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  • Treasury to Accommodate Fed on 'Twist' Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:47 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke press conference following rate decision.

    The US Treasury would effectively accommodate a possible Federal Reserve stimulus to drive down long-term interest rates, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • European leaders are in the driver's seat when it comes to markets Wednesday, but traders will also be taking a hard look at U.S. economic data to see if the string of negative surprises is coming to an end.

  • Bond Report: Ten Year Note at 2.0% Yield  Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on Tuesday's Treasury auction from the CME.

  • Are Western Bond Markets Turning Japanese? Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 2:10 AM ET
    A pedestrian passes before a share prices board in Tokyo, Japan.

    It might only be a number or a psychological barrier for markets. But the 2 percent level that 10-year U.S. Treasury and German Bund yields have dived under in the past few days is hugely significant. The FT reports.

  • Markets can't help but remain caught in the latest cross currents of news from Europe, but the question is whether it's going to feel like high or low tide.

  • The "seeds of stability" in the U.S. are there, with "some of the data turning against expectations, which are horrible," Eric Pellicciaro, managing director and head of Global Rates Investments at BlackRock spacer Fundamentals Fixed Income Group, told CNBC Monday.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner, addressed both houses of the U.S. legislature to highlight his plan to create jobs for millions of out of work Americans on September 8, 2011 in Washington, DC.

    “We should pass this jobs plan right away,” said President Barack Obama as he addressed America and Congress, calling for an end to the political circus in Washington and action that would “actually help the economy.” With those words, the president threw down the gauntlet to his Republican opponents with a $447 billion dollar stimulus package aimed at boosting jobs before America goes to the polls late next year.

  • NYSE Traders

    Markets Friday will debate the merits of President Obama's $447 billion jobs package and monitor G-7 finance ministers, who meet in France against a backdrop of weaker global growth and fears of financial contagion from Europe.

  • Today's Market Action  Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 3:05 PM ET

    A look at the markets, post Ben Bernanke's speech, with Anthony Neglia, Tower Trading president and CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Bernanke On U.S. Economic Outlook  Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 1:44 PM ET

    Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke addresses the Economic Club of Minnesota on the U.S. economy, saying the nation's economic problems are more than just temporary and the Fed has a range of tools to provide additional stimulus.

  • Economic Ills Not Temporary; Fed Will Help: Bernanke Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 1:42 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated the central bank's commitment to providing stimulus for the wobbly US economy but offered no specific promises or details about what action could be taken.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Big Day for Policy Talk Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 9:27 PM ET

    Markets will be watching three major policy speeches Thursday, including President Obama and Fed Chairman Bernanke, but the speaker that may be most dramatic may be out of Europe.

  • Expect Volatility To Continue  Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 3:34 PM ET

    Discussing how long the market rally will last and where investor will find the best value, with Brian Belski, Oppenheimer Asset Managment, and Dean Curnutt, Macro Risk Advisors.

  • Investing in a Volatile Market  Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 11:05 AM ET

    Advice for investing in a volatile market, with Robert Pavlik, Banyan Partners and Burt White, LPL Financial, who suggest investing high yield bonds.

  • Listen to What Bond Markets Are Telling Us Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 1:39 AM ET

    What is to be done? To find an answer, listen to the markets. They are saying: borrow and spend, please. Yet those who profess faith in the magic of the markets are most determined to ignore the cry. The fiscal skies are falling, they insist, according to the FT.

  • Lackluster Job Report Surges Treasurys  Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 12:49 PM ET

    Fast Money Halftime Report shares how the 10-year yield on treasurys surged nearing 2% due to August's job report of zero growth.

  • Unemployment

    The Fed will respond to Friday’s brutal jobs report by announcing an Operation Twist—the purchase of longer-dated Treasurys and sale of short-dated Treasurys—at its next meeting, economists said.

  • Treasury Taking Risk With Short-Term Bonds: Study Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:12 PM ET
    U.S. Savings Bonds

    Over 70 percent of Treasury bonds mature within 5 years, leaving the US vulnerable to any shift in investor sentiment at a time when its debt load has almost doubled in four years, the OECD says.

  • August Markets: Fear Factor Takes Its Toll  Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 4:04 PM ET

    Perspective on fear in the markets and how investors can protect their portfolios as we head into September, with Larry Haverty, Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust, and Yu-dee Chang, ACE Investment Strategists.

  • Deleveraging is a 'Pretty Volatile Process": KLS Exec Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 2:54 PM ET

    The "total leverage system" has not come down over the last couple of years, Jeffrey Kronthal, co-managing partner and co-CIO of KLS Diversified Asset Management, told CNBC on Wednesday.