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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.
Treasury yields hold their ground on early Monday trading as bond-market participants gear up for the upcoming Federal Reserve meeting this week
On Friday, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note hit its lowest level since early January. The Federal Reserve will begin its meeting on interest rates on Tuesday, which ends with a news conference on Wednesday. U.S. government debt prices were lower on Monday, as investors awaited a Federal Reserve meeting later this week.
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.
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Treasury yields mostly held their ground Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a vote to delay the U.K.’s exit from the European Union, after lawmakers rejected a no-deal arrangement.
The yield curve is one of the most talked about market indicators there is but what is it, and what is it doing now.
Despite continued concerns over Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) and some weakness in Asia and Europe after another Brexit plan got rejected yesterday, U.S. shares took on a slightly positive tone early Wednesday. Considering the focus on Brexit and Boeing, it’s interesting to see how the U.S. market continues to hang in there and plow higher. Controversy over the crash of a Boeing airliner last weekend continues, with shares down another 1% before Wednesday’s opening bell.
U.S. government debt yields were higher on Wednesday morning, retracing some losses after new data in the previous session showed a slight rise in inflation.
Treasury prices rise Tuesday, pushing yields lower, after a weaker-than-expected core gauge of consumer prices and a well-received auction of U.S. government paper.
U.S. government bond yields added to their decline after the U.S. Treasury Department's auction of $24 billion of 10-year notes drew strong demand. The 10-year note yield fell 3 basis points to 2.611%, while the 2-year note yield fell 2.2 basis points to 2.455%. The 30-year bond yield slipped 3.2 basis points to 3.000%. Bond prices move inversely to yields. Successful debt auctions can boost prices for government paper, and send yields lower. The auction "stopped through" 0.8 basis points at 2.615%, below where the market was trading at the time. Analysts say an auction "stopping through" shows the fresh supply was well-received. This comes after a weaker-than-expected core consumer prices index reading initially sparked a Treasurys rally on Tuesday.
Another round of lackluster inflation data on Tuesday helped affirm suspicions that the Federal Reserve is now a peripheral player in the bond market. Expectations for shifts in U.S. central bank policy usually dictate where Treasury yields are headed.
Sam Stovall, CFRA Research Equity Strategist, says the Dow Jones is “very close to a golden cross”, which is when the 50-day moving average breaks above the 200-day moving average, and that “could be a positive sentiment indicator in the near term.” Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to Scott Gamm, Brian Sozzi and Stovall.
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.