Treasury yields fall following Fed minutes

US Treasury yields fell on Thursday morning, as investors digested the latest Federal Reserve meeting minutes. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note ebbed 3 basis points to 2.7165% at 3:45 am ET. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond moved 2 basis points lower to 2.9412%. Yields move inversely to prices and 1 … Read more

Russia is now exposed to a historic debt default: Here’s what happens next

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia May 16, 2022. Sergei Guneev | Sputnik | via Reuters The US has announced that it will not extend an exemption permitting Moscow to pay foreign debt to American investors in US dollars, potentially forcing Russia into … Read more

Recession won’t strike stocks despite ugly market

While retail investors head for the exits as stock prices fluctuate sharply, Evercore ISI’s Julian Emanuel wants to put money to work. He calls the market environment very ugly, but he believes the economy will avert a recession – particularly due to healthy credit markets and continued gains. “The path to higher [stock] prices really … Read more

U.S. bars Russia from paying bondholders through American banks, increasing default risk

The Kremlin towers and Ivan the Great Cathedral in Moscow. Kirill Kudryavtsev | Afp | Getty Images The Biden administration will ban Russia’s government from paying bondholders through American banks starting Wednesday morning, the Treasury Department said. The move increases the odds that Russia will default on its outstanding debt. It is the latest sanction … Read more

18% of Americans plan to increase stock market investments this year

Thianchai Sitthikongsak | Moment | Getty Images The stock market’s roller-coaster ride is not inspiring confidence in investors. Still, a small portion do plan to take advantage of recent price dips. About 18% of Americans are willing to put more money into stock market investments this year, including retirement accounts, according to a recent survey … Read more

Stephen Roach gives stagflation warning, calls peak inflation absurd

Stagflation is making a comeback, according to former Morgan Stanley Asia chairman Stephen Roach. He warns the US is on a dangerous path that leads to higher prices coupled with slower growth. “This inflation problem is widespread, it’s persistent and likely to be protracted,” Roach told CNBC’s “Fast Money” on Thursday. “The markets are not … Read more

Investors could get a reprieve from vicious stock sell-off in week ahead

Investors could get a reprieve in the week ahead from the vicious selling cycle that has gripped the stock market since late March. Stocks bounced off of Thursday’s washout lows and were set to exit the week with reduced losses after Friday’s rally. Buyers on Friday hunted for bargains among small caps, biotechnology names, the … Read more

How to buy more than $10,000 in nearly risk-free I bonds this year

Chris Ryan | Getty Images I bonds have surged in popularity as riskier assets slip. The bonds are backed by the federal government, the principal does not lose value and the bonds earn monthly interest through two parts, a fixed rate and a variable rate. Currently, the variable component will pay a record 9.62% annual … Read more

Treasury prices slip as investors pile back into stocks

US Treasury prices slipped on Friday, seeing yields jump, as investors sold out of government bonds and looked to move back into stock markets. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note surged 9 basis points to 2.9131% at 4:15 am ET. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 9 base points to 3.0704%. … Read more

10-year Treasury yield dips back below 3% after hotter-than-expected inflation data

The 10-year US Treasury yield slipped on Wednesday after a release of key inflation data showed a faster-than-expected rise in prices. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose above 3% following the report before settling down 3 basis points to 2.97%. The 30-year Treasury bond added nearly 5 base points to 3,083%. Yields … Read more