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  • Bonds Up as Citi's Woes Suggest More Fed Cuts Ahead Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 1:22 PM ET

    U.S. government bonds rose Monday as investors bet a banking sector crisis would keep the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates despite signs of strength in the economy.

  • Bonds Gain as Financial Firms Cause Concern Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 4:51 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys prices rose Friday for a second day, as jitters about the future of financial companies had investors turning to lower-risk assets like government debt.

  • Bond Prices Fall Further on Strong GDP Data Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 9:07 AM ET

    U.S. government debt prices slipped on Wednesday, adding to their earlier losses after data showed U.S. economic growth was well above forecasts at 3.9 percent in the third quarter.

  • Treasurys Turn Negative as Stocks Pare Losses Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 2:16 PM ET

    Treasury prices gave up early gains and turned lower Tuesday as Wall Street cut its losses and diminished demand for low-risk bonds.

  • Bonds Rise As Focus Shifts to Fed Meeting Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 10:34 AM ET

    U.S. Treasurys rose Friday as expectations the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates next week trumped a stock market rally that threatened to lure cash out of low-risk bonds.

  • Bonds Flat on Tepid Demand, Rate Cut Expectations Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 4:15 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices were flat Thursday, on mediocre demand in a five-year note auction and on weak economic data that supported the view the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates next week.

  • Bonds Rally as Stocks Plunge; No Impact from Auction Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 12:01 PM ET

    U.S. Treasuries rallied Wednesday as grim housing data and poor Merrill Lynch quarterly results painted a bleak picture of the economy and boosted expectations of a rate cut by the Federal Reserve next week.

  • Bonds Edge Up on Economy, Rate Cut Views Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 5:49 PM ET

    The U.S. Treasury debt market eked out gains Tuesday, as bond bulls brushed off a recovery in equities and focused on signs of a slowing economy and prospects of the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates.

  • Bonds Fall in Profit-Taking Retreat Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

    U.S. Treasuries fell Monday, pulling two-year yields off their lowest level since late 2005, as profit-taking set in following the strongest weekly rally since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.

  • Bonds Rally on Safe-Haven Bid as Stocks Tumble Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 5:07 PM ET

    Treasuries finished a winning week with strong gains Friday, as tumbling equities propelled investors into safe-haven U.S. government debt on the 20th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash.

  • Bonds Rise Rally for Fourth Day on Credit Concerns Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 1:55 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury bonds rallied for the fourth day Thursday as credit concerns along with soft U.S. labor and factory data boosted expectations the Federal Reserve would cut rates soon and made investors more risk averse.

  • Best Bets: Time To Be Picky About Bonds Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 2:08 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers the board's Monetary Policy Report to the Senate Banking Committee in Washington Wednesday, July 19, 2006. "The recent rise in inflation is of concern," and possible increases in the prices of oil as well as other raw materials "remain a risk to the inflation outlook," Bernanke said. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

    Bond investors need to stick with a selective approach even if the Federal Reserve looks to be in an interest rate cutting mode.

  • CNBC Task Force: Take 'Ownership' Investment Mentality Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 1:53 PM ET

    John Burns says staying the course is the only smart path to prosperity. Burns, founder and chief investment officer of Burns Advisory Group, joined CNBC's "Power Lunch" to offer his insights into how to play the market today -- and how to prepare for tomorrow.

  • CNBC Task Force: Baby Boomers Aren't Saving Enough Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 1:51 PM ET

    Planning for retirement? Then forget the "margaritas by the pool" and start spending less, says Ivory Johnson, director of financial planning at The Scarborough Group. She joined CNBC's "Power Lunch" to discuss sound retirement strategy -- and took the opportunity to criticize Federal Reserve policy.

  • Bonds Rise as Dismal Housing Overshadows Inflation Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 9:06 AM ET

    Treasury bond prices rose Wednesday as fresh evidence of a dismal US housing market overshadowed data showing inflation pressures rose slightly, bolstering investors' hopes for an interest rate cut.

  • Pimco's Gross: Rate Cut Coming, But Not in October Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 1:26 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve will cut interest rates again but probably not at the October policy-making meeting, said Bill Gross, manager of the world's biggest bond fund on Tuesday.

  • Bonds Rise on Renewed Credit Market Worries Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 12:54 PM ET

    U.S. government bond prices rose Tuesday as worries about credit markets and slipping equities prompted investors to seek the safety of Treasurys.

  • Bonds Edge Up as Stocks Tumble on Fresh Credit Woes Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 3:26 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Monday as stock losses inspired by a weaker financial sector and fresh worries about credit shortages rekindled a bid for safe-haven government bonds.

  • Bonds Fall as Doubts Grow Over October Fed Rate Cut Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 2:06 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys fell Friday after firm economic data eroded expectations of a bond-friendly Federal Reserve rate cut this month and rebounding stocks sucked cash out of the safe-haven debt market.

  • Bonds Fall on Stock Futures, Lower Jobless Claims Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 9:31 AM ET

    US Treasuries fell Thursday after lower-than-expected weekly jobless claims bolstered views of a healthy labor market, lowering expectations of a near-term interest rate cut.