Fixed Income


  • Bond Prices See More Losses After 'Horrible Auction' Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    US government bond prices extended losses after an auction of new 10-year notes attracted scant demand from both primary dealers and indirect bidders.

  • Bond Prices Rise Amid Doubts About Fed Plan Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 2:31 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices rose sharply on Wednesday, as U.S. stocks shed their earlier gains, with the S&P 500 index turning lower, burnishing government debt's safe-haven allure.

  • Bonds Fall Sharply as Fed Ramps Up Liquidity Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 2:39 PM ET

    Treasury prices sold off sharply Tuesday after the Federal Reserve and other major central banks unveiled a plan to offer up to $200 billion in Treasurys to cash-starved financial institutions.

  • Bonds Gain Amid Lingering Credit Fears Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 10:27 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Monday amid lingering concern over the deteriorating credit market, bolstering speculation of an emergency interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve.

  • Treasury Prices Edge Higher Amid Job Losses Friday, 7 Mar 2008 | 3:21 PM ET

    Treasurys were mildly higher Friday, after being buffeted by a complex mix of news developments, including heavy monthly job losses on the one hand and a generally successful stock sale by bond insurer Ambac Financial Group on the other.

  • Bonds Gain as Fears Over Credit, Housing Take Over Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 11:25 AM ET

    Treasury prices Thursday rose in volatile trade on swirling fears about the credit and housing markets, tearing open interest-rate spreads as investors dumped mortgage-related debt and sought safety.

  • Bonds Trim Losses as Ambac News Drives Stocks Lower Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 8:40 AM ET

    US government bond prices shed gains and turned lower Wednesday after a stronger-than-expected reading of service sector activity.

  • Pimco's Gross Buys $1.5 Billion in Muni Bonds Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 12:00 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    Bond fund manager Bill Gross on Tuesday said he had bought $1.5 billion of municipal bonds on Friday at what he called "very attractive" prices that have risen "substantially" since then.

  • Bonds Gain as Stocks Falter Over Credit Worries Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 9:40 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices rose in choppy trading Tuesday on renewed safe-haven bids spurred by a stock market sell-off and credit worries led by speculation of widening losses at Citigroup.

  • The Steepening Yield Curve Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    A year ago, spreads between the long bond and the 2-year note were close to zero.  At the start of February 2007 we were looking at a slightly inverted yield curve, often a predictor of a recession.  Now, a year later, the spread is approaching 300 basis points, hitting 292 on Friday.  We haven't hit spreads that wide since 2004.  Here is a 10 year history of treasury yields...

  • Bonds Slide After In-Line ISM Report Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 5:01 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices fell Monday, as manufacturing data that was not as dismal as some had feared tempered safe-haven bids, offsetting worries about a recession and troubles in the financial sector.

  • Bond Rally Sends Two-Year Yield to Four-Year Low Friday, 29 Feb 2008 | 9:40 AM ET

    Treasury prices rose broadly Friday as investors sought safety from recession fears, knocking the yield on the two-year note down for the fourth consecutive day to the lowest since early 2004.

  • Muni Bond Losses Mount--Good Time to Buy? Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 2:32 PM ET

    Municipal bonds are headed  for their worst month in over four years, but some experts think this may be a good time to buy.

  • Bonds Soar After Economic Signals Point to Trouble Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    Treasury prices surged as investors scrambled for safety after signs the economy may be spiraling into a recession and fears that the housing sector has not yet hit bottom.

  • Short-dated Bonds Stay Low After Tepid Auction Response Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 9:00 AM ET

    Shorter-dated U.S. government bond prices were steady at lower levels on Wednesday after relatively weak demand in an auction of $26 billion of 2-year Treasury notes.

  • Bonds Gain Amid Fears of Faltering Economy Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 | 8:52 AM ET

    Treasury prices rose as fears about the deteriorating economy and an unwillingness to take risks gained an edge over worries about rising inflation.

  • Bonds Fall as Stocks Steady on Ambac Bailout Monday, 25 Feb 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    Treasury prices fell on signs that a much-touted bond insurer bailout plan would pan out, although trading was indecisive ahead of congressional testimony by the Federal Reserve chief later in the week.

  • Bonds Advance as Buyers Get Out of Stocks Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    Treasury prices were higher Friday as wary investors once more elected to play it safe by buying government bonds and selling stocks.

  • Treasurys rallied after a weaker-than-expected manufacturing report underscored the outlook for a weaker economy and easier monetary policy.

  • Upward Move in Stocks Keeps Bonds Flat Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 12:51 PM ET

    US government debt prices were flat Wednesday, trimming earlier gains, as the stock market's move into positive territory dimmed the safe-haven appeal of bonds.

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