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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...

Gridlock would buck up Treasuries, say bond investors

October 19, 2010

Bond investors are looking back to the last time a Democratic president lost control of Congress and concluding, like then, that gridlock in Washington is good news for Treasuries. Just as Bill Clinton was forced to abandon spending initiatives...

Fed buying binge will zap Treasury yields, Pimco predicts

September 13, 2010

Bond investors are growing more convinced that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben. S. Bernanke will push Treasury yields down to the levels of the 1950s with another round of asset purchases. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Pacific Investment Management...

Doubleline's Gundlach sells Treasuries, buys corporate bonds

August 31, 2010

Jeffrey Gundlach, who predicted in June that the 10-year Treasury yield would fall to 2.5 percent, reduced DoubleLine Capital LLC's holdings of U.S. government debt after the security failed to set a record low level. Gundlach, who founded DoubleLine...

Yield-hungry investors look to emerging markets

August 22, 2010

Put off by the paltry yields on Treasuries, many investors are turning to emerging-markets sovereign debt for better returns. Since early June, investors have poured $1.3 billion into emerging-markets-debt funds, according to Lipper Inc., compared...

An overview of SMA performance in the second quarter

August 15, 2010

Second quarter commentary from Nathan Behan, Senior Analyst at Prima Capital. U.S. equity: The second quarter opened up with high hopes and generally positive expectations for the remainder of the year. As noted last quarter, there was a wide...

Bernanke lays a beat down on bond vigilantes

June 14, 2010

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has tamed the bond vigilantes. While investors punish European nations from Greece to Spain for deficits by pushing up bond yields, Treasury rates of all maturities have fallen to an average of about...

Housing, economic news not enough to boost stocks

May 26, 2010

U.S. stocks erased gains as the euro extended its slide against the dollar, approaching the four-year low reached last week, and Microsoft Corp. led a slump in technology companies. Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, tumbled 5.3...

Six-month Treasury rates hit record low

November 23, 2009

Interest rates on six-month Treasurys hit their lowest level on record and three-month bills their lowest point in 11 months in Monday's auction of T-bills. The declines are good news for the government's efforts to hold down its borrowing costs...

Investors bail out of stocks, move into Treasurys

September 2, 2009

Treasury prices mostly extended their gains yesterday as investors sought the safety of government debt amid a big sell-off in stocks. Stocks fell broadly on fresh concerns about weakness in the banking sector and the speed of a potential economic...

Rate for 6-month Treasury bills drop to record low 0.24%

August 31, 2009

Interest rates on six-month Treasury bills fell Monday to the lowest point on records that go back more than 50 years. The Treasury Department on Monday auctioned $29 billion in six-month bills at a discount rate of 0.240 percent. That's down...

Scared investors flock to TIPS as inflation hedge

August 23, 2009

Inflation fears and attractive returns are driving demand for Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Year-to-date through July 31, the Department of the Treasury sold $548 billion of TIPS, compared with sales of $516 billion in the first seven...

Long-term yields fall again as Treasurys recover

May 29, 2009

Long-term bond yields fell again on today as investors returned to the Treasury market for the second day running. It was another encouraging sign for the bond market following a harrowing dropoff earlier in the week. The yield on the 10-year...

Money fund firms withdrawing from Treasury program

May 22, 2009

Signaling greater stability in the credit markets, most of the major fund complexes offering Treasury money market mutial funds have discontinued their participation in the federal guarantee program on those funds. According to Peter Crane,...

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