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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…

2019 might be a dangerous period for the economy, according to the biggest hedge fund in the world

by David Brancaccio and Janet Nguyen Jun 18, 2018
U.S. stocks and bonds might be overvalued.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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ECB to end stimulus. Is Europe's economy out of the woods?

by , and Jun 14, 2018
The European Central Bank announced today it is doing something the Federal Reserve has been doing for several years now: It’s taking its foot off the gas pedal of the economy — in this case, the eurozone economy. Specifically, it’s…

The Fed talks interest rates with an eye toward the yield curve

by Amy Scott Jun 12, 2018
The Federal Open Market Committee begins its two-day meeting today to talk interest rates. The Fed is expected to raise its target rate by a quarter of a point for the second time this year. And with unemployment reaching a…

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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Economics of Disaster

Puerto Rico governor says to people in informal housing "It's time to go"

by Danielle Chiriguayo Apr 27, 2018
We check in with Gov. Ricardo Rosselló on housing, education, pensions, and who is actually in charge.
Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in his office in San Juan in 2018.
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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…

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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…

Why the bond market is trading on the tax bill

by Ryan Kailath Dec 20, 2017
Today, Republicans celebrated the passage of their tax bill. Some predicted that the stock market would soar on the news. But it’s the bond market that has had the most interesting reaction to the bill’s passage. Here’s why.  Click the…