Natural gas supply shortage could jack up prices
Apr 11, 2014 at 17:22 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — U.S. supplies of natural gas are at their lowest since 2003 following the harshest winter in decades, raising the potential for price hikes later in the year. The words “shortage” and “panic” haven’t establi...
Treasurys rise as death cross spurs buying
Apr 08, 2014 at 01:02 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices climbed Monday as investors made technical plays in the market, spurred partly by a phenomenon known as the death cross. The 10-year Treasury yield’s (ICAPSD:10_YEAR) 50-day moving average crossed throu...
Treasurys rally, easing rate-hike view post-jobs
Apr 06, 2014 at 05:27 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices jumped Friday as the market grappled with a jobs report that showed slow payrolls improvement, with intermediate-term yields leading the way lower on easing expectations for Federal Reserve rate hikes. The ...
Treasurys ease rate-hike expectations post-jobs
Apr 04, 2014 at 20:12 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices rose Friday as the market grappled with a jobs report that showed slow improvement in new employment, with intermediate term yields leading the way lower on easing expectations for Federal Reserve rate hike...
Ethanol price spike means you pay more for gasoline
Apr 04, 2014 at 18:27 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Drivers are paying more for gasoline because of ethanol’s 30% price surge this year. Some relief may be in sight. Most of the gasoline sold has some ethanol in it, with the fuel additive accounting for about 10% of ...
Treasurys slide after private payrolls report
Apr 03, 2014 at 05:32 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices slid Wednesday after a report showed private-sector payrolls added 191,000 new jobs last month, raising expectations about a forthcoming payrolls report. After the data, the 10-year note (ICAPSD:10_YEAR) ...
Breakout suggests more upside ahead
Apr 03, 2014 at 02:37 | Source:
A month ago, I wrote that the upside breakout was confirmed. Since then, the breakout level (roughly 1,840 on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index) was tested twice and held both times. Now the S&P 500 index (SNC:SPX) has moved to new highs once agai...
Oil reclaims $100 to log highest close in two weeks
Mar 27, 2014 at 03:52 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oil futures closed above the $100 level for the first time in roughly two weeks as gasoline prices scored their first gain in three sessions. A U.S. government report revealed a weekly drop in gasoline stockpiles that...
Treasury curve now flattest since 2009
Mar 24, 2014 at 20:07 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices fell Monday as investors continued to ditch the securities most sensitive to rising interest rates, sending the differential between intermediate-maturity yields and long-term yields to their narrowest sinc...
Intermediate Treasurys extend post-Fed fall
Mar 21, 2014 at 04:22 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Intermediate-term Treasury prices slipped Thursday after an auction of inflation-protected securities and a round of economic data, extending a sharp drop from the previous session on Federal Reserve indications that earli...
Intermediate Treasury yields extend climb post-Fed
Mar 20, 2014 at 19:27 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Intermediate-term Treasury prices slipped Thursday, extending a sharp drop from the previous session, in the wake of Federal Reserve statements that convinced markets earlier rate hikes may be on the horizon. Treasurys in ...
How to play the rising cost of commodities
Mar 20, 2014 at 16:47 | Source:
Scientists have uncovered evidence of the Big Bang and “cosmic inflation” in recent experiments at the South Pole. But the average American doesn’t have to be an astrophysicist to find proof of cosmic inflation. All they have to do is look at ...
Treasury yields leap as Fed sees earlier rate hikes
Mar 20, 2014 at 05:42 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices dropped sharply Wednesday, sending yields soaring after a press conference at the Federal Reserve left the impression that the central bank could begin raising its key policy rates, and with it the cost of ...
Bond market weighs shift to Fed’s low-rate pledge
Mar 19, 2014 at 22:42 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices fell Wednesday ahead of an announcement and press conference from the Federal Reserve, which many market participants expect will outline a new pledge to keep its key policy rates low. Ahead of the Federal ...
US-India Business Council plan to up trade to $500 billion per year
Mar 19, 2014 at 09:35 | Source:
Washington: As India gears up to elect itsnew Prime Minister, the US-India Business Council has come outwith a comprehensive wish list, which if implemented, wouldhelp in achieving the goal of a bilateral trade of $500billion per year.The comprehensi...
10-year Treasury yield highest since January
Mar 07, 2014 at 22:07 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices sank Friday, sending benchmark yields to their highest since January, after a monthly jobs report beat the expectations of economists, shrugging off cold weather that has been blamed for recent weak numbers...
Rolls-Royce: India puts all deals 'on hold'
Mar 04, 2014 at 12:47 | Source:
India has put on hold all deals with Rolls-Royce till it completes an investigation into bribery allegations against the Britain-based company, the Press Trust of India news agency said. A federal agency is probing allegations that Rolls-Royce paid b...
Treasurys advance after strong debt auctions
Feb 27, 2014 at 05:07 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Treasury prices rose on Wednesday after successful government debt auctions, ending the session near their highs of the day, as the market waits for signs of the U.S. economy’s underlying health. The 10-year Treasury not...
Supply data ups oil prices; dollar rise caps gain
Feb 27, 2014 at 02:47 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oil futures settled higher on Wednesday, recouping most of what they lost a day earlier after a U.S. government report showed that weekly crude supplies rose less than the market expected, but a stronger dollar kept p...
Oil ends lower China worry, supply-rise bets
Feb 27, 2014 at 02:47 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oil futures dropped on Tuesday, pressured by expectations that this week’s data will show a further rise in U.S. crude inventories and concerns that an economic slowdown in China may dull the outlook for energy dema...