List/Grid Monthly Archives: October 2016

Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield books largest monthly rise since June 2015

Bond Report: 10-year Treasury yield books largest monthly rise since June 2015

Treasury prices fell in October, driving the 10-year yield to its largest monthly rise in more than a year. The 10-year yield TMUBMUSD10Y, -1.29%  shed 1.2 basis point to 1.834%… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar posts largest monthly gain against the yen in 2 years

Currencies: Dollar posts largest monthly gain against the yen in 2 years

The dollar gained against its main trading rivals on Monday, as the greenback logged its strongest monthly advance against the Japanese yen in two years. One dollar USDJPY, +0.13%  bought… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: DraftKings, FanDuel deal is quickly coming together

The Wall Street Journal: DraftKings, FanDuel deal is quickly coming together

The two leading fantasy sports companies are hammering out a merger deal, with DraftKings Inc. Chief Executive Jason Robins likely to stay on as CEO of the combined entity and… Read more »

CFPB: Student loan companies are illegally denying borrowers right to make lower payments

CFPB: Student loan companies are illegally denying borrowers right to make lower payments

Student loan borrowers are regularly being denied their right under the law to make lower payments, according to the nation’s consumer watchdog. Examiners from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found… Read more »

Capitol Report: Clinton’s unfavorable rating hits new high in poll | Trump targets Democratic states in final sprint

Capitol Report: Clinton’s unfavorable rating hits new high in poll | Trump targets Democratic states in final sprint

Sixty percent of voters view Hillary Clinton unfavorably, according to a ABC News/Washington Post poll released Monday morning, the highest level of unpopularity yet for the Democratic presidential nominee. Her… Read more »

Brett Arends's ROI: Trump’s biggest supporters won’t bear the cost of his presidency

Brett Arends's ROI: Trump’s biggest supporters won’t bear the cost of his presidency

When I was a young man, I used to respect the opinions of the old. I figured their long years had given them great wisdom. I reasoned that a lifetime… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold sheds 3% for October but still underpinned by election jitters

Metals Stocks: Gold sheds 3% for October but still underpinned by election jitters

Gold futures fell Monday, expanding their October loss to some 3%, with a stronger U.S. dollar setting the tone. Even with Monday’s drop, gold traded not far off a more-than-three-week… Read more »

Drug stocks bounce even as pricing problems spread

Drug stocks bounce even as pricing problems spread

Many drug stocks bounced Monday in the aftermath of last week’s drubbing, but Cardinal Health Inc.’s earnings report acted as a reminder that the sector’s pricing problems are likely to… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stocks walk shaky line as strong data grapples with lower oil, election uncertainty

Market Snapshot: Stocks walk shaky line as strong data grapples with lower oil, election uncertainty

U.S. stocks drifted between slight gains and losses Monday after stronger-than-expected consumer spending data underlined the view that the economy is growing at a steady pace, while a drop in… Read more »

The Tell: If Halloween candies were bonds …

The Tell: If Halloween candies were bonds …

This extraspecial bond report features stratospheric caloric content, as is appropriate on a holiday renowned for shifting millions upon millions of dollars’ worth of candy in the U.S. (You can… Read more »

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