Bond prices rebounded on Tuesday after a steep sell-off just one day earlier. So is that a good thing or not?
As confidence increases in stocks and a slew of factors works against US debt, investors are unlikely to flock to Treasury bonds until yields get significantly higher.
There is a tidal wave of government bonds coming to market the next few years. Estimates are for $2 trillion a year for at least the next two years. So on the one side of the pit over which a good tug of war is waged is the Treasury offering a ton of bonds for sale. On the other side is the Federal Reserve offering to buy $300 billion of that debt in the hope that it will keep interest rates down. Doesn't sound like a fair fight.
The trend for stocks is higher, yet gains in June may be harder to come by unless economic data perks up.
Sick of all the bad news and in need of some good? The Mad Money host finds reasons for cheer.
Stocks capped a winning month with a 1-percent rally Friday as traders squeezed in a few last-minute trades to close out the month of May. Investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment and less-bad GDP report. Oil stocks benefited from the rise in oil prices. Dell ended higher after beating its earnings target. GM ended at 75 cents a share.
Stocks made another break higher Friday as investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment and less-bad GDP report. Oil stocks benefited from the rise in oil prices. Dell shot out of the gate after beating its earnings target but other techs were slow to follow. GM fell below $1.
Stocks wobbled Friday as investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment less-bad GDP report but still remained a bit jittery. Dell shot out of the gate after beating its earnings target but other techs were slow to follow. GM fell below $1.
Stock index futures indicated a higher open for Wall Street Friday after the latest GDP report showed the economic decline began to slow in the first quarter.
Mortgage rates at some lenders spiked by as much as 1 percent on Wednesday and saw little relief on Thursday, mortgage brokers said.
Stocks jumped Thursday as strength in energy shares and robust demand for Treasury debt sparked optimism among traders.
Stocks ended higher Thursday as crude prices climbed after an inventory pare-down and the results of the Treasury bond auction eased concerns about government debt.
Stocks rebounded Thursday as crude prices climbed after inventories were pared more than expected. Stocks had gotten off to a wobbly start as investors juggled a bleak report on new-home sales with any optimism from the unexpected drop in jobless claims and GM's deal with bondholders.
Stocks retreated Thursday, after a higher open, as bleak report on new-home sales overshadowed any optimism from the unexpected drop in jobless claims and GM's deal with bondholders.
Stocks opened higher Thursday after an unexpected drop in initial jobless claims.
Futures held onto gains Thursday after an unexpected drop in initial jobless claims. However, the gains were muted as Dow component P&G slashed its outlook.
The Dow and S&P 500 fell on Wednesday as rising yields on U.S. government Treasuries sparked worries about increased borrowing costs.
Stocks finished near session lows Wednesday as rising bond yields on government debt raised concern that borrowing costs are going to start going up and tamp down the economic recovery.
Stocks got a quick pop Wednesday after a report showed existing-home sales rose in April but quickly retreated as the previous day's optimism faded and GM stirred anxiety in the market. But tech stocks gained, sending the Nasdaq into positive territory.
With the bulls and bear battling ferociously to control this market, how should you trade?