U.S. bond yields rise on confusion over U.S. trade move

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U.S. bond yields rise on confusion over U.S. trade move

U.S. Treasury yields rose on Friday amid confusion over the United States policy on trade with China, while political turmoil in Italy compounded investor concerns, capping a volatile week in the bond market.

Market weighs risk of negative U.S. Treasury yields

Traders and analysts are considering whether U.S. bond yields would fall below zero as a record amount around the world sank into negative territory this week.

Precious metal funds reap fourth biggest weekly inflows as investors play safe: BAML

Precious metal funds recorded the fourth-largest inflows ever in the week to Wednesday and investment-grade funds sucked in money, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday, as rising trade tensions and global growth concerns prompted a dash for safe havens.

Investors embrace ESG investing but don't target gun stocks

Two new BlackRock Inc funds that exclude gun makers are off to slow starts as socially-minded investors embrace other products addressing a wide range of issues like environmental and governance concerns, according to flow data at the world's largest asset manager.

U.S.-based high-yield junk bond funds post largest weekly outflow since October

U.S.-based high-yield junk bond funds posted more than $4 billion of outflows in the week ended Wednesday, the largest weekly cash withdrawals since October 2018, according to Refinitiv's Lipper data, triggered by an escalating trade war between China and the United States.

Negative-yielding bond supply hits all-time high - J.P. Morgan

The amount of bonds carrying negative yields increased to an all-time peak of $13.2 trillion on Wednesday, up $1.6 trillion or 13.4% from a month earlier in the wake of a dramatic rally in bond markets around the world, J.P. Morgan said on Thursday.

U.S. small-cap stocks under renewed threat from tariffs

Last week's announcement of more U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods may have undermined the prospects for small-cap stocks to rebound this year, even after a brief respite from the Federal Reserve's recent interest-rate cut. Just a day after the Fed cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, President Donald Trump vowed on Aug. 1 to impose 10% tariffs on an additional $300 billion of Chinese goods beginning on Sept. 1.

Fidelity's money-market fund assets surged 20% in past year

Fidelity Investments' money-market fund assets have climbed $116 billion, or 20%, over the past 12 months as investors embrace higher yields for their idle cash, research firm Crane Data said on Thursday.

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