Fixed Income


  • Pros Say: Don’t be Overenthusiastic on Banks Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 6:19 AM ET

    Despite the jumps in banks' shares in morning trade following reports the U.S. government may seek to get 40 percent in Citigroup, experts tell CNBC banks still have skeletons in their closets.

  • Warren Buffett Goes Shopping at Tiffany's Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 5:49 PM ET

    Warren Buffett has been doing some shopping at Tiffany's just before Valentine's Day, but he's not taking anything home in a baby-blue shopping bag.  In a filing with the SEC today, Tiffany says it has sold $250 million of debt to some Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries.

  • Predictions '09: Why You Shouldn't Run From Stocks Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 1:07 PM ET

    Once the shock of the past year wears off—and the economy shows signs of recovering—investors might find bargain-priced stocks attractive again.

  • Predictions '09: Why Stocks May Not Be Your Best Bet Tuesday, 30 Dec 2008 | 3:29 PM ET

    "We're assuming 2009 is going to be a poor year for stocks," says one investment pro.  "At the same time, we're looking at investments in high-income vehicles yielding 8, 9 and 10 percent that have nowhere near the risk of common stocks."

  • Predictions '09: Finding Hot Stocks in a Cold Market Monday, 29 Dec 2008 | 1:15 PM ET
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    While the overall market is unlikely to stage a major turnaround any time soon, experts agree there are a handful of investments that are heating up and could help you recoup some gains.

  • Bonds Slip Lower With Attention on Election Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 2:00 PM ET

    U.S. short-term Treasurys dipped Tuesday in thin volume as climbing stocks cut off any safe-haven bid while Americans headed to the polls to elect a new president.

  • Back to Basics Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 2:04 AM ET

    The wild swings we have witnessed lately in the equity markets can be unnerving, but it is times like this that investors should take advantage of and snap up stocks on the cheap.

  • The ABCs of Investing in this Market Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 5:53 AM ET

    Investors must have a thorough knowledge of what stocks they hold, but also admit they have no idea what the future holds when trading in today's volatile markets, an investment advisor said on CNBC Thursday.

  • 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.