*Doubts about China persist despite stabilization. NEW YORK, Aug 28- U.S. So I wouldn't want to go ahead and decide right now what the case is: more compelling, less compelling, et cetera, "Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer told CNBC television on Friday when asked about the prospect of a September interest rate hike.» Read More
Austan Goolsbee, White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman, discusses S&P's negative outlook for the U.S.economy and reaffirms the government's ability to issue or pay debt. CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in.
A look at how America's rising debt ceiling could impact the treasury market with James Millstein, Fmr. Treasury Department Chief Restructuring Officer.
It was hardly surprising to learn this morning that Pimco’s $235.9 billion flagship bond fund had gone net short Treasury bonds.
Thursday’s USDA March U.S. acreage and stocks report showed what farmers are going to plant this spring came in at more than 92 million acres. But at 6.52 billion bushels, inventory is 15 percent less than one year ago, at a time when demand is strong.
Fed officials have been singing different tunes about monetary policy recently, but one voice has risen above the rest to boost the dollar and pressure Treasury bonds.
A selloff may be likely ahead of the end to the Fed's QE2, growth outside the U.S. will lead and technological in health care will attract investors.
Lawmakers must abandon the habits of 'Lindsay Lohan Congresses' of spending addiction, Richard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, told CNBC.
The House has passed a measure blending $6 billion in budget cuts with enough money to keep the government running for an additional three weeks.
There is another problem building, and some fear it could lead to a much more widespread crisis in financial assets.
Money market rates continued to decline to punishingly low levels in the latest week, pressured downward by a further increase in the monetary base, which is resulting from the Federal Reserve’s asset-purchase program.
Financial markets have quickly moved from worrying about things like Middle East oil supplies to whether the global economy is healthy enough to support demand for all sorts of assets.
"The fear factor here is going to be palpable. People who own munis tend to own them for the tax benefit and they tend to own most of their assets, if not all of their assets, in the muni asset class. So when they get to fall, they get nervous," Gundlach said.
Treasuries caught a bid in recent days as Mideast turmoil and rising crude pushed investors into the safety trade.
Perhaps the greatest mystery in the world of finance and economics is why Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke refuses to acknowledge that paper money creation by central banks produced the “global savings glut.”
Putting together comments made today by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Pimco bond guru Bill Gross offers the following critical suggestion to Congress: It would be a really good idea to put a deficit plan together before the Fed finishes its quantitative easing program in June.
The S&P is now up 6.8 percent for the year, and analysts and traders keep watching for the pullback that just doesn't seem to come. Turmoil in the Middle East, recurring sovereign debt concerns in Europe and now the idea of inflation all hang over markets.
As investors fret about a default of Greece’s $300 billion debt bill, consider this: at $10.2 trillion, the Japanese bond market is the largest government debt market on the planet. And Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass, who made his first fortune betting against subprime mortgages, is now wagering that this market will collapse—soon.
Savvy investors are looking at the muni market and the state debt crisis a little differently. Iinstead of looking at the number as a whole, they break it down into its pieces and see both a far more manageable problem than is seen by those who gross up the problem and opportunities.
A spike in yields and a desire to diversify portfolios is prompting some unusual investors to jump into the municipal bond market, say traders and analysts.
It is important to recognize the idea that the U.S. bond market is in the latter stages of a 30-year journey during which a “duration tailwind” pushed down market interest rates and boosted returns.