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The latest yield curve inversion is yet another warning in the bond market — an expert says it’s one of ‘four horsemen’ predicting recession

“The yield curve inverted between the two- and 10-year yield before the recessions of 1981, 1991, 2000, and 2008” writes Callum Burroughs for businessinsider.com. Now, there’s another alarm: The five-year US Treasury note yield has been lower than the three-month Treasury bill yield since March 7.Here they are: What’s so worrying about a yield curve?. The latest curve inversion is what Harvey calls one of “four horsemen” predicting potential recession. The yield curve inversion needs to stay in place until the end of June to indicate a recession will occur…

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Muted inflation is taking Fed out of the picture for bond buyers

“Expectations for shifts in U.S. central bank policy usually dictate where Treasury yields are headed” writes Sunny Oh for marketwatch.com. See: Inflation perks up in February to four-month high, CPI shows Without having to worry about inflation and an aggressive Fed, investors have steadily moved into bonds.Another round of lackluster inflation data on Tuesday helped affirm suspicions that the Federal Reserve is now a peripheral player in the bond market.Slow inflation growth can limit the corrosive influence of price pressures on bond’s fixed-interest payments and diminish the possibility of rate…

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Boeing shares dip again as 737 MAX groundings spread

“(Reuters) – Boeing Co’s shares fell more than 3 percent on Tuesday as more countries grounded the planemaker’s 737 MAX 8 aircraft amid heightened anxiety among travelers about the safety of the plane” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Safety experts say it is too early to speculate on what caused Sunday’s crash and black box recorders were yet to yield the cause. Source: 95kqds.com

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Treasury yields come off session highs after retail sales

“The 10-year Treasury note yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.31% picked up 1.6 basis points to 2.643%, after coming off a session high of 2.659%” writes Sunny Oh for marketwatch.com. The 2-year note yield TMUBMUSD02Y, +0.49% was also up 1.6 basis points to 2.479%.The 30-year bond yield TMUBMUSD30Y, +0.47% added 2.2 basis points to 3.033%, Tradeweb data show.Meanwhile, the German 10-year government bond yield TMBMKDE-10Y, +1.69% remains at 0.066%.Retail sales for January, delayed due to the government shutdown, showed an 0.2% increase, slightly higher than the 0.1% growth expected from economists polled by…

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Asian shares decline as U.S. jobs data clouds global outlook

“Following the data, China’s central bank on Sunday pledged to further support the slowing economy by spurring loans and lowering borrowing costs” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The two-year yield also hit a two-month low of 2.438 percent, edging near the current Fed funds rate around 2.40 percent.Oil prices steadied after dipping on Friday on concerns about a slower U.S. economic growth and surging U.S. oil supply.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was little changed from Friday’s three-week low.The U.S. economy created only 20,000 jobs in February,…

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Crypto News 

Crypto Lending Company BlockFi Launches Crypto Accounts With Bitcoin, Ethereum Support

“Crypto wealth management and lending company BlockFi has launched new cryptocurrency accounts supporting Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) bearing 6 percent annual interest paid monthly in crypto” writes Adrian Zmudzinski for cointelegraph.com. The company also claims: As Cointelegraph has reported, cryptocurrency lending company Genesis Global Trading reportedly processed $1.114 billion in borrows and lends last year.Furthermore, according to the March announcement, interest earned in BlockFi’s interest accounts compounds monthly resulting in an annual percentage yield of 6.2 percent.The post also notes that clients are reportedly able to withdraw funds from…

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Treasury yields rise amid US-China trade developments

“U.S. government debt prices were lower Tuesday as traders monitored U.S.-China trade developments” writes Ryan Browne for cnbc.com. Market players are focused on U.S.-China trade developments with mixed messages on the progress of talks between Washington and Beijing over the last few days.The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to around 2.737 percent, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond increased to 3.101 percent.Sources told CNBC Monday that U.S.-China trade negotiations are in the “final stages” and that a summit in Mar-a-Lago later this month could close…

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Some years ago, Gadkari had said he stored his own urine and used it as fertiliser for the garden at his official bungalow in Delhi.

“Talking about importance of innovation, he gave the example of how bio-fuels can be extracted from natural waste” writes Press Trust Of for huffingtonpost.com. Even human urine can be useful for making a bio-fuel and it can also yield ammonium sulfate and nitrogen, he said. “I have asked for storage of urine at airports. Source: huffingtonpost.com

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French tax on internet giants could yield 500 million euros per year: Le Maire

“PARIS (Reuters) – A three percent tax on the French revenue of large internet companies could yield 500 million euros (568.5 million pounds) per year, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Le Maire told Le Parisien newspaper the tax is aimed at companies with worldwide digital revenue of at least 750 million and French revenue of more than 25 million euros.”A taxation system for the 21st century has to built on what has value today, and that is data,” Le Maire…

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