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  • Global Stocks Fall as Oil Dips Below $20

    U.S. stock-index futures fell and global equity markets dropped, as markets remained volatile amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic. Futures tied to the S&P 500 index fell about 0.7%, reversing earlier gains and suggesting that U.S. shares could fall at the start of the week. The yield on the 10- year U.S.

  • Retreat From Risk Boosts Treasurys

    Treasurys rallied and corporate bonds slumped Friday, reflecting investors' caution following a three-day rally in stocks and other riskier assets. The yield on the benchmark 10- year U.S. Treasury note settled at 0.744%, according to Tradeweb, compared with 0.806% Thursday.

  • Retreat From Risk Boosts Treasurys

    Treasurys rallied and corporate bonds slumped Friday, reflecting investors' caution following a three-day rally in stocks and other riskier assets. In recent trading, the yield on the benchmark 10- year U.S. Treasury note was 0.739%, according to Tradeweb, compared with 0.806% Thursday.

  • ECB Begins New Bond Purchases, Throwing Weight Behind Virus-Hit Nations -- Update

    The European Central Bank sent a powerful signal to investors that it will aggressively support Italy and other indebted eurozone countries that are battling the coronavirus, starting purchases under a new EUR750 billion bond-buying program and stating that it won't be bound by earlier limits on its bond buys. The ECB's actions ricocheted through financial markets on Thursday, pinioning down the yields on Southern European government debt. That eases pressure on European...

  • Short-Term Treasury Yields Go Negative in Scramble for Cash -- Update

    Yields on the safest, short-term Treasurys settled into negative territory for the first time in more than four years, as investors continued clamoring for cash and safe dollar assets even as some markets showed signs of normalization. The one-month Treasury bill yield closed at minus 0.041% Wednesday and the three-month ended at minus 0.046%, the first time they have closed the day below 0% since late 2015, according to Tradeweb. Yields sank further Thursday with the yield on...

  • ECB Begins New Bond Purchases, Throwing Weight Behind Virus-Hit Nations

    The European Central Bank sent a powerful signal to investors that it will aggressively support Italy and other indebted eurozone countries that are battling the coronavirus, starting purchases under a new EUR750 billion bond-buying program and stating that it won't be bound by earlier limits on its bond buys. The ECB's actions ricocheted through financial markets on Thursday, pinioning down the yields on Southern European government debt. That eases pressure on European...

  • Credit Markets: Blue Chips Find Higher Demand for Their Bonds -- WSJ

    This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal. Blue-chip U.S. companies are having an easier time issuing new bonds, a sign of improving conditions in some parts of the credit markets after a series of extraordinary Federal Reserve interventions. Business giants including Nike Inc. (NKE), McDonald's Corp. (MCD) and Pfizer Inc. (PFE) were among those that sold bonds Wednesday,...

  • Appetite for Blue-Chip Corporate Bonds Improves Amid Continued Credit-Market Stress

    Blue-chip U.S. companies are having an easier time issuing new bonds, a sign of improving conditions in some parts of the credit markets after a series of extraordinary Federal Reserve interventions. Business giants including Nike Inc. (NKE), McDonald's Corp. (MCD) and Pfizer Inc. (PFE) were among those that sold bonds Wednesday, following in the footsteps of Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and Mastercard Inc. (MA) a day earlier. In a sign of increased demand among investors, the companies issued the bonds at...

  • Appetite for Blue-Chip Corporate Bonds Improves Amid Continued Credit-Market Stress

    Blue-chip U.S. companies are having an easier time issuing new bonds, a sign of improving conditions in some parts of the credit markets after a series of extraordinary Federal Reserve interventions. Business giants including Nike Inc. (NKE), McDonald's Corp. (MCD) and Pfizer Inc. (PFE) were among those poised to sell bonds Wednesday, following in the footsteps of Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and Mastercard Inc. (MA) a day earlier. In a sign of increased demand among investors, the companies were set to issue the...

  • Bond Downgrades Begin Amid Economy's Freeze -- WSJ

    This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal. Credit-ratings firms have issued a wave of downgrades for corporate and government bonds as they reassess the ability of borrowers to repay their obligations amid the coronavirus slowdown. Credit-ratings firms like S&P Global Inc. and Moody's Corp. (MCO) have stripped away some pristine triple-A marks or moved other...

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