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  • Treasurys Gain on Hunger for New 2-Year Notes Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 3:38 PM ET

    Treasury prices turned higher Wednesday, bolstered by surprisingly strong investor demand in a government sale of $18 billion in new 2-year Treasurys.

  • Bonds Close Slightly Up as Stocks Dip Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 4:08 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury prices finished mostly higher Monday, shaking off an early decline and benefiting from a downturn in the stock market. In general, stocks have risen while Treasurys have been driven lower in the wake of the Federal Reserve's decision last week to reduce official rates by a full half percentage point.

  • Bonds Reverse Earlier Slide to Trade Nearly Flat Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 9:39 AM ET

    U.S. Treasurys were flat to slightly higher Friday as investors took a break from recent selling that has been based on rising expectations of climbing inflation amid soaring oil prices and a falling dollar.

  • Prices Extend Drop After Jobless Claims Fall Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 11:12 AM ET

    U.S. government debt prices fell Thursday, extending earlier losses, after a surprise decline in weekly jobless claims scaled back worries about labor weakness and overall health of the economy.

  • Bonds Fall on Inflation Worries, Stock Strength Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 4:43 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices slid sharply on Wednesday, led by long-dated bonds, due to inflation worries and demand for riskier assets such as stocks after the Federal Reserve's aggressive rate cut.

  • Treasury prices fell sharply Tuesday as investors celebrating the Federal Reserve's half-point cut in interest rates yanked their money out of bonds and shifted it to the stock market.

  • Bonds Dip as Deeper Cut Seems Less Likely Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 4:57 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices eased on Monday, as investors pared bets for a more aggressive interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve absent any further deterioration in the economy.

  • Bonds Steady as Market Eyes Rate Cut Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 5:41 PM ET

    U.S. Treasurys eased Friday after soft economic data supported expectations of a modest interest rate cut by the Fed next week but disappointed investors betting on an aggressive reduction.

  • European Stocks Close Lower on Banking Sector Woes Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 12:04 PM ET

    European stocks finished the week lower, dragged down by news that British mortgage-lender Northern Rock was forced to ask for an emergency loan from the Bank of England.

  • Bonds Pressured as Credit Concerns Ease Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 5:26 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices fell for a third day Thursday as signs of stability in the distressed credit markets caused investors to switch out of safe-haven government bonds.

  • Bonds Prices Slip as Fed Rate Cut Seen Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 5:26 PM ET

    U.S. government bond prices fell for a second day Wednesday as traders locked in profits from a rally fueled by speculation that the Federal Reserve could opt for a half-point interest-rate cut next week.

  • Bond Prices Sag on Rising Stocks, Profit Taking Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 5:59 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices fell in quiet trade Tuesday, weighed down by profit-taking and surging stocks, but expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate cut next week curbed losses.

  • Harvard Endowment Chief El-Erian to Return to Pimco Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 5:38 PM ET

    El-Erian will rejoin Pimco, one of the world's biggest fixed-income managers, as co-chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer, Harvard and Pimco said.

  • Bonds Surge Rate Cut Bets, Declining Stocks Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 5:13 PM ET

    U.S. Treasuries surged Monday, driving short-dated yields to two-year lows, as traders bet the Federal Reserve would aggressively cut interest rates next week and stocks eased on housing-related worries.

  • Bond Prices Soar as Fed Rate Cut Seen Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 5:53 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices soared Friday, sending short-dated yields to two-year lows, after surprisingly weak jobs data stoked recession fears and raised expectations for a Federal Reserve interest rate cut.

  • Treasurys Slip on Economic Data, Stock Gains Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 2:03 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices dipped Thursday, as reports of a stronger-than-expected U.S. service sector and job market reduced expectations for a deep cut in official interest rates.

  • Prices Up as Housing, Jobs Data Support Rate Cut Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 12:58 PM ET

    U.S. government debt prices rallied Wednesday, sending benchmark yields to five-month lows, after weak housing and employment reports solidified bets that the Federal Reserve would cut interest rates this month.

  • Bonds Lose as Stocks Rise on Bush Mortgage Plan Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 2:56 PM ET

    U.S. Treasury debt prices fell Friday as stocks rallied on a White House plan to rescue homeowners caught in the subprime mortgage debacle, taking the recent safe-haven bid out of government bonds.

  • Bonds Gain on Strong Auction; Await Bernanke Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 10:44 AM ET

    U.S. Treasuries rose Thursday as the market digested a government debt auction with ease and investors found more reasons to seek safe-haven investments in bonds.

  • Jack Bogle: What's In His Portfolio? Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | 3:54 PM ET

    You think you're a long-term investor? Vanguard funds founder Jack Bogle was on our air this morning, and I talked with him on the phone shortly after. He told me has been dollar cost averaging since 1951, when he first invested in a defined contribution benefit plan.