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
There is no indication that a default in Treasurys will occur, says Cliff Corso, Cutwater Asset Management CEO/CIO.
Hopes of a speedy recovery for the US economy where dashed by Friday’s disappointing jobs number that showed only 18,000 jobs where created by the world’s largest economy in June.
"If the world economy gets better, I earn money on commodities. If the global economy gets worse then they will print more money and I will make money in commodities," Rogers said.
Jim Rogers, the noted commodity bull, is shorting the 30-year U.S. government bonds and may consider shorting the 5 and 10-year bonds as well, he told CNBC on Monday.
The markets seem to believe that the federal government will raise the debt ceiling before August 2. And the markets may be right.
The end of the second round of quantitative easing in the US has been likened to a department store's biggest customer leaving the store by Tony Crescenzi, a strategist at Pimco.
Mark Mahaney, Citigroup with a play on eBay, and the Fast Money traders weigh in on stocks, bonds, and the Treasury trade slap down.
A look at where interest rates and the economy are headed now that QE2 is over, with George Goncalves and David Resler, Nomura Securities.
Yes, the Greek drama is fascinating. But don't forget - QE2 is ending, and that will hit currencies too. Here's how.
Uncertainties about the Greek debt situation and the removal of the security blanket of Fed easing could combine for another week of volatility as the second quarter draws to an end.
After a volatile session on Thursday as the International Energy Agency unveiled plans to release strategic reserves in a bid to push oil prices lower, stocks look set for a strong end to the week.
Friday's market moves may not be as dramatic as Thursday's, but the same doubts could rattle investors going into the weekend.
In Thursday's trading, the market will focus on weekly jobless claims and fully digest the Fed news. But buckle up: With earnings season around the corner, some pros say it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Laszlo Birinyi continues to be bullish on stocks although he told CNBC Wednesday he was "disappointed with some of the language and the tone" of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during the latter's press conference today.
Keep in mind these three top objectives of post-FOMC press conferences: Control inflation expectations amid today’s extraordinary degree of monetary accommodation, (Eventually) Limit damage control from a future reversal of policy and Guide market expectations about current and future unconventional policy actions.
CNBC's Rick Santelli shares what he is hoping from the Fed today.
The Fed Chairman is unlikely to announce a major change in monetary policy at his second-ever news conference, but investors will hang on his every word for clues on whether the Fed will scale back its presence in financial markets, analysts said.
As stock investors seem to casually buy and take profits, bond investors appear to be hunkering down for the worst. Market observers can’t remember a time when there was such a divergence between the so-called predictive mechanisms of the two markets.
American International Group’s CEO Robert Benmosche told CNBC Tuesday that he considered pulling the insurance company's recent share offering when it looked like the price might not be much above the break-even point of $28.73 for US taxpayers.