NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ticked up 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended April 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank also said factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region picked up in April at a faster clip than expected.» Read More
Yield curves help investors understand the relationship between bonds of differing time horizons to maturity. CNBC explains.
The United States central bank, the Federal Reserve, buys and sells assets in the open market. How do these open market operations work? CNBC explains.
When you buy a U.S. Treasury Security, you’re essentially giving a loan to the government. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy demonstrates how price and yield of treasury securities works.
US Treasurys may not be such a good bet for investors as yields have dropped too low and questions remain on whether the Federal Reserve will continue to print money after its current round of quantitative easing ends, analysts told CNBC.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's market metrics from the CME.
CNBC's David Faber says there are similarities in market moves from the beginning of this year and now, and the same time last year.
Insight on how he has had to diffuse some of the bombs Meredith Whitney has loaded in the muni market, with Thomas Doe, Municipal Market Advisors founder/CEO.
The U.S. Congress will not wait for the country's debt crisis to reach the levels of Southern Europe, David Schweikert, a republican congressman and part of the bipartisan commission on budget told CNBC on Tuesday.
Wednesday's economic data could help investors decide whether Tuesday's stock rally is the start of a turn around or just a break in the clouds.
Reaction to Bernanke's keynote speech, with Jeffrey Frankel, Harvard University professor, and CNBC's Rick Santelli.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's bond activity.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's bond activity from the CME.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's treasury auction from the CME.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the details on bond yields.
This month, the battle over raising the country’s debt ceiling is likely to be a nice preview of the bipartisan budget battle that will rage until the final moments of Election Day, 2012.
Are global markets headed for economic disaster? Quincy Krosby, Prudential Financial, and Eugene Peroni, Advisors Asset Management parse out the data.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's bond activity from the CME in Chicago.
Bill Gross, Pimco founder & co-CIO, says banks haven't been aggressive buyers of Treasurys up to this point. "We always wondered who will buy Treasurys," he tells CNBC's "Squawk Box."
Following the Federal Reserve’s decision to throw two football fields worth of dollars at the US economy all that has been achieved is a fall in unemployment from 10 percent to 9.1 percent, according to Philippe Gijsels, the head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets.
Some of Wall Street’s biggest banks are preparing to curtail use of US Treasurys in August as a precaution against any turbulence that could follow if lawmakers fail to raise the U.S. debt ceiling soon, the FT reports.