Employment Cost Index barely rises in Q2. NEW YORK, July 31- U.S. The Employment Cost Index, the broadest measure of labor costs, rose 0.2 percent, marking the smallest increase in the index's 33- year history, the U.S. Labor Department reported.» Read More
The risk of a double-dip recession in the U.S. has subsided, but investors should not grow complacent, says John Hailer, Natixis Global Asset Mgmt. president/CEO.
Treasury yields are down after ISM results show the U.S. manufacturing sector has improved. Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services says "right now, I think yields are going higher and the curve is going to steepen." Meanwhile Todd Gordon, Aspen Trading Group, offers his view on the Norweigan krone.
With the quarter drawing to a close on Friday, we asked the gang as well as some Fast friends for the best ideas going into Q2. Here’s what’s on their radars.
Think the yen's headed for more weakness? You won't hear it from this strategist.
Sharing perspective on what investors should expect from the markets in Q2, with Gordon Charlop, Rosenblatt Securities, Anthony Grisanti, GRZ Energy, and Jeff Kilburg, Treasury Curve.
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The price of gold, one of the most eagerly watched indicators of market confidence, is currently “too low” relative to real interest rates, according to commodities analysts at Goldman Sachs.
When does a rising sovereign bond yield curve signify positive sentiment? When it’s at rock-bottom to start with. A steepening yield curve, as well as the rise in absolute yields, suggests that the market expects interest rates to be rising sooner than the 2015 date that the Fed has implied.
Despite improving economic data and rising Treasury yields, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is right to be worried about a false dawn for the U.S. economy, Randall S. Kroszner, a former governor of the Federal Reserve told CNBC on Friday.
This currency pro is keeping tabs on Treasury yields to determine the dollar's direction.
Bond yields are still near historic lows, but with this uptick in yields, is it time to reallocate your portfolio on the fixed-income side? Jeffrey Christakos, Westfield Wealth Mgmt. weighs in.
Blackstone vice chairman Byron Wien told CNBC that oil prices will drop further, predicting that tensions with Iran will loosen this year.
Why the markets have taken a turn for the worse this morning amid a risk-averse trading environment, with Byron Wien, Blackstone Advisory Partners.
This strategist is short the dollar, but he expects the outlook to change.
An unpredictable market, rising fuel prices, and growing concern that inflation may trend higher as the economic recovery takes hold. Enter: Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.
The government wants to make it easier for workers to convert part of their 401(k) savings into an annuity that would pay guaranteed income checks for life — no matter the ups and downs in the markets.
The market rally seen in recent sessions could be short lived as many downside risks remain, Gemma Godfrey, head of investment strategy at Brooks Macdonald Asset Management told CNBC Friday.
Risk appetite has been a good predictor of currency moves ever since the financial crisis, but that's changing.
Foreign demand for U.S. Treasury debt rose to a record high in January. China, the largest buyer of Treasury debt, increased its holdings for the first time in six months.
Yield movements in 10 and 30-year US bonds suggest money is filtering away from safe haven Treasurys as investors look to boost returns.