Treasury prices

8 Treasury Bond Alternatives for Investors Who Need Income in 2019 and Beyond

It's becoming a difficult sell to ask many retail and income-oriented investors to buy Treasury notes and bonds now that the yield curve has inverted and long-term yields are at ...
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As China Devalues the Yuan, Trade War Fallout Spreads Far Beyond Ag Imports/Exports

There are not all that many trade war references from the modern era to refer to when it comes to what is happening between the United States and China. The ...
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How Banks Are Replacing Treasuries, Utilities and CDs for Income Investors

Many investors need income from their stocks to help supplement their life or retirement. With the yield on Treasuries so low, and with the Federal Reserve embarking on an interest ...
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Widening Inverted Yield Curve: What a Fresh Look Implies Today

Investors are gearing up for what likely will be a prolonged trade war with China. They are also dealing with a slowing of global growth, slower U.S. economic growth and ...
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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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Inverted Yield Curve Could Threaten Regional Banks’ High Dividends

Last week's inverted yield curve has brought on much debate over the health of the U.S. economy at a time when global growth is petering out. Inverted yield curves, or ...
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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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10 Reasons Long-Term Treasury Yields Remain Stuck Under 3%

Higher interest rates are coming. That's the message that the investment community has heard for the better part of 18 months now. And interest rates have risen in the United ...
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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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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Chinese officials called speculation that the country will stop buying U.S. bonds "fake news." According to MarketWatch: China’s foreign exchange regulator on Thursday pushed back on reports officials in the ...
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Why a Flattening Yield Curve Means Recession Ahead

The yield curve is flattening fast. The spread between 10-year and two-year Treasury yields has shrunk to just over half a point, a level not seen in over a decade. ...
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Fed Rate Hikes Pose Risks for Parts of the Junk Bond Market

This week's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting is largely expected to generate the first formal interest rate hike of 2017. While most market participants are expecting a hike, there ...
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stacks of money, income

S&P 500 and US Debt Now Challenging $20 Trillion Each

When markets hit all-time highs and create even more milestones, sometimes there are interesting observations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went above the 20,000 mark in the latest rally, only ...
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Currency

2016 Year in Review: Major U.S. Market Statistics at Year-End

The year 2016 was a wild ride for equity and bond investors alike. Stocks surged, making the March 2009 v-bottom low into a bull market that is now almost 8 ...
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St. Louis

St. Louis Fed Bullard Sees Rate Hike Coming, Followed by Nothing

Over the weekend, 24/7 Wall St. released its Federal Reserve rate hike watch with an overwhelming chance for a rate hike in December, only to find another call for a ...
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