Category Archives: Treasuries and Bonds

Fed Fears Hit Bonds, Gold

November 5th, 2015 by

Gold is near steady this morning in New York, after dropping on speeches by Fed Chairman Janet Yellen and New York Federal Reserve president William Dudley (the #3 man at the Fed.) In testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, Yellen remarked that an interest rate hike next month was “a live possibility.” Later in […]

Why China Is Dumping Treasuries

October 19th, 2015 by

The worst fears of some bond traders have come to pass, as news of China, traditionally the largest purchaser of U.S. debt, has been dumping Treasuries on the open market. Reports say that China has sold over $150 billion in Treasuries since this summer, but bond yields seem to be mostly unaffected. Why is China […]

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Beige Book Sends Bonds Higher

October 14th, 2015 by

A lackluster economic report from the Federal Reserve this afternoon dog-piled onto market sentiment, sending the yield 10-year Treasury note under 2% for the first time since May. A half-hour after the release of the Beige Book report saw the yield on the 10-year T-note at 1.98%. The stock market, which had been trying to […]