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  • Meredith Whitney: High-End Consumers Benefit From Low Rates

    The high-end income consumer has dominated more of total spending, says Meredith Whitney, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group founder/CEO. Whitney says the middle class has been compromised because they have been "de-banked." She continues, "where spending has been compromised are the areas that have fueled the economy for the last 15-20 years."

  • Santelli: Room for Treasurys?   Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 11:22 AM ET
    Santelli: Room for Treasurys?

    Discussing why investors should make room in their portfolios for Treasurys because of the liquidity out of the ECB, with Gina Sanchez, Roubini Global Economics and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Henry Paulson: Lehman Not Right Analogy for Europe   Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 7:17 AM ET
    Henry Paulson: Lehman Not Right Analogy for Europe

    The structural issues around the EU are very difficult issues, says Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. The important thing is to construct a big enough firewall so we stabilize the banks and make sure they do not have a big systemic bank failure or messy member failure. When asked whether he believes another Lehman Bros. situation could happen in Europe, Paulson says the Lehman collapse is not the right analogy but Europe could learn from it to avoid systemic failures in the future.

  • Former Treasury Secretary Paulson on China   Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 7:00 AM ET
    Former Treasury Secretary Paulson on China

    Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson discusses the harsh rhetoric from political candidates on China's trading behavior and says that during a political season heavy criticism on China plays well. Paulson adds, while there is a lot of work that needs to be done in China, he sees the nation as the largest and fastest growing export market.

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

    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
    Santelli's Midday Report

    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
    Jobs Number Ignites Debate on Fed Outlook

    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
    Zero Interest Rate Ridiculous?

    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
    Bond Selloff as Traders Price in Volatility

    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
    Treasuries Up: Time to Short?

    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
    Pulse of the Retail Investor

    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
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    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
    Money In Motion: Trading the Fed

    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
    Talking Numbers: Trading the Fed

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