The U.S. national debt is rising by $1 trillion about every 100 days

The U.S. Treasury building in Washington, D.C., on March 13, 2023. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images The debt load of the U.S. is growing at a quicker clip in recent months, increasing about $1 trillion nearly every 100 days. The nation’s debt permanently crossed over to $34 trillion on Jan. 4, after briefly … Read more

UK, Europe real estate to surge as buyers eye investment opportunities

Aerial view of the roof gardens at Gasholder Park in Kings Cross, London. Richard Newstead | Moment | Getty Images The U.K. looks poised to lead a European real estate resurgence this year as international investors return capital to the region’s strained property market. An anticipated fall in interest rates and modest economic revival will … Read more

FPIs: FPIs get licence to thrill, lap up $8.7 billion govt bonds in 5 months

Mumbai: Overseas ownership of Indian government bonds climbed about $9 billion in just five months since JP Morgan announced its decision to include local sovereign debt in its emerging markets index, illustrating the attractiveness of fixed-income assets in the world’s fastest-expanding major economy for bulge-bracket funds in a constant global hunt for stable currencies and … Read more

U.S. Treasury yields following Fed-favored inflation measure

U.S. Treasury yields inched lower on Thursday after the latest inflation data was in line with predictions. The 10-year Treasury yield fell nearly 4 basis points to 4.236%. The yield on the 2-year Treasury declined almost 2 basis points to 4.629%. Yields and prices have an inverted relationship and one basis point equals 0.01%. January’s … Read more

Why China, Japan and the Fed are shaking up the $26 trillion U.S. Treasury market

When investors think of the financial markets, the first thing that likely comes to mind is the stock market. But there is a bigger, less-flashy counterpart to the equity market: the bond market. At the heart of the fixed income space lies U.S. Treasurys, one of the safest investments in the world. “We have not … Read more

All of AMC’s revenue growth came from Taylor Swift and Beyoncé films

Popcorn buckets are pictured during the “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” concert movie world premiere at AMC The Grove in Los Angeles on Oct. 11, 2023. Valerie Macon | AFP | Getty Images Move over Nicole Kidman. AMC has some new patron saints. In the final three months of 2023, AMC saw revenue increase by … Read more

Key inflation measure rose 0.4%

Inflation rose in line with expectations in January, according to an important gauge the Federal Reserve uses as it deliberates cutting interest rates. The personal consumption expenditures price index excluding food and energy costs increased 0.4% for the month and 2.8% from a year ago, as expected according to the Dow Jones consensus estimates. The … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday

Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. The Fed vs. Nvidia The week ahead will tell whether the Federal Reserve can damper investor enthusiasm. A rally fueled in large part by blowout Nvidia earnings pushed the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq all to … Read more

Wall Street takes bets on which major central bank will blink first

A trader works, as a screen displays a news conference by Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell following the Fed rate announcement, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., January 31, 2024.  Brendan McDermid | Reuters The Bank of Japan and the Swiss National Bank have emerged … Read more