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  • Bond Prices Gain After Well-Received Auction Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 9:37 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices extended gains Wednesday on a well-bid Treasury two-year note auction.

  • Bond Prices Gain on Reminders of Economic Uncertainty Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 9:32 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices revived as news of another slide in home prices and in consumer confidence reminded buyers of the uncertain outlook for the US economy.

  • Treasurys Fall as Stock Market Rallies Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | 6:45 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices fell on Monday as a stock market rally and signs of recovery in the housing and credit markets weakened the bid for safe-haven government debt.

  • Bonds Flat, Eyeing Indecisive Start for Stocks Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices were little changed Thursday absent a strong directional clue from U.S. stock futures, but supported by a persistent safe haven bid on concerns about the banking system and weaker than expected jobless claims data.

  • Bonds Flat as Stocks Look for Direction Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 9:03 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices were little changed Thursday absent a strong directional clue from US stock futures, but supported by a persistent safe haven bid on concerns about the banking system and weaker than expected jobless claims data.

  • Bonds Gain Amid Lingering Recession Fears Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

    Treasury debt prices rose on persistent worries about a US recession and the banking system and as stock market euphoria about a deep Federal Reserve rate cut the day before began to fade.

  • Treasury debt prices fell Tuesday as unexpectedly strong bank earnings ignited a stock market rally and eroded the safe-harbor appeal of government debt.

  • Bonds Surge as Scare in Financials Hammers Stocks Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 1:04 PM ET

    US Treasury debt prices surged in a scramble for safety stoked by investors' fears about the financial system following a fire sale deal for Bear Stearns and a cut in the Federal Reserve's discount rate.

  • Bonds Fly on Bear Stearns Cash Squeeze Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 10:56 AM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices climbed Friday after J.P. Morgan Chase and the New York Federal Reserve said they would be providing emergency funds for a troubled Bear Stearns.

  • 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
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    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.