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11:15 a.m. March 12, 2021 - By Mark Hulbert
The threat retirees face from higher inflation Inflation expectations have risen over the last couple of monthsInflation expectations have risen over the last couple of months
10:06 a.m. March 10, 2021 - By Sunny Oh
Market-based inflation expectations hit highest since 2014Bond investors' assessment of future inflation are heating up amid hopes that the combination of generous fiscal relief and accelerating vaccine distributions will help bring about a strong economic recovery this year. The 10-year breakeven rate, or what holders of Treasury inflation-protected securities anticipate consumer prices will average over the next decade, rose to 2.26% on Wednesday, the highest since 2014. Meanwhile, the 10-year Treasury note yield was down 2.8 basis points to 1.516%. Bond prices move inversely to yields. The iShares TIPs Bond exchange-traded fund was up 0.4%. The rise in market-based inflation expectations came after a reading of February consumer prices showed an increase of 0.4%.
6:04 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - By Sunny Oh
Inflation expectations hit over two-year high as reflation bets get underway to start 2021Bond investors' assessment of future inflation are heating up amid hopes that vaccine rollouts will help bring about a swifter economic recovery this year. The 10-year breakeven rate, or what holders of Treasury inflation-protected securities anticipate inflation will average over the next decade, rose to 2.01% on Monday, around its highest since November 2018 and also near the Federal Reserve's key 2% inflation target. The iShares TIPs Bond exchange-traded fund was down 0.1%.
3:58 a.m. Dec. 14, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I stayed in an Airbnb on my parents’ street for Thanksgiving. My mom pleaded with me NOT to write a bad review. What do I do? ‘We couldn’t believe what awaited us: unflushed toilets, dirty dishes in the dishwasher and uneaten food in the refrigerator’‘We couldn’t believe what awaited us: unflushed toilets, dirty dishes in the dishwasher and uneaten food in the refrigerator.’
7:57 a.m. Nov. 19, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 ventures under first support Focus: Airlines sustain vaccine-fueled technical breakout, Target tags record highs, JETS, TGT, HLT, JCI, METU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, vacillating after a lackluster batch of economic data and amid renewed concerns over pending economic lockdowns. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Dow industrials have extended a thus far relatively orderly pullback from Monday’s record closes.
12:02 a.m. Nov. 6, 2020 - By Kate Wood
Three reasons you should refinance your home right now with a renovation loan Why this is a smart move, plus tips for how to use oneA renovation refi is a way to borrow money for home improvements at a lower interest rate than personal loans or credit cards.
6:49 a.m. Oct. 26, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
TIPS ETFs outperform on reflation trade, BlackRock betExchange-traded funds linked to assets that protect against inflation rallied Monday as investors continued to bet on prices heating up after the presidential election, and one asset manager upgraded its views of the asset class. The iShares TIPS Bond ETF was up fractionally in the late morning, while the Schwab US TIPS ETF and SPDR Portfolio TIPS ETF were both up 0.1%. TIPS - Treasury Inflation Protected Securities - are bonds whose principal value changes as inflation rises. Inflation has remained tame, even tepid, ever since the 2008 financial crisis, but many analysts and investors believe that a Democratic victory in November will lead to more government spending, which will boost economic growth and drive up Treasury issuance. On Monday, BlackRock Inc. endorsed that view, saying "we downgrade U.S. Treasuries and upgrade their inflation-linked peers ahead of the U.S. election on a growing likelihood of significant fiscal expansion." Investors appear to believe that will impact longer-dated bonds: the PIMCO 15+ Year US TIPS Index ETF was up 0.5% Monday, while its short-dated peer , along with the Vanguard Short-Term Inflation Protected Securities ETF were both down 0.1%.
12:11 p.m. Oct. 2, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Stock market ends otherwise strong week lower Friday as President Trump's coronavirus diagnosis stokes uncertaintyThe three main U.s. stock benchmarks finished Friday in negative territory, but well off their lows, as investors parsed news that President Trump said he and the first lady tested positive for coronavirus. The news overnight unsettled global markets and injected a range of uncertainties into the psyche of investors just as the race for the White House between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is heating up. However, Wall Street managed to claw back from some of the lowest levels of Friday trade amid renewed talk of coronavirus stimulus aid in Congress, which could help extend gains for equity markets and help to stimulate an economy that some say is showing signs of stalling out as it recovers from the deadly disease that has now stricken the leader of the largest democracy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed off 134 points, or 0.5%, but had been down by as many as 434 points. The S&P 500 index closed off 1% lower at 3,348 but had hit an intraday low at 3,323. The technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index took it on the chin as those stocks that have seen the most momentum higher sold off. The Nasdaq closed down 2.2% to close at 11,075. Meanwhile, the small-capitalization focused Russell 2000 index closed the session higher, reflecting some bets that the economy is improving, albeit, in fits and starts. For the week, the Dow closed the week 1.9% higher, the S&P 500 booked a 1,5% weekly gain, while the Nasdaq finished the week up 1.5%. Trump's new overshadowed mixed results from the September jobs report and an otherwise upbeat session for equity investors after four weeks of losses.
10:09 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Keith Wade
Where to invest when climate change forces a tax on carbon and oil is no longer widely used Rising temperatures worldwide could boost stock-market returns in colder countries but hurt returns in warmer countriesRising temperatures worldwide could boost stock-market returns in colder countries but hurt returns in warmer countries.
11:10 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil scores partial rebound as traders bet on a second weekly decline in U.S. crude supplies WTI oil futures climb, but hold below $40 a barrelOil settles higher Tuesday, finding support from expectations for a second weekly decline in U.S. crude supplies. Prices recoup a portion of the sharp decline a day earlier when the rise of COVID-19 cases fed a global equity selloff.
9:03 a.m. Sept. 22, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
More European bank mergers on way says Deutsche Bank, as it prepares to shut one in five branches Deutsche Bank plans to close one in five branches in GermanyEuropean banks are looking at consolidating to boost profitability after a decade of low interest rates and rising bad debts.
11:17 a.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices finish higher as Hurricane Sally disrupts Gulf of Mexico energy production Gulf oil output shut ins at nearly 27% Tuesday: reportOil futures get a lift as Hurricane Sally nears landfall, forcing the shutdown of more than a quarter of offshore Gulf of Mexico crude production and a number of refineries, but rising worries over the outlook for demand serve to limit the upside for prices.
1:01 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Anna Helhoski
Whatever your living situation for online college, here’s how student loans cover the expenses What’s included in ‘cost of attendance,’ and how it’s different this yearColleges will factor at-home or off-campus living expenses into your overall costs.
11:18 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil prices suffer first loss in 4 sessions as traders bet on quick output recovery from Gulf storm Natural-gas futures log highest finish since NovemberOil futures decline Thursday, putting an end to a three-session streak of gains in U.S. prices, as traders bet on a quick post-hurricane recovery for the energy market in the Gulf of Mexico region.
8:01 a.m. Aug. 21, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Nasdaq extends break to uncharted territory, S&P 500 maintains first support Focus: Industrials sustain August breakout, Apple eclipses $2 trillion market cap, XLI, AAPL, V, JCI, DDU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, vacillating after a better-than-expected batch of economic data. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite has tagged its latest record high — extending an early-week breakout — while the S&P 500’s slow-motion breakout attempt remains underway.
11:34 a.m. Aug. 7, 2020 - By William Watts
Oil lower as U.S.-China tensions mount, but logs weekly gain Natural gas logs 24% weekly gain, strongest since November 2018Oil futures end lower Friday, but book weekly gains, with pressure tied to rising tensions between the U.S. and China after President Donald Trump imposes a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat.
1:58 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Selin Bucak
Sports are back on the pitch. So is private equity — and the competition is heating up For buyout groups that are persisting with the view that sport has significant growth potential, this has been a good time to buyBuyout groups are scouting for bargains among teams and leagues that are battling with the impact of COVID-19.
11:25 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices end higher as hope for increased demand overshadows coronavirus-induced uncertainty Traders also eye impact of fracking pioneer Chesapeake’s bankruptcyOil futures finish higher Monday, buoyed by some recovery in energy demand, even with that recovery threatened by the possibility of another round of shutdowns as global cases of COVID-19 top 10 million.
11:19 a.m. June 22, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil ends higher as long-term demand outlook improves, but rise in global coronavirus cases limits gains WTI, Brent oil futures end at highest in over 3 monthsOil prices ended higher on Monday, marking the expiration of the July contract for U.S. benchmark crude futures, as an improvement in the longer-term outlook prompted one major investment bank to raise its price targets for the commodity. But a rise in cases of COVID-19 is dulling near-term prospects for energy demand, keeping a lid on price gains.
11:08 a.m. June 15, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil settles higher as global production declines outweigh pandemic-related demand concerns BP warns of lasting impact from the pandemicOil futures give up earlier losses to settle higher Monday, buoyed by declines in global crude production even as the potential for a fresh hit to demand climbs on the back of an apparent increase in new cases of coronavirus.
5:44 a.m. June 2, 2020 - By Brad Slingerlend
A semiconductor ‘cold war’ is heating up between the U.S. and China The world runs on semiconductors, most of which pass through TaiwanThe world runs on semiconductors, most of which pass through Taiwan.
8:44 a.m. May 30, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
Social Security recipients may be in for a rude awakening later this year There’s a larger problem: aligning retiree spending with Social Security checks There’s a larger problem: aligning retiree spending with Social Security checks
11:40 a.m. May 29, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil futures up 88% in May, biggest monthly rise on record Baker Hughes reports a weekly decline of 15 U.S. oil rigsU.S. oil futures reverse course to finish higher, getting a boost as traders eye developments tied to tensions between the U.S. and China, and as another drop in U.S. oil rigs suggested further domestic production declines.
11:30 a.m. May 28, 2020 - By William Watts
Oil turns higher, waving off unexpected rise in crude stocks as gasoline inventories fallOil futures reverse higher Thursday, gaining ground despite an unexpected rise in U.S. crude inventories, with investors focusing on a drop in gasoline stocks and a further decline in the number of barrels at the New York Mercantile Exchange’s delivery hub in Cushing, Oklahoma.
11:04 a.m. May 20, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices finish at 10-week high as domestic crude supplies, Cushing stocks drop EIA reports a 5 million-barrel weekly fall in U.S. crude suppliesOil futures climb on Wednesday to finish at their highest in about 10 weeks on the back of weekly declines in domestic crude supplies and stocks at the Cushing, Okla. storage hub.
11:35 a.m. May 15, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil benchmark posts a 19% weekly climb on output cuts, improving demand outlook Baker Hughes reports a 9th straight weekly fall in U.S. oil-rig countOil futures trade higher Friday, with the U.S. benchmark on track for a strong weekly gain as investors turn their focus toward supply cuts.
11:27 a.m. May 14, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures up sharply, with U.S. prices near a 6-week high Big production cuts, bets for higher demand lift hopes for market balanceOil futures rise sharply on Thursday, finding support as the International Energy Agency points to a tightening of the supply picture later in the year.
11:22 a.m. May 7, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices finish lower as worries about demand resurface Prices saw earlier gains as Saudi Arabia lifted prices and China oil imports climbed Crude-oil futures give up earlier gains on Thursday, with downbeat comments from Federal Reserve officials on economic activity and some doubts over producer compliance with OPEC+ output-cut agreement prompting prices to settle lower.
11:12 a.m. May 1, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil prices climb by nearly 17% for the week as OPEC+ production cuts beginU.S. oil futures finish higher on Friday to score a weekly gain as the market marks the official start date for production cuts under the recent agreement between major oil producers.
11:20 a.m. April 30, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil prices climb 25% to pare monthly loss to 8% Major oil producers begin output cutbacksOil futures finish 25% higher for Thursday’s session, paring their loss for the month as traders eye the outlook for global crude supply, demand and crude storage capacity.
6:33 a.m. April 30, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
5 ways to slow global warming that share the burden with the oil patch: McKinsey McKinsey report details a tough-but-achievable approach to limit warming to 1.5 degrees, including lessons from the COVID-19 shutdown Any recovery from COVID-19 can and should include a mandate for a transition to a lower-carbon future, a report from consultants McKinsey argues.
11:07 a.m. April 21, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil’s June contract tumbles over 43% to 21-year low as May contract expires at $10 a barrel Brent oil prices fall by more than 24%Oil futures see volatile trading on Tuesday, with the most-active June contract for the U.S. benchmark marking the lowest finish in 21 years, a day after the May contract made history by settling in negative territory for the first time ever.
11:17 a.m. April 15, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
U.S. oil prices settle at lowest in more than 18 years EIA reports biggest weekly U.S. crude supply climb on record; IEA warns of record annual demand lossU.S. benchmark oil prices settle at their lowest since early 2002 on a grim forecast for a record decline in global oil demand this year and a 12th consecutive weekly rise in U.S. crude stockpiles.
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