Bonds

China Lowering US Treasury Debt Holdings Brings More Risk to China Than US

The belief has become widespread that trade wars, particularly deep and long-lasting ones, result in no winners. The United States and China are now involved in the beginnings of a trade ...
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Good News for Boeing as Bond Investors Want to Buy Up Its New Debt Offering

It is no secret that Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has seen its shares of problems in the wake of the two 737 MAX air crashes and the subsequent grounding of ...
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Why There Is Too Much Emphasis on Recession and the Inverted Yield Curve in 2019

Get ready, because the recession is coming. The only problem is that the "when that will be" probably is not as soon as many financial media reports might have you ...
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High Debt Maturities Bring Risk to the Endless Stock Buyback Addiction After 2018

Now that 2018 is nearing an end, it is a serious time for investors to start thinking about expectations in 2019 rather than looking back at how choppy 2018 has been. ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Elon Musk has attacked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a new tweet. According to The Wall Street Journal: Elon Musk risked reigniting a battle with federal securities ...
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Rising Interest Rates and All, 13 Blue Chips Outyield 10-Year and 30-Year Treasuries

After a series of stops and starts throughout the Federal Reserve's interest rate hiking cycle, the eventual rise in long-term interest rates finally has started to play out in 2018. ...
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Dow Drops Back to January 11 Level: Battle Between Corporate Earnings and Inflation

To put the 666-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average in context, the index fell back to its January 11 level. From that point of view, not very much ...
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Friday’s Stock Market Panic, by the Numbers … and Keeping It All Relative

Is volatility finally back? You bet your assets it is. The Dow Jones Industrials fell well over 600 points into the closing bell, and the major equity indexes followed suit. As ...
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Rising Treasury Yields Already Posing Added Risks to Bull Market in Stocks?

When 24/7 Wall St. ran its 10 serious risks that could wreck the raging bull market in stocks, a quick rise in interest rates was one of those risks. Now ...
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Oppenheimer Out With 10 Huge Predictions for 2018

The minute the New Year's celebrations end, and the markets start trading again, there is bound to be a host of predictions for 2018, and at 24/7 Wall St. we ...
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5 Merrill Lynch Stocks to Buy Yielding 5% or More as Rates Plunge

The bond bears were just saying it recently: rates are going higher, the 25-year bond bull market is over and the downtrend line from years ago finally has been breached. ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Interbrand has named Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) the world's most valuable brand. The figure hit $184 billion, up 3% from last year. General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is selling its ...
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How Apple Plans to Return $300 Billion to Shareholders

In an effort to further fund its capital return program, among other things, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has announced that it is issuing a debt offering. The world’s largest public ...
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Triple Leverage ETFs Heading Into Emerging Market Bonds

The world of the triple-leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs) has been deeply controversial. After all, they often have big tracking errors and they can face decay through time. Direxion has ...
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The End of Quantitative Easing: Fed Rate Hike Trumped by Selling Down Massive Balance Sheet

Janet Yellen and the Federal Open Market Committee have confirmed what the market was bracing for (or hoping for) -- a Fed Funds rate hike. What is also now on ...
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