BOSTON, Oct 21- U.S. corporate bond funds this year are adding Treasuries to their holdings at more than twice the rate of corporate debt amid concern that the struggling European economy and potential changes in Federal Reserve policy will drag down profits at U.S. corporations. Through September, corporate bond portfolios boosted their holdings of U.S....» Read More
After the IMF forecast the UK economy will be one of the last major economies to come out of a recession in 2011, experts interviewed by CNBC were torn on which country would lead the economic recovery.
Seems like everybody nowadays is interested in buying government bonds, but the reasons differ depending on who you are. The Bank of Japan announced they would increase the purchases of their own sovereign debt following in the footsteps of the Bank of England who also stated they would purchase gilts.
With so many stocks trading at single digits, is it safe to say stocks are cheap?
Call it what you will: an act of rebellion; blind myopia; a cry for help … but I'm actually starting to believe in the global recovery story.
The Federal Reserve has no option but to start buying Treasurys as the government's needs for financing are huge, but the government bond market is a disaster in the making, Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, told CNBC.
Global stocks snapped their winning streak Tuesday on worries over the U.S. economy deteriorating further as American Express said its credit card default rates soared last month, hammering home the heavy toll the financial crisis has had on the consumer.
Global stocks rose again Monday, for the fifth consecutive session, lifted by hopes that the U.S. economic downturn may be bottoming out and with investors seeking to take advantage of cheaper stocks.
China has wrapped up its nine-day 11th National People's Congress and if one thing has been evident, it's that Beijing knows how it's handling the current economic crisis is being scrutinized around the world.
The steepening yield curve has both good and bad connotations to it, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.
American International Group should be allowed to go bankrupt because keeping it and other sick financials alive on government support risks ruining the US economy, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Tuesday.
Cramer looks at the defense, natural gas, coal and utility sectors through a White House prism.
Government bonds rose across the board on Monday after HSBC launched Britain's biggest-ever rights issue, of $17.75 billion, to shore up its balance sheet after reporting an 18 percent fall in adjusted pretax profit for 2008 and cut its dividend.
Stocks spent the last day of the week in the red Friday, dragged lower by nagging fears about the global economy and financial system. Experts tell CNBC that the dollar and bonds show short-term opportunities during the market volatility.
Market volatility has eased somewhat from last quarter’s peak where we saw the VIX, or more popularly known as the “fear index”, hit an all time high of 89.53. Investors fled to safe havens like cash and Treasurys, driving down the yield on three-month T-bills to under zero percent at a point!
Itching to get in the game, but still cautious about putting your money in stocks? Karen Finerman reveals her favorite trade in fixed income!
Friday the 13th proved lucky for global stocks as the spent the day in the green. Financials lead the gains on news of a US subsidy plan for mortgage payments. The improved mood among investors comes ahead of this weekend's G7 meeting of financial leaders.
Global stocks spent another day in the red Thursday as investors questioned whether the $789 billion US stimulus package will restart the economy.
Global stocks were lower Wednesday as investors were disappointed by the lack of clarity in new US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's financial rescue plan. Experts tell CNBC that during the economic slowdown and market uncertainty, the bond market is the place to invest.
Stocks and financials fell, while Treasuries and gold jumped at the exact moment Geithner hit the podium. For trading strategies in the wake of this mess, tune to FM tonight.
Investors will have to short government bonds at some point despite their current attraction, as the amount of debt issued is "staggering" and inflation risks are down the road, Jim Rogers, CEO of Jim Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Tuesday.