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Opinion: Bond investors will have a stormy 2021 and the Fed might consider hiking rates by early 2022. But hyperinflation? Nope

The key to understanding the COVID-19 recession was in understanding that it was an exogenous shock. This made it quite different from your standard recession...

As rising Treasury yields spook stock investors, March looms like a lion

After a frenetic February, investors are probably hoping that March holds true to its proverb: In like a lion out like a lamb. Indeed, February...

The economy is heating up again and it’s good news for millions of unemployed

The U.S. economy is accelerating again after a coronavirus speed bump at the end of last year, but what’s missing is a big increase in...

U.S. government bonds just staged epic yield climbs.What’s next?

U.S. Treasury yields saw a steady rise in rates ignited into a surge on Thursday, putting government debt across the curve on track to mark...

Here are 3 reasons why the stock market can survive rising bond yields in 2021

Rising Treasury yields have contributed to a selloff by the stock market’s pandemic high-fliers, but probably won’t be enough to spoil the appeal of stocks...

Stock market set for skid lower ahead of testimony by Fed’s Powell on economy

Stock-index futures were mostly lower Tuesday, with tech shares continuing to lead the way down, as investors monitored a sharp rise in bond yields and...

Is bitcoin headed to $100,000 in 2021 or is its price ‘unsustainable’?

Bitcoin prices were carving out fresh records Wednesday but where the cryptocurrency heads from here is an open question. A single bitcoin BTCUSD, +2.31% hit...

View: Why India cannot apply rich countries’ current orthodoxy of running on debt

How things change! In just one decade, fiscal austerity has gone from being a virtue to a vice. The IMF, which used to hold fiscal...

ETF Wrap: Have a heart, and Bezos in an ETF

Welcome to the first ETF Wrap in months that doesn’t have existential dread as its guiding principle. There was plenty of news, of course —...

Energy stocks and bonds shine after brutal slump, even as Biden moves to curb fossil fuels

About nine months ago, oil futures did a crazy thing and briefly crashed into negative territory, marking a low point of a historic bear market...

Apple sees blizzard of demand for $14 billion debt deal

Apple Inc. attracted more than $33 billion worth of orders for its new $14 billion debt deal on Monday, underscoring the continued scramble for all...

Get ready for a 10% stock drop, driven by the 3 ‘Rs,’ warns Bank of America

An earlier version of this article incorrectly described changes in investment-grade corporate yields over the past decade. The article has been corrected. Bank of America...

This big Wall Street player made out like a bandit on AMC stock

Private-equity firm Silver Lake made out like a bandit this week by piggybacking off the stock market frenzy stoked in recent weeks by users of...

The GameStop and AMC drama doesn’t stop with the stock market

The bond market is largely out of reach for day traders, unless through a proxy, so it would seem safe from the dynamics that have...

GDP shows economy grew at 4% annual pace at the end of 2020

The numbers: The U.S. grew at a modest 4% annual pace in the final three months of 2020 as a record wave of coronavirus cases...

‘We have not won this yet,’ Fed’s Powell says, signaling policy to remain ultra-easy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday said the central bank hasn’t finished the job of restoring the economy to health, a dovish signal that...

Think higher inflation is coming? The Fed will believe it when it sees it

Federal Reserve officials will meet this week just as prospects for fiscal stimulus get a big boost after Democrats won control the Senate. Some on...

Dow trades to records but retreats in first full day of Biden presidency

U.S. stock benchmarks turned south Thursday morning, after initially extending the rally to fresh records, as investors pondered President Biden’s prospects for combating the COVID-19...

All theories of what generates higher inflation are pointing in the same direction – up: Fed’s Bullard

There are three schools of thought about what generates inflation, but no matter which one you like, they’re all pointing in the same direction —...

7 financial resolutions that can boost your wealth for a lifetime

Every year at this time, the financial media is filled with lists of how to be a better investor. This got me to thinking: If...

Fed’s Harker sees ‘significant slowdown’ in U.S. economy in first three months of year

The U.S. economy will likely experience a significant slowdown early in 2021, Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker said on Thursday. “On the national level,...

Financial sector set for best day in 2 months as Georgia results spark bond-yield pop

Bank stocks were breaking out on Wednesday, led by a rise in rates that was rippling throughout financial markets. But the move in benchmark government...

Dow rises, but tech stocks slip as ‘reflation trade’ grips Wall Street after Democrats flip Senate seat

U.S. stocks mostly shook off early losses to trade higher Wednesday, though technology sector stocks remained lower, after Democrats scored at least one U.S. Senate...

Stock-market futures slip, bond yields pop near 1% amid razor-thin Georgia races

Wall Street had Georgia squarely on its mind Tuesday night, with equity futures and bonds mostly in the crosshairs as investors eyed dual contests for...

Dow futures edge lower after stocks see first decline to start a year since 2016

The main U.S. stock benchmarks on Tuesday were pointing lower after equities registered their first losses to open a new year since 2016 on Monday,...