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  • Bonds Slip on Weak Auction, Stock Recovery Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 4:45 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys fell Wednesday in choppy, post-Christmas trading with benchmark yields at their highest levels since mid-November, prompted by a recovery in stocks and a poor two-year note auction.

  • Bonds Slip as Investors Choose Stocks Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 10:48 AM ET

    Treasurys slid in a shortened, pre-holiday session, as easier credit conditions and news that Merrill Lynch had raised billions of dollars in a private placement pushed stocks up, drawing investors away from safe-haven U.S. government debt.

  • Bonds Rise as Insurer Ratings Threatened Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 11:55 AM ET

    U.S. Treasuries rose on Wednesday after Standard & Poor's offered a grim assessment of bond insurers, reviving the credit concerns that have kept government bonds well bid for several months.

  • Prices Mixed as Central Bank Moves Dampen Safety Bid Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 3:18 PM ET

    The difference between short- and long-term U.S. Treasury yields narrowed Tuesday as central bank efforts to alleviate liquidity shortages removed some of the impetus to buy safe-haven short-term debt.

  • U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Monday as weak economic data and slumping stock markets boosted demand for safe-haven government bonds.

  • Bonds Rally on Falling Stocks After Fed Trims Rates Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 2:51 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys surged Tuesday, fueled largely by a sell off in stocks after the Federal Reserve cut benchmark lending rates by a quarter percentage point, disappointing equity investors who had hoped for a larger move.

  • Bonds Move Lower on Pending Homes Sales, MBIA Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 3:00 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices eased Monday after a surprise increase in pending home sales and news that a troubled bond insurer raised new capital removed some of the recent flight-to-safety bid.

  • U.S. Treasuries Extend Losses after Jobs Report Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 9:22 AM ET

    U.S. government debt prices fell Friday after government data showed resilience in the U.S. jobs market, scaling back expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve next week.

  • Bond Prices Slip as Subprime Plan Lifts Stocks Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 5:17 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices tumbled on Thursday as stocks rose on optimism surrounding a mortgage rescue plan and investors worried jobs data might deter more aggressive interest rate-cutting by the Federal Reserve.

  • Bonds Up as Insurers Hit by Ratings Warning Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 3:01 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt erased losses Wednesday, after rating agency Moody's said risks were rising that bond insurer MBIA and others in the industry would run into financial trouble.

  • Bonds Retreat After Overheated Rally Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 1:19 PM ET

    Treasurys retreated as investors decided the market had gone too far too fast even given the growing prospect of further interest rate cuts from the Federal Reserve.

  • Bonds Rise on Credit Worries, ISM Curbs Gain Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 11:56 AM ET

    U.S. Treasurys advanced Monday as safe-haven buying intensified on worries about subprime mortgage losses and write-downs, but gains were capped after data showed the factory sector was still expanding.

  • Sell Block: Cash Is No Longer King Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 11:48 AM ET

    As the Fed cuts rates, there's less need to play defense. Still looking for steady income, though? Cramer has some advice.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Bonds Fall on Bernanke-Fueled Stocks Rally Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 10:40 AM ET

    U.S. Treasurys tumbled Friday as investors poured money into stocks after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke bolstered rate cut hopes.

  • Treasurys Prices Bounce Back after Jobs Data Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 10:34 AM ET

    U.S. Treasurys bounced back Thursday from two days of losses as heightened strains in the banking sector and signs of a deteriorating labor market sent investors scurrying into safe-haven government bonds.

  • Bonds Slip as Investors Flock to Stocks Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 4:59 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys fell Wednesday as a big stock market rally drew money out of its recent safe-haven in government bonds.

  • Bonds Plunge as Investors Turn to Risk Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 3:05 PM ET

    Treasuries plunged, giving back gains after the biggest rally in three years, after Citigroup landed a cash injection that soothed some fears over the health of the financial sector.

  • Bonds Surge in Wake of Senator's Countrywide Warning Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | 3:56 PM ET

    U.S. Treasuries surged Monday, with benchmark yields reaching their lowest in more than two years as more credit market strains made investors abandon equities for the relative safety of bonds.

  • Bond Prices Slide as Equities Rebound Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 1:54 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury prices slipped Friday as a rebounding stock market diminished investors' appetite for safe-haven U.S. government debt.

  • Bond Prices Rally on Stock Market Drop Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 3:40 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury prices rallied Wednesday, as fresh stock market losses spurred demand for the relative safety of U.S. government debt.