NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. Treasury yields fell and held near session lows on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave mildly hawkish comments on a potential interest rate increase this year and as investors bought bonds ahead of month-end rebalancing. "Month-end is on Tuesday and there's a fairly large index extension," said Daniel Mulholland, head of...» Read More
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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.
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.
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CNBC's Rick Santelli sheds insight on the three-year Treasury auction.
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Fred Tomczyk, TD Ameritrade president & CEO, discusses the outlook on retail trades and investor sentiment.
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?
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A currency play on the Fed's decision to keep interest rates low, with Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank.
Robert Sluymer, RBC Capital, discuss what the charts have to say about Treasury yields ahead of the Fed announcement.