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Bond Market

Fiscal Irony

Michael Farr | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

In the U.S., the action in the bond market is difficult to explain. Yields have fallen dramatically this year despite several developments that normally would cause bond investors to flee and yields to soar.

Heidi's Bar: A Metaphorical Tale Worth Sharing

Kenneth F. Bunting | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Kenneth F. Bunting

I do not know who wrote the contemporary fable about "Heidi's Bar," being spread through email blasts and Facebook postings. It wasn't me. I am neit...

The Long-Term Consequences Of A Slow Global Economy

The Economist | Editors | Posted 11.11.2011 | Business

A little geographical imagination helps to convey the scale of joblessness in the West. If the 44m people who are unemployed in the mainly rich member...

Joshua Hersh

China: U.S. Debt Crisis Is Giving Democracy A Bad Name | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The seemingly endless process of resolving America's debt crisis may be giving America and its democratic form of governance a bad name ...

When Riskless Gets Risky

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Moody's bond rating agency got into the act yesterday and put the US credit rating, which has been AAA since 1917 on its "downgrade watch." No surprise there and markets largely shook it off.

Bill Gross: 'Don't Mess With The Debt Ceiling'

Washington Post | Bill Gross | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business

To raise or not to raise the debt ceiling; that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler to suffer the slump and arrows of default today or in some distan...

Obama Deficit Plan Wins The Approval Of The Bond Market

Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Emily Flitter) - It lacked details, and quickly drew a crowd of critics across Capitol Hill, but President Barack Obama's $4 trillion...

Bond Market Yawned At Budget Showdown

The Washington Post | Neil Irwin | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

But the market for Treasury bonds lately has been exceedingly calm. While the money managers who invest in those bonds say they monitored last week's ...

END OF CHEAP CREDIT? Surge Of Money From Bonds Could Hurt Lending

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP, Matthew Craft) -- Americans are leaving bond mutual funds at the fastest rate in more than two years. U.S. investors pulled $8.6 bill...

Fate Of 'Build America Bonds' In Doubt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO: - A dispute between Democrats and Republicans over the continuation of the Build America Bond program and a sharp drop in Treasury prices sla...

Bad Credit? For Corporate Borrowers, It's Not A Problem

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — With rising fears of a prolonged recession and stomach-churning moves in the stock market, corporate bond markets have performed so well ...

The Bond Market Wants Obama To Spend More

Bloomberg | Liz Capo McCormick and Susanne Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Instead of punishing the Obama administration for running up a budget deficit the Congressional Budget Office said will total $1.34 trillion this year...

Paul Krugman: Appeasing The Bond Gods

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As I look at what passes for responsible economic policy these days, there's an analogy that keeps passing through my mind. I know it's over the top, ...

Fiscal Expert Answers Six Essential Questions About The Deficit | Jump | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Fiscal expert Stan Collender points out that the bond market is not demanding deficit reduction -- in fact, quite the opposite. So where is the Washin...

Michael Lewis: Goldman Sachs SEC Fraud Case Means 'Bond Market Will Never Be The Same' | Michael Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you happen to be sitting on the Goldman Sachs bond-trading floor life must feel horribly unfair. You did nothing worse than live by the ethical as...

Returning to the Scene of the Crime

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Reinbach

We can expect a new wave of mortgage-backed bond defaults to hit the headlines any day now.

Is the Treasury Market Signaling Recovery?

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some are saying Treasuries are dropping only because of the increase in federal spending while others are saying we're simply going through a standard correction. Is it possible that it signals an economic recovery?