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The narrowing of the spread between two-year Treasury bond yields and 10-year yields is sparking concerns about an inverted yield curve. The last seven out of seven times the yield curve went negative since the 1960s, a recession followed. For sophisticated bond market investors, no three words invoke more fear and debate than “inverted yield curve.” But many individual investors don't understand inversion and why a healthy fixed-income market is so critical to their financial wellbeing.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Friday morning, as traders digested criticism of the Federal Reserve from President Donald Trump.
Asian markets wobbled Friday on signs that China and the U.S. were preparing to impose more tariffs on each other's products. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 0.5 percent to 22,652.42 and South Korea's ...
U.S. government bonds rose Thursday on the latest signs that inflation remains benign. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell for the first time in four trading sessions, slipping to 2.845% from 2.875% Wednesday.
MARKET PULSE The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Thursday booked its worst daily drop in more than and week and the broader market also finished in the red as lackluster corporate results and fresh concerns about global trade tensions sapped buying enthusiasm on Wall Street.
Treasurys on Thursday afternoon draw bids, pushing debt prices up and yields down, after President Donald Trump said he wasn’t pleased that the Federal Reserve was raising rates, eroding the effects of fiscal stimulus by his administration.
Rates for home loans eased, but with little inventory to buy, owners may choose to remodel their existing homes instead.
The U.S. yield curve flattened, close to levels not seen in 11 years, on Thursday as upbeat data on the jobs market and business activity reinforced the view of further interest rate increases from the ...
The Dow Jones Industrial Average held on to a firm decline in Thursday afternoon action after an excerpt of an interview with President Donald Trump on CNBC saying he disapproved of recent rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. Trump said he wasn't "thrilled" with the central bank's interest-rate raises which have pushed the federal-funds rate to a range of 1.75% and 2%, with further hikes penciled in possibly for September and December. The Fed has raised rates twice thus far in 2018.
Much like Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams’ play “A Street Car Named Desire,” the U.S. has “always depended on the kindness of strangers,” or at least it has for quite a long time. President Donald Trump’s escalation of the trade war between the U.S. and all our major trading partners has raised concerns that foreigners will respond to Trump’s “America First” protectionism by cutting back on their purchases of U.S. debt. Furthermore, Trump’s tariffs may boost inflation in the U.S. by increasing the cost of imports.
The U.S. yield curve flattened, close to levels not seen in 11 years, on Thursday as encouraging readings on jobs and business activity reinforced the view of further increases from the Federal Reserve. ...
Ivan Martchev lays out a strategy for investors who are convinced there will be a serious trade war.
Trading in Treasurys has been unusually muted in recent weeks, with yields traversing a narrow range. But to at least one strategist, this subdued action is evidence that a sharp selloff in the bond market, with yields inversely jumping higher, could in the offing.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were drifting Thursday in mixed trading as investors awaited further moves in global trade disputes.
So far this year, the Federal Reserve has raised the interest rates twice in effort to prevent inflation while maintaining solid economic growth. This policy makes sense for a number of reasons, including the low unemployment rate, tightening labor market, hastening CPI growth of 2.9%, and recent tax cuts.
Treasury yields rise Wednesday after the Federal Reserve’ Beige Book highlighted growing wage pressures from a tightening labor market.
The bond market these days is about as fun as watching paint dry. The benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield has moved less than 7.7 basis points in July, putting it on course for its smallest monthly range since 1973, according to Bloomberg News. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell raised a few eyebrows on Wednesday when he told the House Financial Services Committee on his second day of semiannual testimony before Congress that policy makers are “slightly more worried about lower inflation.” That was a bit of a shocker given the Fed has already raised interest rates twice this year and has flagged at least one more before January.
U.S. Treasury yields were little changed on Wednesday with the yield curve remaining near its flattest in nearly 11 years as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell stayed on message about a healthy economy ...
The U.S. 10-year has been trading in an unusually tight range for 14 sessions, a sign it may be ready to break out in one direction or other. In five prior periods since 2013 where yields traded on a narrow band of 12.6 basis points or less, the 10-year yield broke higher in four of those five instances. The 10-year is the U.S. benchmark rate used to price a variety of business and consumer loans, including home mortgages.
The investing gurus at Pimco are expecting the Federal Reserve to pause its rate hike cycle in order to avoid a lasting inversion of the yield curve
An inverted yield curve may not be a dreaded harbinger of doom for the bull market, according to Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist at LPL Research, who believes that stocks have awhile to go before worrying about unseemly yield curves or even a recession. An inverted yield curve, where long-term yields such as the 10-year Treasury yield drop below their shorter-term peers, symbolizes a lack of confidence in the economy. It has also emerged as a closely watched early warning signal for economic trouble, particularly in the wake of research from the San Francisco Federal Reserve that every U.S. recession in the past 60 years was preceded by an inverted yield curve.
The dollar rose towards a one-year high on Wednesday in the wake of bullish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell about the strength of the U.S. economy. In his congressional testimony on Tuesday, Powell said he believed the United States was on course for years more of steady growth, and he played down the risks to the U.S. economy of an escalating trade conflict. "The recent dollar moves has been a bit baffling and the only reason may be short term flows and sentiment are supporting the greenback," said Richard Falkenhall, a senior currency strategist at SEB in Stockholm.