Top

Tag: markets


Capital and Risk, Liquidity

The yield curve is no longer inverted. But some still see an impending recession

October 17, 2019

Via: Market Watch

Recession concerns should be eased now that the yield curve no longer is inverted since it has been a reliable bond-market harbinger of past economic downturns. And yet, market participants are divided on whether a recent steepening of the curve […]


Activity, Trading

Dow tumbles another 250 points after data show slowing U.S. services sector

October 3, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stocks fell sharply Thursday morning after a report on the U.S. services sector showed it growing at a slower pace than at any point since 2016, following a report on manufacturing earlier this week that showed it contracting for […]


Activity, Trading

U.S. stock-index futures drift higher as Wall Street weighs Fed’s monetary policy path

September 19, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stock futures on Thursday were bouncing around as Wall Street digests the second successive rate cut of 2019 by the Federal Reserve that is intended to forestall sluggish global growth and harmful trade clashes. However, the central bank failed […]


Activity, Capital and Risk, Investment Banking, Liquidity

10-year Treasury yield dips below 1.50%

August 26, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield hit a multiyear low in overnight trading on Monday, but later returned to near break-even levels, after President Donald Trump’s shifting tone on the U.S.’s recent broadside of tariffs against China whipsawed equity and bond […]


Activity, Trading

U.S. stocks set to drift modestly higher at the open ahead of Fed decision

July 31, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. stock index were poised to rise Wednesday, in the final trading day of the month, ahead of a crucial Federal Reserve policy decision that is widely expected to result in the first interest-rate cut in more than a decade. […]


Activity, Investment Banking

Stock-market investors haven’t been this bearish since the 2008 financial crisis, says Bank of America

June 18, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The S&P 500 index stands less than 1% shy of a record but investors aren’t loving the climb, based on a recent fund manager survey from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The survey of 179 global managers overseeing some half […]


Activity, Trading

CEO optimism takes a hit in the second quarter as trade headwinds persist

June 13, 2019

Via: CNBC

CEOs became less optimistic about the U.S. economy as the Trump administration ratcheted up trade tensions with key partners, according to the latest Business Roundtable survey. The Business Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Index fell by 5.7 points in the second […]


Activity, Investment Banking

Stocks could surge on cusp of huge buying signal says Bank of America Merrill Lynch

June 7, 2019

Via: Market Watch

The pendulum has been swinging hard for equity investors lately. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.61% is poised for its best weekly performance of the year thus far (and since November), on the heels of the worst five-day return of 2019 […]


Activity, Trading

Memorial Day: Everything you need to know about trading hours, market closures

May 24, 2019

Via: Market Watch

U.S. financial markets will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day to honor and remember the brave men and women who died serving their country. For some investors, it will be a much-needed reprieve, with stocks struggling to find […]


Activity, Investment Banking

Investors are pushing the panic button on U.S.-China trade talks, analyst suggests

May 6, 2019

Via: Market Watch

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, in a tweet that put an awkward exclamation point on Friday’s big stock-market rally, cheered “we’re killing it on the economy” and it’s “totally awesome.” Nice timing, Lar. In the first trading session since […]