WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills soared in Monday's auction to their highest levels since March 2009, as investors expect that the Federal Reserve will soon start raising interest rates. The Treasury Department auctioned $28 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.215 percent, up from 0.140 percent last week.» Read More
Discussing China's stake in U.S Treasurys and what worries Beijing most about the global economy, with Steve Orlins, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and Byron Wien, Blackstone Advisory Partners vice chairman.
'Dim Sum' bonds – yuan-denominated instruments issued through Hong Kong – are set to become a major market as investors look for alternatives to Western issuance and exposure to China, according to one investment manager.
Now that Europe's one-day summit is out of the way, the market focus may shift back to the U.S. economy and what is bothering stocks.
There's some buzz around about the "death cross" and whether it's appearance signals a bear market, but Cantor Fitzgerald technical analyst Marc Pado says pay it no mind.
The latest proposed fixes for the euro crisis disappointed markets and sent bank stocks tumbling. They "plan to support the banking system but they are going to charge them for it," a trader said.
When President Nixon went on his visit to China in 1972, he wouldn't have predicted that within 40 years the country would be urging the U.S. to adopt a more responsible fiscal policy.
With the 10-year Treasury yield reaching lows not seen since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, some experts argue that a volatile economic climate with a recession is now likely.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy may wind up their Tuesday meeting with a list of accomplishments as empty as the streets of Paris in August.
First of all, the biggest portion of this market's decline belongs at the feet of Europe, where there's been a total breakdown of the bailouts, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.
Discussing whether investor optimism will be enough to keep the rally going and the U.S. out of recession, with Ron Insana, CNBC Contributor; Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytic, and Erik Ristuben, Russell Investments.
As a long-time bond bull, my gratitude to the know-nothings in the Tea Party is profound. So what if they played a major role in taking a thousand points off the stock market in the wake of the U.S. debt downgrade?
Big swings in stock prices could again characterize trading in the week ahead, as investors watch Europe and the very behavior of the markets themselves.
In a week like the one just ended, it's worth giving up some pleasure to avoid more pain, these strategists say.
If you want to understand why Treasury bonds rallied so powerfully the week following Standard & Poors downgrade of the long-term credit rating of the U.S., it helps to stop thinking of Treasurys as investments altogether.
Stocks could take another roller coaster ride Friday, as investors keep their eyes on Europe ahead of the weekend.
The most depressing thing about the supercommittee is its goals: budget cuts.
Investors are behaving irrationally because they’re being driven by irrational fiscal and monetary policy, banking analyst Dick Bove said, repeating his call to stay away from stocks until the dust settles.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the update on bond yields.
“Clearly we are in a selling climax,” says one CEO. "The biggest mistake you can make is to jump into any one asset because it is in favor. What you need is to be diversified."
One strategist is warning investors not to increase exposure to stocks until the “real selling capitulation takes place" and gold and Swiss Franc begin to decline.