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Morgan Stanley burned by bet on inflation: Sources

June 29, 2011

Morgan Stanley, the firm targeting a 2 percent market-share gain in fixed-income trading this year, was burned by a wager on U.S. inflation expectations in the second quarter, three people informed of the dealings said. The bank's interest-rates...

Risk of loss on Treasuries "quite substantial'

June 12, 2011

The risk of owning U.S. government debt is as great as at any time since the 1950s, with yields at the year's lows and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner locking in borrowing costs by selling longer-term securities. Yields on Treasuries would...

Treasury investors are like frogs in a pot of hot water, Gross says

June 5, 2011

Investors in U.S. Treasuries are being lulled into a false sense of security by positive returns this year because yields aren't high enough relative to inflation, according to Bill Gross. Bond investors face a similar fate as a frog that remains...

How much U.S. debt should your clients hold? Fidelity offers surprising answer

May 12, 2011

Treasury yields may stay low because inflation is in check, according to Fidelity Investments, the Boston-based fund company that oversees $1.64 trillion. Investors who are “neutral” on U.S. debt should have about 30 percent of their bond...

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...

Morgan Stanley, Goldman drop bets against Treasuries — but Gross sticking to his guns

May 4, 2011

Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. are dropping bets against Treasuries. Economic growth is falling short of forecasts and market participants may need to reduce their yield predictions, Jim Caron, the New York-based global head of...

Bondholders getting 'skunked' by Fed: Gross

May 3, 2011

Bill Gross, who runs the world's biggest mutual fund at Pacific Investment Management Co., said a federal funds target at virtually zero poses an immediate threat to bondholders amid rising inflation and negative real yields. “Bond investors...

Traders: Gross flat-out wrong about Treasuries

April 25, 2011

The world's biggest bond dealers dispute Bill Gross's assertion that the $9.13 trillion market for U.S. Treasuries offers little value. While Gross, who runs Pacific Investment Management Co.'s $236 billion Total Return Fund, is betting against...

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...

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