NEW YORK, April 17- U.S. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits ticked up 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended April 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank also said factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region picked up in April at a faster clip than expected.» Read More
The recent slump in housing is making some analysts uneasy about a recovery that looked sustainable just a couple months ago and comes as the Fed is nearing the end of a program to support the mortgage market.
Bets by some of the same banks that helped Greece shroud its mounting debts may actually now be pushing the nation closer to the brink of financial ruin, the New York Times reported.
Even in these tough times you can still find opportunity. You just have to know where to look!
The economies in the West are not actually recovering, Martin Hennecke, associate director at Tyche, told CNBC. He foresees high or even hyper inflation in the West and a potential crisis in the bonds market.
Retirement isn't all about fixed-income investing. Your portfolio also needs a solid income stream and growth potential (for offsetting inflation). Otherwise, you may outlive your savings.
China's move to unload US debt is likely to continue in the long term while the "euro scare" may last a while, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.com Wednesday.
With corporate bond demand facing an uncertain period after a robust 2009, investors face a hunt for yield in which bond funds will play an even greater role.
The European Commission said Monday that it wants Greece to explain how it used complex financial deals that allegedly made its debt limits look lower.
The rise in Greek yields is a clear warning markets are in the mood to 'punish any country that takes creditors for granted. '
The booming economies of China, India and Brazil are in the spotlight, while those of Europe, Japan and the U.S. look dull and weak.
The bears could be set to take control of U.S. 10-year Treasury Note futures as the price could be on the verge of a sharp decline to 103-20/32, Mark Sturdy, technical analyst and director of Seven Days Ahead, told CNBC Thursday.
'Bond vigilantes' are selling Eastern European, Dubai, Irish and Italian debt and at some point will go for bigger bait, Guy Monson, managing partner and CIO of Sarasin & Partners, told CNBC late Monday.
The first auction of this week's busy Treasury sale provided some indication that investors' appetite for government debt is not yet completely full.
A clearer picture will emerge this week about how much interest there is in another year's worth of staggering longer-term Treasury offerings.
Considering the Treasury plans to auction $74 billion next week what must you know about the bond market?
Bond prices rose Monday pulling yields lower, after they touched 7-month highs. What’s next? Find out from esteemed bond strategist, George Goncalves.
Even those who started with a low six-figure balance could have doubled their total savings in the last 10 years, the New York Times reports.
By the close of trade on Thursday December 31st, stocks will likely record their best year of gains since 2003. After a move like that, how should you trade going forward?
With yet more signs surfacing Wednesday that suggest recovery is well underway, should you place new bullish bets, now?
Markets are likely to be more volatile and US markets are likely to outperform emerging markets in 2010, Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Doom and Boom Report, told CNBC Wednesday.