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Treasury yields climb amid Brexit deal drama

Treasury yields tick higher Monday as U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks parliamentary support for his break from the European Union, after a Brexit vote was delayed over the weekend. 24 min ago

Stock futures drift higher as China trade, corporate earnings buoy sentiment

U.S. stock futures edge slightly higher Monday morning to start the last full week of trade in October as optimism over tariff talks and between Washington and Beijing persists. 37 min ago

Corporate bonds may be paying too little spread to offset fourth-quarter selloff risks

Investors may be accepting too little compensation on U.S. corporate bonds given growing concerns about the debt binge and recent red flags in the market. 8:44 a.m. Oct. 19, 2019

U.S. Markets Headlines

Treasury yields edge lower as traders await weekend vote on Brexit

U.S. Treasury yields mostly lower Friday as investors eye developments on Brexit ahead of Parliament’s vote on the weekend.

3:47 p.m. Oct. 18, 2019
 - Bloomberg
Confusion around Fed’s Clarida speech throws off investors

A speech by Fed’s Clarida, which was later corrected, appeared to suggest the central bank had made a sudden tweak to how it would expand the U.S. central bank’s $3.6 trillion balance sheet.

1:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2019
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What a Brexit deal would mean for U.S. stocks and global investors

Should investors outside of Britain get excited?

4:05 p.m. Oct. 17, 2019
Treasury yields come off highs as investors raise questions over tentative Brexit deal

U.S. Treasury yields fell from their intra-session highs Thursday as Brexit deal comes under question

3:39 p.m. Oct. 17, 2019
 - PAUL FAITH / AFP
Gold ends at highest price in a week as investors weigh tentative Brexit pact

Gold prices rise Thursday, settling at their highest in a week, after European Union and U.K. reached a preliminary Brexit deal. Worries that a deal may not pass a weekend vote in the British parliament and signs of a weakness in the U.S. economy provide support for the haven metal.

2:00 p.m. Oct. 17, 2019
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These charts tell us the bull market has a couple of years left to run

Our chart and call of the day from Ciovacco Capital Management’s Chris Ciovacco looks at a batch of historical charts that are pointing to more gains for stocks. That is, if those animal spirits can return.

10:28 a.m. Oct. 17, 2019
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The yield curve is no longer inverted. But some still see an impending recession

Participants who see the recent positive slope of the yield curve as a good new for the economy and pitted against those who fear it signals a hastening recession

10:09 a.m. Oct. 17, 2019
Stocks finish slightly lower after retail sales drop draws questions over consumers' health

U.S. stocks ended lower after the first drop in retail sales figures in seven months raised fears that weakness in the U.S. economy was broadening beyond the manufacturing sector. The S&P 500 fell 0.2% to finish near 2,990. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 21 points, or 0.1%, to end around 27,004, based on preliminary numbers. The Nasdaq Composite was down 0.3% to end near 8,124. Retail sales fell 0.3% in September, well below the 0.3% increase forecast from economists polled by MarketWatch. The prospect of a U.S.-China trade deal also came under doubt after China threatened to retaliate over bills moving through Congress backing pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. This comes as earnings season kicked off this week, with corporate results mostly topping analysts' expectations so far. Shares of Bank of America Corp. rose 2% after the company reported third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street expectations.

4:01 p.m. Oct. 16, 2019

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