WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills dropping to the lowest level in nearly a year while rates on six-month bills were unchanged. The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.015 percent, down from 0.020 percent last week.» Read More
U.S. stock index futures pushed higher Tuesday following a positive close on Wall Street Monday as investors looked toward key housing data to gauge the strength of the sector.
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After weeks of backing a European rescue for the financially troubled Greece, Germany shifted course on Thursday, signaling that help should come from the International Monetary Fund rather than Greece’s neighbors, the New York Times reported.
The markets have created their own gold standard because of uncertainties regarding other asset classes, Marc Faber, author of "The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report," told CNBC Thursday.
The euro is unlikely to still exist as a currency over the longer term, the pound will fall substantially in the next few years and US Treasurys and some real estate in China are the world's two current bubbles, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.com Wednesday.
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The recent slump in housing is making some analysts uneasy about a recovery that looked sustainable just a couple months ago and comes as the Fed is nearing the end of a program to support the mortgage market.
Bets by some of the same banks that helped Greece shroud its mounting debts may actually now be pushing the nation closer to the brink of financial ruin, the New York Times reported.
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The economies in the West are not actually recovering, Martin Hennecke, associate director at Tyche, told CNBC. He foresees high or even hyper inflation in the West and a potential crisis in the bonds market.
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China's move to unload US debt is likely to continue in the long term while the "euro scare" may last a while, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.com Wednesday.
With corporate bond demand facing an uncertain period after a robust 2009, investors face a hunt for yield in which bond funds will play an even greater role.
The European Commission said Monday that it wants Greece to explain how it used complex financial deals that allegedly made its debt limits look lower.
The rise in Greek yields is a clear warning markets are in the mood to 'punish any country that takes creditors for granted. '
The booming economies of China, India and Brazil are in the spotlight, while those of Europe, Japan and the U.S. look dull and weak.
The bears could be set to take control of U.S. 10-year Treasury Note futures as the price could be on the verge of a sharp decline to 103-20/32, Mark Sturdy, technical analyst and director of Seven Days Ahead, told CNBC Thursday.
'Bond vigilantes' are selling Eastern European, Dubai, Irish and Italian debt and at some point will go for bigger bait, Guy Monson, managing partner and CIO of Sarasin & Partners, told CNBC late Monday.
The first auction of this week's busy Treasury sale provided some indication that investors' appetite for government debt is not yet completely full.