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US stocks and bond prices rise as traders assess outlook for rates

US stocks and bond prices rise as traders assess outlook for rates

US stocks snapped their recent losing streak on Wednesday, while government bond prices rose despite fresh warnings about large interest rate rises. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index jumped 2.1 cent for its first daily rise of the month, and the broader S&P 500 index rose 1.8 per cent. In bond markets, the yield on the …

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No Escape From Biggest Bond Loss in Decades as Fed Keeps Hiking

No Escape From Biggest Bond Loss in Decades as Fed Keeps Hiking

(Bloomberg) — Investors who might be looking for the world’s biggest bond market to rally back soon from its worst losses in decades appear doomed to disappointment. Most Read from Bloomberg The US employment report on Friday illustrated the momentum of the economy in face of the Federal Reserve’s escalating effort to cool it down, …

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US junk bond sell-off resumes after Fed snaps summer rally

US junk bond sell-off resumes after Fed snaps summer rally

Risky US corporate borrowers are facing a renewed jump in borrowing costs as concerns that further sharp Federal Reserve rate rises will weigh heavily on the world’s biggest economy grip markets. Yields on US junk bonds have jumped to almost 8.6 per cent from a mid-August low of 7.4 per cent, according to an Ice …

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Bond markets complicate Fed decision after blowout jobs report

Bond markets complicate Fed decision after blowout jobs report

Bond yields ripped higher after new employment data showed the U.S. economy adding a breakneck 528,000 jobs in the month of July. Emily Roland, co-chief investment strategist at John Hancock Investment Management, told Yahoo Finance the strong July jobs report shows that the economy is “not there yet” when it comes to recession. Michael Pearce, …

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Gold, silver pounded by strong USDX, rising bond yields, lower oil

Gold, silver pounded by strong USDX, rising bond yields, lower oil

Editor’s Note: With so much market volatility, stay on top of daily news! Get caught up in minutes with our speedy summary of today’s must-read news and expert opinions. Sign up here! (Kitco News) – Gold and silver prices are solidly down in midday U.S. trading Thursday. Gold scored an 11-month low and …

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Cash is pouring into municipal bond ETFs. Here's why they could be winners for investors

Cash is pouring into municipal bond ETFs. Here’s why they could be winners for investors

Municipal bond funds may be having their moment in the sun after a rough start to the year for fixed income. According to Strategas Research, the iShares National Muni Bond ETF (MUB) saw the second highest inflows in the second quarter among U.S. ETFs at $5.4 billion. That was behind only the SPDR Bloomberg 1-3 …

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US bond market flashes warning signal of economic slowdown

US bond market flashes warning signal of economic slowdown

The Treasury bond market flashed a warning signal on Tuesday and investors piled into haven assets, evidence of the fears of potential recession that have gripped global markets. Yields on 10-year US government bonds slumped below those on two-year notes for the third time this year. So-called inversions of the yield curve have preceded every …

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Chinese real-estate developers are accepting wheat, garlic, and peaches as down payments for properties as the market slumps and bond defaults mount

Chinese real-estate developers are accepting wheat, garlic, and peaches as down payments for properties as the market slumps and bond defaults mount

In China’s depressed real-estate market, desperate developers are accepting wheat and garlic as down payments for rural properties to boost sales. The alternative payment method comes as analysts expect property sales in China to have dropped by 25% from January to June amid China’s zero-Covid strategy, according to Reuters. China’s citizens are also shying away …

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Op-ed: This 'unfamiliar' type of bond fund may offer opportunities for fixed-income investors

Op-ed: This ‘unfamiliar’ type of bond fund may offer opportunities for fixed-income investors

Yellow Dog Productions | The Image Bank | Getty Images Investors discouraged by a bond market where yields are savaged by inflation may find relief in what, for many, is an unfamiliar fixed-income vehicle: closed-end municipal bond funds. These funds, less common than the open-ended variety, are offered by large financial services companies. Some are …

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Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

It’s easy to want to duck for cover given the carnage seen this year in stocks and bonds, particularly with the Federal Reserve vowing to wage an unconditional battle against high inflation. While inflation running at a 40-year high still sits near the top of the list of worries for many investors, another potential bugaboo …

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