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  • Gold heads higher as U.S. stocks, Treasury yields and dollar weaken

    By Myra P. Saefong and William Watts, MarketWatch. Investors continue to gauge U.S.-China trade prospects. Gold futures headed higher on Monday, getting a boost as U.S. benchmark stock indexes, Treasury yields and the dollar weaken-- lifting investor demand for the haven metal.

  • Treasury yields tick higher on trade optimism

    Treasury yields rose Monday amid reports that talks between U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators were making progress towards a phase one deal. The 10- year Treasury yield was up 2.1 basis points to 1.855%, while the 2- year note rate rose 1.7 basis points to 1.629%. The 30- year bond yield edged 1.9 basis points higher to 2.330%.

  • All News Is Good News When the Market Keeps Ripping Higher

    Investors have short memories, and right now they are busy forgetting everything that supported the market over the summer. Just a few short months ago, there was a twin argument for why U.S. equities were so high: First, the S&P 500' s defensive stocks provided ballast. Second, there is no alternative to stocks with bond yields so low.

  • 10-year, 30-year Treasury yield logs biggest weekly drop in one and a half months

    Treasury yields rose on Friday, trimming their week long decline, after an official from the White House suggested negotiations for the phase one trade deal was nearing an end. Bond yields retreated from their recent highs as news reports suggested trade negotiators from Washington and Beijing had struggled to resolve longstanding obstacles to an agreement. The 10- year Treasury yield rose 1.8 basis points to 1.833%, but down 9.7 basis points for the week, the largest such move...

  • Modern Monetary Theory carries 'grain of truth' and that's why it's dangerous, says former Treasury official

    Nathan Sheets says the U.S. can run higher budget deficits than thought. It's often beliefs which hold a grain of truth that are the most troubling and difficult to dispel. That's what Nathan Sheets feels is so dangerous about Modern Monetary Theory, the proposition that government budget deficits don't matter for countries that are able to borrow in their own currency, such as the U.S. and Japan.

  • The Trillion-Dollar Math of Aramco's IPO Doesn't Add Up

    Is Saudi Arabia's oil monopoly more like Exxon Mobil or a dodgy government bond? Valuing Saudi Aramco ahead of its planned initial public offering produces an unusually large range between $1 trillion and more than $2 trillion depending on what investors think they are buying. Maybe it is worth even less than that.

  • Treasury yields extend slide as investors confront renewed trade and economic concerns

    Doubt around a U.S.-China trade deal have spurred fresh bond-buying this week. Treasury yields slipped Thursday as investors eyed weakening economic data in Asia, along with political jitters around the globe and uncertain progress toward a partial U.S.-China trade pact. The 10- year Treasury note yield fell 5.5 basis points to a one-week low of 1.815%, while the 30- year bond rate tumbled 5.2 basis points to 2.299%.

  • Beware of Runs on Bond Funds

    Investors continue to pour billions into bond funds in their quest for moderate returns with relatively low risk. And they have been rewarded handsomely this year with stellar performance from corporate bonds--both investment-grade and speculative high-yields--resulting from the ideal combination of falling interest rates and narrowing credit spreads. In a less favorable market, however, bond fund investors could get hurt--not so much by worsening fundamentals, but...

  • Gold tallies back-to-back gains as Treasury yields retreat

    By Myra P. Saefong and William Watts, MarketWatch. Copper prices suffer a fifth straight session loss. Gold futures settled higher on Thursday, building on gains from a day earlier as weakness in U.S. benchmark stock indexes and a drop in yields on government debt raised the precious metal's investment appeal.

  • European stocks edge lower on China trade concerns and 'worst of all worlds' German economic data

    European stocks slipped on Thursday on concern over the state of U.S.-China trade talks, as data showed a stagnating economy in Germany. The Stoxx Europe 600 dropped 0.08% to 405.52, which still is near to its record close of 414.06. "European equities appear modestly cheap on an absolute basis and extremely cheap relative to government and corporate bonds," said strategists at Citi, who forecast the Stoxx 600 will reach 420 by the end of 2020..

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