Bond Market

Bonds Through The Cycle

The US yield curve (10s minus 2s spread) has been contracting.<p>This is tracks along with the unemployment rate and reflects the point that the …

Economy

It's Never Too Late to Plan for Retirement

Forget something? Regardless of your age, if you “forgot” to think about retirement, it’s not too late to start. There is plenty of advice out there …

Personal Finance

The World Is Looking A Lot Greyer

The world is growing older at its fastest rate ever. By 2050, those 65 years and older are set to double as a share of global population (from 8.5% …

Personal Finance

Sell-Off in Riskier Bonds Brews Slowdown Concerns

The difference in yield between risky high-yield bonds and government bonds has widened sharply, sparking concern that the sell-off foreshadows an …

Trading

How to Avoid Squandering Your Retirement

Private and public pension plans provide different levels of comfort but there are always gaps. One way to address this is to go back to basics …

Personal Finance

The Oil Era Isn’t Over – But It Is Changing

Crude oil prices extended losses on 15 November on reports that Russia is concerned that prolonging oil output cuts further into 2018 will allow US …

Personal Finance

With Tax Reform, There’s No Free Lunch

The US Senate has unveiled its version of tax reform. While the media is highlighting differences with the House version, we think the broad outlines …

Personal Finance

A bond market crash is a growing worry for investors

One of the top three worries for investors right now is a crash in global bond markets.<p>When asked what poses the biggest "tail risk," or worry for …

Economy

China Throws Lifeline to Developers Hitting Record Wall of Debt

Chinese developers facing a looming wall of debt repayments have been thrown a lifeline by regulators easing access to offshore financing. That won’t …

Business

Historical Precedence For How A Bond 'Bubble' Ends

The UK government tried very hard to hold on. They had been able to raise $200 million from JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM), a significant sum at that time under …

Economy

The Surprising Way The Bond Market Matters For Stocks

<i>Stocks are expensive by most measures. Russ discusses why the bond market can impact whether that can be sustained.</i><p>One of the reasons stocks have …

Business

What Marshmallows Can Teach You About Managing Your Money

We're entering the time of year when investors begin to take stock (no pun intended) of their portfolio performance. Reflection can be useful, but …

Personal Finance

Recent Eurozone Growth Won’t Make the Euro Soar

The Eurozone economic outlook is looking more positive as of late, leading to some speculation that the euro will rise further following strong …

Investing

The Bitcoin Conundrum

By Matthew DeMichiel, Kevin Dennean and Laura Kane<p>While Bitcoin's return on investment this year has been outstanding, it hasn't happened without …

Personal Finance

How Women Around The World Save for Retirement

When it comes to saving for retirement, where you live matters – especially for women, who usually live longer than men, and also tend to have lower …

Personal Finance

The Sales Event That's Bigger Than Black Friday and Cyber Monday Combined

China’s e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba shattered global retail records with its sales on 11 November, or “Singles’ Day,” the largest offline and …

Personal Finance

Convertible Bond Market in Frenzy

In China, the convertible bond market is in a feeding frenzy.<p>From the perspective of investors: During the past month or so, convertible bond-trading …

Finance

CANADA FX DEBT-C$ pares some recent gains ahead of NAFTA talks

* Canadian dollar at C$1.2730, or 78.55 U.S. cents<p>* 5th round of NAFTA talks due to be held Nov. 17-21<p>* Canada's bond market was closed for …

Economy

Geopolitical Risk and the Bond Market

November 13th, 2017, 6:07 AM UTC<p>Desmond Soon, head of investment management for Asia at Western Asset Management, discusses his search for yield and …

Business

The ECB Holds The Key To The Dollar

Draghi drags his feet.<p>Disappointment sends the euro lower.<p>Rates will rise in Europe and QE will end - it's just a matter of time.<p>A new high in the …

Economy

The Retirement Promise Is Broken

Today, more than a century after German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck established the first government-administered pension system, we find ourselves …

Stock Markets

The Bond Market Is Looking Weird

The market's momentum can be derailed by many different forces, but the one you need to respect the most is the bond market. Right now, the bond …

Banking

We’re probably entering a bond market bubble. Here’s what to do about it

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan recently told Bloomberg that we are entering a bond market bubble in the U.S., and all signs point to …

Finance

China’s Move To Open Financial Market Cuts Risk Of Trade War

The Chinese stock market barely took notice of the government’s decision to open up its financial services firms to foreign control by easing …

S&P 500

And the Prize for 2017 Goes To….

On November 9, 2016, the S&P 500 closed up 1.1%, small-cap stocks were 3.1% higher, the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond rose 0.11%, and the US …

Personal Finance

Impotent or Lucky? Fed May Be Both, According to the Bond Market

(Bloomberg) -- Judging from the bond market, the Federal Reserve is some combination of ineffective and lucky.<p>As policy makers have pushed the …

Economy

Bond Market Turns Less Hospitable to Junk

A red-hot bond market is turning more frosty toward junk-rated issuers.<p>Investors demanded a 3.79 percentage point premium, or spread, over going rates to own junk bonds, the highest in nearly two months on Thursday, according to index data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. That's up from 3.38 …

Business

A Modest Disposal: Dow Drops 100 Points But the S&P 500 Still Can’t Shed a Half a Point

Oh what a relief it is.<p>Stocks were well on their way to their biggest selloff in a while. But in the end, the S&P 500's streak of days without a drop …

Finance

Take Five - World markets themes for the week ahead

LONDON (Reuters) - Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories …

Economy

Data Brand Dependence

If it is a day ending in “y” you can be sure there is somewhere in the financial press a story or “news report” of the looming bond selloff – even if …

Economy