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Talley Leger, OppenheimerFunds Investment Strategist, says markets are looking for a continued expression of dovishness from the FOMC, which could decide the direction of U.S. equities. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him, Jared Blikre and Scott Gamm.
The risk of a recession may be on the rise with Gartner research showing that words like downturn and slowdown are four times more likely to appear in Q4 earnings. Tim Raiswell, Gartner Vice President in Finance Practice, says “the context around recession and slowdown was more driven by market volatility.”
Even though she is “cautiously optimistic” about the markets, Nela Richardson, Edward Jones Investment Strategist, says volatility will return in the long term. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to her and Jared Blikre.
Lindsey Bell, CFRA Research Investment Strategist, says the “markets aren’t going to be so worried about what happens in Q1” of earning season because “it’s a seasonally weak period.” Keith Bliss, Cuttone & Company Senior Vice President, adds that as long as we have "a robust economy here at home” and the “economic data out of China doesn’t get too bad” then the marketplace will “grind higher.” Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith speaks to Brian Sozzi, Jared Blikre, Bliss and Bell.
Mohamed El-Erian, Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, says investors have to be “tactical in addition to being long term” when it comes to their stock selections because “big swings are going to continue.” Yahoo Finance’s Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer speaks to El-Erian on Influencers.
The best time to sell a home is right around the corner, says Realtor.com. Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith and Kristin Myers discuss why you might want to move fast if you want to get top dollar.
The U.S. central bank is widely expected to keep rates steady later in the session, with investors monitoring a decision on the Fed's rate projections for the next few years. No economic data and Treasury auctions are expected on Wednesday. U.S. government debt prices ticked higher as investors await a policy decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve .
Treasury yields rose slightly Tuesday as a Federal Reserve meeting kicked off, which could show policy makers scaling back rate-hike projections and outlining a plan to end a runoff of its asset portfolio, amid growing skepticism that rates will be hiked further in 2019. The 10-year Treasury note yield (BX:TMUBMUSD10Y) was up 0.9 basis point to 2.614% The 2-year note yield (BX:TMUBMUSD02Y) rose 1.2 basis points to 2.471%, while the 30-year bond yield (BX:TMUBMUSD30Y) picked up 1.3 basis points to 3.027%. The Fed’s policy statement will be closely scrutinized for remarks on the economic outlook.
A Bank of America Merrill Lynch chart shows Wall Street investors are the most bullish on Treasurys in 10 years
U.S. Treasury yields followed German government bonds higher on Tuesday morning, as the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate policy-setting meeting began. The mood among German investors improved more than expected in March, a survey by the ZEW research institute showed on Tuesday, as a potential delay to Britain's departure from the European Union buoyed sentiment. British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly last Thursday to seek a delay in Britain's exit from the European Union.
My Bloomberg Opinion colleague Brian Chappatta notes that the all-important 10-year Treasury note’s yield has fluctuated within a 22-basis-point range since early January, narrower than any calendar-year quarter since 1965. On top of that, expected implied volatility as tracked by Bank of America Corp.’s Move Index just fell to its lowest level since 1988. What this implies is that the bond market has reasserted control over the Fed. In other words, the central bank wouldn’t dare send a hawkish surprise and upset markets unless the bond market was prepared for such an outcome, which it isn’t, as evidenced by the drop in volatility and yields.
Treasury yields inch higher on Monday as bond-market participants gear up for this week’s Federal Reserve meeting.
Despite numerous warnings of the mounting dangers to U.S. government bonds, yields keep falling and prices keep rising.
Confidence among residential construction firms is treading water as a strong economy is offset by ongoing industry headwinds.
A key U.S. government bond yield fell near its lowest levels of the year Friday after a series of reports showed signs of weakness throughout the manufacturing sector, adding to concerns about the U.S. economy. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which helps set borrowing costs for consumers, businesses and state and local governments, broke through the bottom of its recent trading range. The 10-year yield began declining at the start of U.S. trading, a fall that accelerated after reports showing manufacturing output, factory orders and other measures of production were weaker than economists had forecast.
U.S. Treasury prices on Friday rally, pushing yields lower, for the day and week as a batch of weaker-than-expected data point to an economy that is cooling, raising fresh worries about a slowdown in global growth that may start to hurt domestic expansion.
Speculators' net bearish bets on U.S. 10-year Treasury note futures fell earlier this week to their lowest level in a month, according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. Speculators ...
Consumer sentiment had a further bounce in March, according to the University of Michigan index released Friday. The index jumped to 97.8 in March from 98.3 in the prior month. Economists polled by MarketWatch forecast a 95 reading. This is the second straight month of improving sentiment after the index fell to 91.2 in January.
U.S. government debt prices were hovering around the flat line on Friday, ahead of a fresh batch of economic data.
BOND REPORT Long-dated Treasury yields rose Thursday, after failing to push key chart levels, as traders shrugged off geopolitical concerns. The 10-year Treasury note yield (BX:TMUBMUSD10Y) rose 1.6 basis points to 2.
Government debt yields were higher on Thursday morning, despite data showing anemic wholesale inflation in the U.S. and mixed economic figures from China.