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Attention Treasury investors: Wages on the rise

March 2, 2012

The biggest six-month increase in U.S. worker pay in almost five years helps lay the ground for a pickup in consumer spending, the largest part of the economy. Wages and salaries in the third and fourth quarters grew a combined $197.3 billion,...

Leon Cooper on Treasuries: 'Your capital is being confiscated'

February 23, 2012

Leon Cooperman, founder of equity hedge fund Omega Advisors Inc., said buying U.S. Treasuries is the least attractive investment in a world of “financial repression.” Bonds will be the worst place for investors to put their money for the...

Get out your microscopes: Treasuries likely to draw lowest yield ever

December 20, 2011

The Treasury's $35 billion sale of five-year notes may draw a record low yield of 0.885 percent, according to the average forecast in a Bloomberg News survey of seven of the Federal Reserve's 21 primary dealers. The securities, which mature...

Treasuries monumentally overpriced, Fed model shows

September 6, 2011

A financial model created by economists at the Federal Reserve that includes expectations for interest rates, growth and inflation shows 10-year notes are the most overvalued ever. As Treasuries hover near record low yields amid stagnant U.S....

Money markets undergo sea change

March 13, 2018

While many fixed-income investors may be focused on the specter of higher long-term Treasury yields, there's a sea change afoot at the shorter end — in U.S. money markets. The London interbank offered rate, or Libor, and rates on Treasury...

The buck stops fear? Treasury-wary advisers should consider cash

July 27, 2011

As the Washington debt limit spectacle grinds on, financial advisers might want to consider their options with regard to cash management if for no other reason than peace of mind. Granted, in the event of a full-blown default by the U.S. Treasury,...

Morgan takes on Goldman with bullish bond call

February 26, 2018

Morgan Stanley says it's time to get bullish on bonds — even as Goldman Sachs Group and Warren Buffett issue warnings. The sell-off in Treasuries, which began in earnest in September and ramped up in January, is ending, according to Morgan...

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...

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...

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....

With Gross buying, Treasuries calm as debt cap approaches

October 7, 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...

TIPs trip Gross — but Gundlach doesn't fall for it

July 5, 2013

On April 19, three weeks before he called the end of the 30-year bull market in bonds, Bill Gross said he was buying inflation-linked Treasuries, a bet that money printing by the world's central banks would push up consumer prices. While Treasuries...

Will bond yields see normal levels again soon?

May 30, 2013

With the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond hovering around a 13-month high of 2.12% following a spike this week, there is reason to think that the combination of investor psychology and economic realities will start pushing bond yields back...

Rout or no rout? Treasury bond experts go with the latter

May 7, 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 Alan Greenspan surprised the market by...

Fallen star Heebner places astronomical bet against Treasuries

February 27, 2013

Money manager Kenneth Heebner, convinced that a growing U.S. economy will eventually prompt the Federal Reserve to boost interest rates, has bet 21 percent of his CGM Focus Fund (CGMFX) on a decline in U.S. Treasuries. The $1.44 billion fund,...

Inflation on the rise? Market says not so much

October 1, 2012

Bill Gross, who runs the world's biggest bond fund, says the Federal Reserve's open-ended plan to flood the economy with $40 billion a month will ignite inflation. The options market is signaling that won't happen anytime soon. Demand to protect...

Investors at sea, so Treasury preps floating-rate notes

August 1, 2012

The U.S. Treasury Department said today it is developing a floating-rate note program that could be operational in a year or more, while it is preparing for possible negative-rate bidding. The Treasury also plans to sell $72 billion in notes...

Vanguard offers timeline for T-bill doomsday

July 16, 2012

Vanguard Group Inc., whose $148.2 billion of Treasuries makes it the largest private owner of U.S. debt, says the nation has until 2016 to contain its borrowings before bond investors revolt and drive up interest rates. “In the absence of...

Canary in the coal mine? TIPS dip to record low yield

March 22, 2012

The U.S. sold $13 billion in 10-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities at a record low negative yield with investors willing to pay a premium to guard against the threat of rising consumer prices. The TIPS were auctioned at a so-called...

Buffett warns about 'the most dangerous of assets'

February 9, 2012

Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said low interest rates and inflation should dissuade investors from buying bonds and other holdings tied to currencies. “They are among the most dangerous of assets,”...

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