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Inflation bogeyman looms

February 12, 2018

The tug-of-war between stocks and bonds is at the heart of the shakeout roiling financial markets. This week's U.S. inflation report could hold the key to the next phase. Seemingly every time 10-year Treasury yields approached a four-year high...

How to prepare for rising Treasury rates, as if

June 29, 2012

We know how this is supposed to play out. Conventional wisdom says bond rates will rise, punishing investors in long-term securities as bond prices -- true to their inverse relationship with rates -- tumble. U.S. Treasuries, the most interest...

Big U.S. banks could see profits jump 20% with deregulation

August 24, 2017

The deregulation winds blowing through Washington could add $27 billion of gross profit at the six largest U.S. banks, lifting their annual pretax income by about 20 percent. JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley would benefit most from changes...

Is this the start of the Treasury rout?

March 30, 2012

Treasuries were headed for their steepest quarterly decline since the last three months of 2010 while corporate bonds surged as the world's largest economy showed signs of improvement. U.S. government securities lost 1 percent since Dec. 31...

Attention Treasury investors: Wages on the rise

March 2, 2012

The biggest six-month increase in U.S. worker pay in almost five years helps lay the ground for a pickup in consumer spending, the largest part of the economy. Wages and salaries in the third and fourth quarters grew a combined $197.3 billion,...

Leon Cooper on Treasuries: 'Your capital is being confiscated'

February 23, 2012

Leon Cooperman, founder of equity hedge fund Omega Advisors Inc., said buying U.S. Treasuries is the least attractive investment in a world of “financial repression.” Bonds will be the worst place for investors to put their money for the...

Get out your microscopes: Treasuries likely to draw lowest yield ever

December 20, 2011

The Treasury's $35 billion sale of five-year notes may draw a record low yield of 0.885 percent, according to the average forecast in a Bloomberg News survey of seven of the Federal Reserve's 21 primary dealers. The securities, which mature...

Treasuries monumentally overpriced, Fed model shows

September 6, 2011

A financial model created by economists at the Federal Reserve that includes expectations for interest rates, growth and inflation shows 10-year notes are the most overvalued ever. As Treasuries hover near record low yields amid stagnant U.S....

The buck stops fear? Treasury-wary advisers should consider cash

July 27, 2011

As the Washington debt limit spectacle grinds on, financial advisers might want to consider their options with regard to cash management if for no other reason than peace of mind. Granted, in the event of a full-blown default by the U.S. Treasury,...

Gross ups bet against Uncle Sam

May 10, 2011

Bill Gross, who runs the world's biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co., increased his bet against U.S. government debt in April just as Treasuries had their biggest rally in eight months. Pimco's $240.7 billion Total Return...

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....

Pimco views 3% 10-year yield as buying opportunity

February 1, 2018

Pacific Investment Management Co.'s Dan Ivascyn and Mark Kiesel say 3% yields on 10-year Treasuries may be a signal to buy rather than the beginning of a bond bear market that other managers have warned about. "There'll be buyers of bonds if...

Bond investors have more to worry about than a government shutdown

January 19, 2018

Bond yields have marched higher this year, and returns from bond funds have marched lower. Will a government shutdown make things worse? Probably not, provided it's a short-term problem. A bigger worry is a rise in overseas rates, which could...

Bear market for bonds has arrived, Gross says

January 11, 2018

Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globe Awards pronouncement that "Time is up" for men who oppress women also goes for the bond market that's been buoyed by repressed interest rates, according to Bill Gross. "Bonds, like men, are in a bear market," Mr....

With Gross buying, Treasuries calm as debt cap approaches

October 7, 2013

The world's biggest investors are finding government bonds becoming safer, not more risky, as the deadline to avoid the first American default approaches. The yield on 10-year U.S. bonds dropped to a two-month low of 2.58% on Oct. 3, after Treasury...

The Fed ponders ignoring its inflation mandate

October 17, 2016

About that 2% inflation target, the Fed's Janet Yellen is now hedging her bets. Whatever it takes to avoid moving interest rates off the floor. Dishing about a “high-pressure economy.” Despite all those big speaking fees, it turns out a...

TIPs trip Gross — but Gundlach doesn't fall for it

July 5, 2013

On April 19, three weeks before he called the end of the 30-year bull market in bonds, Bill Gross said he was buying inflation-linked Treasuries, a bet that money printing by the world's central banks would push up consumer prices. While Treasuries...

Will bond yields see normal levels again soon?

May 30, 2013

With the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond hovering around a 13-month high of 2.12% following a spike this week, there is reason to think that the combination of investor psychology and economic realities will start pushing bond yields back...

Rout or no rout? Treasury bond experts go with the latter

May 7, 2013

Bond investors are gaining confidence that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will unwind the central bank's unprecedented $3.3 trillion balance sheet without sparking a crash similar to 1994, when Alan Greenspan surprised the market by...

Fallen star Heebner places astronomical bet against Treasuries

February 27, 2013

Money manager Kenneth Heebner, convinced that a growing U.S. economy will eventually prompt the Federal Reserve to boost interest rates, has bet 21 percent of his CGM Focus Fund (CGMFX) on a decline in U.S. Treasuries. The $1.44 billion fund,...

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