Fed May Be More Aggressive With Bond Buying Next Time Around

In this article Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here.  Federal Reserve officials, who are midway through an unprecedented review of how they conduct monetary policy, took a little victory lap over their crisis-era bond purchases and suggested they may use the practice even more aggressively next time. “The committee […]

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Muni-Bond Buyers Are Desperate. Risky Borrowers Are Cashing In

In this article Last month, a risky, new deal hit the municipal-bond market. It came from a small borrower in Colorado that was looking to finance the construction of 1,200 luxury homes in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It was an odd time for such a project. Denver’s decade-long housing boom was beginning to show signs of cooling and, […]

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Treasury Seizes the Moment to Revisit Ultra-Long Bond Proposal

In this article The odds on the U.S. Treasury’s ultra-longshot may just have narrowed. Record-low interest rates make this an opportune time for the Treasury to revisit a proposal it’s shelved in the past: To issue the longest-term debt it can. So for the second time since President Donald Trump took office, the department is exploring the prospect of selling […]

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Argentina’s Fernandez Says He Doesn’t Want to Default on Debt

Argentina’s presidential front-runner Alberto Fernandez criticized his opponent, incumbent Mauricio Macri, for increasing short-term debt to unsustainable levels, although he said he doesn’t want to default on the country’s obligations. One day after a primary election victory that put him on track to win the presidency in the October election, Fernandez said the country needs to change its economic model. […]

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US yield curve at flattest level since 2007 amid risk-off sentiment

At around 04:15 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to price, was lower at around 1.6369%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also lower at around 2.1124%. Market focus is largely attuned to selling in regional markets, after protesters forced Hong Kong's main airport to cancel all flights on Monday. […]

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Treasuries Pull Back Off Best Levels But Remain Firmly Positive

After taking a brief pause in the previous session, treasuries resumed their recent strong move to the upside during trading on Wednesday. Bond prices gave back ground after an early jump but remained firmly in positive territory. Subsequently, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, slid 5.5 basis points to 1.684 percent. While the […]

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Treasuries Close Roughly Flat Following Choppy Trading Day

Treasuries showed a lack of direction throughout much of the trading session on Friday before ending the day roughly flat. Bond prices spent most of the day lingering near the unchanged line. Subsequently, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, inched up by less than a basis point to 2.081 percent. Bond traders seemed […]

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