NEW YORK, May 5- U.S. The selling on Tuesday, often by traders winding down Treasury positions as inflation pressures show signs of quickening, accelerated after the Institute for Supply Management said its services index rose to 57.8 last month from 56.5 in March. "That was better than forecast," said Anthony Valeri, fixed-income strategist at LPL Financial in San...» Read More
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The Dow fell by 635 points, Asia followed suit and Europe is expecting losses for up to 6 percent following the downgrade of US debt by ratings agency Standard & Poor’s. Whether the move by S&P can be wholly blamed for the heavy selling of stocks is open to question, but the market is now asking how the Fed will react when it meets today to discuss its response at its monthly meeting.
Following huge losses for the Dow on Monday and further selling in Asia overnight, the markets are watching what the Fed and Ben Bernanke will do at their July Meeting today. Speculation is mounting that the Fed will attempt to restore calm but one fund manager thinks that policy action is unnecessary.
Marc Faber, who predicted just last week that a bear market was on its way back, says the current selloff in equities is overdone and he expects a short-term rebound.
Defending the credit agency's decision to downgrade U.S. debt, with Deven Sharma, Standard & Poor's president.
The flight to quality is still the U.S. Treasury, with Jeff Carter, PointsandFigures.com.
S&P is worried about "what you're going to get in terms of the payback is going to worth a lot less, Gundlach said. "But that is not their job."
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Why isn’t the price of U.S. Treasurys falling after the S&P downgrade; why are equities under pressure; and why is gold surging? Developments in Treasurys appear, at first sight, the most puzzling.
Standard & Poor's spoke loudly and clearly when it downgraded US debt, but the Treasury market on Monday didn't appear to be listening.
The downgrade that many on Wall Street was waiting for has happened and now the muni market is holding its collective breath to see who on their block will face similar fate. The political sparing matches have not slowed down and for the Sunday shows, it was a feast of pointing fingers.
Treasurys rallied on the first day of trading following the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating by Standard & Poor’s.
Insight into Europe's intractable financial problems and whether the bailout will cost Germany and France their AAA rating, with Kyle Bass.
Standard & Poor’s went ahead with its downgrade of the United States' long-term credit rating.
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Warren Buffett says there's no question that the United States' debt is still AAA and that he's not changing his mind about Treasurys based on S&P's downgrade.
Standard & Poor's downgrade of the US' credit rating from AAA on Friday, was "absurd", Richard Portes, professor of economics at the London Business School, told CNBC Monday.
The decision by Standard & Poor's to cut America's debt rating is, in Alan Greenspan’s view, bad for America’s state of mind.