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A significant production problem with new high-tech $100 bills has caused government printers to shut down production of the new notes and to quarantine more than one billion of the bills in huge vaults, CNBC has learned.
Stocks are one of the best value asset classes available to investors, but sovereign bonds including US Treasurys are among the most expensive, Hank Smith, CIO of Haverford Investment, told CNBC Tuesday.
Crude oil prices surge past $100 a barrel, the natural gas market sputters and the dollar sinks.
Emerging markets will falter, energy prices will fall sharply, the dollar will rally, the Fewd will drop its QE2 and the U.S. will take military action in Yemen.
The US needs to take urgent action to cut its debt in order to prevent the next financial crisis, which may start in Washington, Sheila Bair, chair of the Federal Deposits Insurance Corp. (FDIC) wrote in an editorial in the Washington Post.
Faced with unusually sharp ideological attacks after its latest bid to stimulate the economy, the Federal Reserve now faces a challenge far removed from the conduct of monetary policy: how to defend itself in a hyperpartisan environment without becoming overtly political. The New York Times reports.
Higher yields on 10-year treasury bonds are wreaking havoc on mortgage rates, but will they so the same to housing's recovery?
Clearing house LCH Clearnet doubled its margin requirement for Irish government bonds Wednesday, reacting to fears over uncertainty regarding the country's debt issues, which pushed yields on Irish debt higher.
The sky is falling, scream the hysterics: the Federal Reserve is pouring forth dollars in such quantities that they will soon be worthless. Martin Wolf from FT.com disagrees.
The US needs to deleverage the financial system and restore market discipline and must keep the effects of protracted low interest rates in mind, as a bond bubble seems to be developing, FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair told CNBC.
The traders are closely watching the action in Treasurys after Tuesday’s $36 billion two-year note auction showed strong demand.
Strong investor demand for junk bonds has pushed the average price on such corporate debt to its highest level since June 2007, when companies could borrow with ease at the height of the credit boom, the Financial Times reports.
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On Friday stocks recorded their seventh gain in eight sessions, an impressive accomplishment given September is historically the worst month of the year.
With real estate indexes on the rise and long-term government bonds under pressure, investors should turn to bricks and real estate, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Group told CNBC on Friday.
Yes, I know that bond holders have been among the precious few investors to have enjoyed positive returns over the past ten years. Yes, I know that equity guys usually favor equities. I begin with these two disclaimers because of the intense criticism readers send in whenever I caution against buying bonds.
The Fed's efforts to stabilize credit markets during the financial crisis didn't create a "moral hazard" where Wall Street can count on being bailed out, retiring Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn told CNBC.
What was obvious at last week's annual meeting of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wy., was that they aren't certain how to conduct policy now that interest rates are near zero. There also are big differences about what to do when things return to “normal.”