• Markets Start Day With Optimism Still Intact Despite Weak Retail Sales Data

    6 days ago - By Forbes

    The weekend approaches with cautious optimism still the watchword amid hopes for new talks with China. U.S. indices are near all-time highs, and the 10-year yield is on the edge of 3%.
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  • U.S. import prices post largest drop in more than one-and-a-half years

    6 days ago - By Reuters

    U.S. import prices recorded their biggest drop in more than 1-1/2 years in August amid declines in the cost of fuels and a range of other goods, suggesting a strong dollar was curbing imported inflation pressures.
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  • The U.S. Dollar Continues To Dominate, Drive Markets Higher

    The U.S. Dollar Continues To Dominate, Drive Markets Higher

    6 days ago - By ETF Daily News

    From BlackRock : As Russ discusses, we remain in a strong dollar environment, which continues to have consequences for the market.
    2018 started with investors asking the same question as every other post-crisis year: Is this the year rates finally rise? In fact, the answer has been yes, although the backup in rates has been modest. U.S. 10-year yields surged in January but have been range bound ever since. Instead, as I wrote back in early July, the dominant return driver has been the dollar. Whether or not the dollar remains strong is likely to be as, if not more, important than the...
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