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  • 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.

  • 10-Year Bond Drops Full Point as Stocks Gain Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 2:06 PM ET

    The benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell one full point in price Tuesday, as rising stocks curbed the safe haven appeal of U.S. government bonds, traders said.

  • Mortgages and Other Loans Becoming Harder to Get Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 3:33 PM ET

    Banks and other lenders-- from the nation's largest to those with only a few branches-- say they are tightening lending standards,  and not just for home loans.

  • Treasurys Gain as Economic Signs Point to Recession Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 2:58 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices rose as a series of bleak reports suggested the economy may have tipped toward recession, boosting the allure of safe-haven government bonds.

  • Investors Shun Muni Bonds As Credit Crisis Worsens Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 11:01 AM ET

    Investors are shying away from municipal bonds, forcing states and cities around the nation to pay sharply higher interest rates.

  • Inflation Worries Send Prices of Long Bonds Lower Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 1:03 PM ET

    Long-dated government bond prices slid Thursday after a report showing growing exports exacerbated worries that inflation could get out of hand if the Federal Reserve keeps cutting interest rates, as signaled by the central bank's chief.

  • Bonds Close Lower After Late Stock Surge Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 5:17 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury bond prices turned mixed Wednesday as credit worries offset pressure from an unexpected  increase in January retail sales.

  • Buffett's Offer Rejected by Bond Insurer Ambac Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 6:42 PM ET
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    Troubled bond insurer Ambac Financial Group said it has rejected extra guarantees on municipal bonds offered by billionaire investor Warren Buffett -- and it may not be the first to have done so.

  • Bond Slip as Buffett Plan Eases Flight to Safety Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 1:35 PM ET

    Treasury bond prices slid after billionaire investor Warren Buffett offered to take over some liabilities of bond insurers, easing a critical concern that has inspired flight-to-safety bond purchases.