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Bond quake

A look at the day ahead in U.S. and global markets from Mike Dolan With everyone watching Wyoming, global bond markets have shuddered again this week even as stock markets stabilised. Whatever signals are sent by Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell or the long list of overseas central bankers at the Jackson Hole conference starting on Thursday, upward pressure on bond yields has intensified regardless.

One investor's rebound is another's bear rally

A look at the day ahead in markets from Julien Ponthus. What a difference a week makes! With the Dow Jones .DJI snapping out of its longest weekly losing streak in nearly a century and scoring its best week since 2020 last Friday, the narrative across stock markets has swiftly moved from meltdown fears to hopes of a rebound. But there are contrasting expectations at play: some strategists believe the S&P 500's .SPX 9% bounce back from its May 20 lows could in fact hide a bear rally, or in other

Get your motor runnin'

A look at the day ahead in markets from Sujata Rao. So what if oil prices are up 50% this year? The long Memorial Day weekend will see some 39 million Americans hitting the road and driving at least 50 miles, up 8.3% from a year-ago, the American Automobile Association predicts. Fuel consumption during this summer's driving season -- between Memorial Day and Labour Day in September -- will be 75,000 barrels per day more than in 2021, according to the U.S.

New York Times business news - May 2

May 2 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi traveled to Ukraine's capital over the weekend, leading the second senior American delegation to meet with Ukraine President Vlodymyr Zelenskiy in a week and declare support for his country's fight to beat back the Russian invasion.

A turning point for markets

A look at the day ahead in markets from Dhara Ranasinghe. When the yield on Germany's benchmark Bund, considered one of thea safest assets in the world, posts its biggest one-day fall since 2011 (as it did on Tuesday), something has changed. The slide in borrowing costs in Germany, with 10-year yields back in negative territory where they remain this morning, echoes similar moves in other major bond markets and is symptomatic of a big shift in investor thinking.


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