NEW YORK, July 6- Benchmark U.S. Concerns over Greece drove safe-haven demand for Treasuries. "Some might perceive the risk of a bad outcome in Greece has marginally increased" since the ECB has made it slightly more expensive for Greek banks to access ECB liquidity, said Boris Rjavinski, a strategist at UBS in Stamford, Connecticut.» Read More
On Thursday the Fast Money traders scoured the market looking for the next market 'tell'. Are the bulls about to stage a comeback?
If you needed any more proof about how risk averse investors have become, look no further than the corporate bond market. With interest rates at record lows, corporate America is coming to the debt market in droves. And investors seem to have an almost insatiable appetite.
America is a "Mickey Mouse economy" that is technically bankrupt, according to Jochen Wermuth, the CIO and managing partner at Wermuth Asset Management.
The blame for the uncertainty that surrounds Tuesday’s meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee should perhaps be placed on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's leadership style, or lack of it.
With interest rates at or near historic lows, you may think it is time to flee the bond market. Don't. "Despite the talk of a bond bubble or a bond bear market, it’s not the end of the world for a diversified investor," says one market watcher.
Rates keep falling, and Wall Street increasingly seems convinced that they will stay low for years. But it isn’t the Federal Reserve that is cutting them — it is the bond market. The NYT reports.
Markets are bracing for a not-so-good July jobs report, which should show a continued sluggish recovery in private sector payrolls.
On Thursday our traders were attempting to gauge the ripple effect, after Russia said it would temporarily halt grain exports.
The American consumer is a major theme Thursday, as chain stores report their monthly sales.
A report on the health of the service sector, and ADP's private sector jobs report are of big interest to markets that are already counting down to Friday's July employment report.
The monthly sales reports will be issued by car makers throughout the day and are expected to show an annualized selling rate of 11.4 million vehicles, up from 11.1 million last month.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in the US has warned that unless policymakers act, then growing budget deficits will cause debt to rise to unsupportable levels.
Economic reports on jobs, manufacturing and the consumer could be what trips up stocks in the week ahead, deflating some of July's 7 percent gain.
Stocks head into the final day of July with the best monthly gain in a year, yet July's hot performance has only sparked debate about what August will bring.
Weekly jobless claims will again be a big event for Thursday's markets, and economists think the number will not really show any improvement.
High net worth investors increased their positions in stocks for a seventh straight week. Is the summer rally over or just getting started?
Durable goods orders for June due Wednesday could have as much directional sway with stocks as the flood of earnings news coming from companies like Boeing, Conoco Phillips and Comcast.
How can you trust the rally is real? The Fast Money gang reveals 4 signals that could either confirm or deny the gains!
Earnings news Tuesday may again be the catalyst for a stock market that's showing improving technical strength.
By Monday’s close the bulls were claiming victory after the Dow turned positive for the year and the S&P broke above a key technical level. Are the bears going into hibernation?