Bond Markets Press Fed On Rates as Trade Wars Pinch Growth: Clarida Stands Firm

Bond Markets Press Fed On Rates as Trade Wars Pinch Growth: Clarida Stands Firm

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.

S&P 500 Could Drop More if Federal Reserve Doesn't Cut Rates, Stifel Says

S&P 500 Could Drop More if Federal Reserve Doesn't Cut Rates, Stifel Says

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.

Record Earnings Fuel Strong Coverage for This 8% Yielder

Record Earnings Fuel Strong Coverage for This 8% Yielder

Income investors should be aware of the unique characteristics and risk factors of investing in MLPs.

Dividend Cuts Continue in 2019: Keep Your Eye on This Name

Dividend Cuts Continue in 2019: Keep Your Eye on This Name

After last week's retail earnings showcased a number of misses, we'll be watching for something similar to what transpired at Guess.

US Treasury Inversion Worsens as $12.6 Trillion Bonds Trade With Negative Yield

US Treasury Inversion Worsens as $12.6 Trillion Bonds Trade With Negative Yield

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 Lots Are Full of SUVs and That's Bad for the U.S. Economy

Auto-Dealer Lots Are Full of SUVs and That's Bad for the U.S. Economy

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.

Jim Cramer: Sinking Bond Yields Disguise the Real Reason for the Decline

Jim Cramer: Sinking Bond Yields Disguise the Real Reason for the Decline

This weakness is about lack of demand, not tariffs.

U.S. Consumer Confidence Surges in May Even as Economy Shows Mixed Signs

U.S. Consumer Confidence Surges in May Even as Economy Shows Mixed Signs

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.

Investing Basics Explained: The Difference Between Stocks and Bonds

Investing Basics Explained: The Difference Between Stocks and Bonds

A beginning investors' guide to buying stocks and bonds.

A Dividend Safe Haven for a Volatile Market

A Dividend Safe Haven for a Volatile Market

Amid the potential for a worsening trade war between the U.S. and China, investors can ride out the storm in high-quality U.S. dividend stocks with modest valuations and low exposure to international markets.