WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Tuesday's auction with rates on three-month bills falling to the lowest level since late April while rates on six-month bills were unchanged. The Treasury Department auctioned $28 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.025 percent, down from 0.030 percent last week.» Read More
Strong investor demand for junk bonds has pushed the average price on such corporate debt to its highest level since June 2007, when companies could borrow with ease at the height of the credit boom, the Financial Times reports.
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On Friday stocks recorded their seventh gain in eight sessions, an impressive accomplishment given September is historically the worst month of the year.
With real estate indexes on the rise and long-term government bonds under pressure, investors should turn to bricks and real estate, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Group told CNBC on Friday.
Yes, I know that bond holders have been among the precious few investors to have enjoyed positive returns over the past ten years. Yes, I know that equity guys usually favor equities. I begin with these two disclaimers because of the intense criticism readers send in whenever I caution against buying bonds.
The Fed's efforts to stabilize credit markets during the financial crisis didn't create a "moral hazard" where Wall Street can count on being bailed out, retiring Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn told CNBC.
What was obvious at last week's annual meeting of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wy., was that they aren't certain how to conduct policy now that interest rates are near zero. There also are big differences about what to do when things return to “normal.”
A rally in stocks (today's gains were the biggest in nearly four weeks) has caused havoc in the bond market with the yield on the 10-year Treasury note doing something we don't see often—backing up considerably (yield rising, price falling.)
Even if you’re on the "staycation" plan this year, your investments can land in exotic places—like Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico—and yield attractive returns in their emerging market bonds.
A big risk for markets is the fact that faith in the US government's ability to fight the economic markets is eroding, Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer at Litmus Capital Partners told CNBC Friday.
Banking on investment-grade corporate bonds, not for the investor who likes quick returns, is just right the CD, Treasury or agency buyer, they fit the bill, a fixed-income specialist told CNBC Thursday.
Stocks extended their losses Thursday following a handful of disappointing economic news. Where is the best place for investors to put their money? Brent Wilsey, president of Wilsey Asset Management, David Zervos, chief strategist at Jefferies Fixed Income, and Sterling Smith, soft commodities analyst at Country Hedging, discussed their insights.
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As high-yield bond trading activity has one of its best years ever, investors are looking for and finding solid investments in that arena, a Citigroup banker told CNBC Tuesday.
Investors ought to have no more than 15 percent to 20 percent of Treasurys in their portfolio, a Morgan Stanley banker told CNBC Monday.
Without government backing, some large investors have said they would stop buying mortgage bonds, which would be catastrophic both for the housing market and the broader economy, the FT reports.
Like a car spinning its wheels, the American economy hasn’t been getting much traction. The NYT reports.
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If you needed any more proof about how risk averse investors have become, look no further than the corporate bond market. With interest rates at record lows, corporate America is coming to the debt market in droves. And investors seem to have an almost insatiable appetite.