Discussing the rate hike, Pimco's Bill Gross, says it's not just when the Fed will start to raise rates but it's the slope of the increase going forward. Gross says in a highly levered economy, it's more appropriate to approach interest rates at a percentage of what it was historically.» Read More
Last night, I spoke with David Beers, head of S&P's sovereign debt rating committee on CNBC’s Kudlow Report. He made it very clear: the U.S. must take steps to lower its debt/GDP trend over the long run.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the morning's bond activity from the CME.
Analysts at Barclays Capital expect the United States to lose its AAA credit rating as a compromise plan is passed by Congress that leads S&P to cut its rating on US debt.
As the high risk-game of chicken over raising the US debt ceiling draws closer to possible economic collision, one economist is warning that any deal that wins approval from the right-wing Tea Party movement will pass neither the Senate nor the president.
As the debate over raising the debt ceiling in the United States lurches onward, one analyst tells CNBC that if America wants to keep taxing its people like it's the 1950’s, it will need to significantly cut back on spending.
Washington's political paralysis around critical debt and budgetary issues will most certainly weigh on financial markets Wednesday.
U.S. politicians, in the process of kicking the proverbial debt can down the road, are also giving the dollar a good swift kick.
The White House insists the U.S. government will not be able to stay current on all of its obligations as of Aug. 2 unless the debt ceiling is raised. But can the government of the United States ever really run out of money?
CNBC's Rick Santelli with the details on today's rise in Treasury prices, as investors' concerns about the economy keeps rates in check.
"There's an uneasy stability in the market. I don't think the politicians should take that as any type of green light to allow this to continue," says one bond pro.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on today's Treasury auction from the CME.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the update on bond yields.
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.