Tag: bonds

Pros are changing up their portfolios due to the unexpected decline in rates. How they’re playing it

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE Technology and growth stocks are back in favor with some investors, and the trend has been helped by a surprise drop in bond yields. The 10-year Treasury yield was at 1.46% Friday, after touching 1.43% Thursday, its lowest level since March 3. Yields […]

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Fed minutes include talk about potential future talk of tapering

A number of Federal Reserve officials said at the central bank’s late April meeting that it could soon be time to begin talking about talking about scaling back its massive asset purchases, according to minutes of the discussion released Wednesday. “A number of participants suggested that if the economy continued tomake rapid progress toward the […]

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Junk bonds: An unlikely haven for rate hike-wary investors

LONDON: With the possibility of an inflation-led market sell-off on their minds, many bond investors are retreating for shelter to the unlikely haven of junk bonds, a sector typically considered one of the riskiest. Bonds from companies with ratings below BBB-minus are considered less safe, hence the market term “junk” or “high-yield”. They offer better […]

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Opinion: One sure prediction about the stock market’s future is that it won’t be anything like the past

What if the lesson of history is that the future will be unlike the past? In that event, of course, all bets are off. Yet this distinct possibility comes from several different historians of U.S. financial markets. Each of them points out that the financial markets periodically undergo profound sea changes, after which they bear […]

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RIL promoter group co Sikka Ports plans to raise Rs 4,000 cr via bonds

Mumbai: Sikka Ports and Terminals (SPTL), a Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) promoter group company, is likely to raise Rs 4,000 crore from a group of three large private sector lenders comprising Axis Bank, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank, three people aware of the matter told ET. These banks are expected to subscribe to five-year bonds, […]

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An alternative to ‘no alternative’: How bonds snuck up on stocks

By Katie Greifeld and Vildana Hajric A common narrative in markets is that with global rates so low, equities are the only game in town for investors with an appetite for upside. But after the worst selloff in Treasuries since 1980, the edge for stocks is starting to dull. While yields are still low relative […]

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Here’s why inflation is kryptonite for bonds as Powell’s comments rock markets

The bond market sold off on Thursday when Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expressed little worry about inflation and provided no indication of policy changes ahead. In an exchange with the Wall Street Journal, the central bank leader acknowledged that an economy recuperating from the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic could see some price pressures […]

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Stock futures little changed as Wall Street looks to shake off Big Tech’s slide

U.S. stock futures were largely flat on Monday evening after tech stocks fell sharply to start the week. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked up 13 points, or less than 0.1%. Those for the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100 were down less than 0.1%. The move in futures comes after a […]

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