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  • Foreign Grip on Treasuries Loosens as U.S. Investors Buy

    Overseas creditors such as China and Japan enabled the U.S. to spend its way out of the recession as they gobbled up 80 percent of the nation’s Treasuries. Now, their holdings are dropping toward the lowest level in a decade, while homegrown investors have picked up the slack.

  • Treasury 2-Year Notes Fall Most Since 2011 on Fed Outlook

    Treasury two-year notes tumbled, pushing yields up the most since 2011, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested policy makers may begin raising interest rates by the middle of next year.

  • Treasuries Pare Losses as Ukraine Unrest Fuels Refuge Demand

    Treasuries pared losses amid political tension in Ukraine as traders sought a refuge in the world’s largest securities market with trading drawing to a close this month.

  • Treasuries Trade in Narrowest Range Since 2007 on Ukraine, Data

    The 10-year Treasury note traded within the narrowest monthly range since April 2007 as unrest in Ukraine and debate about weather-affected economic data dissuaded investors from pushing yields higher.

  • TIPS in Longest Selloff Since ’08 as U.S. Bancorp Cuts

    History is repeating itself in the bond market as investors capitulate on bets that the Federal Reserve’s money-printing efforts will spark faster inflation.

  • Bond Hubris Overwhelms Fed in Riskiest Credit-Market Sectors

    Bond investors trying to divine when the Federal Reserve will reduce its unprecedented monetary stimulus are increasingly looking to the riskiest parts of the debt market, which are booming like before the financial crisis.

  • Fed: Reports on Retail Spending Were Positive

    The Federal Reserve said the economy maintained its expansion in all 12 of its regions as manufacturing, hiring and retail sales showed signs of strength in the face of higher fuel prices. Christina Romer, former head of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers and Michael Materasso of Templeton Investments comment on Bloomberg Television's "Bottom Line." (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Deflation Dismissed by Bond Measure Amid QE3 Anticipation

    For all the handwringing over the slowdown in the U.S. economy, the bond market shows there’s less risk of deflation now than before the Federal Reserve’s first two rounds of large-scale debt purchases.

  • Bond Buyers See No 1994 Rout Helped by Bernanke Clarity

    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 doubling benchmark lending rates in 12 months.

  • BlackRock Lured by 4% Treasury Notes Shunned at Pimco

    The highest 10-year Treasury note yields since 2008 are proving too good to pass up for BlackRock Inc. even as Pacific Investment Management Co. says the best is over for bonds.

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