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Treasury yields drop as economic fears resurface amid political concerns

“U.S. government debt yieldsfell on Tuesday as the U.S. government shutdown and trade fears between Washington and Beijing stoked fears of slower economic growth” writes Alexandra Gibbs for cnbc.com. International markets are showing a muted to downbeat picture on Tuesday, as global growth concerns weigh, with markets in Asia and Europe, along with U.S. futures, all seeing red.The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell about 4 basis points to 2.755 percent at 10:57 a.m.Following the arrest, relations between China and the United States turned icy, a potential headwind…

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Treasury yields stage late-day surge on U.S.-China trade optimism

“The 10-year Treasury yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.98% rose 1.8 basis points to 2.747%, after briefly touching an intraday low of 2.699%” writes Sunny Oh for marketwatch.com. Treasury yields rose Thursday as stocks mounted a late-session rally after reports that the U.S. was debating ending tariffs on Chinese imports helped ease fears around a potential trade war.Yet earlier in the day, investors were worried about intensifying trade tensions after the Justice Department had reportedly put Huawei under investigation for allegedly stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile. Source: marketwatch.com

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Treasury yields follow British gilts higher as market plays down chance of hard Brexit

“The 2-year note yield TMUBMUSD02Y, +0.33% picked up 2 basis points to 2.549%, while the 30-year bond yield TMUBMUSD30Y, -0.06% added 3.3 basis points to 3.102%” writes Sunny Oh for marketwatch.com. The 10-year Treasury yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.39% rose 3 basis points to 2.738%.The yield for the 10-year U.K. government bond TMBMKGB-10Y, +4.64% or gilt, rose 6.7 basis points to 1.323%, according to Tradeweb data.Treasury yields rose Wednesday, following the climb in British bond yields, after reports that the European Union would attempt to limit the negative aftermath of a crushing…

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PG&E’s $30 billion in potential liabilities is worrying debt holders who fear they won’t be paid

“It is very unusual that high yield borrowers go bankrupt before they join the high yield index, a scenario that Bank of America dubs a “failing angel.”” writes Callum Burroughs for businessinsider.com. That means PG&E, whose debt was downgraded to high yield last week, could pay claims of $32 billion before any permanent impairment to its $22 billion of debt.Other debt holders will be wary of the potential for further complications in the event that further wildfires damage the company during its re-organization process.PG&E’s most heavily traded 2034 bonds have…

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Goldman cuts 10-year Treasury yield target for 2019 to 3%

“Since last week, the benchmark bond yield has steadily risen to 2.710% Tuesday, after hitting an 11-month low of 2.553% last Thursday, according to Tradeweb data” writes Sunny Oh for marketwatch.com. See: Why these bond investors suspect the 10-year Treasury yield has peaked Goldman’s new target for the 10-year yield is now more in line with expectations from other banks like Société Générale who expect the long-dated note to stage a modest bounceback to 3.1%.In a Tuesday note, Goldman Sachs said they expect the 10-year yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.23% to hit…

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Chinese bond yields hit two-year low

“A weak economy has helped push Chinese bond yields to a two-year low” writes Shen Hong for marketwatch.com. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Chinese government bond has dropped to 3.14%, its lowest since January 2017.A less panicky stock market may also bode ill for bond investors, said Mr.He said without an interest-rate cut, a benchmark yield of 3.3% or more would be appropriate.To some investors that looks overdone, given a likely surge in government debt issuance and a stabilizing stock market. Source: marketwatch.com

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The best-performing investment of 2018 came as a shock to everyone — and the stars are now aligned for its continued dominance

“Developed economies’ curves flattened even further in 2018 and many emerging economies were forced to hike short-term rates to stop capital flight this summer.”” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. Third, Deluard points out that global yield curves are flattening.Second, Deluard says cash is enticing because real rates have been rising and positive in much of the emerging world.No matter how you slice it, there was a frustrating lack of yield in the global marketplace last year. Source: businessinsider.com

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Here are the new ‘Dogs of the Dow,’ a simple investing strategy that beat the market last year

“The “Dogs of the Dow” beat the market in 2018″ writes unknown author for cnbc.com. One of Wall Street’s classic investing strategies, perhaps the most hands-off one, kept investors relatively safe last year — if one had bought the 10 highest-yielding stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the beginning of 2018 and held them all year long, it would have only lost 1.5 percent, versus the Dow’s 6 percent annual loss and the S&P 500’s 7 percent. Source: cnbc.com

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Jeremy Siegel says stocks will return up to 15%

“Despite the market’s stumble into the new year, Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel is predicting solid gains for stocks by the end of 2019” writes Kate Rooney for cnbc.com. The Wharton School finance professor is predicting an uptick of between 5 and 15 percent and “quite a good year” for equity markets.”They can’t afford a big slowdown,” Siegel said, adding that President Donald Trump cares about the stock market, so a deal will have to be reached to avoid major losses.Based on valuation levels, Siegel said even if there is no earnings…

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