Standard & Poor's is changing in the way it rates risk, implementing an overhaul that runs the gamut from governance procedures to public education to quell increasing scrutiny of the bond-rating firm's analytical integrity.
MBIA said on Wednesday it would raise $750 million by issuing new shares, as the largest U.S. bond insurer tries to boost its capital to retain the top credit ratings crucial for its business.
Treasury debt prices fell Wednesday as investors took profits from a rally that has pushed yields to four-year lows amid fears of a possible U.S. recession.
Treasury debt prices climbed Tuesday after data showed the all-important service sector contracted sharply last month, sending recession-wary investors into safe-harbor government bonds.
Long-dated U.S. Treasury debt prices fell Monday as traders took profits ahead of new supply of government bonds this week, cashing in on a recent rally driven by fears of a U.S. recession.
Financials have taken a big hit related to subprime problems, but now it's looking like no firm is safe — the mortgage mess is having an impact on a number of other sectors.
I tried to break down how the bond insurer crisis could impact the whole economy. You wrote back (see the bottom for criticism that it is the "worst" article to date!) Retired insurance analyst Mike S.:"A bit simplistic, but generally on target. Good job."
Most Americans don’t know the difference between "monoline" and "mononucleosis." Suddenly we’re told the fate of capitalism rests on saving teetering monoline bond insurers from losing their AAA credit ratings. Today I report on how this all relates to you.
Efforts to help bail out troubled bond insurers are escalating, with one group of big banks focusing on a potential rescue of Ambac Financial Group, CNBC has learned.
U.S. government bond prices rose as recession fears mounted after news of the first labor market contraction in four and a half years.
Treasury debt prices were little changed Thursday, paring earlier gains as stocks climbed amid assurances from a bond insurer that it has enough cash to cover its near-term needs.
It's been another volatile week in stock markets, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of investment opportunities out there. If you need advice on where to put your money or adjust your portfolio then look no further.
MBIA, a bond insurer struggling to maintain the top credit ratings necessary for its business, posted a quarterly loss on Thursday after a $3.5 billion writedown.
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After stocks decline following a hefty half-point cut, what more can the Fed chief do?
The Fed's half-percent rate cut puts the banks back in the game.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Short-dated Treasury bond prices pared losses and briefly turned positive after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 50 basis points, while longer-dated bonds extended losses in an inverse move to higher stocks.
U.S. government bond prices retreated Tuesday as a rebound in durable goods orders contrasted with weakness in other parts of the economy, complicating the Federal Reserve's interest rate-slashing campaign.
Treasury prices threw off early weakness and advanced Friday after a rumor that another hedge fund is in financial trouble circulated through trading rooms.
Treasury prices declined Thursday as the stock market extended a lively rebound into a second session.