U.S. Treasury bond yields tested multi-year lows again Friday, while benchmark rates in Europe hit a new all-time trough, as fixed income investors lined up to pressure the Federal Reserve into shifting its rate stance in the face of a trade war-triggered slowdown.
The S&P 500 could fall even more than it already has in May, according to Stifel's chief equity strategist Barry Bannister, if the Federal Reserve doesn't slash interest rates twice.
Income investors should be aware of the unique characteristics and risk factors of investing in MLPs.
After last week's retail earnings showcased a number of misses, we'll be watching for something similar to what transpired at Guess.
Global bond markets extended their recent rally Wednesday, pulling benchmark U.S. Treasury yields to fresh multi-year lows, as investors continue to favor fixed income assets amid escalating trade tensions, slowing growth and tepid inflation.
Auto-dealer inventories, especially for light trucks and SUVs, are so high in historical terms that they're likely to provide a drag on the U.S. economy this year, Bank of America economists warn in a new report. Vehicle manufacturers like Ford and GM may have have to slow down their assembly lines.
This weakness is about lack of demand, not tariffs.
The Conference Board says its monthly gauge of consumers' faith in future economic prospects rises faster than expected in May, at least partly thanks to a U.S. unemployment rate at a half-century low.
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