NEW YORK, July 23- U.S. long-term Treasury debt prices ended slightly lower on Wednesday in thin trading, but their near-term outlook remained positive on safe-haven demand as global tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine persisted. Treasuries maturing August 2022 through May 2024 as part of its economic stimulus program, also helped keep a lid on yields.» Read More
One of Ronald Reagan's best-known advisors on economics told CNBC that the former President would have started negotiations much earlier than President Barack Obama has.
Debt talks will again dominate Tuesday, as markets increasingly worry political cat fighting will lead to a weak deficit reduction deal, causing the U.S. to lose its top-notch credit rating.
In the eyes of China, the biggest foreign holder of US Treasuries, the damage to America's reputation as steward of the world’s safest asset may already be done—even if a last-minute agreement to raise the debt ceiling is hatched.
The Federal Reserve can definitely sell its $1.6 trillion portfolio of Treasurys and use the profits to fund the U.S. government if the debt ceiling isn’t raised. This could allow the government to fund its on going obligations without raising taxes or incurring new debt.
Weighing in on whether the debt deal will get done by August 2nd and its impact on the markets, with Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, and Paul Equale, Equale & Associates.
Stephen Walsh, CIO of Western Asset management, told CNBC Monday that it’s the borrowers at the lower end of investment grade that may suffer if there is a downgrade of U.S. debt.
Treasury prices are slumping as investors sell out of 30-year bonds, with Michael Gurka, Spectrum Asset Management.
If the U.S. defaults on its obligations in early August, it will be because the President chose not to exercise his power to raise the debt ceiling on his own.
Should investors be raising cash because of all the drama in Washington? Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners weighs in.
Most analysts that CNBC spoke to were against buying insurance on Treasurys or shorting U.S. government bonds. Instead they said they would focus on the forex markets, which could see the biggest moves in the worst-case scenario—if the U.S. defaults and has its credit ratings cut.
Ira Epstein, Ira Epstein Division of The Linn Group, discusses today's Treasury yields and how to profit if there is or isn't a debt ceiling deal or a deal for Greece.
Treasury prices are lower today as EU leaders work on a plan to lower interest rates for some of the EU's cash-strapped nations, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Joe Dear, CalPERS CIO, discusses what's behind the impressive growth at the nation's largest pension fund, and whether the debt ceiling trouble is a concern.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the update on bond yields.
All eyes are turned towards the clock as the August 2 deadline for the US debt talks approaches. Treasurys investors could stand to benefit if Congress cannot agree to raise the debt ceiling.
European leaders could temporarily steal the spotlight from Washington lawmakers Thursday, as they meet in Brussels to discuss the Greek debt crisis and how to keep contagion from spreading.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the update on bond yields from the CME.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has a bond market update from the CME.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the day's bond activity from the CME.
Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a constitutional balanced budget amendment to be sent to the states in exchange for averting a threatened Aug. 2 government default.