Why Bond Yields Were Unaffected by Trump News
US Treasuries (SCHO) rallied all through the previous week supported by heavy safe-haven inflows into US bonds.
US bond markets are trading on the expectation of an interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve in June 2017. Last week, bond yields extended their slides.
Loretta J. Mester, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, said she doesn’t want the Fed to fall behind the curve.
Will France’s Election Outcome Pressure the ECB?
The European Central Bank (or ECB) likely let out a huge sigh of relief after Emmanuel Macron emerged victorious in the second round of the French elections.
Since the previous Fed meeting in March, where the Fed announced a 0.25% rate hike, equity markets (IWV) around the globe remained dovish.
Another cycle that is closely related to the business cycle is the credit cycle, the expansion and contraction of access to credit in an economy.
US Dollar and US Treasuries Are Slightly Weaker Early on May 12
After losing momentum on Thursday, the US dollar is slightly weaker in the early hours on May 12 due to concerns about political uncertainty in the US.
The scope for green bonds is massive considering the fact that most major economies already have a huge debt burden.
Green bonds (GRNB) offer similar yields and return profiles compared to regular fixed-income investments (AGG).
US Dollar Is Weaker, US Treasury Yields Are Stable
After gaining some strength on Thursday, the US Dollar Index resumed its downfall on May 19. The US Dollar Index is weaker in the early hours.
The Commitment of Traders (or COT) report is categorized into four categories: producers or users, swap dealers, managed money, and other reportable.
The Commitment of Traders (or COT) report is released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or CFTC) every Friday at 3:00 PM CST.