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  • Why Muni Bond Crisis May Be Exaggerated Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 9:37 AM ET

    Savvy investors are looking at the muni market and the state debt crisis a little differently. Iinstead of looking at the number as a whole, they break it down into its pieces and see both a far more manageable problem than is seen by those who gross up the problem and opportunities.

  • Hedge Funds Are Buying More Muni Bonds Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 12:01 PM ET

    A spike in yields and a desire to diversify portfolios is prompting some unusual investors to jump into the municipal bond market, say traders and analysts.

  • Crescenzi: Investing in the Global Bond Supermarket Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 4:58 PM ET

    It is important to recognize the idea that the U.S. bond market is in the latter stages of a 30-year journey during which a “duration tailwind” pushed down market interest rates and boosted returns.

  • Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts

    Shorts rates in the U.S. and around the world have created a flow of funds into commercial real estate that's not necessarily natural, Barry Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Farr: Muni Bonds Aren’t All Bad Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 11:07 AM ET

    The negative press has created many buying opportunities. Roughly $25 billion has flowed out of mutual funds that manage municipal bonds in the last few months. Investors appear to be selling municipal bonds in an indiscriminate fashion.

  • China Lowers Holdings of US Debt in November Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 11:45 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    China, the biggest buyer of U.S. Treasury securities, reduced its holdings in November after four months of gains.

  • 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Dips to 4.7 Percent Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 10:14 AM ET

    Rates on fixed mortgages dipped for the second straight week as Treasury yields fell.

  • ECB Increases Intervention in Bond Markets Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 4:26 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    The European Central Bank increased its intervention in government bond markets last week, indicating that the euro’s monetary guardian remained wary of an escalation of the eurozone debt crisis, reports the Financial Times.

  • New Voters May Sway Fed Actions Monday, 27 Dec 2010 | 8:26 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    As the Federal Reserve debates whether to scale back, continue or expand its $600 billion effort to nurse the economic recovery, four men will have a newly prominent role in influencing the central bank’s path, the New York Times reports.

  • Now That Everyone Likes Stocks Again, Is It Time to Sell? Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 2:21 PM ET

    With investor sentiment bubbling at levels comparable to just before the market's historic highs in 2007, now may be the time to pull back some before the froth gets out of hand.

  • Fed Has Aided Stocks, Not Rates or Jobs: CNBC Survey Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 8:02 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve’s $600 billion stimulus program has done little to lower interest rates and or improve unemployment, though it has boosted stock and commodity prices, a CNBC survey says.

  • Outrageous Predictions: Congress to Block Fed's QE3 Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 10:16 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Apple will buy Facebook, Congress will block a third round of quantitative easing and the S&P will reach a new all-time high. These are just some of the outrageous predictions for 2011 put forward by Saxo Bank in its annual "Black Swan Exercise."

  • China No Longer Top Holder of US Treasuries Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 1:55 PM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    If China is no longer the U.S. government's largest creditor who is?

  • Volatile Muni Market Taxes Confidence But Not Returns Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 4:31 PM ET
    Construction Highway

    The recent selloff in the historically stable municipal bond market may have given tax-conscious investors pause, but investment pros say the intrinsic value of munis remains, especially for tax-conscious investors.

  • The dollar has been on the rise as yields on treasury notes have soared to record highs. Meanwhile, yields on the 30-year note are at their highest levels since May, so should you be fighting the Fed? Keith McCullough, CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management and CNBC contributor discussed his insights.

  • Fed’s Contrarian Has a Wary Eye on the Past Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010 | 7:58 AM ET
    Thomas Hoenig

    As the lone dissenter on the Federal Reserve committee that sets interest rates, Thomas Hoenig, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, has been a persistent skeptic of just about everything the Fed’s chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, has done to try to stimulate the flagging recovery. The New York Times reports.

  • Data Raise Doubt on Foreign Appetite for Muni Bonds Friday, 10 Dec 2010 | 5:52 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    The surge in the municipal bond market is widely credited to foreign interest in the taxable bonds that dozens of states have issued under the Build America Bond program, reports the New York Times.

  • Cramer: Sell Bonds, Switch Into These Dividend Payers Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 3:19 PM ET

    Here are three picks that are far better than Treasurys.

  • New $100 note

    A significant production problem with new high-tech $100 bills has caused government printers to shut down production of the new notes and to quarantine more than one billion of the bills in huge vaults, CNBC has learned.

  • US Stocks are Cheap, Treasurys Expensive: CIO Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 9:31 AM ET

    Stocks are one of the best value asset classes available to investors, but sovereign bonds including US Treasurys are among the most expensive, Hank Smith, CIO of Haverford Investment, told CNBC Tuesday.