Market Commentary

Market Commentary Q3 2022

December 20, 2022

Introduction  Ellington Income Opportunities (EIO) performance was relatively flat in the third quarter with volatile market conditions persisting. After rallying in late July and the beginning of August, interest rates and credit spreads sold off as investors priced in hawkish central bank developments. Credit spreads, as measured by the corporate high yield index, tightened over…

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Market Commentary Q2 2022

August 8, 2022

Introduction  Ellington Income Opportunities (EIO) generated negative performance in the second quarter with extreme volatility across capital markets. From interest rates to credit, a large repricing of risk has occurred across markets as the prospect of a less supportive Federal Reserve and potential for a recessionary environment quickly shifted market attitudes towards defensive posture. Intra-quarter,…

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Market Commentary Q1 2022

July 11, 2022

Introduction  Ellington Income Opportunities (EIO) suffered in the first quarter with strong headwinds from interest rate and credit spread volatility. Rates sold off throughout the quarter as the market priced in a more aggressive Fed hiking cycle. The yield curve bear-flattened with 2-year Treasury rates up 160 basis points (bps) while 10-year rates were up…

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Market Commentary Q4 2021

February 14, 2022

Introduction Ellington Income Opportunities (EIO) maintained steady performance in the fourth quarter amidst elevated volatility across financial markets. In interest rate markets, the yield curve flattened throughout the fourth quarter as the Federal Reserve admitted they may have understated the likely persistence of inflation and eventually accelerated the taper schedule. Credit markets were briefly battered…

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Market Commentary Q3 2021

November 30, 2021

Introduction  The early months of the third quarter were characterized by slower trading volumes after nearly 18 months of frenzied activity post-March 2020. However, trading activity picked up as summer came to a close and volatility returned to the markets. The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note closed nearly 18 basis points (bps) higher…

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