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  1. Treasury yields rise as investors await Fed meeting
    MarketWatch | 05:08 PM EDT

    Oil prices jump as OPEC, allies fail to boost output. Treasury prices weakened slightly Monday, pushing yields marginally higher, as investors awaited a Federal Reserve meeting that's expected to produce a midweek rate increase and as oil prices jumped to a four-year high. The yield on the 10- year Treasury note rose 0.9 basis point to 3.078%, while the 2- year note yield edged up 0.4 basis point to 2.813%.

  2. Why a Fed rate hike is unlikely to reignite the dollar rally
    MarketWatch | 04:10 PM EDT

    The end of the rates differential trade. Investors are wondering whether a highly anticipated rate increase by the Federal Reserve this week will reignite a dollar rally. Some analysts are skeptical that fully anticipated monetary tightening will do the trick.

  3. Dollar weakness moderates as traders turn attention to Fed meeting
    MarketWatch | 03:28 PM EDT

    A slide in the U.S. dollar and a rally by its main rival, the euro, moderated toward the end of the New York trading session on Monday, and investors returned to focusing on this week's Federal Reserve meeting, which is widely expected to deliver a rate increase. Earlier in the session, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said in introductory remarks at a hearing on economic and monetary matters in the European Parliament that he expected a "vigorous pick-up in underlying...

  4. Economy keeps pumping, but now the Fed wants to let out some air
    MarketWatch | 11:33 AM EDT

    Surging U.S. growth has one big downside: Rising inflation. The cost of borrowing money in the U.S. is going up this week thanks to the Federal Reserve-- and a pumped-up economy. The central bank on Wednesday is all but certain to lift a key short-term interest rate to a range of 2% to 2.25%, putting it at the highest level in a decade.

  5. The Powell Fed can make history if it can slow the economy without crashing it
    MarketWatch | 11:23 AM EDT

    This time may be different, says Peter Hooper of Deutsche Bank Securities. The Federal Reserve has a chance to do something no U.S. central bank has done before, if it can slow the economy and raise the unemployment rate without pushing the economy into recession, said Peter Hooper, chief economist at Deutsche Bank Securities. "The Powell Fed can make history by engineering a soft landing from below," Hooper said in an interview.

  6. Perma-bear Albert Edwards warns stocks have 'drunk the Kool-Aid' as recession looms
    MarketWatch | 10:29 AM EDT

    Appetite for stocks tends to taper when 10- year Treasury yield moves above 3%. Albert Edwards, global strategist at Société Générale, recently cautioned that the moment of reckoning for stocks is near and investors should stop buying into the fantasy of a robust economy as a recession is lurking right around the corner. The stock market, he said, "truly has drunk the strong economy Kool-Aid."

  7. Home builder stocks in broad decline as Freddie Mac said housing market has 'stalled'
    MarketWatch | 10:24 AM EDT

    Home builder stocks were broadly lower Monday, as mortgage-finance company Freddie Mac (FMCC) said the U.S. housing market had "essentially stalled." Home Construction ETF slumped 0.8% in morning trade, with 39 of its 47 equity components trading lower. Among the more active home builders, shares of PulteGroup Inc. (PHM) shed 1.2%, of D.R.

  8. *Freddie Mac: Housing market has 'essentially stalled'
    MarketWatch | 10:09 AM EDT

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  9. *Freddie Mac sees 2018 home sales to be 'just below' 2017
    MarketWatch | 10:09 AM EDT

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  10. ECB President Mario Draghi expects 'vigorous pick-up in underlying inflation'
    MarketWatch | 09:29 AM EDT

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Monday said he expected a rise in eurozone consumer prices. Harmonized European inflation would likely hover around 1.7% every year until 2020 and 1.8% excluding food and energy in 2020, he said in introductory remarks at a hearing on economic and monetary affairs in the European Parliament. "This stable profile conceals a slowing contribution from the non-core components of the general index, and a relatively vigorous...

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