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Source: Reuters

Investors' cash buildup comes at a cost


Investors sitting on a mountain of cash built up since late last year may be paying a price for playing it too safe in the first weeks of 2019.

Analysts and fund managers said the stampede into cash is understandable, but safety comes with a steep opportunity cost. At same time, the yields on money funds stuffed with all that safe-haven cash have trickled lower.

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Source: Fox News

Pentagon builds new low-yield nuclear warhead for submarine launch

Wednesday 12:40 GMT

The Pentagon is pursuing modifications to its existing Trident II D5 submarine-launched, nuclear-armed ballistic missile as part of a broader strategic effort to engineer a new "low-yield" warhead - in alignment with DoD’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR).

The NPR, released last year by the Trump administration and Pentagon, calls for the addition of new low-yield nuclear weapons to increase the sphere of deterrence options available to US commanders.

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Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields rise after solid core inflation reading

Thursday 18:11 GMT

Treasury yields rose Wednesday after a key inflation report showed modest price pressures lingered in the U.S. economy even in the face of a global growth slowdown, diminishing the possibility that the Federal Reserve’s next move might be a rate cut.

Analysts said soft gasoline and oil prices have muted inflation gains, but are unlikely to subdue the more resilient core gauge of the consumer-price index, which excludes volatile food and energy prices.

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Source: Common Domain

CenturyLink’s stock plummets to 2-decade low after dividend chopped in half

Saturday 11:44 GMT

Shares of CenturyLink Inc. plummeted Thursday to the lowest levels seen since the late-1990s, after the communications services company slashed its dividend by more than half, prompting a number of Wall Street analysts to cut their ratings and price targets.

UBS analyst Batya Levi downgraded the stock to hold, after being at buy for over three years, and cut the price target to $14 from $24.. Levi said the previous bullish rating rested on CenturyLink’s ability to stabilize free cash flow and sustain its dividend policy.

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Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields notch biggest weekly gain in a month as China-U.S. tensions ease

Saturday 14:29 GMT

Treasury yields on Friday mostly rose for the day, pushing government bonds to the best weekly gains in about a month as investors looked past bonds to riskier assets while digesting apparent progress in Sino-U.S. tariff negotiations.

The 10-year Treasury yield TMUBMUSD10Y, +0.37%  added 0.7 basis point to reach 2.666%, but booked a weekly gain of 3.4 basis points, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

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