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How Low Can Treasury Yields Fall in the U.S.?

How Low Can Treasury Yields Fall in the U.S.?

Let's look at a number of charts to get some perspective on this investment arena.

Trump Economy Faces New Headwind as Interest Rates Fall: Banks Unwilling to Lend

Trump Economy Faces New Headwind as Interest Rates Fall: Banks Unwilling to Lend

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.

6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy Treasuries Now

6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy Treasuries Now

Bonds got ahead of themselves and there were number of factors at work.

S&P 500's Worst Month of the Year Is Here -- Real Risks Not Vanishing Either

S&P 500's Worst Month of the Year Is Here -- Real Risks Not Vanishing Either

Historical charts and fundamentals show stocks are risky right now.

The Fed, Trade War and Stocks -- Not Much Juice Left in the Tank in 2019?

The Fed, Trade War and Stocks -- Not Much Juice Left in the Tank in 2019?

It's becoming clear. The negative impact of the worsening trade war just may outweigh the positive impact of potentially two interest rate cuts.

U.S. Inflation Stays Muted in July Though New China Tariffs Loom This Weekend

U.S. Inflation Stays Muted in July Though New China Tariffs Loom This Weekend

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.

Economist Perspective: U.S. Inflation Is Subdued

Economist Perspective: U.S. Inflation Is Subdued

Monetary, fiscal policies are not the antidote to address the underlying causes of low inflation.

Retail Investors: How to Protect Against the Sell-Off Strategists Predict

Retail Investors: How to Protect Against the Sell-Off Strategists Predict

Here's a standard playbook for how to protect against a sell-off. Beware, there are risks and there are no free lunches.

Blackstone Executive Goodman, Who Led Leveraged-Loan Binge, Is Retiring

Blackstone Executive Goodman, Who Led Leveraged-Loan Binge, Is Retiring

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.

Tough Day to Pick Stocks

Tough Day to Pick Stocks

Despite movement following statements from the Dutch Central Bank, Thursday's action is mostly technical trading, with no change in fundamentals.