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US Treasury Bonds

Why Low Interest Rates Are Here to Stay

Harlan Green | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Some have called it a Putin bond rally. Or it might be new Fed Chairperson Yellen's determination to keep interest rates as low as possible, until economic prosperity returns to Main Street. It might as well be because our employment rate is still above 6 percent, with many millions of the long term unemployed out of work.

China: Asia's Toothless Paper Tiger

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Jeff Schweitzer

Just as we overlooked the structural flaws in the Japanese economy during Japan's rapid rise, so too are we blind to limiting and deep-seated constraints in China that will prove to be inherent brakes on growth.

European Debt Downgrade Unikely to Budge Interest Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

As bad as it sounds, it really is a confirmation of a long-recognized problem rather than a sign of new trouble.

Bi-Sectoralism III: Strength From Within

Bruce W. Jentleson | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Bruce W. Jentleson

It's not "declinism" to acknowledge that America no longer assuredly sits atop the world order; it's denialism not to do so.

A Gross Miscalculation

Dan Solin | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Even the best and the brightest can get it wrong. If you are relying on brokers and active managers to "beat the markets" and "add alpha," you are gambling and not investing.

What's Next After the S&P Downgrade

Jagadeesh Gokhale | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Jagadeesh Gokhale

The S&P rating should be treated as but one datum in a vast sea of information about the financial sector and the overall economy.

China, Currency Manipulation and Globalism: The Big Backstory

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Beijing orchestrated a two percent swing in the renminbi- dollar rate that has justifiably dampened profit taking by speculators and replicates renminbi market spreads against the Euro.

Economic Recovery? History Says No Way. Not Yet.

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

Both the boom and its panicky finale fit neatly into a long, human tradition of greed, self-deception and financial folly. We're human. We can't help it. Sigh.

U.S. Treasury Sweating Bullets over Financing Swelling Deficits

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

The warning is crystal clear. Before the onset of the current financial and economic crisis, the U.S. had structural deficits measured in the hundreds of billions of dollars.

Do You Know Which Countries Hold America's National Debt?

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

While Treasury doesn't breakdown the oil producing states which hold American debt (together they are in third place), that group includes quite a few pariah nations.

China Will Continue Buying US Treasury Bonds

Financial Times | Henny Sender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

China will continue to buy US Treasury bonds even though it knows the dollar will depreciate because such investments remain its "only option" in a pe...