The U.S. dollar traded at a two week low against its global peers Tuesday, while the gap between short and longer-date Treasury bonds continued to narrow, as investors extended bets on a dovish turn from the Federal Reserve at the start of its two-day rate setting meeting in Washington.
U.S. banks are quietly making plans to protect themselves from a slowing domestic economy, potentially giving investors the chance to profit from some of the very bonds that many bank bosses resisted issuing when regulators overhauled the sector in the wake of the global financial crisis.
Economic signs point to slower growth, not a recession, in 2019.
Despite what you think about today's markets and the Fed, interest rates have always mattered.
Treasury bonds are U.S. government debt securities with a maturity of more than 10 years that pay fixed interest every six months. They are a loan to the U.S. government, meaning they are virtually risk-free.
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