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Investors are increasingly betting the Fed will cut rates as the trade war escalates

An increasing number of market watchers appear to think the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing poses risks that could upend growth in the largest economy......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 15th, 2019

Halfway through 2019, tech leads on Wall Street

Technology stocks are Wall Street's top performers as 2019 hits half-way, with investors betting on lower interest rates, although Apple and chipmakers face turbulence related to the U.S.-China trade war......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 28th, 2019

There’s no map for rates investors plotting a course to recovery

Rates investors grappling with this crisis are strategizing for the recovery—but it may not be much easier to trade. On the face of it, the playbook seems straightforward. Central banks globally are... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 15th, 2020

Bond Report: Treasury yields slide as Fed boosts asset purchases by at least $700 billion and slashes rates to zero

Treasury yields trade sharply lower on Monday as investors dive into government paper following the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it would ramp up its bond-buying purchases, and cut rates to a range between zero and 0.25%......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 16th, 2020

As Fed Contemplates Coronavirus-Prompted Easing, Bitcoin Traders Bet on Halving

Investors are betting the Fed will quickly slash rates amid coronavirus jitters. Whether they turn to bitcoin as a crisis hedge remains to be seen......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskFeb 28th, 2020

The Tell: Here’s why stock investors should care about investment-grade credit ratings

As U.S. corporations have racked up record levels of leverage after the financial crisis, the ability to keep borrowing at low rates has become increasingly important to stock investors, too......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 20th, 2020

The Tell: Here’s why stock investors care about investment-grade credit ratings

As U.S. corporations have racked up record levels of leverage after the financial crisis, the ability to keep borrowing at low rates has become increasingly important to stock investors, too......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 19th, 2020

Hedge funds test Swiss tolerance with franc gambit

Hedge funds betting that the Swiss franc will climb further against the euro will soon meet their match, according to investors who are taking the other side of the trade......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 14th, 2020

Negative Rates Are Forcing German Banks To Hoard So Much Cash They"re Running Out Of Space

Negative Rates Are Forcing German Banks To Hoard So Much Cash They're Running Out Of Space The increasingly unstable and unpredictable world isn't the only reason why betting on safe-.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 1st, 2020

Mortgage rates went up, but geopolitics could expand Americans’ home-buying power

The ‘phase one’ trade deal between the U.S. and China didn’t significantly boost optimism among investors......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 16th, 2020

NewsWatch: Mortgage rates went up, but geopolitics could expand Americans’ home-buying power

The ‘phase one’ trade deal between the U.S. and China didn’t significantly boost optimism among investors......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 16th, 2020

Mortgage rates increase slightly as geopolitical upheaval could expand Americans’ home-buying power

The first phase trade deal between the U.S. and China didn’t significantly boost optimism among investors......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 16th, 2020

Market Extra: Why are markets ignoring escalating conflict in Hong Kong?

Investors are betting that U.S.-China trade relations can survive Congress’ protest against Beijing’s policy toward Hong Kong.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 24th, 2019

Global stocks fall from 20-month highs on trade talk doubts

World stock markets slid from 20-month highs on Thursday as uncertainty about a U.S.-China trade deal offset strong results from Apple and Facebook, while the dollar weakened as investors mulled whether the Federal Reserve will cut rates further......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 31st, 2019

Global stocks fall from 20-month highs on trade talk concerns

World stock markets slid from 20-month highs on Thursday as uncertainty about a potential U.S.-China trade deal offset strong results from Apple and Facebook, while the dollar eased as investors mulled whether the Federal Reserve will cut rates further......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 31st, 2019

World stocks fall from 20-month highs on trade talk concerns

World stock markets slid from 20-month highs on Thursday as uncertainty about a potential U.S.-China trade deal offset strong results from Apple and Facebook, while the dollar eased as investors mulled whether the Federal Reserve will cut rates further......»»

Category: topSource: reutersOct 31st, 2019

Higher Mortgage Loan Rates Continue to Reduce Demand for Refinancing

Applications for new mortgages declined slightly last week. Mortgage loan rates rose modestly as week over week as bond investors saw some hope for a trade agreement between China and the United........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstOct 30th, 2019

Market Snapshot: S&P 500 carves out record intraday as third-quarter earnings roll out

Stocks trade higher Monday as investors look ahead to another busy week of earnings and a Federal Reserve policy meeting that’s expected to deliver another cut to interest rates......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 28th, 2019

Market Snapshot: S&P 500 hits record high as investors prepare for busy week of earnings

Stocks trade higher Monday as investors look ahead to another busy week of earnings and a Federal Reserve policy meeting that’s expected to deliver another cut to interest rates......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 28th, 2019

Fiat-to-Crypto ‘Carry Trade’ May Tempt Traders Tired of Negative Interest Rates

In the era of negative rates, return-hungry investors may increasingly borrow in low-interest fiat and invest in higher-yielding crypto accounts......»»

Category: forexSource: coindeskOct 22nd, 2019

ETF Focus: Investors are loading up on cash. That’s not a good sign.

Flows into money market funds have increased nearly every week since U.S.-China trade deals hit their first serious roadblock back in May, another sign of increasingly gloomy investor behavior......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 8th, 2019