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  • Austan Goolsbee on U.S. Economy Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 9:53 AM ET
    Austan Goolsbee on U.S. Economy

    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.

  • Next DC Disaster: Debt Ceiling Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 12:26 PM ET
    Next DC Disaster:  Debt Ceiling

    A look at how America's rising debt ceiling could impact the treasury market with James Millstein, Fmr. Treasury Department Chief Restructuring Officer.

  • Bill Gross of PIMCO participates in a conference on the future of housing finance at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC.

    It was hardly surprising to learn this morning that Pimco’s $235.9 billion flagship bond fund had gone net short Treasury bonds.

  • Santelli: Thank God Fed Can't Monetize Corn Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 2:04 PM ET

    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's Bullard Jolts Bonds and Dollar—But Not Stocks Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 4:58 PM ET
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    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.

  • Maria Bartiromo Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:03 PM ET
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    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.

  • Fed’s Fisher Bemoans 'Lindsay Lohan' Politics Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 5:26 AM ET
    Richard W. Fisher, president of the Federal Bank of Dallas

    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.

  • House Passes 3-Week Stopgap Federal Spending Bill Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 3:43 PM ET

    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.

  • Will Japan Crisis Spark Global Markets Correction? Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 2:42 PM ET
    Koriyama fire department staff check radiation levels of rescue personnel in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture on March 13, 2011.

    There is another problem building, and some fear it could lead to a much more widespread crisis in financial assets.

  • Crescenzi: Money Market Update — Punishing Trend Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 3:38 PM ET
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    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.

  • Markets Shift Focus From Supply to Demand Worry Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 11:45 AM ET

    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.

  • Muni Bonds Will Fall 'At Least 15-20%': Asset Manager Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 2:15 PM ET
    Jeffrey Gundlach

    "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.

  • Outlook: Can Rates Remain Low for Much Longer? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 5:32 PM ET

    Treasuries caught a bid in recent days as Mideast turmoil and rising crude pushed investors into the safety trade.

  • Blog: Why Won't Bernanke Come Clean on Glut? Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 2:37 AM ET
    Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs hearing during which Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers second semi-annual report on monetary policy.

    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.”

  • Liesman: Why Congress Needs Deficit Plan Soon Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 4:46 PM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    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.

  • NYSE trader

    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.

  • ‘X Day’: How To Trade a Japanese Bond Implosion Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | 8:32 AM ET

    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.

  • Why Muni Bond Crisis May Be Exaggerated Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 9:37 AM ET
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    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.

  • Hedge Funds Are Buying More Muni Bonds Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 12:01 PM ET
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    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.

  • Crescenzi: Investing in the Global Bond Supermarket Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 4:58 PM ET
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    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.