Inflation ETF may be in a sweet spot even if Fed cuts rates

It’s an exchange-traded fund designed to profit from higher rates. But even if the Federal Reserve starts to cut this year, Horizon Kinetics’ James Davolos thinks his firm’s Inflation Beneficiaries ETF (INFL) is in a sweet spot.  “We’re actually going into the mature phase of inflation,” the firm’s portfolio manager Davolos told CNBC’s “ETF Edge” … Read more

10-year Treasury yield falls after April jobs data

U.S. Treasury yields were lower Monday, continuing a fall after Friday’s April jobs report showed weaker-than-expected payrolls growth and an unexpected tick higher in unemployment. The yield on the 10-year Treasury was off 2 basis points to 4.4975%. The 2-year Treasury yield was slightly lower to 4.8056%. Yields and prices move in opposite directions. One … Read more

Money markets, CDs as next target for ETFs

There may be an untapped market for exchange-traded funds. According to Calamos investments’ Matt Kaufman, there are trillions of dollars across CD and money market accounts, and it is a market ETFs should look to capture. “That’s larger than almost the ETF space itself,” the firm’s head of ETFs told CNBC’s “ETF Edge” earlier this … Read more

U.S. Treasury yields fall on key inflation data

The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield fell Friday as traders parsed the closely watched inflation data released earlier in the day. The 10-year Treasury yield slipped around 4 points to 4.667%. The yield on the 2-year Treasury lost almost a basis point to trade at, 4.987%. Yields and prices move in opposite directions and one basis … Read more

Regional bank failures may be ahead, Former FDIC head Bair warns

Regional bank earnings may expose critical weaknesses, according to Sheila Bair, former chair of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Their quarterly numbers begin hitting Wall Street this week. “I’m worried about a handful of them,” Bair told CNBC’s “Fast Money” on Tuesday. “I think some of them are still overly reliant on industry deposits, … Read more

Treasury yields are little changed as traders assess fresh inflation data

Treasury yields were flat Thursday as traders parsed through new U.S. inflation data in search of clues on when the Federal Reserve may start cutting interest rates. The 10-year Treasury yield inched up 1 basis point at 4.572%. The 2-year Treasury yield was last at 4.942% after falling by nearly 3 basis points. Yields and … Read more

10-year Treasury yield jumps back above 4.5% after March inflation tops estimates

The 10-year Treasury yield jumped back above 4.5% on Wednesday after March inflation data came in hotter than expected, adding to the likelihood of higher-for-longer interest rates from the Federal Reserve. The yield on the 10-year Treasury was last higher by more than 14 basis points at 4.509%. The yield on the 2-year Treasury was … Read more

Cash savers still have an opportunity to beat inflation. Here’s how

Riska | E+ | Getty Images It may be a while longer before the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates, experts now say. That means savers can still earn the best returns on their cash in years, following a “nuclear winter for the better part of the last 15 years,” said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst … Read more

Investors should consider Bond ETFs before Fed cuts: BondBloxx COO

Investors may want to stick with fixed income investments — possibly even adding to them — despite the Federal Reserve’s intention to cut interest rates this year. “Your biggest mistake could be rushing back into equities before you’re considering all these opportunities in fixed income,” BondBloxx co-founder and COO Joanna Gallegos told CNBC’s “ETF Edge” … Read more

Fed must cut rates more aggressively due to jobs: Canaccord Tony Dwyer

The Federal Reserve may have new incentives in the second quarter to cut rates deeper this year. Canaccord Genuity’s Tony Dwyer thinks a deteriorating jobs market and easing inflation will ultimately push the Fed to act. “I’m not saying that they have to go back to zero, but they have to be more aggressive,” the … Read more