Fixed Income


  • U.S. government bond prices rose for a second session on Friday, pushing yields to one-month lows as falling energy prices and a slowing economy reduced fears of inflation.

  • Bond Prices Rise on Signs of Economic Slowness Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices rose Thursday on perceptions that a slow economy and receding commodity prices would allow inflation to ebb and let the Federal Reserve keep interest rates unchanged until next year.

  • Bond Prices Hold Steady Amid Inflation Fears Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 10:45 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices were unchanged to narrowly firmer on Wednesday after slipping briefly on news that import prices had risen more than expected in July, raising inflation concerns.

  • Treasurys Gain on Bank Warnings, Weak Stocks Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 10:44 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Tuesday as renewed credit worries and a weaker stock market revived investors' appetite for safe-haven government debt.

  • Treasurys Lower as Oil Drops and Stocks Gain Monday, 11 Aug 2008 | 12:32 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices fell Monday as another dip in crude oil prices and further stock market gains supported the idea that consumers might be able to spend enough to keep the economy from weakening further.

  • Short-Term Treasurys Hit by Stock Market Rally Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 1:35 PM ET

    Short-maturity U.S. Treasury debt prices slipped Friday as the safe-haven bid faded on a stock market rally driven by falling oil.

  • Bonds Jump Following Active 30-Year Auction Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 1:34 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices jumped sharply Thursday, adding to gains on strong demand at a $10 billion auction of 30-year government bonds. The auction was helped by recent sharp declines in energy prices that are alleviating some inflation concerns, analysts said.

  • Treasurys Slip as Freddie Stays 'Flat' in Mortgages Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 1:50 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices fell Wednesday as investors sold Treasurys to make room for $17 billion of new 10-year debt and unwound mortgage-related hedges after Freddie Mac unveiled steps to boost capital.

  • Treasurys Add to Losses After Fed Announcement Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 2:30 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices slipped on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve held its fed funds target rate steady at 2 percent, as many bond investors had expected.

  • Treasurys Edge Down on Inflation Fears, Supply Hike Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 12:10 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices inched down Monday as a higher-than-expected core inflation reading and the prospect of more supply made investors cautious.

  • Treasurys Flat as Reports Show Weak Economy Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | 1:43 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices were little changed Friday after data on jobs and manufacturing portend tougher times ahead for the economy and reinforced the notion the Federal Reserve will leave interest rates alone.

  • Investors Turn to Bonds on Signs of Economic Weakness Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 12:52 PM ET

    The U.S. Treasury market rallied Thursday after disappointing data on growth and jobs renewed concerns about the economy, leading investors to favor low-risk government bonds over stocks.

  • Bonds Turn Positive as Stocks Pare Gains Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 1:31 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices turned higher Wednesday, erasing earlier losses, as U.S. stocks pared gains, restoring government bonds' safe-haven appeal.

  • Bonds Drop as Stocks Get Confidence Boost Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices fell Tuesday after a modest uptick in consumer confidence and as falling oil boosted stocks, eroding Treasurys' safe-haven appeal.

  • Treasurys Gain From Worries About Banks Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 10:15 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Monday as the failure of two small banks over the weekend renewed jitters about the financial sector and spurred safety bids for bonds.

  • Bonds Pare Losses After Freddie-Fannie Warning Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | 2:23 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices trimmed losses Friday after Standard & Poor's said it may downgrade some of the credit ratings of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, spurring a brief flurry of safe-haven bids.

  • 30-Year Bond Gains Full Point as Stocks Weaken Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | 2:34 PM ET

    The 30-year Treasury bond rose more than 1 point in price Thursday, as stock market losses deepened on economic growth worries due to higher oil prices and weaker-than-expected existing-home sales data.

  • Bonds Hold Losses After Auction on 2-Year Notes Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 1:41 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices held steady at lower levels Wednesday, after average demand for a record $31 billion offering of two-year notes.

  • Treasurys Extend Losses After Weak Auction Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 1:44 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices extended losses Tuesday after a $6 billion auction of reopened 20-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities garnered soft demand, traders said.

  • Oil Helps Islamic Bonds Dodge Credit Crunch: FT Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 6:00 AM ET

    Despite the credit crisis and deteriorating economic outlook, Islamic corporate bond issuance in the Gulf soared over the past year, the Financial Times reported Tuesday.