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What it means for the market that the U.S. 10-year government bond yield hit 3%

“By now, the average investor has heard that the U.S. 10-year government bond yield hit 3% early Tuesday for the first time in about four years” writes Mark Decambre for marketwatch.com. It is possible that the market is increasing its expectation for yields and driving prices yields, which move inversely to price, higher.So, expectations for rising inflation, or prices, can force selling in Treasurys and drive yields higher.That solid growth means that the Fed should be lifting interest rates to a more natural level.The average dividend yield for stocks trading…

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‘Fed up’ tech entrepreneurs put off Britain by visa delays 

“Britain is losing the battle to attract the tech entrepreneurs needed to build a world-beating sector because the visa system is too slow and complex, Parliament has been told” writes Tim Wallace for telegraph.co.uk. The Government wants to attract global hot-shots to boost the burgeoning industry in the UK, but its efforts are bumping up against the tough visa system which is in part designed to push net immigration down. “Entrepreneurs are becoming very concerned and are not coming or are not staying, and are experiencing problems with having to…

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ECB close to finalising home Test series sponsor

“Investec announced in January last year they would be ending their deal with the ECB. Investec were angered the ECB agreed a contract with banking rivals NatWest to sponsor the England team shirts, believing it cut across their own deal” writes Michael Vaughan for telegraph.co.uk. Specsavers are existing sponsors of the county championship and would replace Investec who stepped away from a £40m ten year deal last summer with three years left to run on their contract. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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The 10-year yield passes 3 percent, but one trader sees it rising to near 4 percent

“I am bullish on the 10-year yield,” Frank Cappelleri, senior equity trader at Instinet, said Monday on CNBC’s “Trading Nation.”” writes Keris Lahiff for cnbc.com. The 10-year yield barreled through 3 percent on Tuesday, its highest level since January 2014.He says it’s possible the 10-year yield will reach 3.9 percent, a level not seen since April 2010.He spoke as the 10-year yield was flirting with 3 percent.The yield on 10-year Treasurys pushed past 2.6 percent in mid-January. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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The 10-year hits 3% for the first time since 2014

“The 10-year has been grinding higher since President Donald Trump’s early-March announcement of plans for tariffs on steel and aluminum” writes Jonathan Garber for businessinsider.com. The US 10-year yield has finally reached the elusive 3% level Tuesday morning.But that rally intensified last week, with the 10-year climbing more than 15 basis points since Wednesday as fears of rising inflation related to President Donald Trump’s tariffs began to surface.The benchmark yield flirted with the level all day Monday, but it was Tuesday’s stronger than expected Case-Shiller home prices that pushed it…

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Policy Daily Review April 24, 2018

Policy Daily Review for April 24, 2018 US Dollar Rallies to Seven-Week Highs Ahead of ECB, BoJ The US Dollar is getting the week started early, rallying up to fresh seven-week highs ahead of key rate decisions out of both Europe and   UK and US GDP After ECB Policy Announcement | Webinar The British Pound is under pressure against a resurgent US dollar and is just about holding its own against a variety of other currencies. Will   Dow marks longest losing skid in 7 weeks as government bond…

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Dollar presses pause after 5-day rally fueled by higher Treasury yields

“The U.S. dollar largely took a breather after being carried higher alongside higher yields on U.S. Treasurys” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. The WSJ U.S. Dollar Index BUXX, -0.06% which measures the greenback against a wider basket of currencies, shed 0.1% to 84.90.Investors have been selling U.S. government bonds, sending yields higher. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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The calculations are crucial to investors, since they determine the size of dividend payments and stock-buybacks over the coming year.

“Using the term “deregulation” to describe the Federal Reserve’s plan for simplifying stress tests that determine how much money banks can return to shareholders is technically correct” reports washingtonexaminer.com. No bank wants to risk failure, so they “will need to keep a bigger buffer to ensure they don’t,” he said. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Policy Daily Review April 23, 2018

Policy Daily Review for April 23, 2018 Weekly Trading Forecast: ECB, US GDP Top Action-Packed Calendar First-quarter US GDP data and an ECB monetary policy announcement headline an action-packed set of top-tier event risk in the week ahead.   Pressure Builds for EUR/USD with the ECB and US GDP Next Week At certain points this past week, it seemed like speculative interests would regain control over the markets. From the S&P 500.   US Dollar Shows Strength Ahead of ECB, BoJ Rate Decisions Next week’s calendar brings two rate decisions…

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