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Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action.
Alan Valdes, director of floor operations at Silverbear Capital, joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith from the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves as the Federal Reserve releases the minutes from the last FOMC meeting.
Alan Valdes of Silverbear Capital joins Yahoo Finance's Jen Rogers from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves.
Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre and Alexis Christoforous break down the latest market action.
Bond prices have plummeted this year, sending yields to multiyear highs. If the pressure on Treasurys continues, the market's largest bond ETF could surpass the drop seen in its worst year on record, says one market watcher.
The most recent FOMC meeting was on May 1–2. The decision to leave the rate unchanged had been expected by the markets, but the FOMC used the meeting to announce a likely rate hike in June. FOMC meeting minutes are usually released three weeks after an FOMC meeting.
China invests the trade surplus it has with its trading partners in US government securities (GOVT). According to the data available from the US Treasury, China owns close to 20% of total outstanding US debt, and the total value of these securities is close to $1.2 trillion.
As per the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch (or BofAML) Global Fund Manager survey released on May 15, growth expectations have slipped to the lowest level in the last two years. The report indicated that global fund managers expect a slowdown in global growth with only 1% of the respondents thinking that the global economy would strengthen in the next 12 months. Only 2% of respondents were expecting a recession in 2018, while most of the respondents expect the next recession by the first quarter of 2020.
The April retail sales report was released on May 15, and the surprise reaction to this report was an increase in bond (BND) yields across the board. There are numerous ways to explain the spike in yields, and the retail (XRT) sales data only acted as a catalyst to the Treasury (GOVT) sell-off, which began a few hours before the retail sales data was released. With the US economy showing signs of continued improvements and other developed economies slowing down, chances are that the US could lead the tightening cycle, which could have led to an increase in bond yields on Tuesday.
ADP, a human capital management solution provider, releases a monthly report on US non-farm employment. The report captures the change in the number of jobs added across different sectors in the US. ADP claims to process the payrolls of more than 24 million US workers, which provides first-hand insight into the US employment market. The monthly report is prepared using actual and anonymous payroll data from 411,000 US clients that ADP services. The report precedes the monthly non-farm payrolls report from the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics). ...
The equity market has be shaken by a sudden bout of volatility, sending investors out of riskier assets and into safer plays. The shift in investment sentiment has been a huge boon for bond exchange traded ...
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (or BEA) released its first estimate for 1Q18 real GDP on Friday. This reading was above the consensus estimate for a growth rate of 2% but below the 4Q17 real GDP growth rate of 2.9%. This positive surprise may have somewhat cemented the chances for three more rate hikes in 2018, and the Fed has no reason to back off from additional rate hikes this year.
Over the last one year, the US dollar has struggled against all the major currencies with the US dollar index (UUP) depreciating by 10.6% in 2017 and 2.2% in the first three months of 2018. At the same time, US interest rates (AGG) have been increasing but remained at a lower level to instigate any strong moves in the currency. Why is the US dollar’s rise impacting other currencies?
Year-to-date, three fixed income exchange-traded funds are among the top 10 ETFs in terms of new assets added. The iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (NYSE: SHV ) and the iShares Core Aggregate Bond ETF (NYSE: ...
The US ten-year yield has moved above the 3% rate for the first time in three years amid increased inflation (TIP) expectations and the US Federal Reserve’s resolve to continue with interest rate hikes. In the same period, the S&P 500 (SPY) Index delivered a total return of over 350% in this bull-market cycle, and analysts continue to project expansion in business and thus stock prices. The question on everyone’s mind is whether stocks will continue to be attractive when bond yields are growing.
A swift rise in bond yields in 2018 has sent fixed-income investors scrambling, with major categories of bond exchange-traded funds seeing steep outflows, while other groups have found favor. While flows into bond products remain positive overall—extending a decadelong rotation into fixed-income from stocks—investors have retreated from notable categories, a sign they believe yields could continue rising, which would mean further deterioration in the funds, as prices and yields move inversely to each other. Notably, the yield for the U.S. 10-year Treasury note (XTUP:TMUBMUSD10Y=X) topped 3% on Tuesday and neared its highest level since 2011.
Based on comments from key members of the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) and the mismatch between the economic performance and signals of a flattening yield curve, it’s tempting to stop depending on the slope of the yield curve (BND) (AGG) as a tool to determine recession risk. It’s important to understand that no financial indicator is foolproof, and the same can be said about the flattening yield curve in the current economic climate. As Fed Chair Jerome Powell said, the indicator might not have relevance in a low-inflation (TIP) environment.
In a recent speech after the March FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting, Loretta Mester, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, sided with Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s view that a flattening yield (AGG) curve doesn’t signal a weakness.
In a presentation given by James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, he said the yield curve could invert by the end of 2018. Although the presentation was four months ago, it still holds true since the yield curve has flattened more than what it was in December 2017. In his presentation, Bullard laid out a few conditions that could lead to the yield curve inversion.
The spread, or the difference between the yields of the ten-year US Treasury and the two-year US Treasury (BND), has fallen below 50 basis points for the first time since 2007. According to Investopedia, “A yield curve is a line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality but differing maturity dates.” The most common yield curve traced by the investing and academic communities is the U.S. Treasury (GOVT) curve that plots the yields across various maturities. A normal yield curve is upward sloping, and long-term yields are higher than short-term yields.
The University of Michigan final consumer sentiment for March was reported at 101.7, up by 1.7 as compared to the final February reading of 99.7. The consumer sentiment index is a forward indicator, as it considers the expectations that consumers have about the economy. Consumer expectations influence their spending decisions, which in turn have an impact on the aggregate demand in the economy.