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Beware misreading inverted yield curve

March 25, 2019

At the end of last week, the three-month Treasury bills' yield rose above the yield for 10-year Treasuries for the first time since 2007, prompting warnings that the U.S. is headed for recession later this year or in early 2020. That's because,...

Morningstar improving bond fund data reporting

April 4, 2019

Morningstar Inc. is changing up the way it reports fixed-income data for investors and financial advisers. The switch relates to how Morningstar, which provides data and research on mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, reports important fixed-income...

Robinhood Checking and Savings sparks backlash

December 14, 2018

Robinhood made waves Thursday when it announced plans to start offering Checking and Savings services paying 3% interest through its mobile brokerage app. But many financial advisers expressed concern on social media that the fintech company...

Yields skyrocket! Really?

July 6, 2015

It is hard to pick up a paper, read an investment blog (mine excluded), or listen to a financial news program without hearing about the global bond market rout. Yields (interest rates) on government bonds in the U.S. and Europe have been on...

Treasury bears are capitulating as Fed buying meets fiscal cliff worry

December 2, 2012

Until October, Donald Ellenberger, who manages $10 billion for Federated Investors Inc., shunned Treasuries as the U.S. economy improved and 10-year notes yielded less than inflation. Now he can't afford to stay out. Mr. Ellenberger has plenty...

Volatility in Treasuries falls as heat in D.C. spikes

October 13, 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...

'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...

Bidding war ahead for Treasuries

May 14, 2013

Wall Street's biggest bond dealers are starting to forecast that the U.S. Treasury will reduce the size of its debt auctions in coming months for the first time in three years as government revenue soars. With the Congressional Budget Office...

Bond investors confident there will be no rout

May 12, 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 then-Chairman Alan Greenspan surprised...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Betterment introduces investor solution for rising interest rates

August 17, 2018

Betterment has a new, low-risk portfolio aimed at helping clients take advantage of rising interest rates. The new Smart Saver feature, quietly announced on the robo adviser's blog, lets Betterment investors move extra cash sitting in checking...

Advisers bracing for Fed's unprecedented bond sale

July 17, 2017

Nine years after the start of a quantitative easing program that left the Federal Reserve with a record $4.5 trillion balance sheet, market watchers are now speculating how the Fed's plans to start selling those bonds will hit the financial...

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