Tag: debt

Treasury yields rise Friday but 10 and 30-year debt mark third straight weekly slide

Yields for U.S. government debt on Friday rose slightly, but long-dated bond yields rang up a third straight weekly drop after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome...

Dow futures drift higher as investors watch for retail sales to end the week

U.S. stock-index futures on Friday were trading slightly higher ahead of a data on June retail sales, after a week featuring assurances by Federal Reserve...

Get ready for peak earnings growth as second-quarter results kick off this week

Stock indexes shot back into record territory Friday, a day after their stumble sparked by tumbling Treasury yields and economic growth concerns. Equities could be...

Here’s your chance to buy bank stocks before rising interest rates boost profits

Shares of the largest U.S. banks have staged a recovery following the stock market’s pandemic low point last year. But they have lagged behind the...

‘The language of consumer debt is rife with moral undertones’: Read MarketWatch’s new ‘Extra Credit’ column

Hello and welcome to Extra Credit, a weekly look at the news through the lens of consumer debt. Your monthly car or student-loan bill may...

Treasury rally pauses Friday but government debt books second straight weekly yield decline

Yields for long-dated U.S. government debt rose Friday for the first time in five sessions, as a rally that took the 10-year and 30-year Treasurys...

Dow drops 300 points as growth scare triggers fall in bond yields

U.S. stocks fell sharply Thursday as yields on government bonds extended their decline with investors shying away from bets on a blistering economic recovery and...

Opinion: I’m rethinking how I hedge against inflation with TIPS and I Bonds — here’s why

Inflation punishes savers by diminishing the purchasing power of the money we’ve saved. After a decade of low inflation, this topic is once again on...

Opinion: Meme stock investors are bringing AMC and other troubled companies back to life

During the takeover battles of the 1980s, the term “white squire” designated a significant bloc shareholder that management enlisted to deter or defeat unwanted bids...

Markets are sending ‘peculiar’ signals as Fed changes tune — here’s what they mean

Financial markets went a little wild in the past week, after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday delivered an unexpected message. Policy makers penciled in two...

AMC, big movie chains are more than meme stocks to property bond investors

“Nowhere special. I always wanted to go there,” said Gene Wilder’s character in Mel Brooks’ 1979 parody Western “Blazing Saddles,” a film NPR credited with...

30-year Treasury yield sees largest slide in 2 months in turbulent post-Fed action

Yields on U.S. government debt whipped around Thursday with long-dated Treasurys seeing the biggest slump in weeks, a day after the Federal Reserve was seen...

Opinion: Stock investors have come to a fork in the road — and their options are limited

The coronavirus pandemic has been excellent for investors, but most now realize that the stock market’s extraordinary performance is not based on fundamentals, which ceased...

How oil soaring to $100 a barrel could be bad for this boom-bust sector and the economy

Oil companies often find religion in the wake of a boom-and-bust cycle, including after last year when crude prices crashed into negative territory for the...

U.S. Treasury yields edge up from 3 month lows ahead of May inflation data

U.S. government bond yields on Thursday were edging higher, rising from their lowest level in about 3 months, ahead of a closely watched reading of...

Investing in PPF alone not enough for retirement savings

NEW DELHI:Public Provident Fund (PPF) is one of the best instruments available for retirement savings. Historically, it has offered better rates than bank fixed deposits....

Here’s a breakdown of the trillions worth of pandemic stimulus already unleashed in the U.S.

The massive scope of aid used by the U.S. government to help blanket the economy during the pandemic can be hard to imagine. But as...

U.S. inflation is still climbing and now higher labor costs are adding to the pressure

Surging U.S. inflation tied to reopening of the economy is supposed to start to fade by the end of the year, but rising wages threaten...

Taper tantrum? Only if somebody wakes the U.S. bond market

Quiet, please, the bond market is sleeping. In February and March , as the U.S. economy began to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, a selloff...

Dow futures rise after May jobs report shows less-than-expected gain of 559,000

U.S. stock-index futures gained some altitude Friday morning, after the May nonfarm payrolls report showed a less-than-expected gain, leading investors to believe that the Federal...

Is the Fed ‘tightening cycle’ already happening?

The Federal Reserve surprised markets this week by announcing it will begin to gradually sell off its corporate debt holdings accumulated during the pandemic, a...

U.S. Treasury yields rise to highest since mid-May as jobs data improves

U.S. government bond yields rose Thursday, and the 2-year and 10-year Treasurys hit their highest yield since mid-May, following a report showing a jump in...

Why demand for Fed’s reverse repo facility is surging again

A key artery of global financial markets may be telling the Federal Reserve that enough is enough. Demand for an overnight funding through the Federal...

Dow closes higher, but posts another weekly loss in choppy market

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed higher Friday, while other major benchmarks slipped at the end of a choppy week of trade marked by concerns...

Washington wants to bring back Build America Bonds. The muni market isn’t buying it

Washington lawmakers considering President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure package are interested in reviving a program born out of the response to the last recession,...