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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,...

Treasury will auction long bonds monthly

April 29, 2009

The Treasury Department will boost the number of times it auctions 30-year bonds to 12 times a year in another move to cope with the government's soaring debt. The monthly auctions of 30-year bonds follows Treasury's decision just three months...

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