Treasuries' retreat overnight and gains in Tokyo shares. Participants said the market was so far taking in stride the appointment of reform-minded Yasuhisa Shiozaki to head the ministry that oversees the giant Government Pension Investment Fund.» Read More
The shortened post-holiday week promises to be anything but quiet, as a wave of economic news could turn investor focus away from the now normal diet of merger activity and onto a feast of economic data that could show the U.S. economy may indeed be more resilient than expected.
About ten years ago, my editors dubbed me the Bond girl... for all the wrong reasons. It was my coverage of debt capital markets that earned the nickname. Since then, I've had an affection for fixed income markets. Yes, bonds are rather dull and poorly understood but they are frankly one of the most important things you need to know about, in order to make sound financial decisions.
Robert Kessler has some strong opinions about stocks and bonds -- and he's not shy about sharing them. The president of The Kessler Companies told CNBC's Erin Burnett that it's a "very exciting period" for Treasuries.
In this market, how would you invest a million dollars? That’s what CNBC.com wanted to know, and here are some of your answers:
When every asset class in the market appears to be falling, we bring you trades that go their own way. These are the Renegade trades. Specifically, these are the assets that are not correlated to the S&P 500. Merrill Lynch in a note today said that many traditional instruments that used to go their own way, such as wine and art, are more highly correlated to the stock market so that leaves investors searching.
If your portfolio includes long bonds, specifically long treasuries, then you were among this week’s winners. T. Rowe Price U.S. Treasury Long-Term and Vanguard Long-Term U.S. Treasury notched the biggest gains amid the global market selloff.
The Japanese yen is the best-performing currency this week. It's gained 3.4% over the last few days, which is the biggest increase since December of 2005. With currency carry trades making the headlines, CNBC’s senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman, appeared on "Squawk Box" this morning to give a simple lesson to better understand the yen carry trade.
The U.S. economy is poised for moderate growth and lower inflation, but there is no guarantee core inflation will continue to ease, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald Kohn said.
‘The downbeat market sentiment continues to misrepresent a true, brighter economic picture...’, the words of Ken Fisher our guest host this morning.
Pimco's Bill Gross is calling for four rate cuts this year with the benchmark 30-year bond going down to 4.25%. But will that really happen in light of today's stronger-than-expected payrolls report? On CNBC’s "Closing Bell," Maria Bartiromo asked the bond maven what he thought.
U.S. government bond prices rose slightly in a modest recovery from last week, when the market sold off on stronger-than-expected economic reports.
Stock markets around the world opened the New Year on a note of optimism. European shares are close to six year highs this morning, and Hong Kong closed just under its all time high. U.S. stock exchanges are closed in honor of the national day of mourning for President Gerald Ford. Services for Ford are held this morning. Our Hampton Pearson will be there, and John Harwood will discuss President Ford's legacy.
U.S. Treasuries clawed higher with 10-year yields pulling back from one-month highs from last week, with prices getting some lift Tuesday due to a rise in Japanese government bonds.
Today, the Fed made no change in interest rates—again. How should bond investors react to the decision? Erin Burnett had Bill Gross, the nation's largest bond fund manager, on "Street Signs" to find out. She also talked with Ken Volpert, the portfolio manager for Vanguard's Total Bond Market Index. It's the country's largest bond index fund and just hit the $40 billion mark this month.
It's all about the jobs report today. World stock markets trend flat to lower ahead of the report and U.S. stocks are mixed ahead of the opening. The dollar remains in a tight range and oil traded higher over night on expectations OPEC may limit production again when it meets next week.