Tag: Bonds

  • US Treasury Bond Yields Ahead of Fed Interest Rate Decision

    US Treasury yields fell on Wednesday as investors awaited the Federal Reserve’s latest interest rate decision and central bank monetary policy guidance. At 5:48 a.m. ET, the 10-year Treasury yield was down 2 basis points to 3.587%. The 2-year Treasury was trading at 4.134% after falling about 4 basis points. Yields and prices move in […]

  • 5 ways US bank failures could affect the March 2023 Fed rate decision

    The Federal Reserve is meeting this week to decide on the next move on interest rates, just as its years-long battle against inflation collides with a crisis in the financial sector. The Fed’s next move will be closely watched as recent bank failures bring back memories of the 2008 financial crisis. Even ahead of the […]

  • Resist the urge to hide in cash. How to increase returns in your portfolio, according to UBS

    It may seem like second nature to hide in cash during these volatile markets, but according to UBS, investors should buy bonds while yields are still good. The Federal Reserve has been on its rate hike campaign for about a year and many suspect it will start another rate hike next Wednesday. The tightening of […]

  • Two bond ETF strategies that can help investors profit from interest rate hikes

    According to Joanna Gallegos, co-founder of fixed income ETF issuer BondBloxx, the interest rate jitters are meaningfully pushing investors toward the shorter end of the yield curve. Gallegos, former head of global ETF strategy for JPMorgan, thinks it’s a good approach. “It’s an intuitive trade. This isn’t 2022. This isn’t even five years ago. The […]

  • investors await key jobs data

    US Treasury yields fell Friday as investors awaited key jobs data that could affect future interest rate decisions from the Federal Reserve. At 4:28 am ET, the 10-year Treasury was trading at 3.8354% after falling nearly nine basis points. The yield on the 2-year Treasury fell more than seven basis points to 4.8285%. Yields and […]

  • investors are weighing the prospects of the Fed’s interest rate policy

    US Treasuries rose Thursday as investors weighed the prospect of further rate hikes from the Federal Reserve and awaited new economic data. At 4:23 a.m. ET, the yield on the 10-year Treasury benchmark was up just over three basis points to 4.028%, trading above the 4% mark at levels last seen in early November. The […]

  • Government bond yields rose slightly at the start of the week

    U.S. Treasury yields rose slightly on Monday as investors continue to monitor the outlook for inflation and the economy. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond rose 1 basis point to 3.959%, ​​and the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond rose less than a basis point to 3.941%. Revenues move inversely to prices. Treasure […]

  • Jim Bianco warns that stocks face serious competition

    Traditional savings accounts compete with stocks. And according to Wall Street forecaster Jim Bianco, the winner could be your neighborhood bank for the first time in years. He argues that rising interest rates are offering investors safer ways to generate income. “Cash is no longer garbage. That was a two-decade-old meme that doesn’t apply,” the […]

  • investors anticipate Fed meeting minutes

    US Treasury yields fell Wednesday as investors awaited the release of the Federal Reserve’s latest minutes and assessed the outlook for monetary policy. At 3:46 a.m. ET, the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond fell less than one basis point to 3.9468%. It had briefly risen to 3.966% earlier in the session, a level last […]

  • US Treasuries: Investors Process Inflation Data

    U.S. Treasury yields rose Friday as investors processed higher-than-expected wholesale inflation data and pondered what that might mean for Federal Reserve policy changes. At 5:32 a.m. ET, the yield on the 10-year Treasury was up more than 5 points to 3.902%. The yield on 2-year government bonds was 4.69% after an increase of more than […]