Category Archives: Bonds

Bonds are getting bashed by a hawkish Janet Yellen

Janet Yellen just gave the markets a wake-up call — the Federal Reserve does intend to raise rates three times this year, and possibly even in March. Bonds sold off and their yields jumped as traders reacted to the Fed

US Treasurys edge lower; Federal Reserve eyed

U.S. government debt prices were lower on Monday as investors focused on comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve later in the week. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury notes, which moves inversely to price, was higher at around 2.432

As Trump hustles to nail down a tax overhaul, he faces the biggest federal debt surge since Truman

After issuing a blizzard of executive orders in his first weeks in office, President Donald Trump is again dangling his signature campaign promise of deep tax cuts for American businesses and households. Facing pressure to release a specific plan, Trump

Treasurys mostly lower after 3-year note sale

U.S. government debt prices were mixed on Tuesday as investors focused on Treasury auctions and economic data. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-year notes on Tuesday at a high yield of 1.423 percent. Indirect bidders, which include major

Been-Here Feeling Saps Ghana Bonds Amid $1.6 Billion Hole

Ghana investors are getting that deja-vu feeling. The West African nation’s ballooning budget gap has dismayed investors betting the combination of a new government and an International Monetary Fund program would bring the country’s finances under control. The discovery of a 7

European Bonds Post Worst January on Record Amid Political Angst

Euro-region bonds handed investors the worst start to a year on record as heightened political risk across the currency bloc added to speculation the European Central Bank may bring its asset-purchase program to an abrupt halt in 2018. With general

Contrarian call: Why one trader is buying bonds

The bond market has suffered in the months since the U.S. election, but one trader is making a bull case for Treasurys. Investors are pricing in “hype” surrounding higher rates expected this year, along with perceived economic expansion under President

Alarms Are Sounding in European Bonds

By Mark Gilbert Jean-Claude Trichet, the European Central Bank’s former president, used to argue that one of the euro’s greatest achievements was driving government borrowing costs down to match those of Germany, the region’s benchmark borrower. In recent weeks, however, fissures

Microsoft Sells $17 Billion in Second Bond Deal in Six Months

Microsoft Corp. found ample demand for its $17 billion bond offering, allowing it to cut borrowing rates on its second multibillion note offering in six months. The tech giant received at least twice as many orders as it had bonds

Greek Bonds’ Reality Check

It was never going to last. Greek government bonds have given back about a sixth of their surprising gains late last year, having reacted badly to a leaked International Monetary Fund draft report describing the country’s debt and financing needs