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
“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.”
A trade on the drop in Treasury yields, with Scott Nations, NationsShares.
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.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on higher Treasury prices following today's weak economic data.
Breaking down the confusing economic data, and the direction of the markets, with Joshua Brown, Fusion Analytics; Zane Brown, Lord Abbett, Joseph Balestrino, S Federated Investors, and CNBC's Steve Liesman.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's bond activity.
A look at how investors can make money on sovereign debt fears, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities through an ETF that tracks 20-year Treasurys.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on higher Treasury prices and whether it indicates a soft patch in the economy.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's bond activity on this short trading day.
Analysis of the current debt ceiling controversy, and whether it is just political posturing or a real threat, with CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman.
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.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's strong Treasury auction, despite weak economic data.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports today's U.S.Treasury auction sold $29 billion in 7-year notes at a high yield of 2.429%.
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?
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the first of three government auctions this week, totaling $99 billion.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's 2-year Treasury auction and other activity in the bond market.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has details on higher Treasury prices higher today fueled by European debt fears.
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.