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Lindsey Bell, CFRA Investment strategist, says that in the wake of good earnings “economic data has been pretty decent” with jobless claims at a 50-year low and retail sales that were much better than expected. Ryan Detrick, LPL Financial Senior Market Strategist, adds that the data shows “this is not the beginning of a recession, this is just an economic slowdown that we had in the first quarter.” Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to them, Brian Sozzi and Scott Gamm.
Investors are tracking corporate earnings, which have been better-than-expected. As a result, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite closed Tuesday on record highs. This is leading bond traders to weigh up whether the Federal Reserve could perhaps return to a more hawkish stance.
Equity markets in Asia faltered on Wednesday, amid losses in South Korea and worries that China has put any further stimulus on hold as the economy shows signs of regaining its footing. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.5 percent lower, erasing early gains in the wake of record closing highs on Wall Street overnight.
If the steady climb in oil prices reflects increased global demand, bond-market bulls could be in for a nasty surprise.
The yield curve steepened to just a tenth of a basis point below its 2019 high on Tuesday, indicating investor bullishness as strong U.S. company earnings pushed the S&P 500 index toward record highs. The spread between the two- and 10-year Treasury note yields , a highly watched measure of the yield curve, rose as high as 20.7 basis points, for the second consecutive day above 20 basis points, a level the spread has struggled to break through this year. The S&P 500 index moved closer to its record high on Tuesday, as a clutch of better-than-expected earnings reports eased concerns about a slowdown, sparking a broad-based rally.
Treasury prices rise Tuesday, pushing yields lower, as a strong debt auction show investors retain a healthy appetite for government paper.
Stocks bulls argue that this economic and market expansion was built like no other, meaning that its demise won’t come about in a way history has foretold. Gold and small-cap stocks appear to confirm their view, in one chart.
At around 02:10 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to price, was lower at around 2.5776 percent, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also lower at 2.9824 percent. The U.S. Treasury is set to auction $26 billion in 52-week bills and $40 billion in two-year notes on Tuesday. U.S. government debt prices were higher Tuesday morning, as market participants looked ahead to economic data and Treasury auctions.
Treasury prices fall Monday, lifting yields, as the Trump administration says it will end waivers for countries importing Iranian oil, reports of which had driven crude prices higher.
Speculators' net bearish bets on U.S. 10-year Treasury note futures rose to their highest level since late December last week, as 10-year yields reached a near one-month high, according to Commodity Futures ...
U.S. government debt prices fell slightly on Monday as investors continue to watch for fresh economic data. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.5722. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond rose to 2.9729.
Rates for home loans were modestly higher, but consumer demand, as measured by applications for mortgages, remained robust.
Wall Street is set to get its first read of 2019 economic growth as investors adopt a rosier economic outlook, following talk of a recession only a few weeks ago.
There’s a lot of concern that the U.S. economy experienced an “inverted yield curve” on Friday. That’s when the interest rate on short-term Treasurys, such as 3-month bills (BX:TMUBMUSD03M) or 2-year notes (BX:TMUBMUSD02Y) is higher than on longer-term debt, such as 10-year notes (BX:TMUBMUSD10Y) or 30-year bonds (BX:TMUBMUSD30Y) It’s rare for short-term instruments to pay more than long-term ones.
Jeff Jonas of Gabelli talks about a closed-end fund that invests in the health-care and consumer staples sectors.
Follow along as Attorney General William Barr holds a press conference and the redacted version of the Mueller report gets released. MarketWatch will be providing coverage throughout the day on what’s in the report and what it means for all the key players in Washington, D.C.
The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits in Mid-April fell for the fifth week in a row to a nearly 50-year low of 192,000, a remarkably small level of layoffs that gives the economy a sturdy foundation on which it can continue to grow despite recent hiccups. Jobless claims slipped by 5,000 to 192,000
Sales at U.S. retailers surged in March by the most in a year and a half, the latest in a string of reports suggesting the economy is firming up after a soft spell of growth earlier in the year. Retail sales soared 1.6% last month.
The Philadelphia Fed‘s manufacturing index declines to a reading of 8.5 in April from 13.7 in March.
Treasury prices rise Thursday, pushing yields lower, as a weak eurozone purchasing managers index suggests Europe is still contending with serious economic headwinds.
A survey of economic conditions in the U.S. rose in March after hardly any gain in the first two months of the year, pointing to steady if unspectacular growth in the months ahead. The leading economic index increased 0.4% in March.
High-yield corporate bonds are off to the best start to a year since 2009 after the Fed’s dovish pivot.
Herman Cain said Wednesday he had no plans to withdraw from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. While President Donald Trump has not sent Cain's nomination to Capitol Hill, several Senate Republicans have already said they would not support him. That means the former CEO of a pizza company, and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, would need support from Democrats to be confirmed. Cain said the Fed needs "new voices."
Treasury yields come off intraday highs on Wednesday after investors look past a round of upbeat Chinese economic data