NEW YORK, Dec 26- U.S. At the same time the Treasury sold $104 billion in new intermediate-dated supply. "Anytime bonds came out for sale everyone was backing up their bids and letting prices fall to where the auctions would attract sizable overseas interest," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee.» Read More
Housing, credit, public finances, and the labor areas of the economy are currently impaired and until the country gets over those structural impairments, economic growth will be tough for a while, says Mohamed El-Erian, Pimco CEO/Co-CIO, who also mentions that Washington needs a growth strategy in order to get over these headwinds.
Muni defaults are a consequence of state budget gaps, says Meredith Whitney, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group founder/CEO, who also points out that there are insufficient revenues to support state projects.
Treasurys and fixed income are still a good place to invest in currently, says Eric Pellicciaro, BlackRock head of global rates investments.
Despite weak economic data a double dip recession is unlikely and investors should favor stocks over bonds, according to Chris Watling, the CEO of Longview Economics in London.
If this is what a soft patch in the economy looks like, then beware the specter of a hard landing.
Dismal stocks and stats tell the story.
“There is one bet right now: Bernanke will bail out the world,” says one market pro. “If that does not happen, then no investment will be safe.”
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports Treasury prices rallied today on the heels of more weak economic data, and pushed the yield on the ten year note below 3%.
Wall Street is having a hard time figuring out what to do now that the US economy appears to be sputtering and yields are so low, Peter Yastrow, market strategist for Yastrow Origer, told CNBC.
Fears over the continuing European sovereign debt crisis and weaker than expected economic data from the US helped to push the price of US Treasurys up and take yields to a six month low on Thursday as investors looked for safety.
Discussing the U.S. economic outlook, with Robert Brusca, Chief Economist, Fact and Opinion Economics, and Patricia Chadwick, Ravengate Partners.
Belgium became the latest small European nation to come under the cloud of having its credit ratings outlook cut on Monday. As rating agencies themselves are increasingly criticized, is this the threat it once was?
US 10-year yields are low and despite a battle over raising the debt ceiling and a warning from S&P on the outlook for US debt, investors have yet to tire of the treasury market which has rallied since the end of April.
Interest rates are heading lower, counter to what many in the bond market thought might happen as the Fed reaches the end of its quantitative easing program.
Discussing how the nation's second-largest pension fund plans to boost its performance and investment opportunities, with Christopher Ailman, California State Teachers' Retirement System.
The Fast Money pros are very focused on a few signals that could telegraph the next big move.
Simon Hobbs and the Fast Money traders weigh in on the U.S. dollar, Treasuries, commodities and which trades you should put down today.
With a slew of weak economic data out recently, is it time to get defensive? Tobias Levkovich, Citi and Hank Smith, Haverford Investments weigh in.
Holders of US government debt would be willing to miss payments "for a day or two or three or four" if it put the US in a stronger position to pay them later on, Rep. Paul Ryan told CNBC Tuesday.
The US economy is headed for a period of higher inflation and lower growth that makes the nation's debt unappealing when measured against its global competitors, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.