From Zacks: For investors seeking momentum, iShares TIPS Bond ETF TIP is probably on radar now. The fund just hit a 52-week high, and is up 5.8% from its 52-week low price of $107.53 per share.
From Jeff Cox : President Donald Trump predicted Tuesday that China’s next move in the trade war will be a rate cut, and he pushed the Federal Reserve to follow suit in what he said would lead to a clear victory for the U.S.
From Elliot Smith: Bond yields could be driven “sharply” higher if China deploys the so-called “nuclear option ” in its escalating trade war with the U.S., a senior strategist told CNBC Tuesday.
From Bloomberg: U.S. Treasuries led a global rally in some of the world’s safest assets after President Donald Trump imposed a one-month deadline on China to agree a trade deal or risk tariffs on all of its exports.
From Thomas Franck & Silvia Amaro: U.S. government debt yields rose on Thursday as investors pored over the Federal Reserve’s latest statement as well as commentary from Chairman Jerome Powell.
From Wayne Duggan: The U.S. Treasury completed auctions for $24 billion in 10-year notes Wednesday. With the spread between two-year and 10-year Treasuries at its lowest point since the financial crisis in 2008, investors were playing close attention.
From Fred Imbert: Stocks dropped on Friday as jitters over the global economy were sparked by dreadful manufacturing data out of Europe and the Federal Reserve‘s cautious outlook on the U.S. economy.
From Thomas Franck: The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell to its lowest level since January 2018 on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady and suggested it will keep rates the same for the rest of the year.
From Spencer Kimbell: The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it expects the benchmark rate to stay near 2.4 percent by the end of 2019, slashing its forecastfrom 2 hikes for the year to zero.
From Richard Leong: NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors remained bullish on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries for a sixth consecutive week on worries about a slowing economy and expectations inflation will stay muted despite a tight domestic labor market, a J.P. Morgan survey showed on Tuesday.
From ETF Channel: Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, […]
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From Ksenia Galouchko: (Bloomberg) — Reports of the death of bonds as a hedge against stock nightmares have been greatly exaggerated.
From Sanghamitra Saha: The partial federal government shutdown is now officially the longest on record; having turned 24 days on Jan 14. It has now topped the 21-day closure during the Clinton administration that began in December 1995. No progress in passing a spending bill, wherein Trump demanded funding for $5.6 billion for a border […]
From Ksenia Galouchko (Bloomberg): (Bloomberg) — Reports of the death of bonds as a hedge against stock nightmares have been greatly exaggerated.