Bonds

U.S Junk bonds are on the receiving end in the wake of Pfizer announcing that its COVID-19 experimental vaccine is 90% effective in combatting the virus. The junk bonds fell by 45 bases from Friday close to 4.53%, the lowest level since June 2014. Junk Bonds Sell-off The implosion came amid concerns that the Federal
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The bond market has taken a significant beating in the wake of the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates to record lows. With the central bank unlikely to raise interest rates anytime soon, things do not look good for the once-booming sector. Proposed regulatory changes now threaten to compound woes in the ailing housing-bond market. Housing
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The near-zero nominal interest rate has made income investing a little bit challenging for investors. Companies, on the other hand, have used the opportunity to raise capital, taking advantage of the low interest rates. Likewise, the Federal Reserve confirming it would purchase junk corporate bonds has all but continued to fuel investors’ appetites for bonds.
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The bond market has come under immense pressure in the wake of policy maker’s worldwide cutting interest rates to record lows in response to a challenging economic climate owing to COVID-19. Amid the low-interest environment, investors have continued to flock the market in a bid to hedge against uncertainties in the global economy. Transamerica Asset
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Chinese firms are increasingly feeling the effects of escalating tensions between Beijing and Washington. While the focus has been on TikTok and Huawei in recent months, China National Chemical Corp is the latest, to feel the fallout effects. The state-owned firm is struggling to elicit strong demand on unveiling $3 billion worth of bonds. China
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Thursday markets were mixed and the Dow briefly turned positive for 2020, before slipping back down before the markets closed. The Dow ended up being up 0.6%, while the S&P 500 inched 0.2% higher, and the Nasdaq fell 0.3%. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 0.6% to 370.72, this was the biggest fall in a
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Bonds have been badly hit in the wake of the Federal Reserve printing trillions of dollars to calm the markets and revitalize economic growth. The central bank cutting interest rates to near-zero has seen investors shun bonds given the reduced rate of return. However, that does not mean it is all doom and gloom in
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The markets sent mixed messages to close on Thursday, which was a big earnings day in the tech sector. The Nasdaq closed 0.43% higher, while the S&P 500 was down 0.37% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.85%. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index saw 2.2% dip. Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Facebook jumped in extended trading as results
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