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The dollar gained on the Swiss franc on Thursday and approached a 4-1/2-year high against the yen as investors continued to punish low-yielding currencies in a quest for higher returns.
An uptick in bond yields and rising oil prices are adding pressure to stock futures after yesterday's rocky trading day. Asian stocks were higher overnight, but European markets are wilting this morning.
Stock futures are laying a firm foundation for a higher opening today, as some big earnings dominate the morning headlines. Morgan Stanley stock is climbing after the firm reported a 41% increase in profit.
Investors have to ask themselves some critical questions this week. Chief among them: are higher Treasury yields here to stay and are we close to the top in yields?
Rob Vanden Assem, portfolio manager, SunAmerican Strategic Bond Fund, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that he’s not fretting about what The Wall Street Journal called “The Coming Credit Meltdown.”
The direction of bond yields will be the key factor for European stock markets next week, according to Bruno Verstraete, CEO of Nautilus Invest.
Inflation data will set the agenda today as traders await the release of the CPI. Stock markets around the world are higher.
Stock futures are higher today as investors await wholesale inflation data while keeping an eye on the bond market. Global stock markets rebounded after yesterday's turnaround on Wall Street and tamer bond markets.
A hedge fund managed by Bear Stearns is scrambling to sell large amounts of mortgage-backed bonds in a potentially troubling sign for the broader mortgage-backed bond market, The Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition.
Like a cyclone, the rate move in the global bond market is unsettling everything in its path and leaving a new high-tide mark for credit worldwide.
"Cash is king" in today's bond market -- if rates keep rising. That's the opinion shared by Joseph Balestrino, senior vice president and senior portfolio manager at Federated Investors, and Tony Crescenzi, chief bond market strategist at Miller Tabak. The bond mavens advised "Morning Call" viewers how to play the market.
In an interview with CNBC, former bond bull Gross said strong global growth will be a drag on long-term bond yields.
European stock markets look set to carry over negative sentiment from the previous week, as fears over rising borrowing costs erode confidence in the recent equity bull run, but investors are over reacting to the selloff in bonds, according to Stephen Pope, Head of Equity Research at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe.
Stocks futures are wrestling with another surge in bond yields this morning and for now have the upper hand as futures edge into the positive zone. Asian markets closed lower overnight and European stocks are weaker.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? There are plenty of worried-looking people wandering around in trading rooms this morning.
Long-time bond bull Bill Gross, just a year after declaring the end of the bear market for U.S. Treasuries, Thursday conceded the snappy pace of global economic growth will likely keep bonds on their heels.
Stocks are struggling ahead of the opening as a selloff in the Treasury market pushed the yield on the 10-year above the key 5% level for the first time since last July. May sales results from chain stores are rolling in and merger activity continues to make headlines.
David Reilly, director of portfolio strategy at Rydex Investments, told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” that rising interest rates may take a bite out of equities in the short-term.
Rising rates trump all else this morning as Wall Street braces for a downhill slide on the opening. European markets are broadly lower, continuing their downtrend after the European Central Bank raised interest rates by a quarter point to 4%, as expected. Chinese stocks closed higher and Asia's other markets were mixed.
Wall Street is heading for a down day after China's move to cool its overheated stock market with a tax hike drove Shanghai shares down 6.5% and pulled the floor out of stock buying around the world. Asian markets closed lower and European stocks are down across the continent. Some buyers appear to be moving into U.S. Treasurys where rates are slipping this morning.