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  • Bond Yields Rise in Volatile Trading Day

    U.S. government-bond yields whipsawed before settling higher Friday, swung by the president's positive Covid-19 test, a lackluster jobs report and hopes for further stimulus from lawmakers. The yield on the benchmark 10- year Treasury note closed at 0.694%, according to Tradeweb, comparied with 0.677% on Thursday. The 30- year bond yield increased to 1.480%, from 1.454%.

  • Corrections to Article on U.S. Corporate-Bond Sales

    The average spread for investment-grade corporate bonds over U.S. Treasurys was 1.36 percentage points on Wednesday. Corporate-Bond Sales, Slowdown Expected "at 5:45 a.m. ET incorrectly said 1.36 percentage points was the average spread for speculative-grade corporate bonds.

  • Bond Yields Rise in Volatile Trading Day

    U.S. government-bond yields whipsawed Friday, swung by the president's positive Covid-19 test, a lackluster jobs report and hopes for further stimulus from lawmakers. The yield on the benchmark 10- year Treasury note traded at a recent 0.697%, according to Tradeweb, from 0.677% on Thursday. The 30- year bond yield increased to 1.483%, from 1.454%.

  • After Record U.S. Corporate-Bond Sales, Slowdown Expected

    U.S. companies sold more debt during the third quarter of 2020 than ever before, extending this year's record- breaking bond bonanza into the second half of the year even as some analysts predict a slowdown. Highly rated companies including Apple Inc. and Gilead Sciences Inc. issued more than $267 billion of bonds from July through September, according to data firm Dealogic. Below-investment-grade firms such as Charter Communications Inc. and Occidental Petroleum Corp. sold...

  • U.S. Stock Futures Drop After Trump Tests Positive for Covid-19

    U.S. stock futures fell, and bonds rallied, after President Trump said he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for Covid-19, presenting investors with fresh political uncertainty just weeks before the election. S&P 500 futures fell 1.7% on Friday, while futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq-100 each shed nearly 2%, suggesting that U.S. markets could open lower. The yield on the 10- year U.S.

  • U.S. Stock Futures Plunge After Trump Tests Positive for Covid-19

    U.S. stock futures fell, and bonds rallied, after President Trump said he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for Covid-19. S&P 500 futures fell 1.7% by midafternoon in Singapore on Friday, while futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq-100 each plummeted nearly 2%, suggesting that U.S. markets could open lower. The yield on the 10- year U.S.

  • Correction to Stock Futures Article

    The yield on 10- year Treasurys ended Wednesday at 0.677%. Stock Futures Rally Ahead of Economic Data "at 5:36 a.m. ET incorrectly stated that the yield was 0.677% on Tuesday.

  • ECB Steps Up Support for Credit Markets

    The European Central Bank is ramping up its corporate-bond purchases, increasing its support for the region's companies as weaker economic data weigh on credit markets. The central bank bought EUR2.6 billion, equivalent to $3 billion, of company debt in the week ended Sept. 25-- a third more than the previous week and over three times higher than the last week of August, according to ECB data. Since the market turmoil began in March, it has increased its corporate bondholdings by close...

  • Bond Markets Signal Investors' Jitters Ahead of First Presidential Debate

    Investors in Treasury markets showed signs of nervousness Tuesday ahead of the first debate between the candidates in this year's U.S. presidential election. Yields fell on both 10- year U.S. government bonds and Treasury inflation-protected securities, known as TIPS. The difference between the two yields, called the break-even rate, shrank, indicating a fall in inflation expectations in markets.

  • Bond Markets Signal Investors' Jitters Ahead of First Presidential Debate

    Investors in Treasury markets showed signs of nervousness Tuesday ahead of the first debate between the candidates in this year's U.S. presidential election. Yields fell on both 10- year U.S. government bonds and Treasury inflation-protected securities, known as TIPS. The difference between the two yields, called the break-even rate, shrank, indicating a fall in inflation expectations in markets.

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