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
Stocks successfully tested their summer lows Thursday, but they are likely to take another run at them, as investors remain fearful of recession and European banking crisis.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest on investors taking money out of equities and putting them into Treasury bonds.
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The Fed's gloomy words on the economy left the market with a sinking feeling that's likely to spill into Thursday. "The Fed sounded nervous," one strategist said.
The Fed’s "Operation Twist" was everything it was cracked up to be, and even a bit more. While the stock market was not impressed, the bond market was all for it.
While a lot of attention is focused on the decision by the Federal Reserve to buy longer-dated Treasurys, it’s also important to pay attention to the other new policy: using the proceeds from maturing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debt to buy mortgage backed securities.
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Markets are expecting the Fed to unveil a modern day "Operation Twist," similar to a Federal Reserve program in the early 1960s. Fed watchers speculate on various degrees of easing, but they basically agree the Fed is about to unveil a program to buy longer dated Treasury securities in a bid to hold down interest rates.
Greece will default in the next three to four months, says Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank.
"The greatest risk is that our political system is not up to the challenge," Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner tells CNBC's John Harwood. Geithner also denies allegations in a new book that President Obama's economic team subverted his wishes.
"Investors rarely overlook stock market bargains,” says one analyst. But with the Fed intervening in bond markets, the difference between stock and bond yields may be skewed.
Most FOMC meetings have a rapid and real effect on the dollar - but as this week's meeting looms, investors have other concerns.
The Fed in the week ahead is widely expected to pull the trigger on a new easing program, as the European debt crisis continues to boil.
A meeting of European finance officials to discuss the sovereign crisis, paired with the quadruple witching expiration of futures and options guarantees more stock market volatility Friday.
The U.S. markets are posting gains of better than one percent today. Where can investors find opportunities in this market rally? Joe Quinlan, US Trust managing director/chief market strategist, and Ben Pace, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management CIO weigh in.
Fixed mortgage rates fell to the lowest level in six decades for the second straight week. But few Americans can take advantage of the historically low rates.
An important batch of U.S. economic data could influence Thursday's markets, even as they continue to feel the long dark clouds of Europe's debt crisis.
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Discussing why the U.S. economy is not headed for a recession, with Joseph LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank chief U.S. economist.