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9:48 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Jonathan Burton
Billionaire investor Ray Dalio on capitalism’s crisis: The world is going to change ‘in shocking ways’ in the next five years Veteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for allVeteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for all.
1:16 p.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Stocks end mostly lower after Fed holds interest rates steady near zero, but underscores risks to economic recovery Powell says economic scars of unemployment, foreclosures and evictions a risk without additional fiscal stimulus from CongressU.S. benchmark stock index closed mostly lower Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve said it would likely hold interest rates near zero until at least 2023 given the outlook for inflation and employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but also indicated risks to the economy remain.
10:23 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By MarketWatch
FOMC statement for September Fed plans to keep a key interest near zero until at least 2024The Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled it plans to keep a key U.S. short-term interest rate near zero at least through the end of 2023 to help the economy recover from the coronavirus.
9:11 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Fed’s Clarida says new inflation-fighting strategy has roots in failure of old approach Inflation models, unemployment rate won’t dictate Fed actionsA top Federal Reserve official on Monday defended a major shift in how the central bank sets interest rates by pointing to the failure of longstanding models to accurately predict the path of inflation.
11:12 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - Associated Press
Too risky? Fed pressed to expand aid to some businesses Lawmakers are pressing the central bank to deliver more aid to struggling small and mid-sized businessesWith the economy still in the pandemic’s grip, the Federal Reserve is facing a decision on whether to stretch an emergency lending program in a way that could bring more risk for the government and taxpayers. Lawmakers are pressing the central bank to deliver more aid to struggling small and mid-sized businesses.
11:08 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020 - By William Watts
Who will replace Shinzo Abe? 5 things investors need to know about Japan prime minister’s resignation Abe’s resignation raises questions about the world’s third largest economyWill Abenomics survive Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation? Investors are focusing on the battle to succeed Japan’s longest-serving prime minister.
11:39 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Fed adopts new strategy to allow higher inflation and welcome strong labor markets Gone is the presumption that strong labor markets lead to out-of-control price-increasesThe Federal Reserve’s interest-rate committee on Thursday announced it has unanimously approved a new strategy seen as leading to an easier monetary policy stance.
12:33 p.m. Aug. 24, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends above 28,000 for first time in 6 months, S&P 500 and Nasdaq clinch new records on coronavirus treatment hopesMajor U.S. benchmarks close near their intraday peaks Monday, after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite set records at the opening bell, as hopes for a potential COVID-19 treatment bolsters trading for more growth-sensitive sectors that have lagged the rest of the market.
9:57 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold declines for the session, posts first weekly loss since early June Analyst calls gold’s price action ‘insane’ this weekGold futures end lower Friday, pulling back after two straight days of gains, with prices registering their first weekly loss in 10 weeks, pressured by recent strength in U.S. Treasury yields.
4:22 a.m. Aug. 13, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Investors flock to China’s bond market, spurred by fears of missing out Global benchmark indexes embrace Chinese bonds, attracting inflows into debt of the world’s second largest economyGlobal investors finally appear on the brink of overcoming their long aversion to China’s bond market, which saw record funds flows into the sector in July, as Chinese debt takes up a larger share of benchmark bond indexes.
4:46 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Ben Carlson
Why would anyone own bonds now? There are at least five reasons Bonds play a role in a portfolio, even amid historically low interest ratesBonds play a role in a portfolio, even amid historically low interest rates.
12:01 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields climb after factory data offers positive sign for global economyU.S. Treasury yields rise Monday as strong manufacturing data across the U.S., Europe and China suggests the recovery in the global economy was ongoing despite mounting worries how rising coronavirus infections could stall growth.
12:22 p.m. July 29, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
U.S. stocks close higher after Fed keeps interest rates near zero, Powell vows to keep up support during pandemic Big tech CEOs of Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet Inc. grilled before House antitrust panelS&P 500, Nasdaq finished more than 1.2% higher Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve left benchmark interest rates unchanged and the central bank’s Powell reiterated his promise to keep rates near zero and stimulus intact until the threat of the coronavirus to the U.S. economy has passed.
3:48 a.m. July 29, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Fed puts $18 trillion U.S. government bond market under lockdown Treasury volatility fell to a record low last FridayEven for a market known for sleepy trading over the summer, bond investors have appeared to stand pat as the Federal Reserve asserts its intent to keep interest rates at zero for a long time.
12:32 p.m. July 24, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
30-year Treasury yield falls below 1.25% as investors weigh geopolitical tensions against improving eurozone dataU.S. Treasury yields held steady on Friday as investor worries around worsening relations between the world’s two largest economies was offset by signs that the eurozone economic recovery remained on track.
2:39 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 3.8 million; President Trump appears to have changed his view on face masks IBM posts better-than-expected earnings, while Coca-Cola revenue is light but drinks giant expects worst of pandemic is pastThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 in the U.S. rose above 3.8 million on Tuesday, and President Donald Trump appeared to change his view of face masks in the face of falling poll numbers.
7:00 a.m. July 16, 2020 - By William Watts
ECB passes torch to Europe’s politicians on eve of summit on big spending planThe European Central Bank, as expected, took no action at its Thursday meeting as investors focus on a meeting of European Union leaders as they ponder a massive fiscal spending plan.
6:48 a.m. July 14, 2020 - By Brett Arends
Looking for extra income? These blue-chip stocks may crush bonds with a 5% payout SG’s latest ‘Quality Income’ screen includes some surprising namesSG’s latest ‘Quality Income’ screen includes some surprising names
12:37 p.m. July 8, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow closes up 177 points, Nasdaq at fresh high as investors focus on economic recovery prospects Work-from-home stocks add to gain, as investors consider slower path to economic recoveryU.S. stocks ended Wednesday higher, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq scoring an all-time record, as investors focused on stocks that can outperform amid an acceleration of coronavirus infections in about 30 American states and longer periods of working from home.
12:35 p.m. July 7, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends nearly 400 points lower, U.S. stocks swoon, on doubts of quick economic recovery Trump starts process for U.S. to quit World Health OrganizationU.S. stocks on Tuesday tumbled in the final hour of trade, ending a 5-day win streak for the S&P 500, as investors grew more wary of the economic, public-health and policy response to the coronavirus pandemic.
12:11 p.m. July 7, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
Federal Reserve leaders see ‘bumpier’ recovery, slower decline in unemployment Rash of new coronavirus cases imperils fragile economic recoverySenior Federal Reserve leaders say high unemployment is all but certain to persist until a treatment for the coronavirus is found and that the central bank might have to take more steps to help the labor market.
5:57 a.m. July 4, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
JP Morgan joins the list of Wall Street banks calling for the demise of 60/40 portfolio, despite its success this year Strategists say a traditional 60/40 portfolio will deliver annual returns of 3.5% over the next decade, compared with 10% over the past few decadesIn a year where a classic 60/40 allocation has showed its value, JP Morgan is joining the line of Wall Street banks that are calling the demise of the traditional portfolio.
4:50 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Central banks need to re-think rules on risk-taking at hedge funds, insurance companies and even corporations, IMF’s market division chief says Central banks did the right thing in being aggressive, fast and large, but there are consequences for risk takingEmergency actions by central banks to shore up the financial system in the face of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year were appropriate, but regulators will need to re-think the rules about risk-taking for hedge funds and insurance companies, often called non-banks that operate in the “shadow banking system”, the top financial regulator at the International Monetary Fund says.
8:42 a.m. June 24, 2020 - By Peg Brickley
Vitamin seller GNC Holdings files for bankruptcy Retail chain reaches deal to sell itself for $760 million; will close up to a sixth of storesGNC Holdings Inc. filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday with plans to sell itself and close up to a sixth of its 7,300 stores world-wide.
5:03 a.m. June 24, 2020 - By Mohamed A. El-Erian
U.S. political squabbling could doom the world to lower growth, wider inequality and dangerously distorted markets, says Mohamed El-Erian The world still looks to the U.S. to lead on the economy, but America is in no shape to driveThe most likely outcome is lower growth, worsening inequality, distorted markets, and rising financial risks. But this outcome is not preordained, says Mohamed El-Erian.
5:47 a.m. June 21, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Stock-market’s rally threatened by shroud of uncertainty as fresh coronavirus threats to economic recovery emerge U.S. stock-market rally built on precarious foundation of fiscal and monetary stimulus The stock-market’s ability to chug steadily higher despite uncertainty about how the economic recovery might shape up, and when the U.S. will bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control in all 50 states, is making some investors nervous.
12:55 p.m. June 19, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Treasury yields virtually unchanged as coronavirus worries anchors bond marketU.S. Treasury yields came off their highs Friday, ending where they started the week, amid renewed worries that the path of the U.S. economic recovery in the face of rising COVID-19 cases.
10:32 a.m. June 17, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll edges above 117,000; Oklahoma is one of 9 states that are still setting case records U.S. Steel warns of greater-than-expected loss, while mattress maker Tempur Sealy says orders rebounded in May and JuneThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 117,000 on Wednesday, amid reports that nine states are recording either single day record numbers of cases or their highest seven-day new case averages, indicating they are not managing to contain the spread.
4:38 a.m. June 13, 2020 - By Satyajit Das
Government’s cure for the coronavirus recession is worse for the global economy than the disease Heavy debt and slow economic growth threaten stocks, bonds and currenciesHeavy debt and slow economic growth threaten stocks, bonds and currencies, writes Satyajit Das.
10:42 a.m. June 11, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally passes 2 million mark and 21 states are still seeing increases in infections Walmart’s Sam’s Club extends curbside delivery, while two biotechs upsize their IPOs and raise their price rangeThe number of U.S. cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 marked a grim milestone of more than 2 million on Thursday, and cases continued to climb in 21 states even as they push ahead with reopening economies after lockdowns and restrictions on movement.
11:09 a.m. June 6, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Investors wonder if bond market’s capitulation this week is giving all-clear signal on stock market rally The 10-year Treasury note yield soared this week, nearing the 1% levelA surge in U.S. bond yields this week could help affirm the reflation narrative that has driven the stock-market’s rebound since March.
5:12 a.m. June 5, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Here’s why a disorderly selloff is convulsing the once peaceful U.S. bond market The U.S. 10-year Treasury note yield is moving fast towards the key 1% levelAfter days of listless trading, the bond-market is finally breaking out of its long stupor. Here’s why.
8:53 p.m. June 3, 2020 - By William Watts
Europe’s stock-market rally is leaving the U.S. behind as ECB and governments step up, analysts sayAfter years of lagging behind their U.S. counterparts, European stocks are leading the charge higher. There may be room for more outperformance as the European Central Bank — and eurozone governments — maintain stimulus, analysts say.
11:09 a.m. June 2, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
China may sell Treasurys, but that doesn’t mean it’s ‘weaponizing’ its more than $1 trillion hoard of U.S. debt, says Deutsche Bank China is now the No. 2 holder of Treasurys at $1.08 trillion, down from its 2014 high of $1.32 trillionDeutsche Bank analysts say any sale of U.S. Treasurys by Beijing is likely unrelated to efforts by China to retaliate against the U.S., as tensions between the two superpowers flare.
11:05 a.m. May 30, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
We’re at month 2: Tracking the Fed’s efforts to keep credit flowing during the coronavirus pandemic New York’s MTA wants access to municipal facilityThe Federal Reserve is promising it has more firepower to use if a second wave of coronavirus infections hit the U.S., as more states unfurl plans to reopen after roughly two months of lockdowns.
7:45 a.m. May 29, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Foreigners desperate for dollars contributed to Treasury market seizure in March, say analysts Foreign investors and central banks sold $299 billion of Treasurys in MarchResearchers suggest foreign investors and central banks selling their stockpile of U.S. bonds to source greenbacks, among other reasons, may have made it difficult for Treasurys to change hands seamlessly in March.
5:41 a.m. May 23, 2020 - By Chris Matthews
An emerging market debt crisis could be the next front in U.S.-China conflict China seeks to collect Belt-and-Road debt payments as other G20 countries announce a moratoriumRising tensions between the U.S. and China over coronavirus culpability have helped reignite trade and economic debates, but the next front in the conflict between the world’s two largest economies could be over a brewing emerging-market debt crisis
11:49 a.m. May 22, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
U.S. and China need to figure out way to work together on coronavirus, says trade expert ‘It’s awfully hard to see satisfactory outcomes occurring around the coronavirus without some measure of U.S.-China cooperation,’ says HormatsAs tensions heat up between U.S. and China on several fronts, some say Washington needs to figure out to find ways to collaborate with Beijing despite their differences.
12:41 p.m. May 20, 2020 - By Jeffry Bartash
The economy is finally recovering from the coronavirus, but the ill-effects aren’t going away for a long time Greater availability of toilet paper one of many signs of revival If the end of the Great Toilet Paper Shortage is any indication, the U.S. economy has already bottomed out and a fragile recovery is underway.
12:17 p.m. May 18, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
10-year Treasury yield sees biggest daily surge in 2 months as stocks rallyU.S. Treasury yields rise Monday, following equity markets higher, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank still had tools to fight the recession. Reports of early success from an experimental coronavirus vaccine also add to selling in haven bonds and buying of stocks.
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