REITs are suffering big time as rates rise, but there’s opportunity in the carnage

Investing in real estate hasn’t been easy of late. Real estate investment trusts have been beaten up more than the overall stock market this year. While the S & P 500 slipped 21% year to date, REITs plunged 30%, per the MSCI US REIT Index. The index, which has 132 constituents, represents about 99% of … Read more

Market jump after Fed hike is ‘trap,’ Morgan Stanley warns investors

Morgan Stanley is urging investors to resist putting their money to work in stocks despite the market’s post-Fed-decision jump. Mike Wilson, the firm’s chief US equity strategist and chief investment officer, said he believes Wall Street’s excitement over the idea that interest rate hikes may slow sooner than expected is premature and problematic. “The market … Read more

Treasury yields fall following Fed minutes

US Treasury yields were mostly flat Thursday, as investors digested the latest Federal Reserve meeting minutes. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell marginally to 2.74%. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond moved 1 basis point higher to 2.974%. Yields move inversely to prices, and 1 base point is equal to 0.01%. … Read more

10-year Treasury yield amid economic data, Fed speeches

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note climbed on Tuesday as investors awaited a fresh batch of economic data and watched for clues on the path of monetary policy. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note last traded up 4 basis points to 2.9240%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond rose 4 … Read more

Treasury prices slip as investors pile back into stocks

US Treasury prices slipped on Friday and yields jumped as investors sold out of government bonds and looked to move back into stock markets. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note surged 11 basis points to 2,929%. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 12 basis points to 3,092%. Yields move inversely to … Read more

Here’s what a 3% yield on the 10-year Treasury means for your money

d3sign | Moment | Getty Images As the yield on the 10-year US Treasury pushes ever closer to 3% – a symbolic level not seen since late 2018 – financial analysts have described how it could affect people’s finances in a number of ways. Last week, the 10-year rate hit 2.94%, its highest point in … Read more

How to protect your savings if a recession is on the horizon

An inversion in Treasury yields has stoked investor concerns that a recession might be on the horizon, but strategists say there are steps you can take now to protect your savings. Morsa Images | E + | Getty Images With a historical indicator of recessions flashing red this week, financial experts have shared their top … Read more

Key part of yield curve ‘inverts’ as short-term rates jump after jobs report

A key part of the Treasury yields inverted on Friday, stoking fears that a recession could be in the cards, after jobs data caused short-term rates to jump. The benchmark 10-year Treasury note was up more than 5 basis points at 2.382%, and the rate on the 2-year US government bond surged 16 basis points … Read more

Treasury yields invert flashing recessionary warning sign

US 5-year and 30-year Treasury yields on Monday inverted for the first time since 2006, raising fears of a possible recession. The yield on the 5-year Treasury note rose 6 basis points to 2.6361% at 5:30 am ET, while the 30-year yield was down less than 1 basis point to 2.6004%. The 2-year yield jumped … Read more

Treasury yields fall with focus on Russia-Ukraine crisis

US Treasury yields fell on Thursday morning, as investors digested the latest Federal Reserve meeting minutes and monitored developments on the Russia-Ukraine crisis. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note gave up 4 basis points, falling to 2.0015% at 4 am ET. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond moved 4 basis points lower … Read more