NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. Treasury prices fell and benchmark 10- year note yields rose above 2 percent on Thursday after the government saw tepid demand for a $29 billion sale of seven-year notes, a day after a weak five-year note auction. "This is the 10th of the last 11 that has stopped with a similar tail.... seven-year note auctions in general haven't been going...» Read More
In this Web Extra Karen Finerman explains how she's playing the Treasury bubble.
Wall Street hopes to continue Friday's rally into the first week of the new year after the Dow closed above 9,000 for the first time in two months. Traders expect more money to be put back to work as investors shop for bargains.
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Some traders are still holding out hope that a Santa rally will sweep stocks higher in the final week of the year, though there is no expectation that volume will improve until January. They also caution that a new round of hedge fund redemptions could pound the markets early in the year, dampening any January buying.
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What does the head of the world's biggest bond firm have to say about the Fed’s extraordinary action Tuesday?
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Bonds look more attractive than stocks in the current climate, as share prices may take another dive, and investors should worry about preserving the money they have rather than making any more, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and partner at Eclectica told CNBC.
The Fast Money gang gives their thoughts on events happening Wednesday that may affect the market, including a Goldman conference, housing numbers, the Treasurys auction and more.
Dylan and Karen start Tuesday's show by agreeing that it looks like "anything goes" with the current market, as the Dow spacer snapped its recent rally to end the day almost 3% down. This drop was not a surprise to those who are in the business and watch for such things -- Dylan says it was "anticipatable" and is just "the market behaving as markets do."
Adam writes, “Are investors following the herd into 10 and 30 year Treasury bonds any smarter than those that followed the herd into commodities this past July?”
Here's another business news item for my collection of really important stuff that no one will read about: the yield curve.
Given the speed at which the federal government is throwing money at the financial crisis, the average taxpayer, never mind member of Congress, might not be faulted for losing track. CNBC hasn't. Try $7.36 trillion. That's more than double what was spent on WW II, if adjusted for inflation, based on our computations from a variety of estimates and sources.
New intrigue will arrive in the late afternoon when the Fed releases its balance sheet, says bond expert Tony Crescenzi.
Investors looking for safe places for their capital are fast running out of options as US government bonds are set to see their yield sink to practically zero, Nicole Elliott, technical analyst from Mizuho Corporate Bank, told CNBC.
The choice of Timothy Geithner to be the next Treasury Secretary was greeted enthusiastically on Wall Street and sparked a huge rally in stocks.
If governments throw enough money at the system, a strong, near-term rally should happen, investor Marc Faber said. But if it fails to materialize, prepare for an unprecedented depression.
Despite continued woes in the U.S. economy, the greenback has seen an unexpected surge against currencies around the world As investors become ever more risk averse, emerging markets are bearing the brunt of a flight to safety.
If you're confused over changes in the TARP program CNBC's Steve Liesman thinks you could be missing something vital.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson backed away from buying troubled mortgage assets with the $700 billion bailout fund, favoring instead a broader use of the money...