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  • Treasury yields inch higher after Fed minutes

    Treasury yields moved slightly higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it was upbeat on the economy despite growing concerns around the outbreak of COVID-19. The 10- year Treasury note yield traded up 1.4 basis points to 1.569%. The 2- year note yield inched 1.4 basis points higher to 1.424%, while the 30- year bond yield edged 0.9 basis point up to 2.015%.

  • Gold prices post a 5th straight gain to extend their rise above $1,600

    By Myra P. Saefong and Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch. Prices edge lower in electronic trading after Fed minutes. Gold futures tallied a fifth straight gain on Wednesday as investors continued to buy the safe haven asset, even though securities seen as risky also gained altitude on the back a slowdown in the spread of China's coronavirus.

  • Here's why stock investors care about investment-grade credit ratings

    Kraft's recent downgrades underlines risk to equity investors. As U.S. corporations racked up record levels of debt following the 2008 financial crisis, their ability to keep borrowing at low interest rates has become increasingly valuable to stock investors, too. When losses for Kraft Heinz's (KHC) shares accelerated after the company's credit rating fell into junk territory last week, equity holders received a timely reminder of the value of investment-grade credit ratings,...

  • 30-year Treasury yield falls to two-week low as coronavirus disrupts supply chains

    Apple says it will not be able to meet second-quarter guidance due to the outbreak. Treasury yields declined on Tuesday after investors saw how the COVID-19 epidemic was preventing companies from restoring production to full-capacity after the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays, as the viral outbreak keeps workers at home and away from factories. The 10- year Treasury note yield slumped 3.2 basis points to 1.555%, while the 2- year note rate was down 1.4 basis points to 1.410%.

  • The Bond Market Might Finally Be Nearing Its Limit

    For two decades bonds have offered a form of free insurance for investors, tending to move in the opposite direction to stocks over short periods while making good money over the longer run. But investors counting on the ballast of bonds should take note: There is reason to believe this win-win might be ending. And thus when the next recession hits, bonds may be less useful than they were in the last.

  • Treasury yields sink after disappointing retail sales point at consumer weakness

    Treasury yields fell on Friday after a weaker-than-expected retail sales pointed to potential cracks in a longstanding pillar of the economy. Investors also eyed the spread of COVID-19, the viral outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China. The bond-market will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day as recommended by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, or Sifma.

  • Bond funds notch biggest weekly inflows since 2001, BofA reports

    By BofA's count, global central banks cumulatively have cut rates 800 times since Lehman's bankruptcy back in 2008. Investor demand for bonds shows few signs of fading. BofA Global Research reported that bond funds had recorded $23.6 billion of inflows in the seven-day period ending in Feb. 12, citing data from EPFR Global.

  • Treasurys see modest rally as 30-year bond fetches lowest yield on record

    Treasury yields fell Thursday after China reported a sharp jump in the confirmed cases of COVID-19 and deaths from the viral outbreak, renewing appetite for government paper which have sold off over the last two sessions. The 10- year Treasury note yield declined 1.3 basis points to 1.616%, while the 2- year note rate was virtually flat at 1.442%. The 30- year bond yield fell 2 basis points to 2.071%.

  • British pound, bond yields shoot higher after Javid resignation

    The British pound and U.K. government bond yields shot higher Thursday in reaction to the surprise resignation of Sajid Javid as chancellor of the exchequer, with markets anticipating more spending from the Boris Johnson-led government. The pound traded at $1.3044 vs. $1.2960 on Wednesday, and the yield on the 10- year gilt rose 4.5 basis points to 0.68% as Javid announced his resignation, over what was reported to be his refusal to fire his advisers. Bond yields and price s move...

  • The asset manager 'oligopoly' is still intact, Morningstar data show

    Bond funds are also attractive to investors. For asset managers, one old saw remains constant: the big keep getting bigger. Now add a footnote to that idea: much of that growth is being led by exchange-traded funds.

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