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U.S. Treasury debt extended early price losses following news that a majority of Senate Republicans are expected to support a tentative deal to at least temporarily avert the "fiscal cliff" of tax increases and government spending cuts.
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European stocks were flat in early afternoon trading on Monday as fears over a lack of resolution to the U.S.' "fiscal cliff" weighed on sentiment.
Asian shares closed lower on Monday, with uncertainty over U.S. budget negotiations weighing on stocks on the last trading day of the year and trading volumes relatively subdued with many markets closed for New Year's Day.
The practice of short selling, betting that stock will fall to profit from the decline, has declined, according to research firm Markit, and this trend is much more pronounced in Europe than it is in the U.S.
Even if Congress cobbles together some type of "fiscal cliff" band-aid deal, it may only appease markets for a short time.
Asian stocks have made hefty gains this year despite global economic uncertainty, but in the weeks ahead, analysts warn against a possible pull-back in equities if the U.S. is unable to avert the "fiscal cliff" – a series of tax hikes and spending cuts that could tip the world's largest economy into recession.
Steve Goldman, Managing Director, Kapstream Capital remains optimistic on corporate bonds. Speaking of Europe, he says that ECB action has helped reduce tail risks, leaving a benign environment for EU bonds.
Steve Goldman, Managing Director, Kapstream Capital says that volatility will rule the roost in 2013 for bond markets, with no dramatic move expected in U.S. Treasurys.
The U.S. dollar edged up to a two-week high against major currencies Friday as investors waited to see if U.S. politicians can strike a last-minute budget deal.
Stocks took another beating Friday, after a report that President Barack Obama said he is not going to make a new budget offer during the "fiscal cliff" summit at the White House.
Oil prices settled lower after U.S. data showed a sharp rise in gasoline inventories and as investors worried that U.S. budget negotiators may not reach a deal in time to avert a fiscal crisis that could erode oil demand.
U.S. benchmark Treasury debt prices rose for a third consecutive session on Friday on safe-haven buying as hopes faded for a deal to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts that could throw the U.S. economy back into recession.
Gold fell, wiping out what would have been its first weekly gain since November, as traders priced the market lower while awaiting the outcome of last-ditch U.S. budget talks before a year-end deadline.
European shares ended in negative territory Friday as investors remained cautious over the looming "fiscal cliff" and following some weak economic reports.
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