10-year Treasury Yields, is trending lower. This warns that the yield curve is flattening but we are still above the danger area below 1.0 percent.
A flat yield curve squeezes bank interest margins and often precedes a credit contraction.
But there is little sign of slowing credit growth so far.
The St Louis Fed Financial Stress Index (STLFSI) continues to indicate low market stress.
The STLFSI measures the degree of financial stress in the markets and is constructed from 18 weekly data series: seven interest rate series, six yield spreads and five other indicators. Each of these variables captures some aspect of financial stress. Accordingly, as the level of financial stress in the economy changes, the data series are likely to move together.