Yield Curve Inversion Closes in on December High

The inverted gap between short-term and longer-term U.S. Treasuries grew even wider on Monday, nearing the recent high hit in December. The yield on two-year Treasuries was 82 basis points above the yield on 10-year Treasuries midday on Monday, substantially

Traders work in the Eurodollar pit on the floor of the CME Group's Chicago Board of T

Japan to Pass China as America’s Biggest Creditor

Americans are routinely told not to worry about how much of our titanic national debt is held by foreigners, but those who do keep track of such things may be relieved to know that our current number-one creditor, our totalitarian geopolitical adversary China, has been surpassed by our considerably less hostile ally Japan. Each of those nations holds a little over 10 percent of America’s debt.

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