government debt

10-year yield rises above 3.8% after topping 4% briefly this week

Treasury yields rose on Friday, after volatile trading this week, as markets closed out an awful week, month and quarter. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury rose to 3.814%. The note has had a highly volatile week, soaring to a near 14-year high before seeing its steepest inter-day decline since 2020 during Wednesday’s session. …

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10-year yield rises, reversing some of Wednesday’s major losses

Treasury yields rose across the board Thursday, with the 10-year note reversing some of the losses it made on Wednesday after the Bank of England launched a bond-buying plan designed to stabilize market chaos in the UK The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury was at 3.822%, up by 11 basis points at around 8:05 …

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UK central banks intervenes in market to halt economic crisis

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England took emergency action Wednesday to stabilize UK financial markets and head off a crisis in the broader economy after the government spooked investors with a program of unfunded tax cutssending the pound tumbling and the cost of government debt soaring. The central bank warned that crumbling confidence in …

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UK central banks intervenes in market to halt economic crisis

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England took emergency action Wednesday to stabilize UK financial markets and head off a crisis in the broader economy after the government spooked investors with a program of unfunded tax cuts, sending the pound tumbling and the cost of government debt soaring The central bank warned that crumbling confidence …

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Fed rate hikes have made some corporate bonds very attractive. How to profit from it

As stocks sink and interest rates rise, investors are getting more excited about corporate bonds than they’ve been in a generation. One side effect of Federal Reserve tightening policy is it has made interest rates go up everywhere — including in the corporate bond market. But as pros point out, investors need to be careful …

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2-year Treasury tops 4.3% as yields rise following Fed rate hikes

Yields soared on Monday, with the 2-year Treasury reaching a fresh 15-year high, as markets digested the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes and looked toward economic commentary from Fed speakers. The yield on the policy-sensitive 2-year Treasury hit a high of 4.351%, which is the highest level since August 2007. It was last up 9 …

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Government bond yields soar as markets weigh threat of a recession

Hoxton/Sam Edwards | Getty Images Bond yields jumped this week after another major rate hike from the Federal Reserve, flashing a warning for market distress. The policy-sensitive 2-year Treasury yield on Friday climbed to 4.266%, notching a 15-year high, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury reached 3.829%, the highest in 11 years. Soaring yields come as …

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From the Fed to Europe’s currency crisis, here’s what’s behind this selloff in financial markets

Trader on the floor of the NYSE, June 7, 2022. Source: NYSE Stocks fell sharply, bond yields rose and the dollar strengthened Friday as investors heeded the Federal Reserve’s signal that its battle with inflation could result in much higher interest rates and a recession. The sell-off Friday was global, in a week where the …

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US oil prices drop over 5% to their lowest since January on recession fears

Oil prices dropped sharply Friday, with US crude down more than 5% to their lowest since January, as recession fears gripped financial markets, sinking equities and government bonds, while contributing to a further rise by the US dollar. price action West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery CL.1, -5.76% CL00, -5.76% CLX22, -5.76% fell $4.66, …

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As Treasury yields rise, here’s how to allocate your portfolio, pros say

The latest threat to stocks now isn’t any macro risk — it’s rising 2-year Treasury yields, according to some fund managers and strategists. Short-term, relatively risk-free Treasury bonds and funds are back in the spotlight as the yield on the 2-year Treasury continues to surge. On Wednesday, it reached 4.1% —the highest level since 2007 …

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