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  • 30-Year Treasury Auction Gets a 'B' Grade Thursday, 8 Apr 2010 | 4:05 PM ET
    Treasury Seal
  • 10-Year Treasury Auction Gets an "A" Grade Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 5:47 PM ET
    Treasury Building

    Analysts said that the results of Wednesday’s 10-year $21 billion Treasury auction gave a clear signal that investors have a healthy appetite for U.S. government debt and will serve as a bellwether for how those auctions will perform going forward.

  • Week's First Treasury Auction Earns 'B' Grade Tuesday, 6 Apr 2010 | 6:00 PM ET

    The 1.776 percent yield alone of the 3-year $40 billion Treasury auction Tuesday earns the auction a solid grade of B.

  • So has the big opportunity in fixed income expired? Gross seems to think so, and we tend to agree. Given the extraordinary amount of government spending and soaring federal budget deficits, we believe inflation is likely to rear its ugly head within 2-3 years.

  • Home for sale

    The recent slump in housing is making some analysts uneasy about a recovery that looked sustainable just a couple months ago and comes as the Fed is nearing the end of a program to support the mortgage market.

  • Dividend Stocks Can Pay Off For Recent Retirees Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 12:49 PM ET

    Retirement isn't all about fixed-income investing. Your portfolio also needs a solid income stream and growth potential (for offsetting inflation).  Otherwise, you may outlive your savings.

  • Rough Bond Landscape Sends More Investors Into ETFs Tuesday, 16 Feb 2010 | 1:58 PM ET

    With corporate bond demand facing an uncertain period after a robust 2009, investors face a hunt for yield in which bond funds will play an even greater role.

  • Losey: Retirement Resolutions for Your 50's & 60's Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 9:37 AM ET

    If you haven’t maxed out your 401k/403b contributions at work, you are eligible to take advantage of what is known as the catch-up provision. In essence, if you haven’t saved as much as legally possible every year you’ve been working, you are able to contribute an extra $5,500 per year (over and above the legal limit - $16,500) into your retirement plan in 2010.

  • Junk bonds have returned a monstrous 56% thus far this year. “For performance-chasing investors, junk was the only game in town,” says one pro.

  • Muni Bonds: The More The Merrier Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 11:12 AM ET

    If a largely tax-free return on your investment isn’t already good enough, if you’re still jittery about the market, you might be looking for a less risky alternative to stocks and even some fixed income vehicles.

  • Time to Buy Treasurys? Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 8:07 PM ET

    Cramer interviews BlackRock's co-head of US fixed income to find out.

  • BofA Board in Civil War Over Lewis' Successor Sunday, 8 Nov 2009 | 9:50 PM ET

    Civil War is breaking out on the board of directors of Bank of America over the selection of a successor to CEO Ken Lewis, people close to the company say.

  • Former Citi President's Fund Up 84% This Year Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 6:20 PM ET

    Tom Maheras, Citigroup's former president and the man at the heart of the firm's push into what eventually became tens of billions of dollars in toxic debt, is running a hedge fund that is up 84 percent so far this year thanks at least in part to some unusual investing.

  • Former Citi Trader Starts New Hedge Fund Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 10:28 AM ET

    A trader blamed with crippling Citigroup is making a comeback by starting a hedge fund that has already attracted decent interest, people familiar with the situation told CNBC.

  • How To Protect Your Portfolio From A Deep Freeze Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 3:24 PM ET
    Wall Street

    Investors accustomed to seeing strong stock market gains at the end of the year may be wondering what is in store this year after the multi-month rally, but suppose we are in for a double dip recession or an anemic recovery? Follow these tips.

  • Riding The Recovery Requires A Balancing Act Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 2:12 PM ET
    A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    For some investors "there still is a case of once bitten, twice shy,” says one money manager. If that describes you, here's some things to consider in weighing your fixed income and equities options.

  • If anything, Goldman’s handsome profits are a barometer of the government’s bailout of the financial system, from the straight-up handout mechanism called TARP to the Federal Reserve’s less direct, but probably more beneficent, policy of rock bottom interest rates and other favorable lending facilities.

  • Treasurys Look Pretty Risk-Free: Charts Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 6:11 AM ET

    Treasurys and other government bonds will prosper if the inflation threat stays at bay a little longer, and a slight fall in the Russian market would help the global economy, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Charts: Get Used to $50-$70 Oil Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 6:18 AM ET

    If oil's rally continued toward $90, then when it dipped again, it would be unlikely to reach lows hit in March. However, if oil fails to reach $90, it is likely to retest March lows, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital told CNBC.

  • Passerby's in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As confidence increases in stocks and a slew of factors works against US  debt, investors are unlikely to flock to Treasury bonds until yields get significantly higher.