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New Treasury Snapshot

market outlookDoug Short: I've updated the charts below through yesterday's close. The yield on the 10-year note stood at 2.79%, which is 136 bps above its 1.43% all-time closing low on July 25th of last year but 19 bps below its interim closing high on September 5th.
NYSE:TBT November 22, 2013 12:31pm

Move Money Into Risk-Free Treasury Bills

market bonds: Due to the recent government shutdown, the easy money from the Federal Reserve will likely continue until at least the final Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting of the year in December.
NYSE:TBT October 4, 2013 2:41pm

Foreign Holders Dump A Whopping $40.8 Billion In Long-Term Treasuries

market bondsMike Larson:  Did you hear the news out of the Treasury Department this recently? It was an absolute disaster for the bond market — and for good reason:
NYSE:SHY August 16, 2013 1:28pm

Is PIMCO’s Bill Gross Wrong Again?

bill grossKeith Fitz-Gerald: Stuart Varney put the question directly to me last week during his Fox Business show:
NYSE:BOND June 18, 2013 11:18am

Why The Next Great Bubble Is About To Collapse? (TBT, IEF, TBF, TLT, SHY, BOND)

dollar money bubbleMartin D. Weiss:  Senator Orrin Hatch warns that the bubble has the power to “destroy the retirement savings of millions of Americans.”
NYSE:BOND January 22, 2013 12:01pm

Debt Ceiling: The Trillion Dollar Coin Idea

Keith Weiner: There has been much buzz in the past few days about a truly horrible idea.  Instead of having to negotiate with Congress to raise the debt ceiling so the Treasury Department can sell more bonds to pay for more spending, why not just mint a trillion-dollar platinum coin? 
NYSE:BND January 10, 2013 11:54am

Musings On Interest Rates (TLT, TBF, TMF, TMV)

ETF Base: Since the Fed has projected that the Fed Funds rate will be virtually zero for another few years, investors may assume investments tied to interest rates will be range-bound during this period but nothing could be further from the truth.
NYSE:TBF September 4, 2012 2:33pm

Gold and Silver Prices Regaining Footing As Treasuries Make Bearish Reversal (GLD, SLV, UUP, GDX, EUO)

Jeb Handwerger: We have always regarded the markets as a grand casino subject to the manipulations of the Croupier and the House. This being said it is only rational to react in the face of the irrational. I remember speaking to a floor specialist who informed
NYSE:EUO August 3, 2012 4:12pm

U.S. Treasuries: Infinite Supply = Infinite Prices?

Jeff Nielson: It is said that “no publicity is bad publicity”. If this cliché is indeed true, then I should be heartened by the fact that my recent commentary
NYSE:SHY July 9, 2012 11:19pm

Friday’s ETF Chart To Watch: Barclays 20 Year Treasury Bond Fund (TLT)

Stoyan Bojinov: Stocks crept lower yesterday as disappointing ISM non-manufacturing data results put a lid on domestic recovery hopes; the figure came in at 52.1, falling short of the 52.9 analyst estimate as well as last month’s reading of 53.7. In international news,
NYSE:TLT July 6, 2012 10:48am

Nowhere To Hide? Consider “Semi-Safe” Havens (IXP, HDV, LQD, DVYE, MUB)

Russ Koesterich: Many investors concerned about a worsening European crisisand a stalling recovery are searching for safe-haven investments. Unfortunately, they are rapidly running out of choices.
NYSE:DVYE June 13, 2012 5:00pm

Will Fed Officials Wave Their Magic Monetary Wand Again or Won’t They? Who Cares! (TBT, TLT, IEF)

Mike Larson: In all my years of following the interest rate markets, I can’t recall a moment like this. The so-called “experts” on Wall Street are completely, utterly obsessed with a simple question: “Will Fed officials wave their magic monetary wand again or won’t they?”
NYSE:IEF June 8, 2012 12:26pm

10-Year Treasury Note: Could The 10-Year Really Go Below 1%? (PST, TBT, TLT, IEF, TBF, SHY)

Keith Fitz-Gerald: In the wake of Friday's disastrous jobs number, 10-year Treasury Note yields finally fell through the 1.5% level, trading as low 1.44% on the day.
NYSE:IEF June 5, 2012 11:34am

Low QE2 Volume & Inside Day Point To More Downside Ahead In The Markets (TLT, TIP, SLV, SPY, TBT)

Chris Ciovacco: The media likes to imply the Fed is on the verge of cranking up QE3. Here is Reuters take on Wednesday’s Fed statement and press conference:
NYSE:TBT November 3, 2011 10:18am

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