News Stocks 

AM Breaks Above 17% Yield Territory

“Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.0%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 17% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable” writes Bnk Invest for nasdaq.com. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market’s total return.Antero Midstream Corp (Symbol: AM) is a member of the Russell 3000, giving it special status as one of the largest 3000 companies on the U.S. stock markets.In the case…

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When hunting for yield, beware the dividend traps

“High dividend yielding companies can be traps at this point in the cycle, as they may signal prices falling precipitously ahead of dividend cuts,” the strategists wrote” writes Patti Domm for cnbc.com. With low interest rates and stocks stuck in a sideways range, dividends are an important way to generate income for many investors.But it’s also important to know when a company may potentially cut its dividend. Source: cnbc.com

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GBP Markets News 

Euro zone bond yields climb on hopes for Brexit deal

“The Brexit optimism and hopes that a downturn in the euro zone economy is bottoming out has also lifted inflation expectations” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Analysts said Brexit would remain the dominant driver for euro zone bond markets until economic data released later in the week, including flash purchasing managers’ index surveys.Optimism over Brexit negotiations after the EU and Britain agreed a new deal last week has fueled a selloff across euro zone bond markets, as some sort of resolution to Brexit would help tame a key uncertainty…

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Markets News 

Netflix plans $2 billion bond offering to finance content, production and potential deals

“NFLX, +0.25% said Monday it is planning a $2 billion bond offering as it seeks to raise the funds to finance content acquisition, production and development and potential acquisitions, among other factors” writes Ciara Linnane for marketwatch.com. The company said it is planning to issue bonds in dollars and euros.The company’s most active bonds, the 5.875% notes that mature in November of 2028, traded Friday a yield spread of 271 basis points over comparable Treasurys, according to MarketAxess. Shares were down 0.9% in premarket trade, but are up 2.9% in…

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News Regulators 

Bank of Japan’s Kuroda calls for mix of steps to boost economic growth

“But he said fiscal spending and structural reforms to boost an economy’s potential growth will help enhance the effect of monetary easing” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “In responding to significant downward pressure (on growth), a policy mix of monetary easing, flexible fiscal policy and steps to raise the natural rate of interest could be effective.”. The BOJ should examine financial functioning and make appropriate policy responses, so that the cost of monetary easing is reduced.”. “We are equipped with unconventional tool kits, so there is no need to…

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Crypto Markets News 

Cameron Winklevoss: Buy BTC to Escape Negative Yield Bonds

“Bitcoin (BTC) bull and co-founder of Gemini crypto exchange Cameron Winklevoss has noted that the volume of negative interest bonds accounts for $17 trillion and has urged the public to buy Bitcoin” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. At the same time, the Bank of Japan said that central banks can not use digital currencies to enforce negative interest rates.Masayoshi Amamiya, deputy governor of the Bank of Japan, said that states issuing digital currency with a negative interest rate would force inhabitants towards cash. Source: cointelegraph.com

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GBP News 

Treasury yields stay depressed after retail sales fall

“Weak economic data grabbed the attention of investors following the release of fresh data showing retail sales for September fell 0.3%, its first drop in seven months” writes Sunny Oh for marketwatch.com. U.S. Treasury yields fell Wednesday after lackluster data on retail sales suggested that weakness in manufacturing may be spilling over into other areas of the U.S. economy.Government bonds also rallied as the prospect of a Brexit deal came under question, reversing the selloff in Treasurys seen on Tuesday. See also: European stocks slip on pessimism over Brexit deal…

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News Regulators 

Probability of an October Fed rate cut soars after disappointing retail-sales data

“Fed funds futures markets on Wednesday indicated a 90.3% probability that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates for a third consecutive meeting when the central bank’s interest-rate setting committee gathers Oct. 30 and 31, up from a 73.8% chance Tuesday, according to CME Group data” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. The move follows a Commerce Department estimate that U.S. retail sales fell in September for the first time in seven months.The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note TMUBMUSD10Y, -1.09% fell 2.7 basis points to 1.742%, that on the…

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News Stocks 

Brunswick boosts dividend by 14%, stock jumps toward 11-month high

“The stock has run up 17% year to date, while the S&P 500 SPX, +1.07% has climbed 20%” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. Based on current prices, the new annual dividend rate implies a dividend yield of 1.76%, compared with the implied yield for the S&P 500 SPX, +1.07% of 1.97%.BC, +1.58% said Tuesday it has raised its quarterly dividend by 14%, to 24 cents a share from 21 cents a share.The boat and engines maker said the new dividend will be payable Dec. 13 to shareholders of record on…

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