The yield difference between Treasury 10-year and 30-year debt has narrowed to almost the least since November after a smaller-than-forecast job gain in March indicated the Federal Reserve will keep purchasing debt to spur the economy.
The Federal Reserve will have a relatively small holding of Treasury securities even after its second round of bond buying concludes, according to Carl Lantz , Credit Suisse AG’s head of U.S. interest-rate strategy.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke says the end of the central bank’s bond buying won’t constitute a move toward tighter policy. He may have a tough time convincing stock and bond investors that’s true.
When the housing bubble burst in 2006, U.S. policy makers looked to Japan for clues about what to do -- and not do -- in response. Now their attention is shifting to Europe as America gets set to follow that region with a concerted attack on its budget deficit.
Treasuries rose for the second straight quarter, bolstered by their longest rally since 2008, as concern global growth is slowing and Europe’s debt crisis is worsening stoked demand for the haven of U.S. government debt.
Carl Lantz, head of interest-rate strategy at the primary dealer Credit Suisse Group AG, says the 30 year mortgage rate should "drift to" three and 5/8%. Lantz talks with Bloomberg's Ken Prewitt and Tom Keene on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg Surveillance."
Treasury yields were close to record lows after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke refrained from discussing specific steps for further monetary stimulus, sustaining the refuge appeal of the world’s safest assets.
Treasury yields rose for the first time in three weeks as European officials detailed plans to curb the region’s debt crisis and investors braced for more stimulus from the Federal Reserve as the U.S. economic recovery falters.
Treasury 10-year note yields approached all-time lows after the U.S. sold $21 billion of the securities at a record rate and minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last meeting showed some members favor more stimulus.
The surge in stock and bond markets after President Barack Obama embraced a $3.7 trillion debt- cutting plan from a bipartisan group of senators may add momentum to the administration’s push for a broad deficit deal.