Recession Priced Into Treasuries, as Yields Near Historic Lows
Investors’ flight to safety into U.S. Treasuries (despite the recent S&P downgrade) has driven yields toward historic lows and has market participants pricing in a recession, say market watchers such as Brent Burns of Asset Dedication.
Top 5 Reasons Why U.S. Bonds Are Still a Good Bet
The United States’ reputation for backing its debt with a “full faith and credit” guarantee was tarnished by the S&P downgrade, but a beneficiary of the negative market sentiment was the very same asset class that caused the selloff in the first place: U.S. Treasuries.
S&P’s Sam Stovall: Gridlock in Congress Harms, Not Helps, Stocks
While many people believe that gridlock is good for the stock market, reasoning that Washington would then not get in the way of capitalism, history shows that the opposite is true, says Stovall in a U.S. sector watch for S&P’s Equity Research unit.