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Mortgage rates may fall a bit initially but probably not enough to halt the decline in home prices anytime soon. Some delinquent borrowers may have a better shot at modifying their loans and ending up with lower fixed payments. And the rules on new mortgages could slightly change, the New York Times reported.
The nationalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shows that the U.S. is "more communist than China right now" but its brand of socialism is meant only for the rich, investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Europe on Monday.
China’s central bank is in a bind. It has been on a buying binge in the United States over the last seven years, snapping up roughly $1 trillion worth of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed debt issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the New York Times reported.
As U.S. Fed chiefs met in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to discuss ways of preventing another credit crisis, CNBC's Steve Liesman asked top economic minds for their insight on the government's actions.
U.S. Treasury debt prices rose for a third straight session Monday, taking benchmark yields to one-month lows as weaker stocks ignited safe-haven bidding for lower-risk government debt.
U.S. government bond prices rose for a second session on Friday, pushing yields to one-month lows as falling energy prices and a slowing economy reduced fears of inflation.
U.S. Treasurys prices rose Thursday on perceptions that a slow economy and receding commodity prices would allow inflation to ebb and let the Federal Reserve keep interest rates unchanged until next year.
U.S. Treasury debt prices were unchanged to narrowly firmer on Wednesday after slipping briefly on news that import prices had risen more than expected in July, raising inflation concerns.
U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Tuesday as renewed credit worries and a weaker stock market revived investors' appetite for safe-haven government debt.
U.S. Treasury debt prices fell Monday as another dip in crude oil prices and further stock market gains supported the idea that consumers might be able to spend enough to keep the economy from weakening further.
With the Fed likely to keep interest rates steady and the economy showing no signs of rebounding soon, investors are looking beyond stocks to find safer returns.
Short-maturity U.S. Treasury debt prices slipped Friday as the safe-haven bid faded on a stock market rally driven by falling oil.
The allure of distressed debt has grown so strong that Wall Street's biggest money managers are picking over their carcasses, suggesting the worst of the credit crisis may be over.
U.S. Treasury debt prices jumped sharply Thursday, adding to gains on strong demand at a $10 billion auction of 30-year government bonds. The auction was helped by recent sharp declines in energy prices that are alleviating some inflation concerns, analysts said.
U.S. government debt prices fell Wednesday as investors sold Treasurys to make room for $17 billion of new 10-year debt and unwound mortgage-related hedges after Freddie Mac unveiled steps to boost capital.
U.S. Treasury debt prices slipped on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve held its fed funds target rate steady at 2 percent, as many bond investors had expected.
U.S. Treasury debt prices inched down Monday as a higher-than-expected core inflation reading and the prospect of more supply made investors cautious.
U.S. Treasury debt prices were little changed Friday after data on jobs and manufacturing portend tougher times ahead for the economy and reinforced the notion the Federal Reserve will leave interest rates alone.
The U.S. Treasury market rallied Thursday after disappointing data on growth and jobs renewed concerns about the economy, leading investors to favor low-risk government bonds over stocks.
Treasury debt prices turned higher Wednesday, erasing earlier losses, as U.S. stocks pared gains, restoring government bonds' safe-haven appeal.