NEW YORK, Jan 23- U.S. Treasury yields fell on Friday as European government bond yields dropped to record lows, a day after the European Central Bank said it would launch new stimulus in an effort to boost sagging regional growth and stave off deflation. "We're trading higher in sympathy with what's going on in Europe," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond...» Read More
Rising volatility in stocks and commodities could continue to be a dominant theme in the week ahead, as investors watch the latest U.S. economic reports for signs the recovery is moving forward.
Another week, another wave of dismal fiscal gridlock in Washington. But as US politicians squabble about how to cut the debt, another concept with a catchy name is quietly starting to creep into the policy debate: "financial repression", according to the FT.
Now that the commodity bubble is starting to deflate, investors want to know what the next big bubble is. Insight with J.J. Burns, J.J. Burns & Company president and CNBC's Herb Greenberg.
The Co-CEO of bond giant PIMCO, Bill Gross, has warned investors that holding US Treasurys is an “abdication of responsibility” in his May note to investors.
The dollar can't seem to stop sliding, and on Friday it was so weak that the euro almost hit $1.50. Here's how to trade that currency pair.
I give Bernanke a B+ because for one he was too rehearsed at times, obviously reaching for and seeking to insert soundbites throughout the press conference and in his very lengthy opening monologue, which took up about 20% of the planned 45 minutes for the press conference.
Regardless of what Bernanke says at his first media briefing, the markets are convinced the Fed chairman will keep the stock market rallying and the dollar in decline.
Exchange-traded funds that bet against further gains have been hugely popular with investors, making the group the fastest-growing fund class in the $1.1 trillion ETF industry.
The Federal Reserve is increasingly confident in the economy and about to end a $600 billion program to support it. Now for the next step — figuring out how to keep inflation from taking off.
No question that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke faces Wednesday will be more important than the big enchilada of monetary policy: After QE 2, then what?
Much of the discussion over the debt ceiling assumes that the final word on the matter will rest with Capitol Hill lawmakers. A note today from Citigroup analyst Brett Rose suggests that this assumption might not be sound.
The Federal Reserve's zero-interest-rate policies are making it impossible for investors to make money by holding Treasurys, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC.
Austan Goolsbee, White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman, discusses S&P's negative outlook for the U.S.economy and reaffirms the government's ability to issue or pay debt. CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in.
A look at how America's rising debt ceiling could impact the treasury market with James Millstein, Fmr. Treasury Department Chief Restructuring Officer.
It was hardly surprising to learn this morning that Pimco’s $235.9 billion flagship bond fund had gone net short Treasury bonds.
Thursday’s USDA March U.S. acreage and stocks report showed what farmers are going to plant this spring came in at more than 92 million acres. But at 6.52 billion bushels, inventory is 15 percent less than one year ago, at a time when demand is strong.
Fed officials have been singing different tunes about monetary policy recently, but one voice has risen above the rest to boost the dollar and pressure Treasury bonds.
A selloff may be likely ahead of the end to the Fed's QE2, growth outside the U.S. will lead and technological in health care will attract investors.
Lawmakers must abandon the habits of 'Lindsay Lohan Congresses' of spending addiction, Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, told CNBC.
The House has passed a measure blending $6 billion in budget cuts with enough money to keep the government running for an additional three weeks.