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Countdown to catastrophe? The yield curve and the stock market

August 14, 2019

A key portion of the U.S. Treasury yield curve has inverted, an ominous sign for the economy and the stock market. But what investors should do about it is a complicated question. Looking at 10 times when the spread between two- and 10-year...

Why Pimco fixed-income fund fell as long bonds rallied

August 19, 2019

The rally that lifted long-term U.S. bonds this month eluded the world's largest actively managed fixed-income fund. Dan Ivascyn's $130 billion Pimco Income Fund lost 1.07% since July 31. Its benchmark, the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. bond aggregate...

IFS Securities hit with $10 million trading loss: reports

August 15, 2019

A midsize broker-dealer in Atlanta is facing a potential loss of at least $10 million after its head municipal securities trader made unauthorized trades and shorted Treasury bonds, according to published reports. Keith Wakefield, the former...

Advisers scramble to help retirees navigate looming Fed rate cut

July 15, 2019

For the first time in more than a decade, financial advisers are having to prepare client portfolios for an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, and the general consensus of advice is to try and not panic. "Stay away from bank-loan bonds...

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,...

Bond ETFs nearing record inflows for first half

June 26, 2019

As the risk of an economic slowdown lingers, exchange-traded fund investors are seeking shelter in bond funds. They've poured about $72 billion into fixed-income ETFs this year through Friday, with the funds on track for their biggest first-half...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

'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...

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