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Long-term government bond yields slip as traders gear up for Fed and ECB meetings

“Meanwhile, a first round of three debt auctions this week was unable to shake the bond market from its doldrums” writes Sunny Oh for marketwatch.com. U.S. Treasury yields mostly fell on Monday as traders stayed on the sidelines ahead of coming meetings by the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.The 30-year bond yield TMUBMUSD30Y, -0.69% slipped 2 basis points to 2.264%. Source: marketwatch.com

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PBF Breaks Above 4% Yield Territory

“PBF Energy Inc (Symbol: PBF) is a member of the Russell 3000, giving it special status as one of the largest 3000 companies on the U.S. stock markets” writes Bnk Invest for nasdaq.com. In the case of PBF Energy Inc, looking at the history chart for PBF below can help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue, and in turn whether it is a reasonable expectation to expect a 4% annual yield.Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a…

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KTB Breaks Above 6% Yield Territory

“Kontoor Brands Inc (Symbol: KTB) is a member of the Russell 3000, giving it special status as one of the largest 3000 companies on the U.S. stock markets” 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.But now consider that you collected a whopping $10.77 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 13.15%.Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of…

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SL Green Realty raises dividend, to yield well above peer group and S&P 500

“SLG, +1.13% said Friday it will raise its quarterly dividend by 4.1%, to 88.5 cents a share from 85 cents a share” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. The real estate investment trust said the new dividend will be payable Jan. 15 to shareholders of record on Jan. 2.Based on Thursday’s stock closing price of $85.77, the new annual dividend rate implies a dividend yield of 4.13%, compared with the yield for the SPDR Real Estate Select Sector ETF XLRE, +0.09% of 2.96% and the implied yield for the S&P 500…

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Markets Right Now: Renewed trade hopes send stocks higher

“Stocks are moving higher as traders become more hopeful that a trade deal between the U.S. and China was making progress” reports thebusinessjournal.com. Stocks are opening broadly higher as traders became more hopeful that a trade deal between the U.S. and China was making progress. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 1.74%.The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 1.77%. 11:45 a.m.The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 1.79%. 9:35 a.m. Source: thebusinessjournal.com

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Junk bonds: the on-again, off-again love affair cools again for ETF investors

“Investors have the same kind of love-hate relationship with junk bonds as you may with junk food” writes Andrea Riquier for marketwatch.com. What’s less black-and-white is the investment case for – or against – junk bonds, a question that takes on more resonance the later the economic cycle grows.What the chart doesn’t show is exactly which junk bond exchange-traded funds are grabbing the most money. As Kashner put it, “The search for yield almost always involves risk.” See: Here’s the right way to trade ETFs.  Source: marketwatch.com

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U.S. economy’s huge service sector slows again in November, ISM finds

“Read: ISM U.S. manufacturing sector slumps further in November What happened: The index for business production in the service sector slumped 5.4 points to 51.6%, dropping to the lowest level since 2010, accounting for most of the decline in the overall survey” writes Jeffry Bartash for marketwatch.com. The numbers: The huge service side of the U.S. economy slowed again in November, adding to a slew of evidence pointing to weaker growth toward year end.A similar survey of the service side of the U.S. economy produced by IHS Markit edged up…

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Stocks drop as Trump’s Latin American tariffs revive trade angst

“MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.45% in early trade, with Australian shares dropping nearly 2%, on track for their worst day in two months” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. In currency markets, the dollar rose 0.06% against the yen to 109.04 and the euro was a touch lower at $1.1075.Steven Daghlian, market analyst at CommSec in Sydney, said while the South American tariffs dominated market worries on Tuesday, China’s response to U.S. supporting for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong has also chilled sentiment. Source: 95kqds.com

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Treasury Yields Rise, Dow Jones Deflates After Dismal Economic Data

“The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note reached an intraday high of 1.86%, gaining around 8 basis points, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond hit 2.30%” writes Sam Bourgi for ccn.com. U.S. government debt yields rose on Monday, as bond prices fell in the wake of dismal factory and construction spending reports.Investors moved into government bonds Monday after a pair of data releases sounded the alarm on the U.S. economy. Source: ccn.com

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