iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF(TLT)- NYSEARCA
  • Yesterday, 12:23 PM
    • The three asset classes were all sporting nice gains in wake of Janet Yellen's Jackson Hole speech at which the Fed boss suggested we're getting close to rate hike territory.
    • Sellers have emerged in the last hour though, taking the S&P 500 (SPY -0.3%), long-dated Treasurys (NYSEARCA:TLT), and gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) and oil (NYSEARCA:USO) back to either flat or in the red.
    • Moving in the opposite direction is the dollar (UUP +0.5%).
    | Yesterday, 12:23 PM | 22 Comments
  • Yesterday, 10:15 AM
    • Speaking at Jackson Hole, Janet Yellen sounded more bullish on the economy than previously, but that shouldn't be a surprise given the improving economic news, a booming stock market, and a string of other hawkish comments out of the Fed.
    • Stocks have added a hair since her remarks hit the tape - the S&P 500 (SPY +0.4%). The dollar (UUP, UDN) initially shot higher, but has given up those gains, now down 0.2% on the session. The 10-year Treasury yield (TLT, TBT) initially climbed a couple of basis points, but is now edging lower at 1.567%.
    • Gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) isn't buying the hawkishness, jumping higher by 1.05% to $1,338 per ounce.
    | Yesterday, 10:15 AM | 15 Comments
  • Wed, Aug. 17, 2:15 PM
    • The FOMC minutes said all the right hawkish things about the chance conditions could "soon warrant" a rate hike, but the markets are reading the overall gist of the report as no rush to make a move.
    • Flat ahead of the release, the 10-year Treasury yield has turned lower by 3.2 basis points to 1.542%. TLT +0.75%, TBT -1.5%Fed Funds futures were lower, but are now flat, still pricing in about a 50% chance of one rate hike in 2016.
    • In the green prior to the minutes, the dollar (UUP, UDN) is now down 0.25%.
    • Gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) has recouped some of its earlier losses, now down 0.1% to $1,354 per ounce.
    | Wed, Aug. 17, 2:15 PM | 20 Comments
  • Fri, Aug. 5, 8:46 AM
    • U.S. stock index futures have added to gains after the better-than-hoped jobs report for July, with the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) and Nasdaq 100 (NASDAQ:QQQhigher by 0.4%, and the Dow (NYSEARCA:DIAup 0.5%.
    • With a September rate hike seemingly much more of a possibility, the 10-year Treasury yield has jumped four basis points to 1.54%. TLT -0.5%, TBT +1%. Fed Funds futures are still pricing in just about a 50% chance of one rate hike this year.
    • Gold has dipped about $10 per ounce. GLD -1%
    • The dollar (UUP, UDN) has popped from modestly lower on the session, to up 0.3%.
    | Fri, Aug. 5, 8:46 AM | 18 Comments
  • Thu, Aug. 4, 12:28 PM
    • The Bank of England this morning cut its benchmark bank rate by 25 basis points to 0.25%, and restarted its dormant asset purchase program. In addition to government bond purchases, the bank will also be buying corporate paper.
    • At his post-meeting press conference, Governor Mark Carney said the bank's estimates for GDP growth have come way down, and for the unemployment rate way up since the Brexit vote. He says there's more room for additional stimulus as necessary.
    • The news sent the FTSE higher, and the pound way lower. The 10-year Gilt yield tumbled 16 basis points to a record-low 0.647%. The 10-year Bund yield dropped six basis points to -0.094%.
    • The U.S. 10-year yield is down five basis points to 1.493%. Tomorrow morning brings the July employment report.
    • TLT +1%, TBT -2%
    • ETFs: TBT, TLT, TMV, TBF, EDV, TMF, TTT, ZROZ, VGLT, TLH, SBND, UBT, DLBS, TLO, LBND, VUSTX, TYBS, DLBL
    | Thu, Aug. 4, 12:28 PM | 2 Comments
  • Wed, Jul. 27, 2:18 PM
    • Having had a few minutes to digest the modestly hawkish turn from the FOMC, the 10-year Treasury yield has dipped a little bit, now off 3.3 basis points to 1.531%. Odds of a September rate hike have risen just a hair to about a one-in-three chance. TLT +1%, TBT -2%
    • The money quote from the policy statement: "Near-term risks to the economic outlook have diminished."
    • The dollar (UUP +0.1%) has turned somewhat higher following the news, while gold (GLD +0.5%) has shed a couple of dollars per ounce (though still in the green on the session).
    • Stocks are about where they were, the Nasdaq up modestly, the S&P 500 down a hair, and the Dow flat.
    | Wed, Jul. 27, 2:18 PM | 4 Comments
  • Fri, Jul. 15, 4:14 PM
    | Fri, Jul. 15, 4:14 PM
  • Fri, Jul. 15, 10:19 AM
    • The 10-year Treasury yield continues to make its way back to its pre-Brexit level, up another five basis points to 1.59%. Helping the move today were stronger-than-expected reads on June retail sales and inflation.
    • The 10-year was in the 1.70% area prior to the vote, and dropped to about 1.35% in the days after. TLT -0.7%, TBT +1.4%
    • Short-term rate futures markets are again pricing in a sizable chance of a rate hike this year, roughly 40% at the moment. At one point in early late June, the chance of a rate hike had been pushed all the way back to 2018.
    • ETFs: TBT, TLT, TMV, TBF, EDV, TMF, TTT, ZROZ, VGLT, TLH, SBND, UBT, DLBS, TLO, LBND, VUSTX, TYBS, DLBL
    | Fri, Jul. 15, 10:19 AM | 1 Comment
  • Tue, Jul. 12, 1:31 PM
    • With Europe having mostly erased its post-Brexit declines, and the U.K. and U.S. both higher today than they were prior to the vote, flight-to-safety types are headed for the exits.
    • The U.S. 10-year yield is up by another nine basis points today to 1.52%, its highest level this month. The two-year yield is up five bps to 0.685%, its strongest since the vote. TLT -1.7%, TBT +3.4%
    • ETFs: TBT, TLT, TMV, TBF, EDV, TMF, TTT, ZROZ, VGLT, TLH, SBND, UBT, DLBS, TLO, LBND, VUSTX, TYBS, DLBL
    | Tue, Jul. 12, 1:31 PM | 6 Comments
  • Tue, Jun. 28, 12:51 PM
    • It's not exactly a rip-roaring bounce, but it's a bounce nonetheless, with the Stoxx 50 (NYSEARCA:FEZ) closing up 2.1%, led by 2.6% gains in the U.K. (NYSEARCA:EWU) and France (NYSEARCA:EWQ). Germany (NYSEARCA:EWGrose 1.9%.
    • Alongside is a pretty lame rebound in the pound (NYSEARCA:FXB), up 0.8% vs. the dollar to $1.3330.
    • Meanwhile interest rates aren't really buying it. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield is up just 3 basis points to 1.46%, and the German 10-year Bund yield higher  by just 1 basis point. TLT +0.2%, TBT -0.4%
    • The Nasdaq's 1.6% gain is leading U.S. stocks. The S&P 500 is up 1.1% and the Dow 0.9%.
    | Tue, Jun. 28, 12:51 PM | 8 Comments
  • Sun, Jun. 26, 8:53 PM
    • Dow (NYSEARCA:DIA) and S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) futures are lower by 0.65% and Nasdaq 100 (NASDAQ:QQQby 0.8% in early Sunday evening action.
    • Also open for business are FTSE 100 (NYSEARCA:EWU) and Dax (NYSEARCA:EWG) futures, and they're off 2% and 1.5%, respectively.
    • In early Monday trade, Japan and Australia are in the green after their plunge on Friday.
    • The British pound (NYSEARCA:FXB) is down another 2.15% vs. the dollar and the euro (NYSEARCA:FXE1%.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield (TLT, TBT) is off another five basis points to 1.50% - a new four-year low, and within shouting distance of its all-time low of 1.395% hit on July 23, 2012.
    | Sun, Jun. 26, 8:53 PM | 111 Comments
  • Fri, Jun. 24, 7:41 AM
    • The 10-year Treasury yield has plunged a full 21 basis points to 1.53% after the U.K. voted to leave the EU. It's the largest one-session decline since the panicky late summer of 2011. TLT +3%, TBT -6% premarket
    • Short-term interest rate futures have now begun pricing in a rate cut, with the Oct. 2016 Fed Fund contract at 99.67 three basis points higher than the July contract.
    • The German 10-year Bund yield is down a whopping 17 basis points to negative 0.07%. The U.K. 10-year Gilt yield is off 30 basis points to 1.07%.
    • Yields on the periphery are headed the opposite way - the Italian 10-year is up 14 bps to 1.45%, and Spain is up 12 bps to 1.6%.
    • The 10-year JGB yield is down 5.6 bps to negative 0.196%.
    • Previously: Futures down sharply as Europe crashes post-Brexit (June 24)
    • ETFs: TBT, TLT, TMV, TBF, EDV, TMF, TTT, ZROZ, VGLT, TLH, SBND, UBT, DLBS, TLO, LBND, VUSTX, TYBS, DLBL
    | Fri, Jun. 24, 7:41 AM | 43 Comments
  • Thu, Jun. 23, 9:47 PM
    • Panicky equity markets have money pouring into the safety of U.S. Treasurys, with the 10-year yield off eight basis points to 1.66%. TLT +0.55%, TBT -1.1% after hours.
    • Gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) is seeing a bit of a bid, up 0.65% to $1,271 per ounce. WTI crude oil (NYSEARCA:USO) is lower by 1.6% to $49.30 per barrel.
    • Previously: Markets crumble on Brexit shocker (June 23)
    | Thu, Jun. 23, 9:47 PM | 5 Comments
  • Mon, Jun. 20, 12:29 PM
    • The 10-year Treasury yield fell to as low as 1.52% last week after the Fed's surprise retreat from rate-hike talk, but it's returned all the way back to 1.67% after a weekend poll showed support for a Brexit slipping (vote is on Thursday).
    • Was the Fed's dovish shift solely due to Brexit fears? It won't be long before we find out. For now, Fed Funds futures have upped the odds of a rate hike this year - though it's still roughly a zero chance for July, a move at some point in 2016 is just over 50%.
    • TLT -0.95%, TBT +1.9%
    • ETFs: TBT, TLT, TMV, TBF, EDV, TMF, TTT, ZROZ, VGLT, TLH, SBND, UBT, DLBS, TLO, LBND, VUSTX, TYBS, DLBL
    | Mon, Jun. 20, 12:29 PM
  • Thu, Jun. 16, 11:47 AM
    • The yield on the 10-year Treasury earlier fell as much as seven basis points to 1.52% - its lowest level in four years and within sight of its all-time low of 1.39%. It's since bounced back to 1.54%.
    • The two-year Treasury yield is off another seven basis points to 0.66% - its lowest level since the Feb. 11 bottom of 2016's market panic.
    • The Fed's dovish retreat yesterday combined with growing fears of a Brexit (the vote is one week away) are at work.
    • Across the pond, the German 10-year Bund yield is down 1.3 basis points to negative 0.02%, and the Swiss 30-year bond has fallen to negative territory - making that country the first one ever with government bond yields below zero all the way out to 30 years on the curve. U.K. 10-year Gilt yields are down to 1.11%.
    • TLT +0.8%, TBT -1.6%
    • ETFs: TBT, TLT, TMV, TBF, EDV, TMF, TTT, ZROZ, VGLT, TLH, SBND, UBT, DLBS, TLO, LBND, VUSTX, TYBS, DLBL
    | Thu, Jun. 16, 11:47 AM
  • Wed, Jun. 15, 2:16 PM
    • The FOMC stayed on hold as expected, but the "dots" showed a sizable downsizing in expectations for future rate hikes. The policy statement showed no hint of any interest in hiking rates in July. Six Fed members expect just one rate hike in 2016 - that's up from a few weeks ago, when just one saw only a single move this year.
    • 2017 and 2018 Fed Funds rate projections were cut as well.
    • As for GDP, the seers see growth of 2% this year vs. 2.2% expected weeks ago. 2017 is cut to 2% from 2.1%. 2018 remains at 2%.
    • PCE inflation this year is expected to be 1.4% vs. just 1.2% at last projection. 2017 remains at 1.9%, and 2018 at 2%.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is lower by 3.8 basis points to 1.576%, but the big move is in 2-year yields, which are off a full six basis points to 0.67%.
    • There's partying in the Fed Funds pits, where traders now have priced in just a 50% chance of a rate hike anytime this year.
    • TLT +0.45%, TBT -0.9%
    • Previously: Fed stays on hold, sees fewer future rate hikes (June 15)
    • ETFs: TBT, TLT, TMV, TBF, EDV, TMF, TTT, ZROZ, VGLT, TLH, SBND, UBT, DLBS, TLO, LBND, VUSTX, TYBS, DLBL
    | Wed, Jun. 15, 2:16 PM | 2 Comments
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