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Treasury yields invert, warning of possible recession

by Associated Press Aug 14, 2019
It's a market phenomenon that shows investors want more for short-term government bonds than they do for long-term bonds.
Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the opening bell on August 13, 2019 in New York City.
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Is the yield curve talking to us?

by Jed Kim Jun 28, 2018
A lot of attention is being paid right now to what’s known as the yield curve. And if you don’t know what that is, it’s essentially the difference between interest rates on short-term and long-term government bonds. In a growing…

Italy gridlock shakes up global markets

by Associated Press May 29, 2018
New worries about the euro sent the currency to its lowest level against the dollar in nearly a year.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on May 29, 2018 in New York City. 
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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…

Here’s why bond yields are rising

by , and Jan 9, 2018
When you buy 10-year Treasury bonds, you are essentially making a 10-year loan to the government. The returns on those loans are rising every day. There are a couple of reasons for that — and there are a couple of economic messages…

Global economy hazard lights flash as U.S. bond yields fall

by , and Apr 19, 2017
Treasury yields have dropped to the lowest they’ve been since November. What’s driving rates down? And what does that mean for U.S. consumers, U.S. businesses and the chair of the Federal Reserve?  Click the audio player above to hear the…

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Is there stagflation in our future?

by , and Nov 10, 2016
The bond market isn't sure. But some economists are worried.
A trader fill orders in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) on August 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

 
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Why junk bonds are back in vogue

by Mark Garrison Sep 8, 2016
In a search for yield, investors are turning to these relatively risky investments.
Flags fly over the Federal Reserve Building in Washington, D.C. Investors are choosing the route of junk bonds because the Federal Reserve's policy of low interest rates is helping push down yields on safer bonds. 
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Gold: The not-so-safe safe haven

by , and Jul 6, 2016
It's volatile, doesn't offer a yield or dividend and is highly taxed.
Investors have rushed to buy gold in the wake of Brexit.
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