NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ticked up 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended April 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank also said factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region picked up in April at a faster clip than expected.» Read More
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports from the CME on today's bond yields.
With no sign of the fear factor fading, how should investors prepare their portfolios for the days ahead? Insight with Edward Crotty, Davidson Investment Advisors and John Canally, LPL Financial.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the update on bond yields.
Don Amstad, Director - Asian Fixed Income at Aberdeen Asset Management, says bond risk means lending money to insolvent governments. We should look at the emerging markets rather than the developed ones.
The US is likely to see its debt downgraded by the credit rating agencies, despite the passage of a bill to raise the country's debt ceiling on Monday, analysts told CNBC.
U.S. Treasurys have rallied in recent days as worries about slowing growth have overtaken concerns about the sustainability of U.S. government debt. But one analyst says Treasurys are among the riskiest assets on the planet today and investors should look at Asian government bonds instead.
The bear market is on its way back, economist and contrarian investor Marc Faber, the editor and publisher of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report told CNBC Tuesday.
Michael Hasenstab, Senior Vice President at Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group, says he doesn't find U.S. treasuries attractive at this stage due to sluggish recovery and a deep government deficit problem.
States with more federal workers are now on credit watch, says Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal & Co.
I agree with Paul Krugman that the deal to raise the debt ceiling is a disaster.
Probably the best commentary I've seen today on the market reaction to the debt ceiling deal comes from Cullen Roche at Pragmatic Capitalist:
Is U.S. debt in danger of a downgrade? Discussing pending threats to the nation's triple A rating, with CNBC's David Riley, Fitch Ratings.
How to protect your portfolio in the event of a market sell-off, with Ron Insana, CNBC Contributor, and Jeremy Zirin, UBS chief equity strategist.
The Federal Reserve likely will launch its next round of quantitative easing later this month with language that will set a specific target for inflation, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.
Is the country's fiscal situation a "wild frontier"? Bill Gross, PIMCO founder/Co-CIO reveals where he is investing right now.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's bond activity from the CME.
Discussing currency trends and where investor are seeking safe haven, with Win Thin, Brown Brothers Harriman, and CNBC's Sue Herera.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's bond yields from the CME.
Has the U.S. dollar hit bottom? Discussing global currency trades, with Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan chief markets strategist, and Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners CIO. Also, CNBC's Eamon Javers with an update on the Senate debt limit vote.
Scott Minerd of Guggenheim Partners on why people will flee the euro and go to a safe haven like US Treasurys, since the United States is 'the least dirty shirt in the bag.'