Premarket stocks: The debate over $600 payments could dictate the US recovery

Premarket stocks: The debate over $600 payments could dictate the US recovery

But that’s not the only issue keeping investors up at night. There’s also a growing fear that government officials could pull crucial relief for struggling businesses and workers too soon — creating a “benefits cliff” that undermines the fragile gains logged since April. In focus: Congress passed a $2 trillion relief package at the end […]

Fed minutes reveal more debate on capping bond yields

Fed minutes reveal more debate on capping bond yields

Bond managers positioned for the Federal Reserve to revive a radical policy targeting bond yields were left disappointed on Wednesday, after minutes from the US central bank’s most recent meeting showed officials were still debating the benefits of so-called yield...
Oil volatility sparks debate on big commodities bets

Oil volatility sparks debate on big commodities bets

The US commodities-market regulator is poised to relax curbs on speculators, just weeks after sales by the largest oil-linked exchange-traded fund helped drive crude prices off a cliff. A new rule proposed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission would double...