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CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the dip in treasury rates despite a robust employment report out today.
Thursday’s USDA March U.S. acreage and stocks report showed what farmers are going to plant this spring came in at more than 92 million acres. But at 6.52 billion bushels, inventory is 15 percent less than one year ago, at a time when demand is strong.
Appetite for U.S. treasuries remain strong with foreign investors. A look at where the economy is headed with John Lonski, Moody's Capital Markets Research Group.
CNBC's Rick Santelli on the day's higher treasury prices.
Fed officials have been singing different tunes about monetary policy recently, but one voice has risen above the rest to boost the dollar and pressure Treasury bonds.
CNBC's Rick Santelli with the latest on yet another lackluster treasury auction.
A selloff may be likely ahead of the end to the Fed's QE2, growth outside the U.S. will lead and technological in health care will attract investors.
CNBC's Rick Santelli with the latest bond report. The US treasury sold $35 billion in 2-year notes at a high yield of 0.789 percent.
Lawmakers must abandon the habits of 'Lindsay Lohan Congresses' of spending addiction, Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, told CNBC.
Finding alternatives to treasurys in stocks and bonds, with Mark Kiesel, global head of corporate bond portfolio management, PIMCO, and David Lutz, head of ETF strategy and trading at Stifel Nicolaus.
The Treasury is about to sell nearly $200 billion worth of mortgages. That's moving bond rates higher, but does it also mean the great bond bull run is over? CNBC's Steve Liesman and Robert Kessler, CEO of the Kessler Companies, discuss.
The House has passed a measure blending $6 billion in budget cuts with enough money to keep the government running for an additional three weeks.
There is another problem building, and some fear it could lead to a much more widespread crisis in financial assets.
Money market rates continued to decline to punishingly low levels in the latest week, pressured downward by a further increase in the monetary base, which is resulting from the Federal Reserve’s asset-purchase program.
Financial markets have quickly moved from worrying about things like Middle East oil supplies to whether the global economy is healthy enough to support demand for all sorts of assets.
"The fear factor here is going to be palpable. People who own munis tend to own them for the tax benefit and they tend to own most of their assets, if not all of their assets, in the muni asset class. So when they get to fall, they get nervous," Gundlach said.
Treasuries caught a bid in recent days as Mideast turmoil and rising crude pushed investors into the safety trade.
Perhaps the greatest mystery in the world of finance and economics is why Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke refuses to acknowledge that paper money creation by central banks produced the “global savings glut.”
Putting together comments made today by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Pimco bond guru Bill Gross offers the following critical suggestion to Congress: It would be a really good idea to put a deficit plan together before the Fed finishes its quantitative easing program in June.
The S&P is now up 6.8 percent for the year, and analysts and traders keep watching for the pullback that just doesn't seem to come. Turmoil in the Middle East, recurring sovereign debt concerns in Europe and now the idea of inflation all hang over markets.