Bonds Treasurys


  • Bonds Rally Today Despite Downgrade Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 3:25 PM ET
    Bonds Rally Today Despite Downgrade

    The flight to quality is still the U.S. Treasury, with Jeff Carter,

  • Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    S&P is  worried about "what you're going to get in terms of the payback is going to worth a lot less, Gundlach said. "But that is not their job."

  • How to Trade the Next Rating Cuts Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 2:10 PM ET
    Businessman with crystal ball

    Now that Standard & Poor's has done the unthinkable, you need to know who might take the next ratings hit. Here's the list, and how to trade it.

  • El-Erian: Making Sense of Today's News Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 2:01 PM ET

    Why isn’t the price of U.S. Treasurys falling after the S&P downgrade; why are equities under pressure; and why is gold surging? Developments in Treasurys appear, at first sight, the most puzzling.

  • Bond Market Paying Little Heed to Message From S&P Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 1:57 PM ET

    Standard & Poor's spoke loudly and clearly when it downgraded US debt, but the Treasury market on Monday didn't appear to be listening.

  • Langone: Geithner Should Step Down Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 1:07 PM ET

    The downgrade that many on Wall Street was waiting for has happened and now the muni market is holding its collective breath to see who on their block will face similar fate. The political sparing matches have not slowed down and for the Sunday shows, it was a feast of pointing fingers.

  • Rally in Treasurys Shatters Myth of Forced Selling Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 12:16 PM ET

    Treasurys rallied on the first day of trading following the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating by Standard & Poor’s.

  • Europe's Zone of Insolvency Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
    Europe's Zone of Insolvency

    Insight into Europe's intractable financial problems and whether the bailout will cost Germany and France their AAA rating, with Kyle Bass.

  • What to Expect Now That We've Been Downgraded Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 11:27 AM ET

    Standard & Poor’s went ahead with its downgrade of the United States' long-term credit rating.

  • investor_worried.jpg

    In the U.S., is it the fall of the Roman Empire or will our anemic growth pick up steam and help us out of the economic doldrums? Here are five questions to ask.

  • Farr: What the Markets Hate Most Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 10:17 AM ET

    One of the first things investors learn after “buy low and sell high” is that markets hate uncertainty.

  • Dollar Weakens, Euro Slips Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 8:12 AM ET

    The dollar deflates, the euro loses steam, and Moody's wants Japan to leave the yen alone - time for your FX Fix.

  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett says there's no question that the United States' debt is still AAA and that he's not changing his mind about Treasurys based on S&P's downgrade.

  • US Downgrade 'Absurd': Economist Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 6:04 AM ET

    Standard & Poor's downgrade of the US' credit rating from AAA  on Friday, was "absurd", Richard Portes, professor of economics at the London Business School, told CNBC Monday.

  • US Pride—More Than Stocks—Hurt by Downgrade Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 4:30 AM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    The decision by Standard & Poor's to cut America's debt rating is, in Alan Greenspan’s view, bad for America’s state of mind.

  • Dollars and Euro

    The sovereign debt crises on both sides of the Atlantic has created what some analysts are calling an "ugliness contest" between the U.S. dollar and the euro, and experts remain split on which of the two currencies are a safer bet.

  • The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    With S&P’s downgrade of the United States’ credit rating from AAA to AA, many are speculating on how markets and U.S. authorities will respond.

  • When The Market Opens, It's Back to the Basics Saturday, 6 Aug 2011 | 5:38 PM ET
    Traders work in the crude oil options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Come Monday, investors with a shorter time horizon may need to brace for some pain and even cut losses following the Standard & Poor's downgrade of US debt. But those with a longer time horizon can likely stand pat...cautiously.

  • NYSE Trader

    Amid a two-week market selloff came the first whiffs of capitulation Friday, that throw-in-the-towel moment when stocks can find a bottoming point.

  • Chart of the Day & Currencies Today Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 12:45 PM ET
    Chart of the Day & Currencies Today

    A look at why the charts are saying this sell-off is not a repeat of 2008 and insight on what currency traders should do with the dollar going forward, with Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management.