Government bond yields soar as markets weigh threat of a recession

Hoxton/Sam Edwards | Getty Images Bond yields jumped this week after another big rate hike from the Federal Reserve, signaling a warning of market distress. On Friday, the policy-sensitive 2-year Treasury yield climbed to 4.266%, hitting a 15-year high, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield hit 3.829%, the highest in 11 years. The surge in … Read more

As Treasury yields rise, here’s how to allocate your portfolio, pros say

The latest threat to equities is no longer macro risk – it’s rising 2-year Treasury yields, according to some fund managers and strategists. Short-term, relatively risk-free Treasury bonds and funds are back in the spotlight as the 2-year Treasury yield continues to climb. On Wednesday, it hit 4.1%, the highest level since 2007. On Thursday, … Read more

Treasury yields fall ahead of Federal Reserve interest rate decision

Treasury yields stumbled on Wednesday after hitting recent highs as traders await the Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rate hikes. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury last stood at 3.536%, down 3 basis points. Meanwhile, the policy-sensitive 2-year Treasury fell about 2 basis points and last settled at 3.948%. Both Treasuries had hit highs … Read more

Want a risk-free 4% return? How investors can buy a simple Treasury

The surge in short-term Treasury yields may prompt some investors to consider adding the Notes to their portfolio. The 2-year Treasury yield rose above 3.9% on Friday, the highest level since 2007. Bond yields move inversely to their prices. The 2-year note sits at the point on the Treasury yield curve that is most sensitive … Read more

Philippine bond market posts slower growth amid rising rates

Ramon Royandoyan – Philstar.com September 14, 2022 | 2:36 p.m. MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine bond market grew at a slower pace in the second quarter as local companies held back from borrowing more cash amid rising interest rates. The outstanding amount of peso-denominated bonds sold by companies and government rose 2.4% quarter-on-quarter in the … Read more

Bond yields in Europe’s biggest economies have soared in August

Yields on German government bonds climbed to their highest rate in decades in August, reflecting searing inflation data and rising interest rates. The yield on 2-year bunds issued by Europe’s largest economy jumped 85 basis points this month. This is the largest monthly increase since 1981, according to data from Refinitiv. Meanwhile, the yield on … Read more

How to prepare your portfolio as interest rates continue to rise

peg | time | Getty Images After nearly eight months of market volatility, many investors are still worried about rising interest rates and how these changes will affect their portfolios. Some 88% of investors are worried about rising inflation and interest rates, according to a JP Morgan Wealth Management study released Monday, surveying more than … Read more

Investors look ahead to Jackson Hole

US Treasury yields fell on Monday as investors anticipated the Jackson Hole economic symposium. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury fell about 4 basis points to 2.9482% at 3:25 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury fell 3 basis points to 3.1937%. Yields move inversely to prices and one basis point is … Read more

Treasury yields move higher following jobless claims report

U.S. Treasury yields rose on Friday as investors digested the previous day’s data release, which showed jobless claims fell slightly, below expectations. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury rose 4 basis points to 2.926% at 8:30 a.m. ET, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury rose about 3 basis points to 3, 1728%. Yields … Read more

Treasury yields in focus after strong jobs growth data

Treasury yields in focus after strong jobs growth data

U.S. Treasury yields fell on Monday after surprisingly strong jobs data raised the likelihood of aggressive rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury fell 4 basis points to around 2.7993%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury fell 2 basis points to 3.0383%. Yields move inversely to prices and … Read more