Once taboo, investors begin to imagine negative U.S. rates


NEW YORK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Negative interest rates in the United States were once unimaginable. The coronavirus has changed that.

FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

While the Federal Reserve has all but ruled it out, the sweeping economic and financial-markets impact of the pandemic has forced investors to give serious thought to the implications of such a drastic policy shift.

Rate options, which gauge monetary policy expectations, on Monday implied a 23% probability that the key federal funds rate will go below zero by the end of

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Young investors pile into stocks, seeing ‘generational-buying moment’ instead of risk


The Robinhood application is displayed in the App Store on an Apple Inc. iPhone in an arranged photograph taken in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.

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The coronavirus market downturn spurred young people — in some cases, for the first time in their lives — to get started with investing.

A spike in new accounts at online brokers show that young and inexperienced investors saw the coronavirus downturn as an entry point into the world of investing and not a time to hunker down.

“New investors who sense a generational-buying moment

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Stock futures are flat as investors monitor efforts to reopen the economy


The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in the financial district of lower Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, U.S., April 26, 2020.

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Stocks futures rose slightly in overnight trading on Monday as investors evaluated the latest attempts to reopen the economy.

Futures on Dow Jones Industrial Average rose about 50 points, while the S&P 500 futures were trading near the flat line. The Nasdaq 100 futures gained about 30 points.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite rose for a sixth day in the previous session, posting its longest winning

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Investors exit stocks at fastest rate since March, ‘tech fatigue’ sets in: BOFA


FILE PHOTO: The Wall Street sign is pictured at the New York Stock exchange (NYSE) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

LONDON (Reuters) – Investors pulled $16.2 billion from stocks in the past week in the largest weekly redemption since the March stock market slump, according to the Bank of America’s weekly flows data.

Stock markets have staged a remarkable recovery in the past month after the coronavirus crisis cause a massive tumble in March. The rebound has been powered by technology stocks but BofA said there were signs of

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