Yields on 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds fell last week to about 1.5%, close to the lowest level on record. Banks use the U.S. government bond as a benchmark for pricing loans, and with some economists now saying that a recession is looming, the firms might choose to keep their money rather than lend it out.
Historical charts and fundamentals show stocks are risky right now.
It's becoming clear. The negative impact of the worsening trade war just may outweigh the positive impact of potentially two interest rate cuts.
Prices on consumer purchases, excluding food and energy, rise by 0.2% in July, leaving them up 1.6% over the past 12 months, unchanged from the June pace. Consumers increased their spending, even though growth slipped in personal income.
Here's a standard playbook for how to protect against a sell-off. Beware, there are risks and there are no free lunches.
Blackstone, the biggest private-equity firm, says one of its top executives, Bennett Goodman, would retire. Goodman founded GSO, which was bought by Blackstone in 2008 and became the nucleus of the private-equity firm's rapid expansion into the risky business of investing in loans of junk-grade companies.
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