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Greece is borrowing about €2.5 billion euros in the international debt markets this week by selling seven-year bonds at a yield of 1.9%, according to Bloomberg report. The bonds sale comes on the heels of an election that installed a new government led by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, sparking hope that Greece can finally turn the page on a decade of debt woes. “Some have argued that the Greek yield is a result of better economic conditions in Greece,” Mark Grant, chief global strategist at B. Riley FBR Inc. wrote on Tuesday in a note to clients.
Treasury yields jump Tuesday after update on consumer spending shows the economic health of U.S. households remains in good shape.
The cost of imported goods fell in June by the steepest amount in six months, reflecting lower oil prices and a weaker global economy wracked by U.S.-China trade tensions.
Sales at U.S. retailers rose solidly in June for the fourth month in a row, pointing to a strong rebound in consumer spending in the second quarter that suggests the economy is not as fragile as the Federal Reserve apparently believes.
MarketWatch’s call of the day comes from the Leuthold Group, a Minneapolis investment research firm, which tracks the correlation between weekly percentage changes in the S&P 500 and the 10-year Treasury yield.
Shares of General Electric Co. dropped Monday, after UBS backed away from its bullish stance, citing significant outperformance in the face of continued power market weakness and a significant decline in interest rates.
Treasury yields fell on Monday as Chinese growth fell to its slowest pace since 1992, even as other accompanying data pointed to signs of stabilization.
Economists at UBS still anticipate a half-point cut from the Fed at the upcoming Federal Open Market Committee meeting due to end July 31, even with good economic data.
U.S. equity futures are pointing to a flat open on Wall Street Monday as investors both prep for a key set of data releases that will gauge the strength of the consumer economy and brace for the start of the second quarter earnings season.
Rates for home loans didn’t change much in a week when financial markets saw a lot of action, but by sticking near their lowest levels of the past few years, they’re providing a tailwind for buyers.
Long-term U.S. Treasury yields climb this week, despite trading lower on Friday, following testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, who entrenched expectations for interest rate-cuts at the end of this month.
Bond investor Dan Fuss says a potential escalation of the trade war could pressure corners of U.S. financial markets marked by excessive leverage.
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The producer price index rose a modest 0.1% in June, indicating that inflation remains muted. Economists polled by MarketWatch had predicted a 0.1% fall. The increase in wholesale inflation over the past year fell to 1.7%, the lowest level since January 2017, the government said Friday. Wholesale energy prices dropped 3.1% in June. Wholesale food costs rose 0.6%. Excluding food, energy and trade margins, core PPI rate was flat last month after two straight months of 0.4% gains. The yearly rate of increase in core prices decreased to 2.1% from 2.3%.
JPMorgan said complacent investors could see the bond-market stage a tantrum, bringing back memories of sudden outsized yield fluctuations in 2013 and 2015
The US yield curve, watched nervously by investors for signs of an impending recession, steepened in the past week by the most in almost three years, reflecting optimism that a rate cut by the Federal Reserve will keep the US economy growing. The measure ended the trading week at minus 1.6 basis points, from minus 19 basis points a week earlier, the largest change over five trading sessions since the period after Donald Trump was elected US president in 2016.
DEEP DIVE Investors clearly find the U.S. stock market an attractive haven in a world of incredibly low (or negative) interest rates. The S&P 500 Index (SPX) hit an all-time intraday high on July 10, rising above 3,000 for the first time, before closing at 2,993.
FT subscribers can click here to receive Market Forces every day by email. A week dominated by the Federal Reserve showing its easing colours is ending with global 10-year government bond yields loitering close to the top of their recent trading ranges. In the case of the 10-year Treasury note, its yield has climbed for the second week running, the type of sell-off not seen in three months.
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