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  • U.S. Bond Yields Climb on Post-Election Outlook

    Expectations for a postelection surge in government spending powered the yield on the benchmark 10- year Treasury note to its biggest monthly gain in two years on Friday. The 10- year yield, a benchmark for borrowing costs on everything from mortgages to student loans, settled at 0.858%, notching its biggest monthly climb since Sept. 2018, according to Tradeweb. Some investors said expectations that postelection economic stimulus will spur growth and inflation, along with...

  • U.S. Bond Yields Climb on Post-Election Outlook

    U.S. government yields climbed Friday, lifted toward monthly gains by expectations that government spending will boom after the election. The yield on the 10- year U.S. Treasury, a benchmark for borrowing costs on everything from mortgages to student debt, traded at a recent 0.853%, according to Tradeweb, up from 0.834% on Thursday.

  • CFOs Using Bond Proceeds to Pay Down Credit Lines, Debt

    Many companies in recent months raised billions of dollars in new debt in the bond market, taking advantage of low funding costs and high investor demand. Finance chiefs used the additional capital to bolster their companies' balance sheet, pay down credit lines or replace older debt following interventions by the Federal Reserve to stabilize financial markets. Most didn't, however, use the funds to invest in their businesses, according to a recent study of about 9,500 bond sales...

  • Stock Investors' Bets Eye a Biden Victory, Robust Stimulus -- Update

    Despite the recent stock-market selloff, investors appear to be positioning for a speedy outcome to the presidential contest and dwindling volatility through the end of the year. U.S. stocks, particularly those in sectors most sensitive to higher economic growth, have ascended in October, while Treasury yields have jumped as bond prices have fallen. Bets on volatility falling through the end of the year in the derivatives market picked up, after months of investors positioning...

  • Stock Investors' Bets Eye a Biden Victory, Robust Stimulus

    Despite the steep stock-market selloff Monday, investors appear to be positioning for a speedy outcome to the presidential contest and dwindling volatility through the end of the year. U.S. stocks, particularly those in sectors most sensitive to higher economic growth, have ascended in October, while Treasury yields have jumped as bond prices have fallen. Bets on volatility falling through the end of the year in the derivatives market picked up, after months of investors...

  • Dividend Darlings Trail Stock Market Despite Pumped-Up Yields

    Some big-name stocks are sporting chunky dividend yields. Many yield-starved investors are still saying no thanks. Companies in the S&P 500 with at least a quarter-century record of paying out and increasing dividends-- dubbed "dividend aristocrats" by Wall Street-- have trailed the broader stock market this year.

  • U.S. Bonds Yields Remain Near Highest Level Since June -- Update

    U.S. government bond yields posted their largest weekly gain since August, lifted by signs of economic recovery and the hopes for economic stimulus before or after the presidential election. The yield on the benchmark 10- year Treasury note reached as high as 0.87% in early trading Friday before settling at 0.84%, according to Tradeweb-- down slightly from 0.847% on Thursday. It had previously climbed for six straight sessions, reaching its highest level since early June.

  • U.S. Government Bonds Yields Remain Near Highest Level Since June

    U.S. government bond yields were on track to end the week near multimonth highs, lifted by signs of economic recovery and the hopes for economic stimulus before or after the presidential election. The 10- year yield, which reached as high as roughly 0.87% in early trading, has climbed for six straight sessions, buoyed by investors' expectations that the economy is rebounding and lawmakers will eventually reach a deal to help individuals and companies weather the pandemic...

  • Central Banks Pile Into Europe's Common Debt

    Central banks were among the biggest buyers of European common debt this week, signaling growing trust that the euro will hold its own through the pandemic. The European Commission-- the European Union's executive arm-- issued its first wave of common debt to finance its coronavirus-relief programs Tuesday. It raised EUR17 billion, equivalent to $20 billion, from the sale of 10- year and 20- year bonds.

  • AMC Bonds Fall Despite Theater Reopenings -- Update

    Investors are dumping bonds tied to the world's biggest movie theater chain, betting that attendance will remain low despite venues reopening in major markets. The price on AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc.' s $1.4 billion bond due June 2026 dropped below 10 cents on the dollar this week, according to MarketAxess, implying creditors believe they aren't very likely to get paid back. The company's $500 million bond due April 2025 was quoted around 60.5 cents on the dollar Thursday,...

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