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  • Fed Adopts Political Tactics on Critics Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 10:41 AM ET
    Ben Bernake with Chris Dodd

    Faced with unusually sharp ideological attacks after its latest bid to stimulate the economy, the Federal Reserve now faces a challenge far removed from the conduct of monetary policy: how to defend itself in a hyperpartisan environment without becoming overtly political. The New York Times reports.

  • Mortgage Rate Spike: How High Will They Go? Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 12:35 PM ET
    Mortgage application

    Higher yields on 10-year treasury bonds are wreaking havoc on mortgage rates, but will they so the same to housing's recovery?

  • Clearing House Doubles Irish Bonds Margin Requirement  Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 10:02 AM ET

    Clearing house LCH Clearnet doubled its margin requirement for Irish government bonds Wednesday, reacting to fears over uncertainty regarding the country's debt issues, which pushed yields on Irish debt higher.

  • The Fed Is Right to Turn On the Tap Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 10:52 AM ET

    The sky is falling, scream the hysterics: the Federal Reserve is pouring forth dollars in such quantities that they will soon be worthless. Martin Wolf from FT.com disagrees.

  • There's 'a Bit of a Bond Bubble': FDIC's Bair Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010 | 7:01 AM ET
    FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair on CNBC'c Power Lunch

    The US needs to deleverage the financial system and restore market discipline and must keep the effects of protracted low interest rates in mind, as a bond bubble seems to be developing, FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair told CNBC.

  • Is the 2-Year Bond Auction Telling You Something? Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 5:28 PM ET

    The traders are closely watching the action in Treasurys after Tuesday’s $36 billion two-year note auction showed strong demand.

  • Junk Bond Prices Hit Pre-Crisis Levels Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 7:31 AM ET

    Strong investor demand for junk bonds has pushed the average price on such corporate debt to its highest level since June 2007, when companies could borrow with ease at the height of the credit boom, the Financial Times reports.

  • Bob Pisani

    That HFT accounts for a large share of daily trading does not mean it moves stock prices. Prices move in response to marginal changes in the bid and ask of prices, not in response to sheer volume. Big price moves generate big volume, not the other way around

  • Your First Move For Monday September 13th Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 6:02 PM ET

    Here’s our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you Monday’s best trades, right now.

  • As Sept Unfolds, Can Bulls Maintain Field Position? Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 5:49 PM ET

    On Friday stocks recorded their seventh gain in eight sessions, an impressive accomplishment given September is historically the worst month of the year.

  • Buy Real Estate, Sell Bonds: Charts Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 7:27 AM ET

    With real estate indexes on the rise and long-term government bonds under pressure, investors should turn to bricks and real estate, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Group told CNBC on Friday.

  • Farr: Want to Make Money? Don’t Buy Bonds! Wednesday, 8 Sep 2010 | 1:54 PM ET

    Yes, I know that bond holders have been among the precious few investors to have enjoyed positive returns over the past ten years. Yes, I know that equity guys usually favor equities. I begin with these two disclaimers because of the intense criticism readers send in whenever I caution against buying bonds.

  • Donald L. Kohn

    The Fed's efforts to stabilize credit markets during the financial crisis didn't create a "moral hazard" where Wall Street can count on being bailed out, retiring Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn told CNBC.

  • Why Even Central Bankers Are Unsure What to Do Now Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | 1:16 PM ET
    Jackson Hole Wyoming

    What was obvious at last week's annual meeting of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wy., was that they aren't certain how to conduct policy now that interest rates are near zero. There also are big differences about what to do when things return to “normal.”

  • A rally in stocks (today's gains were the biggest in nearly four weeks) has caused havoc in the bond market with the yield on the 10-year Treasury note doing something we don't see often—backing up considerably (yield rising, price falling.)

  • Emerging Market Bonds Land High Returns Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 4:48 PM ET
    World Expo 2010

    Even if you’re on the "staycation" plan this year, your investments can land in exotic places—like Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico—and yield attractive returns in their emerging market bonds.

  • People Have 'Huge Disbelief' in Government: CIO Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 6:35 AM ET

    A big risk for markets is the fact that faith in the US government's ability to fight the economic markets is eroding, Steen Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer at Litmus Capital Partners told CNBC Friday.

  • Brisk Demand for Corporate Bonds: Morgan Keegan Exec Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 4:59 PM ET

    Banking on investment-grade corporate bonds, not for the investor who likes quick returns, is just right the CD, Treasury or agency buyer, they fit the bill, a fixed-income specialist told CNBC Thursday.

  • Where to Invest Now—Stocks, Gold or Treasurys? Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 2:22 PM ET

    Stocks extended their losses Thursday following a handful of disappointing economic news. Where is the best place for investors to put their money? Brent Wilsey, president of Wilsey Asset Management, David Zervos, chief strategist at Jefferies Fixed Income, and Sterling Smith, soft commodities analyst at Country Hedging, discussed their insights.

  • 10 Reasons Why We Won’t Crash Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 7:02 PM ET

    Cramer debunks a recent popular Wall Street Journal article.