RPT-GRAPHIC-Take Five: Bond yield rise might be the real thing

(Repeats Friday story, updates first entry) LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – 1/ YIELD JOLT Higher U.S. Treasury yields have so far done little more than jolt equity markets off record highs. That will change if “real” yields — adjusted for

COVID response drives $24 trillion surge in global debt: IIF

LONDON (Reuters) – The COVID pandemic has added $24 trillion to the global debt mountain over the last year a new study has shown, leaving it at a record $281 trillion and the worldwide debt-to-GDP ratio at over 355%.FILE PHOTO:

Rising U.S. yields cool down stocks

MILAN/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The rally in stock markets stalled on Wednesday as a surge in U.S. Treasury yields on optimism about a swift economic recovery put pressure on lofty company valuations.FILE PHOTO: A Wall Street sign outside the New York

Stocks edge higher as eyes on stimulus; oil dips

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were higher and MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe was set for a ninth day of gains on Thursday as investors were optimistic about more fiscal stimulus, while oil prices slipped.Slideshow ( 2

Asia stocks hold at highs, sustained by bottomless stimulus

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares rested at record highs on Thursday as investors digested recent meaty gains, while bulls were sustained by the promise of endless free money after a benign reading on U.S. inflation and a dovish Federal Reserve

Stocks hit record highs, bitcoin surges after Tesla news

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Major U.S. stock indexes registered all-time closing highs on Monday amid optimism over U.S. fiscal stimulus, and bitcoin jumped after Tesla revealed it had purchased $1.5 billion of the cryptocurrency and would soon accept it as

Asian equities rebound but short-squeeze nerves persist

SINGAPORE/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian stock markets recovered on Friday but are headed for their steepest weekly loss in months, as a liquidity squeeze in China and a Wall Street retail-trading frenzy has unnerved investors.FILE PHOTO: Investors look at screens

Stocks rise, dollar slips as risk aversion eases

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar retreated and Wall Street rallied on Thursday as investors looked past weak U.S. GDP and jobless claims data to hopes of a rosier economy ahead and welcomed restrictions on the social media-driven trading frenzy.FILE

Stocks climb, bonds fall after Democrats win Senate

LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Bonds licked their wounds and stocks rose on Thursday as investors bet Democrat control of the U.S. Congress would enable President-elect Joe Biden to borrow and spend heavily, with a bruised dollar hovering near its lowest in