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Federal Reserve keeps a lid on yields with cautious outlook

Federal Reserve keeps a lid on yields with cautious outlook

(ATF) US Federal Reserve officials are committed to bolstering the economy until its recovery is more secure, minutes of its latest policy meeting showed on Wednesday April 7. A cautious approach to removing support helped to contain Treasury yields and supported US equity markets at record highs.Federal Reserve forecasts project …

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Renewed Treasury spike puts spotlight on Powell

Renewed Treasury spike puts spotlight on Powell

(ATF) Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell will speak on Thursday after Treasury yields drove up again on Wednesday March 3, pushing the Nasdaq down almost 3% and renewing the global investor debate about relative value across asset classes.The benchmark 10-year US Treasury yield pushed out to almost 1.5% - well …

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Central banks 'should shut their mouth and open their wallets'

Central banks should 'shut their mouth and open their wallets'

(ATF) The surge in bond yields across the world has hammered equity valuations and risks cutting off credit to those who need it most in a nascent economic recovery.While some central banks have already acted to contain the fallout, more could follow as the economic rebound faces roadblocks in the …

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Rates sell-off spooks markets  

Rates sell-off spooks markets  

(ATF) Hong Kong: Asian markets were hammered by investor concerns that central banks could be behind the curve in raising interest rates with the prospects for a surge in US consumer spending after the White House announced a major vaccine programme.The US plan to vaccinate every adult by the end …

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Treasury yields touch a post-Covid high on Fed comfort with inflation

Treasury yields touch a post-Covid high on Fed comfort with inflation

(ATF) The 10-year US Treasury yield touched 1.33% on Wednesday – its highest point since the Covid pandemic developed pace last February, as it emerged that the Federal Reserve is debating how to make the public comfortable with higher inflation. Government bond yields eased later in the day.Federal Reserve officials …

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Xi-Biden call lifts investor mood

Xi-Biden call lifts investor mood

(ATF) Hong Kong: Asian markets clung to their recent gains as risk appetite remained strong on easing US-China tensions and following dovish comments by the Federal Reserve chairman.But trading volumes were light as China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan were all on holiday.Hopes of improving relations between the world’s two …

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S&P; Dow Jones Indices to launch crypto indexes in 2021

S&P Dow Jones Indices to launch crypto indexes in 2021

S&P Dow Jones Indices, a division of financial data provider S&P Global, said on Thursday it will launch cryptocurrency indices in 2021, making it the latest major finance company to enter the nascent asset class. The S&P DJI-branded products will use data from New York-based virtual currency company Lukka on …

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Sentiment buoyed by waves of vaccine news

Sentiment buoyed by waves of vaccine news

(ATF) Hong Kong: Investors were emboldened by growing signs that a vaccine is inevitable and imminent with expectations the US central bank could announce more supportive measures after returning unused funds to the US Treasury.AstraZeneca said in a statement its Covid-19 vaccine could be around 90% effective and a US …

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