But that may not be signaling that the economic damage from the coronavirus will be as bad as the Great Recession.
When you factor inflation, investors are actually losing money by lending to the U.S. government.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury dipped below 1% Tuesday.
It's a market phenomenon that shows investors want more for short-term government bonds than they do for long-term bonds.
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 economy, you typically see higher rates on the 10-year Treasury note than you do on […]
New worries about the euro sent the currency to its lowest level against the dollar in nearly a year.
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 rise to as high as 3.5 percent by the summer. We haven’t been in a […]
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 money will be kept safe and sound. As investors moved money from stocks to bonds […]
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 there as well. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.