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A guided tour of the yield curve

by Justin Ho Aug 15, 2019
The federal government sells more than a dozen different kinds of bonds. They all have very different purposes.
Traders work before the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange where the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 800 points after talk of an inverted yield curve on August 14, 2019 in New York City.
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The markets see a recession while consumers see a sale

by Kimberly Adams Aug 15, 2019
Traders may anticipate economic downturn, but regular consumers don't seem too worried.
Shoppers line up outside a store sale.
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Dow slumps 800 points after bonds flash recession warning

by Associated Press Aug 14, 2019
The S&P 500 index dropped nearly 3% as the market erased all of its gains from a rally the day before.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Stocks plummeted, with the Dow down over 800 points.
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Bond market signals economic slowdown, or worse

by Tracey Samuelson Aug 7, 2019
There is no perfect economic crystal ball, but the bond market often gives a indication of where the economy is heading.
Traders work after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on August 7, 2019 in New York City. Wall Street stocks finished little changed, following a choppy session as a plunge in treasury bond yields early in the day underscored worries about a weakening global economy.
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When the yield curve inverts, how nervous should we be?

by Tracey Samuelson May 29, 2019
Historically, an inverted yield curve has spelled recession.
The New York Stock Exchange on a rainy day in New York City last week.
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Who wins and who misses out when there's market volatility

by Janet Nguyen Mar 7, 2019
Some can actually benefit from the chaos.
A trader working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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Trading in financial markets is becoming more of a headache

by David Brancaccio May 8, 2018
Is there a liquidity problem in some real financial markets?
Traders at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
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What will rising bond yields mean if the economy keeps heating up?

by Scott Tong Feb 13, 2018
The Fed is expected to raise interest rates multiple times this year, which could affect interest rates and yields in the broader bond market. Today a top bond trader at Goldman Sachs forecast the yield on the 10-year Treasury will…

Here’s why bond yields are rising

by Tracey Samuelson Feb 6, 2018
When investors pull their money out of stocks and need some place to put it, they often turn to the bond market. U.S. Treasuries are considered essentially risk-free. So investors can park their cash, earn some interest and know their…

Don’t be concerned about more bond market volatility, according to one expert

by Victoria Craig Jan 12, 2018
Bond prices have been under pressure this week as yields jumped to a 10-month high on a range of factors, including forecasts for better global growth, U.S. tax reform, and reports some nations could scale back U.S. debt purchases. Things…