Fixed Income


  • Betting on Bonds Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 4:54 AM ET

    Traditional safe haven investments are back in fashion as many investors around the world flock to U.S. Treasurys (UST), the Japanese yen and even Japanese government bonds.

  • Get Personal, Get Real And Get Smart Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Given the recent financial crisis, which has caused gigantic fluctuation in financial markets around the world, now is as good a time—or bad one—as it gets to re-asses where you stand on the risk spectrum and make sure your portfolio is well-allocated.

  • Limiting Your Exposure To Volatility Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    If you are one of the many investors having trouble stomaching the big and wild swings, now may be a good time to scale back on your level of risk.

  • Smart Moves In Challenging Times Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    If you have a strong stomach and like a good gamble, the current volatility may be a good opportunity to put some money in play to beef up your portfolio gains in what's been a rocky year. While the pickings may seem slim, investment strategists say there are some opportunities within certain sectors, and if you are considering making broader bets, using options strategies can provide a good way to maximize gains while limiting losses.

  • Playing It Safe In A Down Market Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Financial planners say the end of the year marks the perfect opportunity to revisit your asset allocation to ensure it still reflects your financial goals and tolerance for risk -- especially with many economists projecting the bear market will continue for the next six months.

  • Bonds Get Boost as Fannie, Freddie Lead Stocks Lower Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | 1:35 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose for a third straight session Monday, taking benchmark yields to one-month lows as weaker stocks ignited safe-haven bidding for lower-risk government debt.

  • 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.