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  • Are Treasury Bonds Dead Money?  Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Cramer turns a technical eye on the charts to see whether long-term Treasuries are about to become a losing play in 2012.

  • Three-Year Note Auction Gets Weak Reception Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 2:10 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Wall Street’s dealers swept up their biggest share of new 3-year notes in three years, as investors refused to bid aggressively for the $32 billion issuance.

  • Santelli's Midday Report  Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli sheds insight on the three-year Treasury auction.

  • Investors Wary of Stocks Are Flocking to Junk Bonds Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 2:39 PM ET
    Corporate Bond

    "You have a backdrop where there's a lot of money that wants to get better return, but people are not willing to take the risk of going all the way into stocks," says an investment strategist.

  • Jobs Number Ignites Debate on Fed Outlook  Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 11:48 AM ET

    Discussing whether QE3 is needed and whether Friday's jobs numbers will change the Fed outlook, with with Alfred Broaddus, former Richmond Federal Reserve president and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Zero Interest Rate Ridiculous?  Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 7:23 PM ET

    With an improving economy, why is the Fed keeping interest rates ultra-low until 2014? Randy Kroszner, fmr Federal Reserve Governor, weighs in.

  • Bond Selloff as Traders Price in Volatility  Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 3:07 PM ET

    Bonds will continue their selloff, says Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services and CNBC's Rick Santelli. "People are pricing in more volatility," says Iuorio.

  • Treasuries Up: Time to Short?  Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 12:11 PM ET

    The 10-Year note rose the most in six week after today's better-than-expected jobs report. Jeff Kilburg, Treasury Curve, explains whether now is the time to short bonds.

  • Pulse of the Retail Investor  Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 2:05 PM ET

    Fred Tomczyk, TD Ameritrade president & CEO, discusses the outlook on retail trades and investor sentiment.

  • Beyond the Zero Bound: Why Treasurys Can Go Negative Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 5:34 PM ET
    Treasury Building

    The news that the U.S. Treasury is considering issuing bonds that pay negative interest at maturity is a bit perplexing. Why would anyone want to pay to lend money to the government?

  • Treasury Considers Going Negative on T-Bills Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 2:21 PM ET
    U.S. Department of Treasury headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    The U.S. Treasury is considering permitting negative interest rate bids in auctions for Treasury bills.

  • Fed's Low Rates Killing Credit, Slowing Recovery: Gross Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve's zero-interest-rate policy is hampering economic recovery by discouraging bank lending, Pimco bond titan Bill Gross said in an analysis.

  • The Biggest Holders of US Government Debt Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 12:55 PM ET
    As the US government spends an unprecedented amount of money to fix the nation's economy, there is an equally great need to raise the cash to pay for it. This is accomplished through borrowing, whereby Uncle Sam sells Treasury securities of varying maturity. For investors, the government bills, notes and bonds are considered a safe financial product because they have a guaranteed rate of return, based on faith in future US tax revenues. The government has been partially funding operations via Tr

    Much of the U.S.'s $15 trillion-plus debt is held by the private sector, but about 40 percent is held by public entities, including parts of the government. Here's who owns the most.

  • Is Fed Move a Sign to Buy Defensive Stocks? Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 2:09 PM ET

    Cheap money from the Federal Reserve could spur the economy, but contrarian trader Steve Cortes said Thursday it was time to get defensive.

  • Money In Motion: Trading the Fed  Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 5:35 PM ET

    A currency play on the Fed's decision to keep interest rates low, with Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank.

  • Talking Numbers: Trading the Fed  Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 3:28 PM ET

    Robert Sluymer, RBC Capital, discuss what the charts have to say about Treasury yields ahead of the Fed announcement.

  • Goldman Sachs: Short Treasurys Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 11:51 AM ET

    Everyone is talking about the note from Goldman's Francesco Garzarelli advising that investors short U.S. Treasurys.

  • Yields on 10-Year Treasury Headed Higher?  Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 1:06 PM ET

    Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services director, reports on Friday's bond yields from the CME.

  • Treasurys Signaling All-Clear for Stocks?  Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 12:46 PM ET

    Are Treasurys in a correction mode? Insight on whether you should buy Treasurys on weakness, with Jeff Kilburg, TreasuryCurve senior development director.

  • Pay Falls At JP Morgan’s Investment Bank Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 12:06 PM ET

    JP Morgan Chase reported compensation expenses at the bank as a a whole rose 9 percent in 2011. But pay in its investment banking division fell 9 percent.