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Spooked investors flee to safety of — Treasuries?

April 19, 2011

The standard flight-to-quality move took an odd turn yesterday, when the markets were jarred by a negative outlook for the United States' AAA debt rating. In typical fashion, the risk-on mindset sent investors running from stocks and toward...

Get shorting: Bill Gross now betting against Treasuries

April 11, 2011

Bill Gross, who runs the world's biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co., bet against U.S. government-related debt last month and boosted cash to be the largest of the Total Return Fund's holdings. Pimco's $236 billion fund had...

Bond investors steering clear of Treasuries

April 6, 2011

Professional fixed-income investors continue to shun U.S. Treasury bonds. Dan Fuss, manager of the $19.4 billion Loomis Sayles Bond Fund, currently has just 2.51% of his portfolio in U.S. Treasuries, and his allocations to government debt aren't...

Treasury 6-month bill drops to record low as debt limit looms

April 4, 2011

Six-month bill rates declined to a record low as the Treasury reduces sales of short-term securities while the Obama administration and Congress wrangle over budget cuts and raising the U.S. debt limit. The rate dropped as low as three basis...

How to play the coming bond bust

March 21, 2011

The Treasury bond bears are out and about—and getting bolder. On Mar. 9, Pacific Investment Management's Bill Gross announced that his $237 billion Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, had shed all U.S. government securities....

Popular TIPS may not deliver what investors expect

March 13, 2011

Investors flocking to Treasury inflation-protected securities may be in for a rude awakening when interest rates start to rise. TIPS, introduced in the late 1990s to help the most conservative investors keep pace with inflation, have gained...

Advisers lead Treasury retreat

March 13, 2011

Financial advisers seem to have implemented Bill Gross' strategy before Bill Gross. Reports last week that the Pimco bond king had sold his investments in U.S. Treasuries triggered a “been there, done that” response from the financial planning...

Gross: No reason to be in Treasuries

March 11, 2011

Pacific Investment Management Co.'s Bill Gross said investors aren't being compensated enough for owning U.S. Treasuries after he eliminated government-related debt from his flagship fund last month. “We're being under-rewarded at this point...

'Safe haven' Treasuries now a perilous bet as top fund managers bail

March 10, 2011

Bill Gross has dumped all Treasuries from the world's biggest mutual fund, Warren Buffett is shifting to shorter-term debt, and Swiss Reinsurance Co. is boosting equities and corporate bonds. Some of the biggest private investors in the bond...

Gross clears out U.S. debt from flagship fund: Report

March 9, 2011

Bill Gross, who runs the world's biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co., eliminated government-related debt from his flagship fund, according to the Zero Hedge website. Michael Reid, a Pimco spokesman in New York, declined to...

Hedging TIPS inflation bets

March 6, 2011

Investors flocking to Treasury inflation-protected securities may be in for a rude awakening when interest rates start to rise. TIPS, introduced in the late 1990s to help the most conservative investors keep pace with inflation, have gained...

Who's afraid of inflation wolf? Investors plow into 10-year Treasuries

February 22, 2011

In the U.S. bond market, the new normal is looking a lot like the old normal. Interest-rate derivatives show traders anticipate economic growth that fails to spark runaway inflation even as global food and energy prices soar and the Federal...

Bill Gross slashes government debt holdings

February 14, 2011

Bill Gross, who runs the world's biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co., reduced its holdings of government related debt to the lowest level since January 2009 while saying low yields cheat investors. Gross cut the proportion...

Nassim Taleb: Two lousy bets every investor should avoid

February 3, 2011

Nassim Taleb, author of “The Black Swan,” said the “first thing” investors should avoid is U.S. Treasuries and the second is the dollar. Taleb, a principal at Universa Investments LP whose 2007 bestselling book argued that history is...

TIPS at a tipping point? Traders say yes

January 30, 2011

There has been no better place in the U.S. government bond market since 2008 than in debt that protects against faster inflation. Traders contend that the securities may be poised to fall as consumer prices rise too slowly to justify the gains....

Chamber president seeks to slow Dodd-Frank, decries ‘regulatory tsunami’

January 11, 2011

The leader of one of the country’s most politically influential business organizations in a speech today criticized what he called a “regulatory tsunami” in Washington that represents the “biggest single challenge to jobs … and the...

Bill Gross: Treasuries will drift up 'gradually, but not significantly'

January 7, 2011

Pacific Investment Management Co.’s Bill Gross said that while he anticipates the end of the bull market in bonds, it’s not the beginning of a significant bear market as economic growth and government stimulus measures fail to translate...

Meredith's mark on munis? Bondholders bailing at record rate

December 27, 2010

Municipal bond investors are trying to unload holdings at the fastest pace in at least 14 years amid increasing mutual fund redemptions and rising U.S. Treasury rates. Bondholders looked for buyers for about $896 million in municipal securities...

Spike in bond yields makes equities an easier sell

November 21, 2010

Financial advisers are using last week's unexpected spike in interest rates to persuade clients that it's time to get out of long-term bonds and back into equities. The spike is a result of the Federal Reserve's decision to buy $600 billion...

Advisers urge bond investors to abandon ship in face of QE2

November 16, 2010

Financial advisers are using the unexpected jump in interest rates to persuade clients that it's time to get out of long-term bonds. Last week, the Federal Reserve commenced its second round of quantitative easing in a bid to push mid-and long-term...

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