Here’s two ways to play the volatility and two stocks to scoop up

Here’s two ways to play the volatility and two stocks to scoop up

Last week’s more than 4% drop in the S&P 500 wasn’t unusual. In the current quarter alone, the large-cap index has moved by a similar amount on seven occasions. How are professional investors trading amid such volatility, and what are they buying? Hedging bets Speaking to CNBC “Pro Talks,” Investment Director Neil Veitch of SVM … Read more

Government bond yields soar as markets weigh threat of a recession

Hoxton/Sam Edwards | Getty Images Bond yields jumped this week after another major rate hike from the Federal Reserve, flashing a warning for market distress. The policy-sensitive 2-year Treasury yield on Friday climbed to 4.266%, notching a 15-year high, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury reached 3.829%, the highest in 11 years. Soaring yields come as … Read more

From the Fed to Europe’s currency crisis, here’s what’s behind this selloff in financial markets

Trader on the floor of the NYSE, June 7, 2022. Source: NYSE Stocks fell sharply, bond yields rose and the dollar strengthened Friday as investors heeded the Federal Reserve’s signal that its battle with inflation could result in much higher interest rates and a recession. The sell-off Friday was global, in a week where the … Read more

As Treasury yields rise, here’s how to allocate your portfolio, pros say

The latest threat to stocks now isn’t any macro risk — it’s rising 2-year Treasury yields, according to some fund managers and strategists. Short-term, relatively risk-free Treasury bonds and funds are back in the spotlight as the yield on the 2-year Treasury continues to surge. On Wednesday, it reached 4.1% —the highest level since 2007 … Read more

What the inverted yield curve means for your portfolio

Morsa Images | E+ | Getty Images As investors digest another 0.75 percentage point interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve, government bonds may be signaling distress in the markets. Ahead of news from the Fed, the policy-sensitive 2-year Treasury yield climbed to 4.006% on Wednesday, the highest level since October 2007, and the benchmark … Read more

Oversold conditions are starting to emerge for stocks ahead of the Fed’s decision

This is the daily notebook of Mike Santoli, CNBC’s senior markets commentator, with ideas about trends, stocks and market statistics. Stocks try to shake off a mild post-options-expiration morning hangover to gain a bit of traction, but the tape remains wary of bond yields hitting new highs ahead of an expected hawkish Federal Reserve decision. … Read more

Want a risk-free 4% return? How investors can buy a simple treasury

The spike in short-term Treasury yields may have some investors thinking about adding the notes to their portfolio. The yield on the 2-year Treasury went over 3.9% on Friday, the highest level since 2007. Bond yields move inversely to their prices. The 2-year note is at the point on the Treasury yield curve that is … Read more

The Fed could surprise markets by sounding even more aggressive than economy teeters

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reacts as he testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the “Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress”, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US, June 22, 2022. Elizabeth Franz | Reuters The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates by another three-quarters … Read more