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Spanish Bond Prices Rise 4.9% in 3 Months Despite being locked in middle of an epic political battle, Spanish government bonds continue to provide relative safety. Yields on the 10-year note dipped below one percent this month as investors clamored.
Retail Earnings Suggest Consumers Are Feeling Good Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) blamed U.S. consumers when it lowered its guidance for the year, but the Chief Financial Officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) is saying something else entirely. Plenty of other retailers.
Manufacturing Index Returns to Positive Territory Manufacturing activity in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region rebounded in August, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Fed released its Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey for the.
Japanese Banks Run Dry of Bonds to Sell The Bank of Japan (BoJ) appears to have hit a ceiling on its monetary policy. In its eagerness to absorb government bonds, the BoJ seems to have exhausted the supply of bonds.
Major Upside for Two MLPs, Analyst Energy companies aren’t exactly the hottest picks in the stock market these days, but master limited partnerships, or MLPs, that are linked to oil majors can still do well, according to investment bank Stifel.
Low Rate Expectations Keeping Dollar Depressed The U.S. dollar dropped to an eight-week low against the euro today on speculation that the Federal Reserve will continue to keep interest rates low, making the currency less attractive for investors to hold..
Will Portugal Earn the ECB’s Trust? Portugal’s credit rating came under fire this week as the country struggled to keep its Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating. Holding its creditworthiness above water is a necessary condition for the country to continue.
Bond Yields Rise on Rate Hike Fears Just one day after the Federal Reserve released details from its July meeting, bonds began to swing wildly. There was a rabid sell-off, but traders moved back into both 10- and two-year Treasuries.
Analyst Raises Price Target on Kinder Morgan Stock to $24.00 After a huge drop last year, Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) stock has climbed quite a bit in 2016. Now, a major Wall Street firm is saying that there is more.
Increases Quarterly Dividend Rate to $0.11 Per Share Some small banks can pay big dividends. United Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBCP) is the latest example. On, August 18, United Bancorp announced that its board of directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend.