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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.
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.
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.
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.
Betting against US debt was a mistake, says Bill Gross, PIMCO founder & co-CIO. David Goldman, former BofA fixed income research head, and Scott Nations, NationsShares, weigh in.
With US Treasury yields dropping lower Tuesday, the Fast traders had their eyes on the Treasury play.
With ten year yields near historical lows, how can those saving for retirement boost their returns? Insight with Michael Falcon, J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Pimco's manager in charge of the world's largest bond fund, Bill Gross, may have made a mistake when betting against US bond prices earlier this year, but the economy has deteriorated faster than anyone had appreciated, analysts told CNBC Tuesday.
A few years ago, I pointed out in a column that the cost of insuring the US government against a default in the credit derivatives market, had risen above that of McDonalds, the US fast food company, for the first time, the FT's Gillian Tett writes.
Volatility is likely to be a major challenge for the asset management industry and institutional investors, as a lack of transparency and major concerns over the global economy persist, according to Nicholas Lyster, European CEO of asset management firm Principal Global Investors.
Gasoline futures opened slightly lower Sunday evening as East Coast refineries got through Hurricane Irene relatively unscathed.
ConocoPhillips has shut down its 238,000 barrel-per-day Bayway refinery New Jersey, as a precaution ahead of Hurricane Irene. The company also says its terminals are shutting down until it is safe to resume operations.
Gasoline futures declined Friday but rose nearly 3 percent for the week amid hurricane fears.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is unlikely to announce a third round of quantitative easing in his Jackson Hole speech this afternoon, Tony Fratto, the director of Hamilton Place Strategies, a public policy research firm, told CNBC.
In any murder mystery film, it pays to watch the boring gray man (or woman) in the corner; quiet, unobtrusive characters can be deadly. So, too, in finance. Four years ago, the giant US money market funds seemed some of the dullest actors in the global financial scene. But in 2007, they quietly helped to spark the crisis in the mortgage-backed securities world.
The president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve told CNBC he sees a 20 percent chance of a recession.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech from Jackson Hole, due later on Friday, has already been more widely trailed than a James Cameron film – although you can expect fewer special effects.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may be willing and able to provide more monetary stimulus for the U.S. economy, but the more effective medicine—fiscal aid out of Washington—isn’t in the wings, say economists.
This speech will give Bernanke a chance to clear up some of the vague statements he made during the recent FOMC, says Jim Caron, Morgan Stanley Head of Interest Rate Strategy, who adds the Fed chief will probably not announce a QE3 or share details of steps to grow the economy.
Investors thinking they can find both safety and yield in Treasurys are making a dangerous bet that could begin to unravel soon, especially if the Federal Reserve switches from its easing programs to an updated version of Operation Twist.