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31 Dec 2007: TREASURYS END 2007 WITH FINAL RALLY
Treasury prices rallied in the final session of 2007 as investors who turned to the safety of government bonds throughout a turbulent year hedged once more against a variety of risks. ... more info

30 Dec 2007: INVESTING: THESE BONDS MAY SHINE (DESPITE YOUR TAX BRACKET)
For some, municipal bonds can far outpace Treasuries. ... more info

30 Dec 2007: THESE BONDS MAY SHINE (DESPITE YOUR TAX BRACKET)
For some, municipal bonds can far outpace Treasuries. ... more info

29 Dec 2007: BUFFETT MOVE BOOSTS GUARANTOR INDUSTRY
Town governments, school districts and other municipalities looking to borrow money got a new option Friday when trying to insure their bonds: billionaire investor Warren Buffett. ... more info

28 Dec 2007: FULL PLATE FOR RISK TAKERS
In the rubble of this year's market turmoil, adventurous investors can find opportunities in beaten-down sectors such as financials or even risky junk bonds. Some experts advise broad sector bets through ETFs. ... more info

28 Dec 2007: BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY OPENING BOND INSURER
The bond insurance industry, battered by fears of collapse, received some validation Friday as Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway opened a business to guarantee municipal bonds. ... more info

27 Dec 2007: JAPANESE 20-YEAR BONDS FALL
Investors in Japanese debt have lost money this month as 10-year yields rose from a two-year low reached on Nov. 22, a Merrill Lynch index shows. ... more info

27 Dec 2007: TREASURYS RALLY ON FLIGHT-TO-SAFETY BID
Treasury prices rallied Thursday as news of the assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto startled markets and sparked demand for safe assets like government-backed bonds. ... more info

27 Dec 2007: TREASURYS CLIMB AS STOCKS SAG
Treasury prices gained Thursday after widespread weakness in the stock market sent investors looking for the safety of bonds. ... more info

26 Dec 2007: JAPANESE 10-YEAR GOVERNMENT BONDS RISE
A signal from the Bank of Japan that it would refrain from raising interest rates and yields near a seven-week high lured buyers. ... more info

25 Dec 2007: JAPANESE BONDS DECLINE FOR A THIRD DAY
Yields on benchmark 10-year securities rose to a two-week high after Merrill Lynch said it would get a cash infusion of as much as $6.2 billion from Temasek and Davis Selected Advisors. ... more info

22 Dec 2007: FORMER BANKERS GUILTY IN FRAUD
Two former Bear Stearns investment bankers pleaded guilty to fraud as part of a probe in Texas that has implicated firms that underwrite municipal bonds. ... more info

21 Dec 2007: DEBT DOWNGRADES CAUGHT IN A SPIRAL
NEW YORK -- Deterioration in the credit cycle has taken a new twist, as Fitch Ratings warned Friday a number of bonds might be downgraded -- because the bonds' insurer is facing a downgrade from Fitch. ... more info

21 Dec 2007: CENTRO SECURITIES UNDER REVIEW
Moody's Investors Services said Friday it may downgrade $773 million in bonds issued by Centro Shopping Centre Securities Ltd., just days after the Centro Properties Group cut earnings forecasts on its exposure to the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis. ... more info

21 Dec 2007: MBIA-INSURED BONDS PUT ON NEGATIVE WATCH
Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings said Friday it placed 261 classes of asset-backed securities on negative credit watch because the bonds are insured by MBIA Corp. ... more info

21 Dec 2007: MOODY'S MAY DOWNGRADE CENTRO'S RATING
Moody's Investors Services said Friday it may downgrade 900 million Australian dollars in bonds issued by Centro Shopping Centre Securities Ltd. and backed by commercial property mortgages. ... more info

20 Dec 2007: SAFETY NET LESS CERTAIN FOR BONDS
Fitch placed MBIA's insurance-business rating on review for a downgrade after MBIA disclosed deeper exposure to CDOs. ... more info

20 Dec 2007: S&P DOWNGRADES $23B IN MORTGAGE BONDS
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services slashed its rating on nearly $23 billion of bonds backed by home-equity loans on Thursday, saying a spike in missed payments on these loans casts doubt upon how safe the bonds are. ... more info

20 Dec 2007: NJ GOVERNOR CONFIDENT WITH TOLL PLAN
Gov. Jon S. Corzine on Thursday said he was confident Wall Street would welcome his plan to tackle state fiscal woes by issuing bonds backed by increased highway tolls, partly because the deal will be shielded from politics. ... more info

20 Dec 2007: NEV. TREASURER: DOWNGRADE WON'T HURT
A downgrade of a major insurer of bonds to "junk" status, which could cost some banks and local governments billions of dollars, shouldn't harm Nevada and its ability to sell bonds, Treasurer Kate Marshall said Wednesday. ... more info

20 Dec 2007: CALIFORNIA BONDS SNAGGED IN RATINGS CUT
Dozens of municipal bonds issued by California cities and public development agencies were downgraded on Wednesday after a credit rating agency slashed its rating for the bonds' insurer. ... more info

20 Dec 2007: MUNIS: HOW SAFE?
Bond insurers who back municipal bonds are on shakier ground. Here's what that might mean for your portfolio ... more info

20 Dec 2007: BOND WOES NOT LIKELY TO HURT NEW ORLEANS
Standard & Poor's downgrade of a major bond insurer should have no effect on New Orleans and its ability to sell bonds to help finance its recovery plan, financial advisers said Wednesday. ... more info

19 Dec 2007: S&P DOWNGRADE OF INSURER AFFECTS BONDS
Lack of confidence in a major bond insurer led to a ratings cut Wednesday for 17 bonds issued by Florida government agencies, which could mean higher borrowing costs for cities and other local governments already fearing budget cuts. ... more info

19 Dec 2007: ADVISERS: S&P MOVE SHOULDN'T AFFECT NO
Standard & Poor's downgrade of a major bond insurer should have no effect on New Orleans and its ability to sell bonds to help finance its recovery plan, financial advisers said Wednesday ... more info

19 Dec 2007: S&P DOWNGRADES ACA TO JUNK STATUS
A major insurer of bonds was downgraded to "junk" status on Wednesday, a move that could potentially cost banks and local governments billions of dollars. ... more info

18 Dec 2007: JAPANESE FIVE-YEAR NOTES RISE FOR A SECOND DAY
The securities gained as the benchmark share index in the nation slid for a fifth day on concern deepening credit-market losses will slow the U.S. economy. Bonds also advanced on speculation the Bank of Japan will keep borrowing costs on hold at a meeting this week. ... more info

18 Dec 2007: PUTTING A CAP ON A SWEET DEAL
The U.S. Treasury is cutting deeply into how much you can sock away in U.S. savings bonds. Starting on Jan.1, 2008, savers may put away $20,000 per year: $5,000 each in traditional Series EE and inflation-indexed Series I bonds you buy online, another $5,000 each in paper bonds you get through a bank. ... more info

17 Dec 2007: JAPANESE 10-YEAR GOVERNMENT BONDS FALL
Benchmark notes followed a fall Friday in Treasuries after a report showed consumer prices in the United States rose the most in two years. Demand for Japanese debt was also limited before a sale of 20-year debt Tuesday. ... more info

17 Dec 2007: CALPERS LOWERS EXPOSURE TO STOCKS, BONDS
The California Public Employees' Retirement System will sell more than $20 billion in stocks and bonds as the largest U.S. public pension fund aims for higher returns from venture capital, commodities, real estate and several other investment options. ... more info

16 Dec 2007: CREDIT DEFAULT RATES
Default rate hits 25-year low - what could be more reassuring than that? Incongruous as it seems in this febrile environment, the trailing 12-month global default rate for corporate speculative-grade bonds declined in November to just 0.74 per cent, according to Standard & Poor's. ... more info

16 Dec 2007: SPREAD WIDENS BETWEEN JAPANESE AND U.S. 10-YEAR BONDS
The difference in yield between Japanese and U.S. 10-year bonds climbed last week to the widest in a month on signs that inflation was a bigger threat in the United States than in Japan. ... more info

13 Dec 2007: : EXPECTATIONS OF HIGHER PRICES BACK INFLATION-TIED TREASURYS
SAN FRANCISCO -- Government bonds linked to inflation showed resilience Thursday after wholesale prices registered their largest monthly gain in almost 35 years and hiked concern that rising inflation could pressure the weakening U.S. economy. ... more info

13 Dec 2007: AMBAC LINES UP REINSURANCE
Financial guarantors that provide insurance on bonds and securities backed by subprime loans are scrambling to line up capital amid expectations that ratings agencies will call on some to raise more funds to cover potential losses. ... more info

12 Dec 2007: SECURITY CAPITAL FACING DOWNGRADE
Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings said Wednesday bond insurer Security Capital Assurance Ltd. faces a capital shortfall of more than $2 billion to maintain a "AAA" credit rating, which is needed to continuing insuring bonds. ... more info

11 Dec 2007: MARKET SPOTLIGHT: CORPORATE BONDS
Difficult economic fundamentals for the U.S. corporate bond market are likely to persist at the start of 2008 and could send adventurous fixed-income investors far afield in places like Brazil and Russia to capture enticingly high yields. ... more info

11 Dec 2007: WALL STREET TO FED: NOT GOOD ENOUGH
Stocks slumped and bonds rallied Tuesday after the Federal Reserve cut the fed funds rate by a quarter-percentage point, as expected, but disappointed some investors looking for a bigger cut. ... more info

10 Dec 2007: U.S. BONDS ARE LITTLE CHANGED ON UBS MOVE
Treasury notes were little changed Monday after UBS said that it would replenish capital by selling stakes to investors in Singapore and the Middle East. ... more info

8 Dec 2007: INVESTING: TEACHING TEAMWORK, BUT WITH REAL MONEY
It is important to explain how both stocks and bonds work and to teach the art of working together in a family setting. ... more info

7 Dec 2007 : ALLEGHENY'S WEST PENN POWER ISSUES BONDS
Electric utility Allegheny Energy Inc. on Friday said its West Penn Power Co. subsidiary will issue $275 million in first mortgage bonds. ... more info

7 Dec 2007: BARRY BONDS PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Barry Bonds pleaded not guilty to charges he lied to federal investigators about using performance-enhancing drugs. ... more info

6 Dec 2007: JUNK BOND DEFAULT RATE SEEN SPIKING
Defaults on junk bonds are expected to skyrocket in the coming year as economic growth slows, the investment rating service Moody's said Thursday. ... more info

6 Dec 2007: COOLING CONFIDENCE SINKS BONDS
Traders maintained bets that the Federal Reserve would cut its target lending rate by at least a quarter-percentage point at its meeting next week. ... more info

6 Dec 2007: EUROPE'S CORPORATE-BOND PIPELINE DRIES UP
The European primary market for investment-grade corporate bonds is unlikely to recover before the year end, after one of the worst months for new supply and returns from the asset class in six years. ... more info

6 Dec 2007 : DEFAULT RATE ON JUNK BONDS SEEN SPIKING IN '08
Defaults on junk bonds are expected to skyrocket in the coming year as economic growth slows, the investment rating service Moody's said Thursday. ... more info

4 Dec 2007: BANKING CONCERNS KEEP BONDS LOWER
In Europe, bonds gained for a second session as concern over rising credit costs linked to U.S. subprime mortgages and falling global equity markets increased demand for government debt. ... more info

4 Dec 2007 : ARK. STATE REVENUES DIP
Arkansas officials reported Tuesday that the state's revenues in November dropped below last year's figures and economists' predictions last month as the state paid out $6.4 million in college savings bonds. ... more info

3 Dec 2007: PAULSON PUSHES SUBPRIME PLAN
Paulson called on Congress to pass stalled housing legislation and support a new White House proposal to use tax-exempt bonds to refinance troubled subprime mortgages. (Text of remarks) ... more info

3 Dec 2007: BERKSHIRE MAKES FORAY INTO HIGH-YIELD BONDS
Berkshire spent $2.1 billion on high-yielding bonds issued by power producer Energy Future, formerly known as TXU. ... more info

3 Dec 2007 : BOND MARKET ILLIQUIDITY HITS EUROZONE
A severe bout of illiquidity has hit eurozone government bonds, threatening to impair the ability of some governments and other borrowers to meet their funding needs in coming months ... more info

2 Dec 2007: NOMURA SECURITIES ENDS ROLE AS PRIMARY DEALER OF U.S. NOTES
Nomura Securities said last month that it would cease making markets for U.S. Treasury bonds and close its Chicago office as it reorganizes its securities operations in the United States. ... more info

30 Nov 2007: PANEL CITES BANK EMPLOYEE
Japan's securities watchdog recommended the Financial Services Agency punish an employee of Barclays Capital Japan for purchasing corporate bonds for which his company was acting as a lead manager. ... more info

30 Nov 2007: TENN.: GOVERNOR UNSURE ABOUT ROAD BONDS
Transportation Commissioner Jerry Nicely on Friday proposed issuing a $145 million bond to close a 19-mile gap in a bypass around Nashville by the end of 2011. ... more info

30 Nov 2007: AGENCY MORTGAGE BONDS SUFFERING
Agency mortgage bonds are poised for their worst year in more than a decade, with supply up sharply and investors flocking to the safety of Treasurys. ... more info

29 Nov 2007: SEC SEEKS MUNI-BOND OVERHAUL
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox is pushing for rule changes intended to provide a single, online source of information on municipal bonds through an industry self-regulatory body. ... more info

29 Nov 2007: STOCKS RISE, BUT CREDIT FEARS LINGER
The Dow industrials rose 22.28 points to 13311.73, extending a recent rally for stocks, but an undercurrent of continued credit-market angst dragged down financial shares and renewed investors' interest in government bonds. ... more info

28 Nov 2007: JAPANESE 10-YEAR BONDS RISE
Benchmark securities ended a two-day slide after Wells Fargo announced a $1.4 billion pretax charge tied to increased losses on home equity loans. ... more info

27 Nov 2007: BOND INSURERS: MORE CAPITAL AVAILABLE
Executives from some of the larger companies that provide payment insurance for bonds and other securities backed by subprime mortgages, facing the prospect of higher capital requirements, said Tuesday they could raise more capital through reinsurance. ... more info

27 Nov 2007: COVERED BONDS
Normal service has been restored - or at least something approaching normality. After a three-day suspension in bank-to-bank trading of covered bonds, market-makers are back quoting prices at a third of normal sizes, at three times the normal bid-offer spreads. ... more info

27 Nov 2007: TREASURYS PLUNGE AS STOCKS STAGE REBOUND
Treasury prices plunged Tuesday after news of a capital infusion for ailing Citigroup Inc. emboldened investors to venture back into stocks and diminished the appeal of government bonds. ... more info

26 Nov 2007: FOR MALAYSIAN BANKER, REJECTING HONG KONG HAS PAID OFF
Nazir Razak, the chief executive officer of CIMB, turned down an offer to join a top-tier global bank and instead used acquisitions to transform Commerce International Merchant Bankers, once a small, state-controlled firm, into a global force in Islamic bonds. ... more info

26 Nov 2007: JAPANESE 10-YEAR GOVERNMENT BONDS DECLINE
Benchmark securities slid, ending two days of gains, after the Nikkei newspaper said that China Investment, a government-backed fund, may invest part of the foreign-exchange holdings of the nation in Japanese shares. ... more info

26 Nov 2007: TREASURYS RISE ON CREDIT WORRIES
Treasury prices mainly rose Monday as a new set of worries about the credit markets led investors to shy away from risk and again seek the safety of government bonds. ... more info

26 Nov 2007: NASDAQ, TEL AVIV TIGHTEN BONDS
The Nasdaq and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange announced an agreement to form a closer working relationship for the benefit of companies listed on both stock exchanges. ... more info

25 Nov 2007: RECESSION FEARS WEIGH ON MARKETS
Sinking stocks and rising bonds are signaling a recession may be near, but Fed officials and many economists continue to believe that the economy will avoid a downturn. ... more info

25 Nov 2007: CREDIT SUISSE QUITS MTS
Credit Suisse decided to stop making markets in European government bonds on four MTS trading platforms. ... more info

23 Nov 2007: TREASURYS MAKE A POST-HOLIDAY ADVANCE
Treasury prices rose slightly during an abbreviated post-holiday session Friday when a lively stock market rally limited demand for government bonds. ... more info

23 Nov 2007: MORTGAGE DEBT WOES HIT EUROPE
Growing unease among investors has driven banks in Europe to temporarily suspend trading of covered bonds, the latest sign of the deepening problems in the mortgage debt market. ... more info

23 Nov 2007: FEARS OF A SLOWDOWN SPARK SELLOFF
Investors, seeking safety, are bidding up Treasurys but shunning nearly everything else, from stocks to municipal bonds to government-sponsored entities. ... more info

22 Nov 2007: JAPANESE BONDS RISE
The risk of Japanese companies defaulting rose to a record after rating companies downgraded $34.8 billion of securities tied to mortgage bonds, credit-default swaps indicated. ... more info

22 Nov 2007: BANKS HALT TRADING OF GERMAN MORTGAGE BONDS
A German banking association agreed Thursday to stop trading pfandbrief mortgage bonds, as rising global credit fears made it too difficult to continue trading the securities. ... more info

22 Nov 2007: ASIAN GOVERNMENTS TAP BOND MARKET
The market for government bonds denominated in local currencies expanded by 10 percent in the first half of the year. ... more info

22 Nov 2007: EURO BANKS HALT TRADING IN SOME MORTGAGE BONDS
Growing unease among investors has driven banks in Europe to temporarily suspend trading of covered bonds, the latest sign of the deepening problems in the mortgage debt market. ... more info

22 Nov 2007: MORTGAGE BOND WOES HIT EUROPE
Growing unease among investors has driven banks in Europe to temporarily suspend trading of covered bonds, the latest sign of the deepening problems in the mortgage debt market. ... more info

21 Nov 2007: MARKET FOR AUCTION-RATE BONDS REMAINS OPAQUE
A year after securities firms settled market-manipulation claims, investors in the $360 billion market cannot get basic information about trading in their securities. ... more info

21 Nov 2007: CALIF PANEL WEIGHS NEW AIR QUALITY RULES
When voters approved nearly $2 billion in bonds last year to upgrade how the state moves goods in and out of its ports, they left it up to lawmakers to decide how to spend the money. ... more info

20 Nov 2007: JAPANESE 10-YEAR BONDS ERASE GAINS
Benchmark bonds gave up an early advance as the Nikkei 225 stock average rebounded on optimism the 10 percent decline in the index this month was overdone given the outlook for earnings. ... more info

19 Nov 2007: JAPANESE FIVE-YEAR NOTES FALL
The notes ended two days of gains as the perceived risk of local companies defaulting on their debt declined. Investors may have preferred stocks instead of bonds as the average dividend yield of the key share index in Japan stayed above the yield on 10-year government bonds. ... more info

17 Nov 2007: TREASURY GOES AHEAD WITH ISLAMIC BOND SCHEME
The announcement of plans for the launch of the west's first shariah-compliant government bonds suggests doubts about the initiative in the Treasury are fading ... more info

16 Nov 2007: INVESTORS DEMAND HIGH PRICE FOR CITIGROUP BONDS
The bank sold $4 billion of 10-year notes at the highest yield relative to benchmark interest rates in Citigroup's history. ... more info

15 Nov 2007: BONDS INDICTED FOR PERJURY, OBSTRUCTION
Barry Bonds was indicted on perjury and obstruction of justice charges, charged with lying when he told a federal grand jury that he didn't knowingly use performance-enhancing drugs. ... more info

14 Nov 2007: ADARO MAY SEEK LOANS TO REPAY BONDS
Indonesian coal miner is planning to hold share offer in July. ... more info

14 Nov 2007: JAPANESE 10-YEAR BONDS FALL WEDNESDAY
Move ends five days of gains as a rebound in global stocks reduced demand for the relative safety of government debt. ... more info

13 Nov 2007: U.S. BONDS RETREAT AS INVESTORS RETURN TO STOCKS
Treasury prices fell for the first time in a week Tuesday as gains on U.S. stock markets reduced demand for the safety of government debt. ... more info

13 Nov 2007: JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BONDS GAIN TUESDAY
Benchmark debt rose for a fifth day on speculation that the central bank governor, Toshihiko Fukui, will signal plans to keep borrowing costs unchanged in coming months as turmoil in global credit markets slows the U.S. economy. ... more info

12 Nov 2007: MOUNTING LOSSES KEEP BONDS STEADY
The yield on the two-year European government note held near an eight-month low on Monday on speculation that mounting losses at financial companies will crimp global economic expansion. ... more info

12 Nov 2007: YEN'S RISE SPURS BOND BUYS
JPMorgan Asset Management and Kokusai Asset Management, which runs the second-biggest managed debt fund, increased holdings of Japanese bonds as the yen rose 11 percent against the dollar since the end of June. ... more info

12 Nov 2007: JAPANESE 10-YEAR BONDS GAIN FOR A FOURTH DAY
The advance in benchmark notes pushed yields to close to the lowest since February 2006 as concern global subprime-mortgage losses would deepen led traders to pare bets the Bank of Japan would raise interest rates this year. ... more info

12 Nov 2007: CENTRAL BANKS FROM BOGOTA TO MUMBAI APPLY CONTROLS TO BATTLE PLUNGING DOLLAR
In Colombia, international investors buying stocks and bonds must leave a 40 percent deposit at Banco de la Republica for six months. The Reserve Bank of India created a bureaucratic thicket to curb speculation. And the Bank of Korea is investigating trading of currency forward contracts. ... more info

11 Nov 2007: JAPANESE BONDS BENEFIT FROM DOLLAR'S PLUNGE
The dollar's recent decline is so steep that even Japan, the nation with the most debt and the lowest interest rates, is attracting global bond funds. ... more info

11 Nov 2007: DESPITE HIGH YIELDS, INVESTORS SHUN BONDS
Country Garden and Hyundai Capital Services were among six global borrowers that delayed at least $3.5 billion in sales of U.S. corporate bonds last week. ... more info

11 Nov 2007: UK TREASURY PAVES WAY FOR ISLAMIC BONDS
The government will step up preparations for the launch of sharia-compliant bonds, known as sukuk, as it seeks to turn London into the world centre of Islamic finance ... more info

8 Nov 2007: JAPANESE FIVE-YEAR NOTES GAIN
Benchmark debt advanced as escalating losses tied to U.S. subprime mortgage defaults reinforced expectations that the Bank of Japan will hold off raising interest rates during the first quarter of 2008. Bonds also rose after machinery orders for September fell more than economists expected. ... more info

8 Nov 2007: EUROPEAN FIRMS TAP BOND MARKET
As European companies try to reduce their reliance on bank loans and short-term debt by issuing new bonds, even investment-grade issuers are facing higher costs. ... more info

7 Nov 2007: TOGGLE BONDS RETURN TO FAVOR
Companies raised about $4.4 billion in the past six weeks selling toggle bonds, securities that allow borrowers to pay interest in cash or with more debt. ... more info

7 Nov 2007: BOND INSURERS APPEAR SHAKY
Bond insurers may feel the fallout from rising defaults on subprime mortgages and downgrades to bonds' credit ratings. ... more info

7 Nov 2007: JAPAN'S 10-YEAR BONDS ADVANCE
Benchmark 10-year yields approached the lowest in almost two weeks after Orix, the largest nonbank financial company in Japan, said first-half profit from operations fell 27 percent. Bonds also rose on speculation higher oil prices and waning demand for Japanese exports will hurt the second-largest economy in the world. ... more info

6 Nov 2007: NEXT FEAR: CORPORATE DEBT
Fitch Ratings says downgrades of corporate bonds rose in the third quarter to $92.1 billion, their highest level in two years, a potential sign of rising distress. ... more info

5 Nov 2007 : BANKERS OFFER $8B ALLTEL LOANS AND BONDS
Underwriters are bringing $8 billion of Alltel Corp.'s bonds and loans to the markets to help finance the company's leveraged buyout, representatives said Monday. ... more info

5 Nov 2007 : WORLD SHARES FALL AS CITI REIGNITES CREDIT CONCERNS
World stocks fell and safe-haven bonds surged on Monday after fears of major losses in Citigroup rekindled concerns about the health of financial firms hit by the credit market turmoil. ... more info

5 Nov 2007: BOND TAX EXEMPTION FACES COURT RESISTANCE
The Supreme Court heard arguments in a challenge to Kentucky's practice of exempting interest on local municipal bonds purchased by state residents. ... more info

4 Nov 2007: U.S. HOUSING SLUMP MAY HURT DEMAND FOR 10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES
Sales of bonds backed by housing loans have dropped 20 percent this year as home purchases have declined, according to Citigroup, reducing the need for longer-maturity Treasury notes as a hedge. ... more info

2 Nov 2007 : RENEWED CREDIT CONCERNS HIT STOCKS
Renewed fears over credit troubles and the health of banks knocked world stocks and the dollar lower on Friday, and boosted safe-haven bonds while investors held vigil for a key U.S. employment report later in the day. ... more info

1 Nov 2007: CHINESE DEBT SALE RAISES RISK ON PROPERTY BONDS
The perceived risk of owning Chinese property developers' debt rose Thursday on concern that a record bond offering by Country Garden will drive up borrowing costs. ... more info

1 Nov 2007 : THESE BONDS DON'T RISK PRINICIPAL FOR PROFIT
A lot of fund managers are taking on additional risk in the search for yield, putting their principal at risk. ... more info

31 Oct 2007: STOCKS SURGE ON RATE CUT
Stocks rallied and bonds slumped Wednesday after the Federal Reserve cut a key short-term interest rate by a quarter point, as expected, and implied that it was done cutting rates for the time being. ... more info

30 Oct 2007: HSBC STARTS FIRST INDEX OF MIDDLE EAST CORPORATE BONDS
HSBC and Dubai International Financial Exchange created 25 indexes that group more than 100 securities, including notes that comply with Islamic law. ... more info

29 Oct 2007: U.S. SUPREME COURT TO HEAR CASE INVOLVING TAXES ON MUNICIPAL BONDS
Barring preferential treatment would force 42 states to either tax their own bonds or give identical breaks to out-of-state bonds. ... more info

27 Oct 2007: SHEDDING STOCK-MARKET VERTIGO (BUT STILL MAKING SOME MONEY)
Bank C.D.s, bonds and money market funds may offer peace of mind to nervous investors. ... more info

27 Oct 2007: STOCKS & BONDS: DESPITE OIL, SHARES RISE IN WILD RIDE
The price of crude oil hit another record high yesterday, capping a wild week on Wall Street, punctuated by widespread rumors and violent market swings. ... more info

27 Oct 2007: INVESTING: SHEDDING STOCK-MARKET VERTIGO (BUT STILL MAKING SOME MONEY)
Bank C.D.s, bonds and money market funds may offer peace of mind to nervous investors. ... more info

26 Oct 2007: AUDIO: LARGE-CAP DOMESTIC STOCKS ENTERING 'ZONE OF UNCERTAINTY'
Holly Hooper-Fournier, editor of the Mutual Fund Strategist newsletter, says that her firm's mechanical timing strategy tries to identify "periods of high risk [and] zones of uncertainty," and it has come close to triggering a sell signal on large-cap domestic stocks. Already, in the last week, the system triggered sell signals on the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Russell 2000, and Hooper-Fournier said in a radio interview that domestic and international bonds are among the few market areas that merit current buys. ... more info

26 Oct 2007: BONDS' PRICING IS QUESTIONED IN EMAIL TRAIL
A Royal Bank of Canada trader alleged that some of his colleagues intentionally valued various bonds improperly in a bid to boost the bank's profits. ... more info

25 Oct 2007: WAFFLING U.S. HOUSING REPORTS KEEP BONDS STEADY
Treasury note prices were little changed Thursday after a government report showed new-home sales unexpectedly rose in September after results for previous months were revised down. ... more info

24 Oct 2007: NORINCHUKIN TO BUY ASSET-BACKED BONDS
The biggest holder of asset-backed bonds among Japanese banks plans to invest about ¥3 trillion, or $26 billion, in such securities overseas, saying prices are attractive after turmoil in credit markets eroded demand. ... more info

22 Oct 2007: KKR AND GOLDMAN AVOID LAWSUIT OVER HARMAN DEAL
The companies have agreed to buy $400 million of bonds of Harman International Industries after they abandoned their $8 billion leveraged buyout last month. ... more info

21 Oct 2007: HIGH-YIELD DEBT GETS TEST
Melrose Resources will test the fragile appetite for high-yield debt in Europe after mandating Merrill Lynch as sole bookrunner to sell $357.4 million of junk bonds. ... more info

21 Oct 2007: YIELDS DRIVE BOND SALES
St. George Bank and eight other companies sold 2.02 billion Australian dollars, or $1.8 billion, of bonds in Australia last week, the most since June, as higher yields enticed investors to set aside concerns about further losses from the U.S. housing slump. ... more info

20 Oct 2007: YOUR MONEY: EXOTIC I.R.A.S: LEAVING STOCKS AND BONDS BEHIND
Investors are allowed to put the money in their I.R.A.s into almost anything, be it condominiums or airplanes. A growing number of people are doing just that. ... more info

19 Oct 2007: DISMAL ANNIVERSARY FOR THE MARKET
The Dow industrials marked the 20th anniversary of the 1987 crash with a 2.6% plunge fueled by anxiety about earnings and the credit markets. Bonds rallied, pushing yields lower, and the dollar remained weak. ... more info

19 Oct 2007: DISMAL ANNIVERSARY FOR THE MARKET
The Dow industrials marked the 20th anniversary of the 1987 crash with a 2.6% plunge fueled by anxiety about earnings and the credit markets. Bonds rallied, pushing yields lower, and the dollar remained weak. ... more info

18 Oct 2007: I-BOND PREVIEW: FOCUS ON FIXED RATE
A savings bond expert predicts the Treasury will lower or freeze the fixed-rate component of I bonds on Nov. 1. If you're going to buy, do it now. ... more info

17 Oct 2007: ASIAN BANKS OFFER BONDS AS CREDIT SQUEEZE EASES
Korea Development Bank is seeking to sell at least $500 million of dollar-denominated bonds as a credit crisis eases, said three people with direct knowledge of its plan. ... more info

16 Oct 2007: FOREIGNERS SOLD RECORD AMOUNT OF U.S. ASSETS IN AUGUST
Total holdings of equities, notes and bonds fell a net $69.3 billion after an increase of $19.2 billion in July, the U.S. Treasury Department said. ... more info

16 Oct 2007: LOANS TO FINANCE OIL RIGS HAS TURNED A RISKY BET INTO A WINNER
While U.S. mortgage defaults cause speculative debt to fall, bonds financing oil rigs are still paying handsomely. ... more info

16 Oct 2007: DESPITE CREDIT CRISIS, RIG BONDS ATTRACTS INVESTORS
The best bonds in the market for high-yield debt are financing oil rigs in the Yellow Sea and the Malacca Strait. ... more info

15 Oct 2007: BANKS SET UP BAIL OUT FUND
Oct 15 - The three biggest U.S. banks said they plan to create a fund to prevent the sell-off of billions of dollars of bonds. ... more info

15 Oct 2007: JAPANESE BOND PRICES DROP
Japanese government bonds fell Monday on speculation the U.S. economy will weather a housing slump and keep expanding. ... more info

15 Oct 2007: BOND INDEX WILL TARGET EMERGING CORPORATES
Investment banks have started work on developing a new index to track emerging-market corporate bonds in an effort to profit from a sector that is growing at a faster rate than the more-mature sovereign-debt market. ... more info

15 Oct 2007: NOT-SO-HIGH HOPES FOR HIGH YIELD
We're not hearing much enthusiasm for junk bonds. ... more info

14 Oct 2007: BANKS SEE CHANCE OF SELLING $11 BILLION IN DEBT FROM TXU BUYOUT
Banks for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and TPG will start selling loans and bonds next week to finance the buyout of TXU, now named Energy Future Holdings, people briefed on the plans said. ... more info

11 Oct 2007: MOODY'S CUTS CREDIT RATINGS ON SUBPRIME BONDS
Moody's slashed credit ratings on about 2,000 bonds backed by subprime home loans that were originally valued at $33.4 billion, in its largest wave of downgrades. ... more info

9 Oct 2007: PETRODOLLARS FUEL RALLY IN U.S. GOVERNMENT BONDS
The biggest quarterly rally for U.S. government securities in five years is getting an extraordinary lift from the burgeoning reinvestment of petrodollars by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. ... more info

9 Oct 2007: SOPHISTICATED INVESTOR: BONDS FOR NEWBORNS WON'T RAISE A NATION OF SAVERS
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Instead of getting money from the government when you retire, there's a movement afoot to get money when you are born. That's right, the government is considering issuing "baby bonds" to all Americans at birth that would mature when an individual turns 18. ... more info

9 Oct 2007: BONDS
Japan's bonds fell Tuesday, pushing yields to an eight-week high, on expectations that demand for government debt will wane as the U.S. economy avoids a recession. ... more info

8 Oct 2007: AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR, LIKE ITS CANADIAN COUNTERPART, IS SET TO KEEP GAINING
Investors are drawn to Australian bonds because of the currency's strength, along with a strong economy and the prospect of rising interest rates. ... more info

8 Oct 2007: AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR, LIKE ITS CANADIAN COUNTERPART, IS SET TO KEEP GAINING
Investors are drawn to Australian bonds because of the currency's strength, along with a strong economy and the prospect of rising interest rates. ... more info

8 Oct 2007: SRI LANKA TO OFFER EMERGING-MARKET BONDS TO OVERSEAS INVESTORS
Barclays Capital, HSBC and JPMorgan started marketing the debt in Asia, Europe and the United States on Monday and then will start the sale. ... more info

8 Oct 2007 : TREASURIES A BAD BET NOW )
The gap between yields on TIPS and regular government bonds is around its lowest level in years. ... more info

7 Oct 2007: IN A SEARCH FOR STABILITY, BONDS OFFER CHOICES
Yes, those Treasuries are expensive, but other bonds may provide opportunity. ... more info

6 Oct 2007: IN A SEARCH FOR STABILITY, BONDS OFFER CHOICES
Yes, those Treasuries are expensive, but other bonds may provide opportunity. ... more info

5 Oct 2007: HOW TO PILOT A FUND THROUGH A STORM
The Pioneer fund ended the third quarter ahead 1.6%, showing that even amid turmoil it was possible to make money in junk bonds. ... more info

5 Oct 2007 : MOVIE GALLERY TO FILE FOR CHAP. 11 PROTECTION: REPORT
Video rental company Movie Gallery is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection under a deal with key creditors that will allow it to convert its bonds into stock, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. ... more info

5 Oct 2007: WALL STREET CHEERS JOBS REPORT
Stocks rose Friday morning and bonds slumped after a strong September jobs report reassured investors that the economy is not headed for a recession. ... more info

4 Oct 2007: HARBINGER FUND BET AGAINST SUBPRIME DEBT AND WON
Harbinger Capital Partners generated returns for investors of more than 65 percent this year, helped by bets against subprime mortgage bonds and gains in commodities. ... more info

4 Oct 2007: FUND MANAGER LOADS UP ON MORTGAGE-BACKED BONDS
Joseph Balestrino, manager of the Federated Total Return Bond Fund, was buying when investors fled mortgage bonds. ... more info

4 Oct 2007: WORLD BANK FUND TO INVEST IN POOR NATIONS
The World Bank said it will launch a $5 billion fund to invest in local-currency denominated bonds in poor nations. ... more info

4 Oct 2007: VITAL SIGNS: CALIFORNIA STEM-CELL BONDS RAISE TREATMENT HOPES ALONG WITH MONEY
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's stem cell research initiative got off to a strong start this week, nearly three years after state voters approved funding it with $3 billion in general obligation bonds. ... more info

4 Oct 2007 : WORLD BANK BOOSTS 'LOCAL' BONDS
The World Bank set its sights on cracking one of the most intractable problems in global emerging markets: developing local-currency bond markets to allow countries to fund their long-term needs, such as infrastructure ... more info

2 Oct 2007: SINKING U.S. STOCKS SEND BONDS HIGHER
Treasury securities gained Tuesday after U.S. stocks declined and a report showed that pending home sales had fallen to the lowest level on record in August, another sign the housing recession may persist. ... more info

1 Oct 2007: RECESSION FEARS SPUR RALLY IN U.S. BONDS
For the first time since 1995, the U.S. bond market is rallying on the assumption that the Federal Reserve has relegated inflation to a secondary concern and now views a recession as a much greater threat to the economy. ... more info

30 Sep 2007: INVESTORS SEEK SHELTER FROM SLOWDOWN IN U.S. BONDS
Comments by Federal Reserve officials and Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the Fed, are indicating that investors will continue this week to seek shelter by holding bonds. ... more info

28 Sep 2007: FLEE INTO TREASURYS NOW TO AVOID PAIN TO COME, EDITOR SAYS
BOSTON -- Jim Shepherd, editor of the Shepherd Investment Strategist newsletter, says that the economy is "going into a significant recessionary period" and recommends that investors head for the safety of Treasury bonds now to avoid the pain. ... more info

28 Sep 2007: AUDIO: DESPITE FED CUT, MARKET HAS A 'GREAT DEAL OF RISK, GREAT DEAL OF TROUBLE' AHEAD
Jim Shepherd, editor of the Shepherd Investment Strategist newsletter, says that the economy is "going into a significant recessionary period," and recommends that investors head for the safety of Treasury bonds now to avoid the pain. In a radio interview, Shepherd suggested that "most analysts and commentators right now are proclaiming that the problems are over and that the Fed action has saved the day," but that he sees the move as being "a long-term negative for the economy." ... more info

27 Sep 2007: JAPAN LAW TARGETS NATION'S SAVERS
Japan is preparing to launch the biggest change in the country's financial regulations in 20 years, a move designed to encourage the nation's thrifty savers to put more of their $13 trillion in personal assets into stocks and bonds. ... more info

26 Sep 2007: IT'S TIME TO KICK THE TIRES
A tentative pact between GM and UAW boosted GM's shares and sent auto shares and bonds climbing on expectations that Ford and Chrysler will reach similar pacts. ... more info

25 Sep 2007: SOPHISTICATED INVESTOR: BYE-BYE SUBPRIME LOANS, HELLO JUNK BONDS
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- After the Federal Reserve Board's larger-than-expected interest-rate cut, stock prices jumped. But another asset class is floating higher from the move: Junk bonds, which had been beaten down because of troubles in the subprime credit business, are suddenly looking good as spreads widen and demand picks up. ... more info

23 Sep 2007: JAPAN PLANS TO ISSUE 40-YEAR BOND
Japan's Finance Ministry plans to issue its first 40-year bonds on Nov. 6, with demand expected to come mostly from life insurers and pension funds. ... more info

20 Sep 2007: GOLD, OIL SIZZLE AS DOLLAR FREEZES
Sep 20 - Gold rallied to a near three-decade high, crude closed at a new record near $84, and government bonds tumbled as the dollar hit a lifetime low against the Euro. ... more info

20 Sep 2007: MACQUARIE TO OFFER MORTGAGE-BACKED BONDS IN AUSTRALIA
The bonds will be offered at an extra yield, or spread, of 38 basis points more than the one-month bank bill swap rate, say people familiar with the deal. ... more info

20 Sep 2007: LIFE SAVINGS: HOW TO KEEP BOND INCOME FLOWING WHEN YIELDS ARE FALLING
SAN FRANCISCO -- One of bonds' big bugaboos -- reinvestment risk -- is reappearing, and bond holders accustomed to attractive short-term yields are due for a rude awakening. ... more info

20 Sep 2007: MACQUARIE TO OFFER MORTGAGE-BACKED BONDS IN AUSTRALIA
The bonds will be offered at an extra yield, or spread, of 38 basis points more than the one-month bank bill swap rate, say people familiar with the deal. ... more info

19 Sep 2007: RISK OF PAKISTAN DEFAULT MAY DOUBLE, ANALYST SAYS
A Lehman Brothers analyst recommends buying protection against a default on Pakistan's $2.7 billion of dollar-denominated bonds as President Pervez Musharraf seeks re-election next month. ... more info

19 Sep 2007: RISK OF PAKISTAN DEFAULT MAY DOUBLE, ANALYST SAYS
A Lehman Brothers analyst recommends buying protection against a default on Pakistan's $2.7 billion of dollar-denominated bonds as President Pervez Musharraf seeks re-election next month. ... more info

17 Sep 2007: CHINA SELLS $4.3 BILLION IN BONDS
The move was meant to help fund a new reserves management agency and cool an economy that has generated its fastest inflation since 1996. ... more info

17 Sep 2007: PAUL B. FARRELL: WITH THREE BLIND MICE AT THE HELM, IT'S TIME TO SCURRY INTO BONDS
ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. -- Worried? You bet. Drumbeats pounding: "Recession! Bear!" The voice in your head's getting louder, echoing comic-strip antihero Dilbert's worst-case-scenario in 2002 during the last recession: "I'm broke," said Dilbert, "my 401(k) savings are worthless." Yes, fear's a killer. ... more info

14 Sep 2007: BERKSHIRE RAISES FUNDS FOR CLAYTON HOMES
Berkshire sold $750 million in five-year unsecured bonds this week to provide funds for a Clayton Homes financing unit. ... more info

14 Sep 2007: BANK OF AMERICA LATEST TO TAP JAPAN FOR FUNDS
Bank of America sold 230 billion yen of global bonds on Friday, sources said, joining a handful of major banks that have sought to raise cash in Japan's stable credit markets. ... more info

13 Sep 2007: U.S. BONDS SLIP ON SIGNS OF RESUMPTION IN COMMERCIAL LENDING
Prices of U.S. Treasury securities fell as decreases in interest rates on interbank loans and commercial paper indicated some resumption in lending after recent losses in asset-backed securities. ... more info

13 Sep 2007: BANK EXPECTS POOR PERFORMANCE FOR CHARTERED SEMICONDUCTOR BONDS
The bonds of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, the world's third-largest made-to-order chip maker, will underperform investment-grade Asian debt as the U.S. economy slows, according to Calyon, the investment banking unit of Credit Agricole. ... more info

13 Sep 2007: JAPAN BONDS FALL AS INVESTORS SHUN DEBT
Japan's five-year government notes fell Thursday as yields neared their lowest since March 2006 and gains in stocks deterred investors from buying debt. ... more info

12 Sep 2007: JENNIFER OPENSHAW: THE 15-MINUTE TIP: TIME FOR MUNICIPAL BONDS?
NEW YORK -- Last week I wrote about how the mortgage mess has bitten borrowers and lenders, and how that's helped certain fixed income investments. There's more good news. I was surprised to discover another opportunity in tax-exempt municipal bonds. ... more info

11 Sep 2007: REBOUND IN GOVERNMENT BONDS SEEN AS LIMITED
Efforts to control accelerating inflation in China will limit a rebound in Chinese government bonds, according to Citic Securities. ... more info

11 Sep 2007: HONG LONG USES WARRANTS TO ATTRACT BOND BUYERS
Hong Long, a property developer in China, plans to raise $100 million selling high-yield, high-risk bonds with warrants attached, said two people familiar with the deal. ... more info

11 Sep 2007: BONDS EASE AS STOCKS LOOK STRONG
Treasury prices were mostly lower Tuesday as gains in the stock market drew money away from bonds and a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke shed no light on the central bank's plans for interest rates. ... more info

10 Sep 2007: 'PIVOTAL' TEST AS $140 BILLION IN COMMERCIAL PAPER MATURES
Banks and companies need to refinance almost $140 billion worth of commercial paper in Europe by the end of next week, which may push up yield premiums on corporate bonds, according to Deutsche Bank. ... more info

10 Sep 2007: HEDGE FUNDS LOST 1.3% IN AUGUST
Hedge funds lost 1.3% in August, their worst performance since May 2006, hurt by losses in stocks and junk bonds. ... more info

10 Sep 2007: HEDGE FUNDS LOST 1.3% IN AUGUST
Hedge funds lost 1.3% in August, their worst performance since May 2006, hurt by losses in stocks and junk bonds. ... more info

10 Sep 2007: JAPANESE BOND RALLY; YIELDS REACH LOWEST IN 18 MONTHS
Japanese government bonds rose Monday, pushing 10-year yields to their lowest in more than 18 months, after a government report showed that the economy shrank almost twice as much in the second quarter as economists had forecast. ... more info

10 Sep 2007: COVERED BONDS
In recent weeks credit investors ran for cover in more ways than one. At a time when a handful of banks were refusing to quote prices for some small European government's bonds - the safest of the safe - covered bonds saw nothing like the damage inflicted on other credit classes. ... more info

9 Sep 2007: NEXT IN LINE FOR SUBPRIME HIT: BONDS?
Read full story for latest details. ... more info

7 Sep 2007 : REGULATORS TO PROBE RATING AGENCIES: WSJ
Regulators plan to probe how the major credit-rating agencies are paid and their independence from Wall Street firms that issue bonds, The Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition on Friday. ... more info

7 Sep 2007 : U.S. REGULATORS TO PROBE RATING AGENCIES: REPORT
U.S. regulators plan to probe how the major credit-rating agencies are paid and their independence from Wall Street firms that issue bonds amid the crisis in the mortgage market, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition on Friday. ... more info

5 Sep 2007: SIGNS POINT TO INCREASE IN BOND DEFAULTS
Since June, the amount of distressed bonds has risen more than fivefold to $24.8 billion. ... more info

5 Sep 2007: JENNIFER OPENSHAW: THE 15-MINUTE TIP: A SILVER LINING FOR SAVERS
NEW YORK -- The mortgage mess has bitten borrowers and lenders alike. And some fixed income-rates, such as government bonds, have actually dropped as skittish investors have sought cover. So what's the good news? ... more info

5 Sep 2007: U.S. BONDS FALL AFTER GROWTH REPORT
Treasury 10-year notes fell Tuesday as one of the first August gauges of how the subprime mortgage crisis is affecting the economy showed manufacturing is still contributing to growth. ... more info

4 Sep 2007: JAPAN BONDS CLIMB IN TUESDAY TRADE
Japanese government bonds advanced Tuesday as traders pared bets that the economy is strong enough for the central bank to raise interest rates this month. ... more info

3 Sep 2007: INVESTMENT-GRADE ISSUANCE SOARS
Issuance of investment-grade corporate bonds surged in August as investors sought alternatives to riskier junk bonds and mortgage debt and companies locked in low rates. ... more info

3 Sep 2007: JAPANESE BONDS FALL MONDAY, AHEAD OF GOVERNMENT AUCTION
Japanese bonds fell for a second day Monday on speculation that an auction of 10-year government debt Tuesday will offer investors the lowest coupon in 18 months. ... more info

2 Sep 2007: DELPHI INVESTORS TO RECEIVE $342 MILLION SETTLEMENT
The settlement filed Friday in U.S. court in Detroit includes $295.1 million to investors in shares and bonds and $47 million to current and former Delphi employees who invested in the company through their retirement plans. ... more info

2 Sep 2007: RISING DEMAND FOR CATASTROPHE BONDS
Catastrophe bonds, which investors buy to bet against natural disasters, have returned 3.4 percent since May 31. ... more info

2 Sep 2007: INVESTORS BEGIN RETURN TO RISKIER BONDS
The increase signals the panic that caused money markets to freeze up and delayed 50 bond sales might be abating. ... more info

30 Aug 2007: MUTUAL FUNDS: MUTUAL FUND AND ETF PERFORMANCE, ANALYSIS AND MORE -- AUG. 30
Slumping stocks and bonds typically send investors scurrying for safety, and this recent market downturn has been no exception. ... more info

29 Aug 2007: CHINA SELLS BONDS TO HELP SET UP A COMPANY TO INVEST ABROAD
China is setting up a $200 billion investment company to seek higher returns on its $1.33 trillion of currency reserves. ... more info

29 Aug 2007: CHINA SELLS $79 BILLION IN BONDS TO SET UP RESERVES FUND
The nation's biggest debt sale will provide funds for a state agency that will invest part of the world's largest currency reserve. ... more info

28 Aug 2007: AFTER THE CREDIT CRUNCH, A RUSH TO 'JUNK'
MFS Investment Management is buying the bonds of casino and health care companies, while Loomis Sayles is scouting for "unfairly punished" debt, like loans to Chrysler Group, amid a credit rout. ... more info

28 Aug 2007: WANING CREDIT FEARS BUOY U.S. TREASURY BONDS
The price of 10-year U.S. securities prices rose Monday, while the yield gap between long and short-term government notes narrowed on reduced concern about the subprime-related credit crunch. ... more info

26 Aug 2007: FED EFFORTS TO AVOID A CREDIT CRUNCH MAY HURT LONG-TERM U.S. GOVERNMENT BONDS
The rally in 30-year U.S. Treasury bond prices may become a casualty of the Federal Reserve's efforts to ease a widening credit crunch. ... more info

24 Aug 2007: YIELDS ON MUNI BONDS RISE
Municipal bond yields have risen, some topping 5% in recent weeks, as selling by hedge funds and nervous investors push prices down. ... more info

23 Aug 2007: BOND PRICES MIXED
U.S. government bonds ended mixed Thursday as investors questioned whether a move by Bank of America to shore up the largest U.S. mortgage provider would end the home loan crisis. ... more info

23 Aug 2007: POUNDS BREACHES $2 MARK ON ADDED BETS
The currency also gained as the risk of owning corporate bonds in Europe fell to the lowest point in more than a month. ... more info

22 Aug 2007: NYMEX IN TALKS TO SELL ITSELF
A surge in electronic trading is fueling consolidation in the exchange industry, as investors seek to trade stocks, bonds, commodities and currencies, all in one place. ... more info

22 Aug 2007: DESPITE GOOD RATINGS, A FUND IS SHUNNED
Ottimo Funding, an issuer of economically important corporate paper, has the highest possible credit rating and does not own subprime mortgage bonds. That made no difference to investors. ... more info

22 Aug 2007: MUTUAL FUNDS START TO BUY REITS, BONDS
Mutual-fund managers are finding buying opportunities in corners of the bond market that other investors have abandoned. ... more info

21 Aug 2007: MERRILL LYNCH STRATEGIST SEES BUYING OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIA BONDS
Merrill Lynch forecasts that the price of benchmark 10-year notes will rise this year for the first time since 2004 as a two and a half-year cycle of interest-rate increases pushed inflation below the Reserve Bank of India's annual target. ... more info

21 Aug 2007: SK TELECOM TO CONVERT CHINA UNICOM BONDS TO SHARES
The $1 billion deal helps SK Telecom expand in the world's largest biggest mobile-phone market by subscribers as growth slows in South Korea. ... more info

21 Aug 2007: STOCKS SLIP ON CREDIT WOES
Stocks slipped Tuesday morning as investors mulled ongoing problems in the credit and mortgage markets and opted to put their money in the relatively safer haven of bonds. ... more info

21 Aug 2007: STOCKS & BONDS: INVESTORS, ON EDGE, GRAB UP TREASURY BILLS
In a sign that investors are fleeing investments that carry even the slightest hint of risk, the price of short-term government debt soared Monday. ... more info

19 Aug 2007: SURPRISE RATE CUT BY THE FED RESTORES INVESTOR APPETITE FOR EMERGING MARKET ASSETS
Israel's benchmark Shahar bonds rose for the first time in four days after the U.S. Federal Reserve Friday cut its discount rate to ease the effects of a rout in global credit markets. ... more info

17 Aug 2007: BOGLE: 'HOPE WILL RETURN' (BUSINESSWEEK)
But the index-fund guru says stocks could slide further before the dust clears. His advice: Stay calm -- and keep some bonds in your portfolio ... more info

16 Aug 2007: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY -- AUG. 16
In the old days, a diversified portfolio consisted of blue-chip stocks and U.S. bonds. The stocks provided growth and some income in the form of a dividend and the bonds offered stability and steady payouts. When stocks were up, bonds tended to go down and when stocks went down bonds went up -- the classic example of how diversification protects your portfolio. ... more info

16 Aug 2007: HEDGE FUND DUMPS BONDS, HURTING MUNIS
Read full story for latest details. ... more info

15 Aug 2007: BONDS RESILIENT TO RATES IN CHINA
China's bond market should be able to withstand a fourth interest-rate increase this year because local banks have sufficient funds to invest in debt, ... more info

15 Aug 2007: CHINA VANKE PREPARES $264 MILLION BOND SALE
China Vanke, the biggest Chinese publicly traded developer, plans to sell billions of yuan in bonds in the first offering since the government eased debt-market rules. ... more info

15 Aug 2007: BENCHMARK SUBPRIME INDEX FALLS TO RECORD LOW
The benchmark subprime mortgage index linked to home loans made in last year's second half fell to a record low on Wednesday, as nervous investors sold risky bonds and liquidity fears rose, traders said. ... more info

14 Aug 2007: HOW RATING FIRMS FUELED SUBPRIME MESS
Credit-rating firms played a crucial role in the subprime-mortgage boom that is troubling financial markets. S&P, Moody's and Fitch gave top ratings to securities built on the questionable loans, making them seem as safe as Treasury bonds. ... more info

14 Aug 2007: HOW RATING FIRMS FUELED SUBPRIME MESS
Credit-rating firms played a crucial role in the subprime-mortgage boom that is troubling financial markets. S&P, Moody's and Fitch gave top ratings to securities built on the questionable loans, making them seem as safe as Treasury bonds. ... more info

14 Aug 2007: CREDIT FEARS GIVE BONDS A BOOST
Bonds rose Tuesday after several Canadian investment trusts had trouble repaying short-term loans, further signaling a weakening credit environment. ... more info

14 Aug 2007: AUDIO: 'SIGNIFICANT' MARKET EVENT COULD LAST 'SEVERAL MORE QUARTERS OR A YEAR'
Joe Battipaglia, market strategist for the Private Client Group at Stifel Nicolaus says that the stock market's current downturn is an event that could last at least several more quarters, which should prompt investors to flee to quality stocks and bonds. In a radio interview, Battipaglia said the credit crisis is a "multi-year" event for financial stocks, and warned that investors should avoid the financial and energy sectors as they look for solid fundamentals and reasonable values to carry them through the tough time. ... more info

13 Aug 2007: STRONG U.S. RETAIL SALES TAKE THE EDGE OFF BOND MARKET FEARS
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14 Aug 2007: RENEWED RISK AVERSION HURTS GLOBAL STOCKS
Signs of risk aversion re-emerged on European markets on Tuesday, weighing on stocks and boosting government bonds, even after several days of cash injections from some of the world's major central banks. ... more info

12 Aug 2007: COMMODITY INVESTMENTS UP 50%, AIG REPORTS
Investments in funds that track commodity indexes increased by 50 percent in the second quarter as pension funds and other money managers diversified away from stocks and bonds, according to American International Group. ... more info

9 Aug 2007 : INVESTING FOR ART LOVERS )
Buying bonds from a nonprofit organization lets you show your giving side -- and make money, too. ... more info

9 Aug 2007: CREDIT WOES DECK DOW
Stocks tumbled and bonds rallied Thursday morning as renewed fears about global credit woes caused investors to dump equities and seek safer havens for their money. ... more info

8 Aug 2007 : BONDS TUMBLE AFTER WEAK AUCTION
Bond prices fell Wednesday after a lackluster sale of 10-year notes and as traders turned towards riskier assets rather than the safe haven of bonds. The dollar fell against the euro and rose versus the yen. ... more info

8 Aug 2007: HIGH-YIELD BONDS RALLY, AS FUNDS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LOWER PRICES
SAN FRANCISCO -- Prices of high-yield bonds spiked up Wednesday as money moved back into more credit-risky debt. ... more info

8 Aug 2007: BONDS DIP AFTER WEAK AUCTION
Bond prices fell Wednesday after a lackluster sale of 10-year notes and as traders turned towards riskier assets rather than the safe haven of bonds. The dollar fell against the euro and rose versus the yen. ... more info

8 Aug 2007: BONDS BREAKS HOME-RUN RECORD
Barry Bonds became the most prolific home-run hitter in Major League Baseball history, slugging his 756th to break Hank Aaron's record. ... more info

7 Aug 2007: BONDS BREAKS AARON'S HOME-RUN RECORD
Barry Bonds became the most prolific home-run hitter in Major League Baseball history, slugging his 756th to pass Hank Aaron's record. ... more info

7 Aug 2007 : LEX: EMERGING MARKET CREDIT (FT.COM)
So far, at least, emerging market bonds have escaped the worst of the turmoil in credit markets. But should junk from developing economies really perform better than junk from the developed world? ... more info

6 Aug 2007 : BONDS FALL AS STOCKS SOAR
Treasurys tumbled Monday as investors pulled away from the safe haven of bonds amid soaring U.S. stocks. ... more info

6 Aug 2007: BONDS TUMBLE AMID SURGING STOCKS
Treasurys tumbled Monday as investors pulled away from the safe haven of bonds amid soaring U.S. stocks. ... more info

5 Aug 2007: CHINA POISED FOR BOND RALLY
Chinese government bonds, the worst-performing bonds in Asia, could rally if the central bank refrains from raising interest rates again this year. ... more info

5 Aug 2007: SOME BONDHOLDERS SEE SLOW MARKET RECOVERY
Many longer-term holders of bonds believe recovery could easily stretch into this fall as markets reprice risk and search for stability. ... more info

5 Aug 2007: BARRY BONDS TIES HOME RUN RECORD
Barry Bonds hit home run No. 755 in San Diego, tying Hank Aaron's career home-run record. ... more info

3 Aug 2007: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC BONDS DOWNGRADED
Boston Scientific's bonds were downgraded to "junk" status by two credit-rating agencies, as bond markets signaled increased doubts about the company's ability to pay back its $9 billion in debt. ... more info

3 Aug 2007: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC BONDS DOWNGRADED
Boston Scientific's bonds were downgraded to "junk" status by two credit-rating agencies, as bond markets signaled increased doubts about the company's ability to pay back its $9 billion in debt. ... more info

3 Aug 2007: INDYMAC CEO WARNS EMPLOYEES OF MORTGAGE MARKET PANIC
SAN FRANCISCO -- Shares of lender IndyMac Bancorp Inc. suffered a 10%-plus fall early Friday after an e-mail by Chief Executive Mike Perry to employees surfaced that described the mortgage-backed bonds market as "very panicked and illiquid." As a result, he said in the note that the lender will have to make major changes to its underwriting and pricing guidelines. IndyMac Bancorp is the holding company for IndyMac Bank, F.S.B., which bills itself as the seventh largest savings and loan and the second largest independent mortgage lender in the nation. ... more info

2 Aug 2007: 'FEAR BID' DRIVES UP U.S. TREASURY SECURITIES
Prices of U.S. Treasury securities strengthened Thursday on speculation that losses will deepen in riskier markets including corporate bonds and stocks. ... more info

2 Aug 2007: GENERALI SELLS UNIT, LOGS PROFIT RISE
Assicurazioni Generali reported healthy first-half profit, citing immaterial exposure to bonds backed by subprime mortgages in the U.S. The company also announced the sale of its Nuova Tirrena unit. ... more info

2 Aug 2007: CREDIT SUISSE NET PROFIT RISES 48%
Credit Suisse said second-quarter net profit surged 48%, aided by buoyant markets for issuing and trading stocks and bonds. ... more info

2 Aug 2007: CREDIT SUISSE NET PROFIT RISES 48%
Credit Suisse said second-quarter net profit surged 48%, aided by buoyant markets for issuing and trading stocks and bonds. ... more info

2 Aug 2007: CREDIT SUISSE NET PROFIT RISES 48%
Credit Suisse said second-quarter net profit surged 48%, aided by buoyant markets for issuing and trading stocks and bonds. ... more info

1 Aug 2007: JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BONDS RISE
Japanese government bonds rose Wednesday as reports of increasing losses at hedge funds globally spurred demand for the relative safety of government debt. ... more info

24 Jul 2007: PIMCO'S GROSS SEES 5% TO 10% STOCK CORRECTION AHEAD
SAN FRANCISCO -- Weakness in junk bonds and subprime-mortgage markets could lead to as much as a double-digit correction in U.S. stock markets, respected bond-fund manager Bill Gross warned on Tuesday. ... more info

30 Jul 2007: JAPANESE BANK TO OFFER ISLAM BONDS IN RINGGITS
Japan Bank for International Cooperation plans to sell Islamic bonds in Malaysia backed by products traded on the London Metal Exchange. ... more info

30 Jul 2007: BOND RISK PROMPTS FLIGHT
The perceived risk of owning Asian bonds soared as investors around the world fled corporate and emerging market debt for safer government securities, according to credit-default swap traders. ... more info

30 Jul 2007: FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC HOLD BILLIONS IN SUBPRIME-BACKED SECURITIES
The subprime mortgage bonds that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hold may have lost $4.7 billion in value, Citigroup estimated. ... more info

28 Jul 2007: FANNIE, FREDDIE MAY SUFFER IN SUBPRIME MESS
The value of subprime bonds held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has fallen by $4.7 billion, Citigroup analysts estimate. ... more info

27 Jul 2007: HIDDEN U.S. SUBPRIME LOSSES MAY MIRROR JAPAN BANK CRISIS
Investors and banks holding on to U.S. subprime mortgage bonds in hopes of a recovery in value may make losses worse, mirroring the Japanese banking crisis in the 1990s, according to authors of a new report. ... more info

27 Jul 2007: PIMCO'S GROSS SAYS STOCKS ARE APPROPRIATELY VALUED
Stocks and high-yield corporate bonds are back to appropriate levels, the world's biggest bond fund manager said on Friday, a day after fears of spreading problems in the housing market triggered a rout in global stock and credit markets. ... more info

27 Jul 2007: CITIGROUP SEES $4.7 BILLION OF SUBPRIME LOSSES AT GSES
Falling prices on subprime mortgage bonds have cut the value of such securities held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by $4.7 billion, Citigroup analysts estimate. ... more info

27 Jul 2007: STOCKS AND BONDS SINK AS INVESTORS REASSESS RISKS
Stocks and corporate bonds tumbled on fears that the housing slump is spreading to the broader economy. ... more info

27 Jul 2007: STOCKS AND BONDS SINK AS INVESTORS REASSESS RISKS
Stocks and corporate bonds tumbled on fears that the housing slump is spreading to the broader economy. ... more info

25 Jul 2007: EARNINGS IN THE NEWS
Nomura Holdings, the largest Japanese securities firm, said Wednesday that first-quarter profit almost quadrupled as assets under management climbed to a record and revenue from trading stocks and bonds increased. ... more info

26 Jul 2007: BRAZIL SCRUBS BOND AUCTION
Brazil canceled a regularly scheduled auction of its main LTN bonds, citing "financial market conditions." ... more info

25 Jul 2007: SHANGHAI AUTOMOTIVE PREPARES FOR BOND SALE: AUTOMAKER TO FINANCE OWN-BRAND CARS
Shanghai Automotive, the largest Chinese carmaker, plans to sell as much as 8 billion yuan, or $1.06 billion, of bonds to help finance the development of its own-brand Roewe sedans as well as acquisitions. ... more info

25 Jul 2007: WORLD BUSINESS BRIEFING: BRITAIN: VODAFONE SPINOFF REJECTED
Vodafone Group shareholders voted against plans by a dissident investor group to overhaul the company by spinning off its stake in Verizon Wireless and increasing its debt. Shareholders overwhelmingly supported Vodafones management, with more than 93 percent of proxy voters against a recommendation by an activist investor group, Efficient Capital Structures, to spin off, or issue a tracking stock for, Vodafones 45 percent stake in the Verizon Wireless. Almost 95 percent of proxy voters, which make up the vast majority of Vodafones institutional investors, were also against Efficient Capitals call for the issuance of new listed bonds to shareholders. Vodafones chief executive, Arun Sarin, above, praised Verizon Wirelesss growth and indicated the company had no plans to end its involvement. Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone. ... more info

24 Jul 2007: BONDS RISE MODESTLY, DOLLAR AT RECORD LOW AGAINST EURO
Bonds rose Tuesday while traders bought into the save-haven of government bonds amid a U.S. market selloff, sending the 10-year note's yield to a 7-week low. ... more info

24 Jul 2007: PIMCO'S GROSS SEES 5% TO 10% STOCK CORRECTION AHEAD
SAN FRANCISCO -- Weakness in junk bonds and subprime-mortgage markets could lead to as much as a double-digit correction in U.S. stock markets, respected bond-fund manager Bill Gross warned on Tuesday. ... more info

24 Jul 2007: SUBPRIME WOES HIT JUNK BONDS - GROSS
Woes plaguing the subprime mortgage market are spreading to junk bonds, according Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund. ... more info

24 Jul 2007: 10-YEAR HITS 7-WEEK HIGH, DOLLAR AT RECORD LOW
Bonds rose Tuesday while traders bought into the save-haven of government bonds amid a U.S. market selloff, sending the 10-year note's yield to a 7-week low. ... more info

24 Jul 2007: 10-YEAR HITS 7-WEEK HIGH, DOLLAR AT RECORD LOW
Bonds rose Tuesday while traders bought into the save-haven of government bonds amid a U.S. market selloff, sending the 10-year note's yield to a 7-week low. ... more info

23 Jul 2007: NEW RULES ON PENSIONS HELP BONDS
Fund managers for company pension funds are shifting away from stocks to prepare for accounting changes that will require them to more fully disclose the value of their holdings. ... more info

24 Jul 2007: WHY BANKS BEAT BONDS
Wouldn't it be great if you could find the ideal blend - an investment that combined the cozy security of government bonds with the double-digit returns investors expect from stocks? That seems like a pipe dream in a world where ten-year Treasuries yield 5 percent and equities sell at premium prices that augur a dim future. ... more info

24 Jul 2007: GM'S ALLISON HITS A FINANCING SNAG
Wall Street firms postponed a $3.1 billion debt sale to pay for the LBO of GM's Allison unit by private-equity firms, reflecting hard conditions for risky corporate loans and bonds. ... more info

24 Jul 2007: GM'S ALLISON HITS A FINANCING SNAG
Wall Street firms postponed a $3.1 billion debt sale to pay for the LBO of GM's Allison unit by private-equity firms, reflecting hard conditions for risky corporate loans and bonds. ... more info

22 Jul 2007: STATE STREET PLANS EXCHANGE-TRADED FUND TO SPECIALIZE IN MUTUAL BONDS
The SPDR Lehman Municipal Bond Fund would compete with a proposed offering from Barclays Global Fund Advisors. ... more info

21 Jul 2007: INVESTING: THE GAP IS WIDENING (IF ONLY A LITTLE) IN BOND MARKET YIELDS
Fixed-income investors have been demanding a bigger premium for owning riskier bonds. ... more info

20 Jul 2007: BONDS RISE, 10-YEAR YIELD DIPS BELOW 5%
The dollar fell to record lows against the euro Friday, which traded at a fresh peak of around $1.3839, while bonds gained, sending the 10-year yield below 5 percent for the first time in more than a month. ... more info

29 Jun 2007: BOND FUNDS SLUMP IN QUARTER UNDER PRESSURE FROM RISING RATES
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rising yields and heightened inflationary concerns proved toxic for most bond mutual funds in the second quarter, yet some riskier areas of the credit market such as high-yield bonds managed to stay above water, though barely. ... more info

20 Jul 2007: DOLLAR HITS LOW, 10-YEAR YIELD DIPS BELOW 5%
The dollar fell to record lows against the euro Friday, while bonds gained, sending the 10-year yield below 5 percent for the first time in more than a month. ... more info

20 Jul 2007: DOLLAR HITS LOW, 10-YEAR YIELD DIPS BELOW 5%
The dollar fell to record lows against the euro Friday, while bonds gained, sending the 10-year yield below 5 percent for the first time in more than a month. ... more info

21 Jul 2007: INVESTING: THE GAP IS WIDENING (IF ONLY A LITTLE) IN BOND MARKET YIELDS
Fixed-income investors have been demanding a bigger premium for owning riskier bonds. ... more info

20 Jul 2007: BONDS RISE, 10-YEAR YIELD DIPS BELOW 5%
The dollar fell to record lows against the euro Friday, which traded at a fresh peak of around $1.3839, while bonds gained, sending the 10-year yield below 5 percent for the first time in more than a month. ... more info

20 Jul 2007: DOLLAR HITS LOW, 10-YEAR YIELD DIPS BELOW 5%
The dollar fell to record lows against the euro Friday, which traded at a fresh peak of around $1.3839, while bonds gained, sending the 10-year yield below 5 percent for the first time in more than a month. ... more info

20 Jul 2007: DOLLAR HITS LOW, 10-YEAR YIELD DIPS BELOW 5%
The dollar fell to record lows against the euro Friday, which traded at a fresh peak of around $1.3839, while bonds gained, sending the 10-year yield below 5 percent for the first time in more than a month. ... more info

19 Jul 2007: S&P DOWNGRADES MORE MORTGAGE-BACKED DEBT
Standard & Poor's kept worries about mortgage credit in focus by announcing downgrades of 418 classes of bonds backed mainly by so-called "piggyback" loans. ... more info

18 Jul 2007: MUTUAL-FUND MANAGERS LIKE PROSPECTS FOR MBS BONDS
SAN FRANCISCO -- Don't believe the hype on the subprime mortgage crisis. Analysts say many housing-linked investments could still be good buys, so long as you discriminate. ... more info

18 Jul 2007: MUTUAL-FUND MANAGERS LIKE PROSPECTS FOR MBS BONDS
SAN FRANCISCO -- Don't believe the hype on the subprime mortgage crisis. Analysts say many housing-linked investments could still be good buys, so long as you discriminate. ... more info

18 Jul 2007: EUROPE'S JUNK FEAR GROWS
European investors showed signs of an increasing aversion to risky corporate bonds, despite investor attempts to look beyond the implications for the buyout boom and bull run in stocks. ... more info

17 Jul 2007: SUBPRIME UNCERTAINTY FANS OUT
Bear Stearns said two hedge funds it runs are now worth nearly nothing, as the downturn in bonds tied to subprime mortgages gets deeper and goes global. (Read a letter to clients) ... more info

17 Jul 2007: SUBPRIME UNCERTAINTY FANS OUT
Bear Stearns said two hedge funds it runs are now worth nearly nothing, as the downturn in bonds tied to subprime mortgages gets deeper and goes global. (Read a letter to clients) ... more info

17 Jul 2007: FOREIGN BUYING OF U.S. SECURITIES RISES
Foreigners sharply increased their buying of long-term U.S. securities in May, as appetite for corporate bonds and equities surged. ... more info

17 Jul 2007: EU REVIEWS TRADING COSTS OF BONDS, DERIVATIVES
Halfway through the introduction of measures aimed at cutting the cost of share trading, the European Commission is mulling similar steps for bonds and derivatives. ... more info

16 Jul 2007: INDIA'S 10-YEAR BOND GAINS ON MONDAY
India's 10-year bonds rose Monday on speculation that an increase in spare cash in the banking system will raise demand for debt. ... more info

12 Jul 2007: PRICE OF U.S. TREASURY NOTES DECLINES
The performance of bonds suggested that investors were becoming less averse to risky assets. ... more info

11 Jul 2007: INVESTORS STRUGGLE TO ASSESS VALUE OF MORTGAGE-BACKED BONDS
Investors depend on guesswork by Wall Street traders for valuing their bonds because there is no centralized trading system or exchange for subprime mortgage securities. ... more info

11 Jul 2007: BOND YIELDS CAN ENTICE DURING MARKET VOLATILITY
Yields on the five-year and 10-year Treasury bonds have spiked to their highest levels since mid-2006. Before you jump into the bond market, you'll need to know what to look for. ... more info

10 Jul 2007: S&P COULD CUT RATINGS ON MORTGAGE-BACKED BONDS
If S&P reduces the credit ratings on $12 billion of bonds backed by subprime mortgages, it could force investors to dump the securities and exacerbate losses at hedge funds and securities firms. ... more info

10 Jul 2007: PRICE OF U.S. NOTES RISES
The yields fell after Standard & Poor's said that it might cut credit ratings on $12 billion of bonds backed by subprime mortgages, raising concern that housing weakness would slow the U.S. economy. ... more info

10 Jul 2007: POUND LOOKS TO CONTINUE ITS ADVANCE
The pound rose to a 26-year high against the dollar and British bonds surged after Standard & Poor's said that it may cut ratings on $12 billion of bonds backed by U.S. subprime mortgages. ... more info

11 Jul 2007: INVESTORS BUY PROTECTIVE PUTS ON LEHMAN BOND FUND
As U.S. Treasury bonds rallied on Tuesday, many investors sought options known as puts pegged to a fund often used as a bond market surrogate and, in this case, as a safety net, should bond prices reverse course and fall. ... more info

10 Jul 2007: BANKS AND BROKERS SHARES FALL ON SUBPRIME WOES
The shares of U.S. commercial and investment banks fell on Tuesday after two bond rating agencies started to downgrade billions of dollars of securities backed by subprime bonds, triggering concerns that bond sales and lending businesses could slow. ... more info

10 Jul 2007: RATINGS CUTS RATTLE INVESTORS
S&P and Moody's announced a wave of downgrades on bonds backed by subprime mortgages, a tacit admission that they had misjudged the risk of the securities. ... more info

10 Jul 2007: DOLLAR HITS RECORD LOW TO EURO
A sharp earnings warning from home-improvement retailer Home Depot and downgrade threats for a chunk of mortgage bonds from ratings agency Standard & Poor's sent the dollar to new all-time lows against the euro. ... more info

10 Jul 2007: RATINGS CUTS RATTLE INVESTORS
S&P and Moody's announced a wave of downgrades on bonds backed by subprime mortgages, a tacit admission that they had misjudged the risk of the securities. ... more info

10 Jul 2007: EURO HITS NEW HIGH AGAINST DOLLAR
A sharp earnings warning from home-improvement retailer Home Depot and downgrade threats for a chunk of mortgage bonds from ratings agency Standard & Poor's sent the dollar to new all-time lows against the euro. ... more info

9 Jul 2007: LOSSES SEEN AT $52 BILLION FOR INVESTORS IN BONDS BACKED BY SUBPRIME MORTGAGES.
Subprime defaults are a huge problem for investors in collateralized debt obligations, according to Credit Suisse analysts, who put the fallout from rising delinquency rates at the low end of estimates. ... more info

9 Jul 2007: LITTLE JOY AHEAD FOR U.S. BONDS
The bear market in U.S. Treasury securities is just getting started as investors turn their attention to the strengthening labor market and faster inflation instead of the decline in home prices. ... more info

10 Jul 2007: U.S. TREASURY NOTES RISE ON WORRIES ABOUT SUBPRIME MORTGAGE LOSSES
Losses from bonds secured by U.S. subprime home loans could reach $52 billion amid rising foreclosures on the mortgages. ... more info

9 Jul 2007: FUND INVESTORS LOSE INTEREST IN JUNK BONDS
Junk-bond mutual funds posted their worst monthly performance since 2005 as investors shy away from high-yield debt. ... more info

9 Jul 2007: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY -- JULY 9
Barry Bonds, the San Francisco Giants slugger who is about to eclipse Hank Aaron as the all-time home run leader at the same time as he continues to be embroiled in a controversy over steroid use in baseball, will play in the All-Star Game Tuesday. It speaks volumes about the game that almost destroyed itself but now appears to be the National Pastime once again. ... more info

8 Jul 2007: WILL BUYERS RETURN TO JUNK?
The swoon in junk bonds poses a dilemma for investors trying to decide whether to buy at lower prices or wait to see how the market scenario unfolds. ... more info

5 Jul 2007: UTILITIES AND PHONE COMPANIES PUT A STOP TO RALLY
European stocks and government bonds fell after the president of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, said that interest rates in the euro region were "still accommodative," suggesting they might be lifted further this year. ... more info

5 Jul 2007: BONDHOLDERS HAVE HAD THEIR FILL OF LEVERAGED BUYOUTS
Investors are getting skittish just as private-equity firms, led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Blackstone, prepare to sell $300 billion worth of bonds and loans to finance LBOs, according to Bear Stearns. In the past two weeks alone, more than a dozen companies have been forced to postpone or restructure debt sales. ... more info

4 Jul 2007: RATE RISE EXPECTATIONS UNDERMINE PRICES FOR GERMAN BONDS
While economists expect the ECB to hold benchmark borrowing costs steady at 4 percent Thursday, the ECB president, Jean-Claude Trichet, may signal after the policy-setting meeting that rates will increase later this year. ... more info

4 Jul 2007: FUND MANAGERS MAKE GOOD RETURNS ON DANISH MORTGAGES
Kim Mikkelsen outperformed his European hedge fund peers by investing in bonds backed by summer homes in Hornbaek, Denmark and waterfront apartments in Copenhagen. ... more info

4 Jul 2007: SERVICEMASTER SHELVES BOND OFFERING
Wall Street underwriters called off a $1.15 billion sale of "junk" bonds that would pay for a leveraged buyout of ServiceMaster. ... more info

3 Jul 2007: AS RINGGIT GAINS, SO WILL BONDS, RHB SAYS
The ringgit, which has risen 3 percent this year, may gain another 3.7 percent to 3.3 against the U.S. dollar by March 2008, RHB Research Institute says. ... more info

3 Jul 2007: BONDS
Japanese government bonds gained Tuesday after terrorist plots in Britain spurred demand for the relative safety of government debt in the United States and Europe. ... more info

3 Jul 2007: FUNDAMENTALLY: DONT LET A BOUNCING BOND MARKET MAKE YOU DIZZY
Just as increased volatility in stocks can highlight opportunities for equity investors, the recent rockiness in bonds can help clarify some decisions. ... more info

3 Jul 2007 : UNITED CAPITAL HALTS HEDGE FUND REFUNDS: REPORT
United Capital Markets Holdings Inc. has stopped honoring refunds to investors in some of the firm's Horizon Strategy group hedge funds that invested in subprime-mortgage bonds, Bloomberg reported on its Web site on Tuesday. ... more info

29 Jun 2007: BOND FUNDS SLUMP IN QUARTER UNDER PRESSURE FROM RISING RATES
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rising yields and heightened inflationary concerns proved toxic for most bond mutual funds in the second quarter, yet some riskier areas of the credit market such as high-yield bonds managed to stay above water, though barely. ... more info

3 Jul 2007: UNITED CAPITAL HEDGE FUNDS HALT PAYMENTS
United Capital Asset Management has temporarily suspended payments from four of its Horizon funds following losses from its investment in subprime mortgage bonds. ... more info

3 Jul 2007 : UNITED CAPITAL HALTS HEDGE FUND REFUNDS: REPORT
United Capital Markets Holdings Inc. has stopped honoring refunds to investors in some of the firm's Horizon Strategy group hedge funds that invested in subprime-mortgage bonds, Bloomberg reported on its Web site on Tuesday. ... more info

2 Jul 2007: FUNDAMENTALLY: DONT LET A BOUNCING BOND MARKET MAKE YOU DIZZY
Just as increased volatility in stocks can highlight opportunities for equity investors, the recent rockiness in bonds can help clarify some decisions. ... more info

1 Jul 2007: ROSNEFT TO SLASH DEBT BY $10 BILLION
The Russian state-run oil company will sell bonds to reduce bank loans and sell assets to trim 40 percent of its $25 billion in debt by 2010. ... more info

1 Jul 2007: BONDS GAIN IN POPULARITY AFTER BEAR STEARNS BAILOUT
Demand is being fueled by speculation that losses at hedge funds owning subprime mortgage bonds like those managed by Bear Stearns will spread and slow the economy. ... more info

1 Jul 2007: NATIONAL AIR SERVICES TO ISSUE ISLAMIC BONDS TO FINANCE NEW JETS
NAS, the Saudi operator of a large fleet of private planes, will raise the equivalent of $4.1 billion through the bonds and loans to finance previously announced aircraft orders. ... more info

1 Jul 2007: SUBPRIME WOES, NEW DATA MAY HIT BONDS
The Treasury bond market could find itself pulled in different directions this week by new economic data expected to be generally positive and the ongoing troubles of the subprime-mortgage sector. ... more info

29 Jun 2007: BOND FUNDS SLUMP IN QUARTER UNDER PRESSURE FROM RISING RATES
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rising yields and heightened inflationary concerns proved toxic for most bond mutual funds in the second quarter, yet some riskier areas of the credit market such as high-yield bonds managed to stay above water, though barely. ... more info

28 Jun 2007: CARLYLE GROUP CUTS SIZE OF FUND IPO
Carlyle Group cut the size of its initial public offering of a fund that invests in mortgage-backed bonds, while Cambridge Place said it would close a fund that took losses on subprime debt. ... more info

28 Jun 2007: U.S. BONDS FALL AS FEDERAL RESERVE UNDERSCORES INFLATION RISK
The Fed kept its benchmark interest rate on hold Thursday for an eighth consecutive meeting. "The Fed is signaling it wants it proven first that inflation is down and will stay down," said Gerald Lucas, senior investment strategist in New York at Deutsche Bank. ... more info

28 Jun 2007: TOKYO BONDS SLIDE AS STOCKS REBOUND
Japan's government bonds had their biggest decline since March on Thursday after a rebound in stocks reduced speculation that investors will abandon riskier assets. ... more info

28 Jun 2007: TOKYO BONDS SLIDE AS STOCKS REBOUND
Japan's government bonds had their biggest decline since March on Thursday after a rebound in stocks reduced speculation that investors will abandon riskier assets. ... more info

28 Jun 2007: KHAZANAH NASIONAL RAISES $850 MILLION IN SALE OF ISLAMIC BONDS
Khazanah Nasional, an investment unit of the Malaysian government, sold $850 million of Islamic bonds that can be converted into shares of the country's biggest toll-road operator. ... more info

28 Jun 2007: KHAZANAH NASIONAL RAISES $850 MILLION IN SALE OF ISLAMIC BONDS
Khazanah Nasional, an investment unit of the Malaysian government, sold $850 million of Islamic bonds that can be converted into shares of the country's biggest toll-road operator. ... more info

27 Jun 2007: U.S. BONDS LITTLE CHANGED AS INVESTORS WEIGH ECONOMIC RISKS
The perceived risk of owning corporate bonds was near a 10-month high Wednesday, while bonds in emerging markets tumbled on concern over the extent of investor losses arising from defaults on subprime U.S. mortgage loans. ... more info

27 Jun 2007: FOURTH DAY OF ADVANCES FOR JAPAN BONDS
Japan's 10-year bonds advanced for a fourth day Wednesday, the longest rally in more than three months, on speculation that a drop in local shares will prompt investors to buy government debt. ... more info

27 Jun 2007: MISC POSTPONES SALE OF BONDS AS YIELDS RISE
MISC, the world's biggest owner of liquefied natural gas tankers, postponed a planned $750 million bond sale because of fluctuations in yields sparked by losses linked to U.S. subprime mortgages. ... more info

27 Jun 2007: CHINA INVESTMENT BODY GETS FIRST FUNDS
China's new state investment agency is poised to secure its first significant funding with the announcement that the finance ministry will issue $200bn in bonds. ... more info

26 Jun 2007: SUBPRIME, FUND TRENDS IN FOCUS AT MORNINGSTAR EVENT
Strong global stocks and bonds markets have fueled rapid growth in the $11.1 trillion U.S. mutual fund industry, despite the wobble in emerging markets and concerns about overheated Chinese markets in the past year. ... more info

25 Jun 2007: SUBPRIME WORRIES SEND INVESTORS TO BONDS
U.S. notes remained higher after an industry report showed that sales of previously owned homes had fallen in May to the lowest level in almost four years. ... more info

25 Jun 2007: SUBPRIME WORRIES SEND INVESTORS TO BONDS
U.S. notes remained higher after an industry report showed that sales of previously owned homes had fallen in May to the lowest level in almost four years. ... more info

25 Jun 2007: JAPAN BONDS ADVANCE AS INVESTORS SEEK HAVEN AGAINST HEDGE FUND LOSSES
Japanese bonds rose Monday on speculation that investors will sell global equities and seek a haven in government securities because of hedge fund losses. ... more info

25 Jun 2007: GOLDMAN-ISSUED SUBPRIME BONDS LEAD DOWNGRADES: CITI
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. subprime mortgage bonds issued last year are being downgraded by rating companies at the fastest rate of any issuer, according to Citigroup Inc. research dated June 22. ... more info

24 Jun 2007: BOND MARKET SUPPORTS BUSH ECONOMIC POLICIES
Along with record highs in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index of large-company shares and the smallest yield premiums on the riskiest corporate bonds in the past month, low bill yields are a sign of confidence. ... more info

22 Jun 2007: BEAR STEARNS BAILS OUT HEDGE FUND
Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. on Friday said it would provide up to $3.2 billion in financing for a struggling hedge fund it manages, raising concern about other funds that invested in bonds linked to subprime mortgages. ... more info

22 Jun 2007: THOMSON LEARNING LBO FINANCING HITS TURBULENCE
Financing for leveraged buyouts turned more precarious on Friday as Thomson Learning was forced to retool terms on $5.3 billion of loans and bonds after meeting resistance from investors. ... more info

21 Jun 2007: WESTPAC BANKING RECOMMENDS BUYING PHILIPPINE PESO AS RISK EASES
Westpac Banking is recommending the Philippine peso because strong growth and moderate inflation make the country's stocks and bonds more attractive to investors than those of other nations in the region. ... more info

21 Jun 2007: JAPAN BONDS FALL ON EXPECTATION OF RISING RATES
Japanese 20-year government bonds fell the most in a month Thursday after demand dropped at an auction of the debt on concern that the central bank will raise interest rates. ... more info

21 Jun 2007: RUPIAH AND PESO DECLINE AS YIELD SPREADS NARROW
Southeast Asian currencies, including the Indonesian rupiah and the Philippine peso, dropped Thursday because investors cut holdings of emerging-market assets as U.S. bonds extended declines. ... more info

21 Jun 2007: TREASURY BONDS EDGE LOWER, DOLLAR GAINS AFTER JOBLESS REPORT
Treasurys fell Thursday after the release of two better-than-expected economic reports. The dollar gained against the euro and the yen. ... more info

21 Jun 2007: IS INTEREST CORRECT ON SERIES HH BONDS?
After 10 years the interest rate changes, says Dr. Don. ... more info

21 Jun 2007: BEARS STEARNS HEDGE FUNDS RUN INTO TROUBLE
The 10-month-old High-Grade Structured Credit Strategies Enhanced Leverage Fund has lost about 20 percent this year. The fund specialized in mortgage bonds and securities backed by home-loan bonds and other assets. ... more info

20 Jun 2007: MOST STOCKS FALL AS BONDS RISE
A surge in bond yields to a five-year peak sent stock indexes down from record levels earlier this month. ... more info

20 Jun 2007: JAPAN BONDS EXTEND GAINS
Japan's 10-year bonds rose Wednesday, extending a weekly gain, as a government report showing that manufacturers turned pessimistic reduced speculation the central bank will increase interest rates as soon as next month. ... more info

20 Jun 2007: A SAVVY BET ON SALLIE'S DEBT? (BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE)
The student-loan outfit's bonds could be cut to junk status after it gets taken private. Some pros smell a buying opportunity ... more info

19 Jun 2007: EASING OF BONDS SENDS STOCKS HIGHER
U.S. stocks rose Tuesday after bond yields fell for a third consecutive session, easing concerns that higher borrowing costs would restrain consumers and businesses. ... more info

19 Jun 2007: LONG-TERM RATE RISE PROMPTS SHIFT
Long-term bonds are now returning more than short-term instruments, prompting some investors to shift their strategy. Meanwhile, a jump in 30-year mortgages has some borrowers taking another look at adjustable rates. ... more info

19 Jun 2007: BUY JAPAN'S 10-YEAR BONDS ON SLOW GROWTH, MORGAN STANLEY SAYS
Investors should buy Japan's 10-year government bonds, and avoid two-year notes, because economic growth is not strong enough to spur inflation, according to Morgan Stanley Japan Securities. ... more info

19 Jun 2007: SUBPRIME MORTGAGE BOND INDEX DROPS TO RECORD LOW
Bids for the main index of subprime mortgage bonds dropped to a record low on Tuesday as concerns of losses at a hedge fund and weak housing suggest a deeper downturn for the debt. ... more info

19 Jun 2007: REDEEM OR REINVEST SAVINGS BONDS?
What they pay depends on when they were issued, says Dr. Don. ... more info

18 Jun 2007: A BEAR SNAPS AT U.S. GOVERNMENT BONDS
Treasury securities have lost 1.53 percent this quarter, according to indexes compiled by Merrill Lynch, but the decline does not even rank among the 10 worst quarters since 1978. ... more info

17 Jun 2007: ILLS DEEPEN IN SUBPRIME-BOND ARENA
Moody's move to slash ratings on 131 bonds backed by pools of speculative subprime loans could weigh on the already fragile subprime bond market. ... more info

17 Jun 2007: ILLS DEEPEN IN SUBPRIME-BOND ARENA
Moody's move to slash ratings on 131 bonds backed by pools of speculative subprime loans could weigh on the already fragile subprime bond market. ... more info

15 Jun 2007: FOREIGNERS TRIMMED BUYING OF U.S. BONDS
Foreigners snapped up U.S. mortgage debt and stocks in April while purchases of Treasury bonds sagged, according to a U.S. Treasury Department report released Friday. ... more info

15 Jun 2007: FINANCIAL SYSTEM CAN WEATHER BOND STORM
The financial system is strong enough to weather the dramatic recent sell-off in government bonds and the resulting increase in the cost of corporate borrowing, the ECB signalled. ... more info

15 Jun 2007: WHAT'S BAD ABOUT MUNICIPAL BONDS?
Well, for one thing the yields are usually quite low, says Dr. Don. ... more info

14 Jun 2007: BEAR STEARNS TO LIQUIDATE HOLDINGS AT ONE HEDGE FUND
The company, one of the leading U.S. underwriters of mortgage bonds, lost money betting on subprime mortgage bonds. ... more info

14 Jun 2007: CURRENCY VOLATILITY TO HURT CARRY TRADE, GOLDMAN SAYS
Greater fluctuations in the prices of stocks, bonds and currencies may erode profits from the carry trade, one of the most popular investment strategies in the foreign exchange market. ... more info

14 Jun 2007: BEAR STEARNS FUND FACING MORTGAGE LOSSES: WSJ
A hedge fund managed by Bear Stearns Cos. Inc. is scrambling to sell large amounts of mortgage-backed bonds in a potentially troubling sign for the broader mortgage-backed bond market, The Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition. ... more info

13 Jun 2007: BEAR'S FUND IS FACING MORTGAGE LOSSES
A Bear Stearns hedge fund is trying to sell about $4 billion in mortgage-backed bonds as it faces losses on its investments. ... more info

13 Jun 2007: BEAR'S FUND IS FACING MORTGAGE LOSSES
A Bear Stearns hedge fund is trying to sell about $4 billion in mortgage-backed bonds as it faces losses on its investments. ... more info

12 Jun 2007: GREENSPAN NOT WORRIED CHINESE WILL DUMP TREASURIES
There is little reason to fear a wholesale pullout by China out of U.S. government bonds, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Tuesday. ... more info

11 Jun 2007: INVESTORS BAILING OUT OF BONDS
The biggest rout in the U.S. Treasury securities market in three years is making bond bulls more bearish on Wall Street. ... more info

11 Jun 2007: NEW ZEALAND ACTS TO STOP RISE OF ITS DOLLAR
Traders may now be discouraged from buying New Zealand bonds and bills using borrowed yen, known as carry trades. ... more info

11 Jun 2007: THE PROACTIVE FUND INVESTOR, WITH BILL DONOGHUE: 'CONFESSION SEASON' IS COMING
Like Tony Soprano and Paris Hilton, the stock market is struggling with self-control. Wall Street is selling investments in U.S. large cap stocks and "safe" bonds, both of which are overvalued. ... more info

12 Jun 2007: BROKERS MAKE BONDS EASIER
Schwab plans to charge a flat fee of $1 per bond for online trades as it seeks to make it easier for individuals to buy bonds. ... more info

11 Jun 2007: BOND FUNDS ANTICIPATED RATE SPIKE )
A move from long bonds to short last month foreshadowed the recent rise in interest rates. ... more info

10 Jun 2007: INVESTING: VALERO AND WELLPOINT LEAD U.S. BOND SALES AS YIELDS RISE
The cost to borrow in the market for corporate bonds rose as benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury securities fell the most in three years, pushing their yields above 5 percent. ... more info

10 Jun 2007: BILL GROSS'S BRITISH STAMP COLLECTION OUTPERFORMED HIS BONDS
The manager of the world's largest bond fund stands to raise $5 million or more to benefit charity from the stamps he bought for $2 million. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: INVESTING: TELEFóNICA MAY SELL FIRST YEN-DENOMINATED BONDS
The most indebted European phone company wants to reduce reliance on European investors to refinance its €51.9 billion in debt. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: INVESTING: TELEFóNICA MAY SELL FIRST YEN-DENOMINATED BONDS
The most indebted European phone company wants to reduce reliance on European investors to refinance its €51.9 billion in debt. ... more info

10 Jun 2007: JAPANESE FIRMS TURN TO BOND SALES
Japanese companies including Nissan Motor, Softbank and Nippon Yusen K.K. raised $2.9 billion selling bonds as their credit improved and concern grew about an increase in interest rates. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: INVESTING: TELEFóNICA MAY SELL FIRST YEN-DENOMINATED BONDS
The most indebted European phone company wants to reduce reliance on European investors to refinance its €51.9 billion in debt. ... more info

10 Jun 2007: LOOKAHEAD: TESTING BONDS
Next week brings a slew of economic data that could help clarify whether the bond market's recent bloodbath was justified. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: INVESTING: TELEFóNICA MAY SELL FIRST YEN-DENOMINATED BONDS
The most indebted European phone company wants to reduce reliance on European investors to refinance its €51.9 billion in debt. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: INVESTING: TELEFóNICA MAY SELL FIRST YEN-DENOMINATED BONDS
The most indebted European phone company wants to reduce reliance on European investors to refinance its €51.9 billion in debt. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: INVESTING: TELEFóNICA MAY SELL FIRST YEN-DENOMINATED BONDS
The most indebted European phone company wants to reduce reliance on European investors to refinance its €51.9 billion in debt. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: INVESTING: TELEFóNICA MAY SELL FIRST YEN-DENOMINATED BONDS
The most indebted European phone company wants to reduce reliance on European investors to refinance its €51.9 billion in debt. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: INVESTING: TELEFóNICA MAY SELL FIRST YEN-DENOMINATED BONDS
The most indebted European phone company wants to reduce reliance on European investors to refinance its €51.9 billion in debt. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: INVESTING: TELEFóNICA MAY SELL FIRST YEN-DENOMINATED BONDS
The most indebted European phone company wants to reduce reliance on European investors to refinance its €51.9 billion in debt. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: INVESTING: TELEFóNICA MAY SELL FIRST YEN-DENOMINATED BONDS
The most indebted European phone company wants to reduce reliance on European investors to refinance its €51.9 billion in debt. ... more info

8 Jun 2007: STOCKS JUMP BACK AS BONDS RETREAT
The Dow industrials rose 157.66 points to 13424.39 as stocks recovered from a three-day selloff. Bond yields retreated after a big run higher Thursday, and oil prices sank. ... more info

8 Jun 2007: STOCKS JUMP BACK AS BONDS RETREAT
The Dow industrials rose 157.66 points to 13424.39 as stocks recovered from a three-day selloff. Bond yields retreated after a big run higher Thursday, and oil prices sank. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: INVESTING: TELEFóNICA MAY SELL FIRST YEN-DENOMINATED BONDS
The most indebted European phone company wants to reduce reliance on European investors to refinance its €51.9 billion in debt. ... more info

8 Jun 2007: STOCKS RISE AS BONDS STEADY OUT
Stocks recovered after a three-day selloff, as bond yields showed signs of topping off, the tech sector looked strong and oil prices retreated. ... more info

8 Jun 2007: STOCKS RISE AS BONDS STEADY OUT
Stocks rose early Friday, as bond yields showed signs of topping off. Markets declined in Europe and Asia. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: PIMCO AND PRUDENTIAL BUY INDONESIAN DEBT AS INFLATION FALLS
More than 100 foreign investors have doubled their holdings of the country's bonds. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: INVESTING: TELEFóNICA MAY SELL FIRST YEN-DENOMINATED BONDS
The most indebted European phone company wants to reduce reliance on European investors to refinance its €51.9 billion in debt. ... more info

8 Jun 2007 : CHINA MONEY: MINOR FLOWS TO BONDS AS STOCKS COOL
The apparent end of a bull run in Chinese stocks is prompting minor flows of funds into the battered bond market -- but not enough to keep yields from climbing. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: BONDS RALLY IN INDONESIA
Success in taming inflation has persuaded more than 100 foreign investors to double their holdings. ... more info

7 Jun 2007 : 10-YEAR TREASURY YIELD KEEPS CLIMBING
Treasury bonds plunged Thursday on growing worries about rising interest rates worldwide, sending the yield on the 10-year note to 5.13 percent - the highest in 11 months - and prompting bond guru Bill Gross to turn bearish on the Treasury market. ... more info

7 Jun 2007 : PIMCO'S GROSS SAYS HE'S NOW A "BEAR MARKET MANAGER"
Long-time bond bull Bill Gross, just one year after declaring the end of the bear market for U.S. Treasuries, on Thursday conceded the snappy pace of global economic growth will likely keep bonds on their heels. ... more info

7 Jun 2007: 10-YEAR YIELD JUMPS ABOVE 5%
Treasury bonds plunged Thursday on growing worries about rising interest rates worldwide, sending the yield on the 10-year note to 5.13 percent - the highest in 11 months - and prompting bond guru Bill Gross to turn bearish on the Treasury market. ... more info

5 Jun 2007: INFLATION FORECAST SIGNALS OPPORTUNITY IN JAPANESE BONDS
Investors should buy inflation-linked bonds in Japan as deflation there will probably end in October, Barclays Capital says. ... more info

4 Jun 2007: SALE OF SUBPRIME LENDERS SIGNALS TURNAROUND
The purchase by Citadel Investment Group of Resmae Mortgage is the latest evidence that investors' appetite for bonds backed by subprime mortgages is returning five months after the industry crashed. ... more info

31 May 2007: STOCKS, BONDS... OR JETS
Want a sure-fire way to make a cool million? Buy a Boeing 737 and flip it. There's only one problem: Good luck finding one. ... more info

30 May 2007: CITIGROUP HELPS SELL MORE PRIVATE DEBT TO HEDGE FUNDS
Companies in Asia outside Japan will, for the first time, raise more from high-yield bonds through private placements than public sales this year, said Jeremy Amias, the head of fixed income, currencies and commodities for the Asia-Pacific region at Citigroup. ... more info

29 May 2007: SINOPEC OBTAINS SUPPORT FOR FINANCE PLAN
Sinopec shareholders approved the firm's plan to issue $2.62 billion in bonds to finance its Puguang natural-gas project in Sichuan province. ... more info

28 May 2007: BRIEFLY: BANK OF CHINA TO ISSUE YUAN-DENOMINATED BONDS IN HONG KONG
Bank of China, the nation's second-biggest lender, plans to sell as much as 3 billion yuan, or $392 million, of bonds in Hong Kong, in what may be the city's first sale of Chinese currency debt. ... more info

25 May 2007: STOCKS DRAG BONDS LOWER
Treasurys fell Friday as investors bet interest rates will remain unchanged amid strong U.S. stock performance. ... more info

22 May 2007: SALLIE MAE DEAL MARKS A RULE CHANGE FOR FINANCIAL BONDS
Finance company bonds, the fastest-growing part of the corporate debt market, are no longer a haven from leveraged buyouts. ... more info

22 May 2007: JAPAN'S 2-YEAR BOND YIELD TO REACH 1997 HIGH, MIZUHO SAYS
Japan's two-year government bonds will slide, pushing yields to the highest since 1997, as rising energy prices prompt the central bank to raise interest rates, according to Mizuho Securities. ... more info

22 May 2007: NTT ISSUES YEN BONDS AS BORROWING COSTS RISE
Japan's largest phone company, sold $823 million in 10-year bonds, with a yield of 14 basis points more than sovereign debt with a similar maturity, a banker at Nomura Holdings said. ... more info

21 May 2007: DERIVATIVES MARKET GROWS AT FASTEST PACE IN NINE YEARS
The total value of over-the-counter contracts, which derives from price changes of bonds, currencies, commodities and stocks or events like interest rates and the weather, rose 39.5 percent to $415 trillion. ... more info

21 May 2007: TREASURYS FIGHT AGAINST PRIVATE EQUITY
Treasury prices rallied Monday afternoon as traders bought back into the safe haven of bonds to offset worries that China may seek higher returns from private equity markets. ... more info

21 May 2007: SUPREME COURT RULES FOR BABY BELLS
The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of phone companies in an antitrust suit, and in favor of parents in a special-education suit. Justices agreed to review a closely watched case on taxation of municipal bonds. ... more info

17 May 2007: SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT: BUY BONDS
I guess I'd better talk about bonds in hushed or, better yet, hurried tones - making my point and then heading for the exit before you lose whatever interest you thought you had. It doesn't bother me anymore, though, this second-class citizenship. Actually it was the first thing I realized when I signed on to the bond market in 1971, and something you should be made aware of before you read any further: Bonds don't make as much money as stocks do, so they are the wallflowers at the debutante ball - being asked to dance only out of pity, inebriation or ties to a wealthy father. ... more info

16 May 2007: GOLDMAN OFFICIAL SPEAKS ON DERIVATIVES
Wall Street needs to work harder, perhaps with a push from regulators, to agree on common procedures for settling credit derivatives with cash instead of delivery of underlying bonds, Goldman executive Gerald Corrigan said. ... more info

15 May 2007: JUNK BONDS MAY REPEAT CRASH OF 2002, INVESTORS FEAR
Strong sales of junk bonds and the record $366 billion of leveraged buyouts may lead to the worst bear market for bondholders. ... more info

15 May 2007: FOREIGN PURCHASE OF BONDS ROSE IN MARCH
Foreigners' net acquisition of long-maturity U.S. securities rose in March to $56.3 billion, up from $43.1 billion in February, according to a U.S. Treasury Department report released Tuesday. ... more info

14 May 2007: GOVERNMENT BONDS FALL IN EURO ZONE
ECB officials kept the refinancing rate at 3.75 percent. The bank will raise the rate to 4 percent in June, a survey predicted. ... more info

13 May 2007: MOVERS: COMPANIES IN THE NEWS
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13 May 2007: GOME ELECTRICAL COLLECTS $837.6 MILLION
China's Gome raised $837.6 million from a sale of shares and convertible bonds, partly to fund the retailer's expansion. ... more info

11 May 2007: TREASURYS DIP AS STOCKS RECOVER
Treasury prices fell Friday as stocks climbed on easing inflation concerns, pushing traders away from the safe-haven of bonds. ... more info

11 May 2007: WHAT TO DO WITH INHERITED SAVINGS BONDS
You can't just look at the bonds in isolation from the rest of your portfolio, says Dr. Don. ... more info

10 May 2007: GMAC RAISES $2B IN JUNK BONDS
GMAC LLC, the former lending arm of General Motors Corp., Thursday tapped into the bond market's seemingly insatiable demand for new debt to raise $2 billion, double the initially expected amount. ... more info

8 May 2007: BUYOUT SNUB ROILS OSI'S BONDS
Outback owner OSI delayed a shareholder vote on its private-equity buyout due to a lack of support, pushing the stock down and disrupting the bond market. ... more info

8 May 2007: BUYOUT SNUB ROILS OSI'S BONDS
Outback owner OSI delayed a shareholder vote on its private-equity buyout due to a lack of support, pushing the stock down and disrupting the bond market. ... more info

7 May 2007: U.S. TREASURY PRICES STEADY BEFORE SALES
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7 May 2007: SLUMP MAY BE OVER FOR INDIA BONDS
Expecting a peak in Indian interest rates soon, investors are turning to government debt. ... more info

7 May 2007: JAPAN BONDS IN 2ND DAY OF DECLINE
Japanese government bonds fell for a second day Monday, on concern that a rally in stocks will cut demand for 10-year debt before an auction of the securities on Tuesday. ... more info

7 May 2007 : TREASURY BONDS INCH UP
U.S. Treasury bond prices were up slightly Monday morning, ahead of an afternoon auction of $14 billion of 3-year notes, a maturity that the Treasury Department will retire after this sale. ... more info

7 May 2007: ASIA TAPS THIRST FOR RISK
Onetime Asian corporate basket cases are seeking investors, and foreigners are lining up to buy their stocks and bonds, as hedge funds and institutional investors -- many sitting on cash piles -- scour the globe for new ways to deploy their money. ... more info

7 May 2007: ASIA TAPS THIRST FOR RISK
Onetime Asian corporate basket cases are seeking investors, and foreigners are lining up to buy their stocks and bonds, as hedge funds and institutional investors -- many sitting on cash piles -- scour the globe for new ways to deploy their money. ... more info

6 May 2007: TAKEOVER BOOM DRIVES STOCKS, HURTS BONDS
Stocks continued their streak, but weaker corporate bond prices suggest the debt market is growing concerned. ... more info

6 May 2007: TAKEOVER BOOM DRIVES STOCKS, HURTS BONDS
Stocks continued their streak, but weaker corporate bond prices suggest the debt market is growing concerned. ... more info

6 May 2007: INVESTORS SHIFTING TO BOND, LARGE-CAP FUNDS
Data on money flowing in and out of mutual funds and ETFs highlight trends to high-yield bonds and large-cap stocks. ... more info

4 May 2007: USING REAL ESTATE TO BUILD YOUR INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Four years ago, Vincent McCord was approached by a developer about investing in the construction of a Las Vegas shopping center. He liked the project and wanted to diversify his portfolio beyond stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. ... more info

2 May 2007: SENIORS - ASSET RICH AND CASH POOR
Question: What advice can you give to two senior citizens, ages 72 and 76, who are asset rich but cash poor and are concerned about running out of money? We sell appreciated rental properties to make ends meet and allow us to do some traveling and enjoy the little luxuries of life. Is it too late for us to invest in stocks and bonds? We also have zero risk tolerance now that we're on in years. - Felix, Orange Park, Fla. ... more info

3 May 2007: BOND INVESTORS FEEL SUBPRIME PINCH
Moody's downgraded in the past two weeks more than 30 bonds issued in 2006 and backed by subprime mortgages. ... more info

3 May 2007: BOND INVESTORS FEEL SUBPRIME PINCH
Moody's downgraded in the past two weeks more than 30 bonds issued in 2006 and backed by subprime mortgages. ... more info

1 May 2007: BANKS SEEK OUT ISLAMIC SCHOLARS FOR NEW BONDS OFFERINGS
Bankers sell Islamic bonds, or sukuk, by using property and other assets to generate income equivalent to interest they would pay on conventional debt. The money cannot be used to finance gambling, guns or alcohol. ... more info

1 May 2007 : APPEAL FOR CALM AMID CRISIS IN TURKEY
The Turkish lira weakened in early trade while shares and bonds were expected to remain under pressure on concern about a political crisis created by a court challenge to the presidential election. ... more info

30 Apr 2007: GREEK MINISTER SACKED AMID PENSION SCANDAL
Savvas Tsitouridis, Greece's social affairs minister, was sacked at the weekend amid a deepening scandal over state pension funds' purchases of Greek government bonds... ... more info

30 Apr 2007: TURKISH POLITICAL CRISIS SPARKS SELL-OFF
Turkey's financial markets fell sharply as investors sold stocks, bonds and the lira after a threat by the military to block the government's presidential candidate, although selling pressure later eased. ... more info

30 Apr 2007: GREEK MINISTER SACKED AMID PENSION SCANDAL
Savvas Tsitouridis, Greece's social affairs minister, was sacked at the weekend amid a deepening scandal over state pension funds' purchases of Greek government bonds... ... more info

26 Apr 2007: BONDS
Japan's 10-year bonds dropped Thursday, ending two days of gains, on speculation accelerating economic growth will limit demand for debt. ... more info

26 Apr 2007: FORD RESULTS BEAT ESTIMATES
Ford Motor Co. posted a narrower-than-expected loss on Thursday, helped by cost-cutting and improved results from its European and luxury vehicle operations, sending its shares and bonds up sharply. ... more info

25 Apr 2007: TREASURYS END LOWER AS MONEY STREAMS INTO STOCK MARKET (AT MARKETWATCH)
NEW YORK -- Treasury prices closed lower Wednesday, sending yields higher, after a boisterous stock market rally pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the 13,000 level for the first time and diminished demand for bonds. ... more info

24 Apr 2007: BULL MARKET IN U.S. TREASURY BONDS IS OVER
Analysts say the bears are back after a record-breaking run for Treasury bonds that began in 1984. ... more info

23 Apr 2007: U.S. DEBT PRICES RISE, FOLLOWING EUROPEAN BOND RALLY
The price of U.S. Treasury notes rose Monday, tracking a rally in European government bonds. ... more info

23 Apr 2007: AIR BONDS RALLY AS COMPANIES READY TO EMERGE FROM BANKRUPTCY (AT MARKETWATCH)
NEW YORK -- Junk-rated corporate bonds of Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Inc. have been flying high in April, bolstered by investor hopes that the two carriers face bright prospects in coming weeks as they emerge from bankruptcy status. ... more info

20 Apr 2007: BONDS SLIP AS STOCKS SOAR
Treasury prices fell Friday as investors turned away from the safe haven of bonds to U.S. stocks off news of solid earnings from major companies. ... more info

18 Apr 2007: WEAKENING DOLLAR DRAWS INVESTORS TO EUROPEAN BONDS
Ten-year European government bonds advanced Wednesday as yields near their highest levels in nearly three years attracted investors who were exiting equity markets. ... more info

18 Apr 2007: WORLD'S BIGGEST BOND INVESTORS BET INFLATION WILL RETURN TO JAPAN
BlackRock, the world's largest fixed-income manager, and Pacific Investment Management, which runs the biggest bond fund, bought Japanese government bonds that protect against rising inflation in the fourth quarter. ... more info

17 Apr 2007: SINOPEC TO SELL BONDS TO FINANCE TAKEOVERS
The company is luring investors with rising share prices to sell debt that pays no interest. ... more info

16 Apr 2007: YIELD ON EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT BONDS HOLDS STEADY ON GROWTH OUTLOOK
The yield on two-year European government notes held near a four-year high Monday after Axel Weber, Bundesbank president, said the German central bank might raise its 2007 growth forecast; U.S. Treasuries gained after a technical indicator signaled rising prices. ... more info

16 Apr 2007: FOREIGNERS CUT PURCHASES OF U.S. STOCKS, BONDS
Foreigners sharply cut their purchases of long-term U.S. bonds and stocks in February, but analysts said the news probably doesn't signal a deeper disenchantment with the U.S. economy or the dollar. ... more info

15 Apr 2007: CHET CURRIER: BONDS FROM EMERGING MARKETS FUNDS TELL AN IMPORTANT STORY
Since the end of the 1990s, emerging-markets bond funds have outperformed all other types of bond funds - and most stock funds, too - as prosperity blossomed in developing countries. ... more info

20 Mar 2007: USE TARGET-DATE FUNDS WISELY OR RISK RETIREMENT SHORTFALL: STUDY
SAN FRANCISCO -- Billed as one-stop investments to help people meet retirement goals, so-called target-date mutual-funds have become extremely popular in a short time. These portfolios, which blend stocks, bonds and other assets under one umbrella, start out more aggressively and gradually become more conservative as an investor approaches retirement age. ... more info

15 Apr 2007: INVESTORS REGAIN APPETITE FOR RISK
The Dow industrials are within 20 points of their close before a Feb. 27 selloff, with investors making high-stakes bets on everything from stocks to bonds to currencies. ... more info

15 Apr 2007: INVESTORS REGAIN APPETITE FOR RISK
The Dow industrials are within 20 points of their close before a Feb. 27 selloff, with investors making high-stakes bets on everything from stocks to bonds to currencies. ... more info

12 Apr 2007: BONDS
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13 Apr 2007: SALLIE MAE SHARES SURGE ON BUYOUT REPORT
Shares of Sallie Mae, rose nearly 13 percent, and its bonds fell after The New York Times reported that the largest U.S. student-loan company was in talks to sell itself to private equity firms. ... more info

20 Mar 2007: USE TARGET-DATE FUNDS WISELY OR RISK RETIREMENT SHORTFALL: STUDY
SAN FRANCISCO -- Billed as one-stop investments to help people meet retirement goals, so-called target-date mutual-funds have become extremely popular in a short time. These portfolios, which blend stocks, bonds and other assets under one umbrella, start out more aggressively and gradually become more conservative as an investor approaches retirement age. ... more info

13 Apr 2007: SALLIE MAE SHARES SURGE ON BUYOUT REPORT
Shares of Sallie Mae, rose nearly 13 percent, and its bonds fell after The New York Times reported that the largest U.S. student-loan company was in talks to sell itself to private equity firms. ... more info

9 Apr 2007 : STOCKS FLAT, OIL DROPS AND BONDS FIRM
Stocks struggled to finish in a stalemate on Monday as worries about earnings tempered optimism over strong job growth, falling oil prices and talk of what could be the biggest leveraged buyout ever. ... more info

8 Apr 2007: INFLATION-LINKED BONDS ARE HOT THIS YEAR AS STAGFLATION FEARS RESURFACE
The difference in yields between 10-year TIPS and conventional notes has widened to 2.5 percentage points, a seven-month high and up from 1.43 percentage points in 2002. The gap suggests that real returns on the fixed-rate notes will be eroded by $2.5 million annually on $100 million of securities. ... more info

5 Apr 2007: DOLLAR BONDS ISSUED WITH 'POISON PUTS' CLIMB TO A RECORD
Federated Department Stores, owner of the Macy's retail chain, and Costco Wholesale, a discount retailer, led a record number of investment-grade borrowers that sold dollar-denominated bonds with buyout protection in the first quarter, according to data released by Barclays Capital. ... more info

4 Apr 2007: 'POISON PUTS' OFFER REFUGE TO SOME DURING BUYOUT BOOM
These change-of-control covenants guarantee the value of bonds in case of a leveraged buyout and are helping companies to save almost 50 basis points in annual interest. ... more info

3 Apr 2007: IN EUROPE, HIGH-YIELD DEBT STAYS IN FAVOR
High-risk bonds sold by European companies rose for a ninth month in a row in March, matching the longest winning streak for debt from noninvestment grade companies, as earnings rose and default rates stayed near zero. ... more info

3 Apr 2007: MALAYSIA BOURSE TO TAKE ON BOND BROKERS
The venture aims to capture 10 percent to 20 percent of the of bonds investors traded over the counter with brokers in 2006. ... more info

2 Apr 2007: FOR 2007, COMMODITIES LOOK BETTER THAN STOCKS
Commodities prices are outpacing stocks and bonds for the first time in nine months and the rebound is likely to continue, analysts say. ... more info

2 Apr 2007: BONDS: TREASURY FUTURES MAY SURPASS TRADING IN NOTES AND BONDS
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30 Mar 2007: CITIGROUP, MERRILL TOP Q1 WALL STREET UNDERWRITERS
A hectic pace of mergers, low interest rates and healthy markets fueled a near-record quarter for Wall Street underwriters of stocks and bonds. ... more info

30 Mar 2007: BONDS STEADY AMID OIL CONCERNS
Treasurys prices rose Friday morning after oil concerns temporarily drove investors toward the safe haven of bonds, but ended little changed in the afternoon. ... more info

29 Mar 2007: BONDS
Japan's 10-year government bonds rose Thursday on speculation an inflation report due Friday will back the case for the central bank to keep interest rates on hold. ... more info

28 Mar 2007: BERNANKE SCARES BONDS
Bonds turned around Wednesday, falling after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke raised new inflation concerns. ... more info

27 Mar 2007: WHAT TO DO WITH OLD SAVINGS BONDS
It's not necessary to trade them in just because they've reached face value, says Dr. Don. ... more info

26 Mar 2007: INVESTING: GIVING SUBPRIME LENDING A CHANCE
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21 Mar 2007: US MARKETS SEE FED HINT OF LOWER RATE
The Federal Reserve said it remained focused on inflation rather than growth but qualified its bias towards tightening monetary policy, sparking a rally in stocks and bonds. ... more info

21 Mar 2007: DOW SEES BEST DAY OF '07 POST-FED
Stocks and bonds rallied Wednesday as investors read the latest Federal Reserve policy statement as implying that the central bank is more likely to cut rates than raise them anytime soon. ... more info

21 Mar 2007: FED GIVES DOW BEST DAY OF THE YEAR
Stocks and bonds rallied Wednesday as investors read the latest Federal Reserve policy statement as implying that the central bank is more likely to cut rates than raise them anytime soon. ... more info

20 Mar 2007: USE TARGET-DATE FUNDS WISELY OR RISK RETIREMENT SHORTFALL: STUDY
SAN FRANCISCO -- Billed as one-stop investments to help people meet retirement goals, so-called target-date mutual-funds have become extremely popular in a short time. These portfolios, which blend stocks, bonds and other assets under one umbrella, start out more aggressively and gradually become more conservative as an investor approaches retirement age. ... more info

20 Mar 2007: BONDS PROVE ATTRACTIVE IN MALAYSIA
Inclusion in the World Government Bond Index may attract part of an estimated $1 trillion of funds that seek to match their performance to the benchmark. ... more info

16 Mar 2007: EMERGING-MARKETS BOND-FUNDS POST GAINS AS STOCK-FUND RIVALS SLIP
SAN FRANCISCO -- Emerging-market stocks have been sinking, reflecting concern that the global economy is slowing, but the bonds of these developing nations are showing strong resilience. ... more info

16 Mar 2007: EMERGING-MARKETS BOND-FUNDS POST GAINS AS STOCK-FUND RIVALS SLIP
SAN FRANCISCO -- Emerging-market stocks have been sinking, reflecting concern that the global economy is slowing, but the bonds of these developing nations are showing strong resilience. ... more info

15 Mar 2007: FUNDS: STEERING CLEAR OF RISKIEST BONDS
Bill Kohli of Putnam Investments, manager of the best-performing mutual fund of U.S. ... more info

14 Mar 2007: FUNDS: ECUADOR HEEDS ADVICE ON DEFAULT
Holders of Ecuadorian bonds have the finance secretary of Argentina to thank for convincing President Rafael Correa to back away from his threat to default on $10 billion worth of debt. ... more info

14 Mar 2007: GM TO SHIFT 20% OF PENSION FROM STOCKS TO BONDS
Read full story for latest details. ... more info

14 Mar 2007: U.S. SUBPRIME FEARS SPARK RENEWED SLIDE IN GLOBAL STOCKS
Global stocks tumbled on Wednesday on fears of financial contagion spreading from troubled U.S. subprime lenders, while safe-haven government bonds and the yen firmed as risk appetite faded. ... more info

12 Mar 2007: FUNDS: TRADITION SPURS GAINS IN PAKISTAN
When Nasim Beg opened the first bond fund in Pakistan in 2002, the south Asian nation had only a handful of corporate bonds in which to invest. ... more info

12 Mar 2007: MOODY'S BONDS ITSELF TO MORE TURMOIL
Moody's came under more criticism after deciding to suspend the rollout of its revised bank ratings in order to refine the methodology behind it. ... more info

12 Mar 2007: SUBPRIME FEARS BOOST BONDS
Bond prices ticked higher Monday as more woes in the subprime lending sector sent jitters through Wall Street. ... more info

11 Mar 2007: TACTICAL-ALLOCATION FUND MANAGERS FAVOR STOCKS OVER BONDS
SAN FRANCISCO -- Concern about a slowdown in economic expansion is mounting and market views remain mixed, but managers of mutual funds that can move between stocks and bonds remain Wall Street bulls. ... more info

9 Mar 2007: MUTUAL-FUND INVESTORS BAIL OUT OF STOCKS AFTER MARKET JOLT
BOSTON -- Mutual-fund investors shaken by the market's recent retreat have sold off their stock holdings and moved into the perceived safety of bonds and money markets, asset flows suggest. ... more info

9 Mar 2007 : JAMAICA BONDS IN HIGH DEMAND
Jamaica sold $350m of 32-year bonds this week, suggesting emerging market debt investors are still out in force in spite of recent jolts to financial markets. ... more info

7 Mar 2007 : HIGH-YIELD DEBT (FT.COM)
Could high-yield be next? The subprime meltdown roiling corners of the credit market has yet to infect high-yield bonds. True, spreads widened. The JPMorgan global high-yield index has risen from 279 to 323 basis points over Treasuries during the past two weeks. ... more info

6 Mar 2007: VENEZUELA DISAVOWS 1980S-ERA BONDS
An international financial dispute between a group of Ohio investors and Venezuelas solicitor general is playing out in federal court. ... more info

6 Mar 2007 : EMERGING MARKETS BONDS REBOUND AS GLOBAL STOCKS STRENGTHEN
NEW YORK -- The cost of insurance against a bond default by emerging nations declined on Tuesday, another indication that markets have begun to stabilize following a massive rout in global equities over the past week. ... more info

6 Mar 2007: RYDEX STARTS FUND WITH COMMODITIES, CURRENCIES AND BONDS
SAN FRANCISCO - A new mutual-fund investing in a wide swath of currencies, bonds and commodities promises to give individual investors access to sophisticated risk-control strategies most familiar to institutions. ... more info

5 Mar 2007: EUROPE: EQUITIES TAKE NEW HIT AS INVESTORS SHY AWAY
European stocks fell Monday on concern that the plunge in world market value last week might prompt more investors to sell equities and buy bonds. ... more info

4 Mar 2007: CHINA TO LET OVERSEAS COMPANIES SELL YUAN BONDS
The move by China's central bank could increase demand for the country's currency. ... more info

4 Mar 2007: GOLDMAN AND MERRILL ALMOST "JUNK," THEIR OWN TRADERS SAY
Because of a slumping housing market, investment banks suddenly have become so speculative that their own traders are valuing the three biggest securities firms as barely more creditworthy than junk bonds. ... more info

2 Mar 2007: RETHINKING PORTFOLIO'S APPETITE
Risky investments can be helpful to diversify an investor's core portfolio of stocks and high-quality bonds. But as investors start to re-evaluate their appetite for risk after this week's selloff, many of these investments warrant a closer examination. ... more info

2 Mar 2007: SUBPRIME WOES PRESSURE CORPORATE BONDS
Corporate bond markets weakened further amid concerns over the subprime sector. ... more info

1 Mar 2007 : STOCKS FALL AS INVESTORS SHUN RISK
U.S. stocks slipped on Thursday in the latest leg of a global equities sell-off as investors' diminishing appetite for risk drove them to safer assets like bonds. ... more info

28 Feb 2007: BONDS: FLIGHT TO SAFETY LIFTS DEMAND FOR BONDS
Prices of Treasury securities rose for a third straight session Tuesday, the biggest three-day increase since October, as a drop in emerging- market assets and a slowdown in U.S. ... more info

28 Feb 2007: ASIAN STOCKS TUMBLE
Investors dumped Asian shares and emerging market bonds on Wednesday as a global sell-off that started in China gathered steam after Wall Street stocks shed more than 3 percent overnight. ... more info

27 Feb 2007: RAINS COOL JAKARTA BONDS
Investors should sell Indonesian government bonds, the best performer in Asia last year, after floods ruined crops and damaged roads, causing inflation to accelerate, DBS Bank said. ... more info

26 Feb 2007: STANDARD ASSET MANAGEMENT STARTS HEDGE FUND
The money manager plans to invest the fund's money in bonds and make bets on economic trends and company takeovers. ... more info

26 Feb 2007: DEALERS OPPOSE HEDGE-FUND ACCESS TO BONDS
Primary dealers in European government bonds are objecting to giving hedge funds direct access to the $5.3 trillion market for the government paper. ... more info

26 Feb 2007: DOES SUBPRIME INDEX AMPLIFY RISK?
A closely watched index of subprime mortgage bonds has sunk 30% since the start of 2007, rattling investors. ... more info

23 Feb 2007: MORTGAGE-BOND PIONEER DISLIKES WHAT HE SEES
More than two decades ago, Lewis Ranieri helped create a vast new business: selling bonds backed by millions of Americans' home-loan payments. Today, that business has gone through what he calls a "staggering" transformation, and he doesn't like some of what he sees. ... more info

23 Feb 2007: ITALIAN BONDS AND ALITALIA AFFECTED BY PRODI RESIGNATION
The departure of the Italian prime minister raised bond yields and lowered Alitalia stock as investors feared the upheaval might delay plans to cut spending and sell a stake in the carrier. ... more info

22 Feb 2007: ITALIAN BONDS AND ALITALIA AFFECTED BY FROM PRODI RESIGNATION
The departure of the Italian prime minister raised bond yields and lowered Alitalia stock as investors feared the upheaval might delay plans to cut spending and sell a stake in the carrier. ... more info

21 Feb 2007: INVESTING: TRADER CHOOSES CASH OVER BONDS
Bill Gross, manager of the world's biggest bond fund, is so disenchanted with U.S. ... more info

21 Feb 2007: ARGENTINA MAY REVERSE STANCE ON DEBT
The Argentine president, Néstor Kirchner, who called the International Monetary Fund "pathetic" two years ago, may now follow the organization's advice to repay holders of the nation's defaulted bonds. ... more info

20 Feb 2007: INVESTING: BONDS: ONCE SIZZLE, NOW FIZZLE
The market that once told every other market what to do, also known as U.S. ... more info

20 Feb 2007: A LIVELY MARKET IN 'DEATH BONDS'
Wall Street is increasingly selling bonds linked to life insurance and the immense cash flows associated with it as they seek to diversify their bets. ... more info

20 Feb 2007: TREASURYS CLOSE HIGHER AHEAD OF CPI REPORT
NEW YORK -- Treasury bonds closed modestly higher Tuesday, putting a touch of pressure on yields, as investors looked ahead to the following day's release of monthly consumer price data and the minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting. ... more info

20 Feb 2007: U.S. TREASURYS TURN UP AT MIDDAY; SELLING RUNS ITS COURSE
NEW YORK -- U.S. Treasury bonds turned modestly higher at midday Tuesday, putting a touch of pressure on yields, after an early morning bout of modest selling ran its course. ... more info

19 Feb 2007: INVESTING: ASIA INVESTORS SUPPORT U.S. MORTGAGE BONDS
Freddie Mac, one of the largest sources of money for U.S. ... more info

20 Feb 2007: RATES OUTLOOK SAPS DOLLAR, YEN; GLOBAL STOCKS EASE
Interest rate uncertainty sapped the dollar and yen on Tuesday but helped keep bonds buoyant, while stocks took a breather from multi-year highs. ... more info

18 Feb 2007: VIEWPOINT: BONDS, NOT BOMBS
Rather than military brinkmanship, the other participants in the six-party should consider attacking North Korea with capitalism. ... more info

14 Feb 2007: SARBANES-OXLEY BACKFIRES IN BONDS AS UNREGISTERED SALES SURGE
The U.S. law designed to stamp out corporate fraud is prompting more companies to keep secrets in the bond market. ... more info

14 Feb 2007: INVESTING: WORRY OVER SOCIALIST AFFECTS FRENCH BONDS
The French Socialist Party presidential candidate, Ségolène Royal, is raising concern among investors in French government bonds with her pledges to increase spending. ... more info

14 Feb 2007: FED SEES SOFT LANDING FOR ECONOMY
Stocks and bonds jumped after Ben Bernanke laid out a fundamentally benign analysis of the US economy in his twice-annual testimony to Congress. ... more info

14 Feb 2007: JPMORGAN TURNS LESS BEARISH ON JAPAN'S 10-YEAR BONDS
It cut its forecast for declines because the chance of a central bank interest-rate increase next week faded. ... more info

13 Feb 2007: MERRILL AIMS TO CATCH UP WITH BEAR STEARNS IN SUBPRIME MORTGAGE MARKET
Merrill Lynch is determined to capture a dominant share of trading in bonds backed by home loans, the fastest-growing debt market since 1995 and the most troubled this year. ... more info

13 Feb 2007: HUNT FOR HIGH-YIELD DEBT GOES FAR AFIELD -- AND FACES A CHALLENGE
NEW YORK -- A growing fascination with bonds issued by the world's riskiest government and corporate borrowers faces an important test on Thursday. ... more info

13 Feb 2007: TREASURY BONDS TICK HIGHER
Bond prices rose and the dollar fell Tuesday after the government reported the trade gap hit a record last year and as investors prepared for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to testify before Congress. ... more info

13 Feb 2007: HUNT FOR HIGH-YIELD DEBT GOES FAR AFIELD -- AND FACES A CHALLENGE
NEW YORK -- A growing fascination with bonds issued by the world's riskiest government and corporate borrowers faces an important test on Thursday. ... more info

12 Feb 2007: A BOOM IN 'EMERGING' BONDS
Investors are increasingly snapping up corporate bonds backed by Brazilian beef, Mongolian bank loans and Mexican mortgages. It is happening as a growing number of companies in emerging markets issue debt internationally. ... more info

12 Feb 2007: BRIEFLY: ALUMINUM MAKER PLANS TO SELL BONDS
Aluminum maker plans to sell bonds ... more info

11 Feb 2007: VOLATILITY ON JAPANESE BONDS HITS 18-MONTH LOW
Speculation that slowing inflation will persuade the central bank to delay interest rate increases is cited. ... more info

10 Feb 2007: BANK OF AMERICA FACES PROBE ON MUNI BONDS
NEW YORK -- Bank of America late Friday disclosed it's participating in a government probe into illegal activity surrounding proceeds from municipal bonds and how the money is invested prior to spending on public projects such as schools and bridges. ... more info

9 Feb 2007 : INVESTORS PARSE TREASURY AUCTION DATA
With bonds and the U.S. dollar dependent on foreign central banks that buy U.S. government debt, Wall Street pores over Treasury auction data to get a feel for foreign interest in U.S. ... more info

8 Feb 2007: BONDS CLIMB FOR ANOTHER SESSION
Bond prices climbed for the fifth straight session Thursday, helped by a government auction of 30-year bonds. ... more info

8 Feb 2007: BOND PRICES TICK LOWER
Treasury prices ticked lower Thursday morning as investors prepared for an auction of 30-year bonds later in the session. ... more info

8 Feb 2007 : TREASURY PRICES TICK LOWER AHEAD OF AUCTION, DOLLAR MIXED
Treasury prices ticked lower Thursday morning as investors prepared for an auction of 30-year bonds later in the session. ... more info

7 Feb 2007: KARACHI GAS FIRM TO SELL BONDS FOR EXPANSION
Sui Southern Gas, Pakistan's second-biggest gas distributor, said it plans to raise up to 3 billion rupees, or $49 million, through a bond sale, to expand its network and sell gas to more customers. ... more info

7 Feb 2007: BONDS: BONDS SHRUG OFF DROP IN GERMAN ORDERS
LONDON: European 10-year government bonds shrugged off a report Tuesday showing that orders for German manufactured goods unexpectedly fell in December, closing little changed. ... more info

7 Feb 2007 : WORLD STOCKS AT RECORD LEVELS AS ECONOMY PLEASES
World stocks bumped along near record highs on Wednesday while investors' search for yield kept emerging market and corporate bonds closer to government debt than ever before. ... more info

6 Feb 2007: LONG LIVES, LOW YIELDS CREATE CHALLENGES
The combination of lengthening life spans and skimpy yields on long-term bonds have investors focused on a growing worry: People outliving their money. ... more info

6 Feb 2007 : TREASURYS RALLY AFTER SOLID 3-YEAR NOTES SALE
NEW YORK -- Treasury prices rallied to a sharply higher close Tuesday, sending yields lower, after a successful auction of new 3-year notes assured the market that demand for government bonds remains robust. ... more info

6 Feb 2007: INFLATION-LINKED BONDS IN JAPAN MAY FALL
JP Morgan issues sell advisory, saying consumer prices are expected to drop for the first time in a year. ... more info

5 Feb 2007: HIGH YIELDS ARE DRIVING WALL STREET INTO 'CATASTROPHE' BONDS
Fund managers are turning insurance into the next frontier for securitization, the technique invented to package everything from credit card bills to mortgages and car loans into tradable bonds. ... more info

5 Feb 2007: INVESTING: DEMAND FOR LONG BOND APPEARS TO FALL SHORT
The revival of 30-year U.S. Treasury bonds, beloved as much by the most sophisticated speculators as the soberest investors during four U.S. ... more info

5 Feb 2007 : BRITAIN LEADS SECONDARY MARKET FOR ISLAMIC BONDS
London has taken a decisive step towards becoming a global centre for Islamic finance, establishing the world's first secondary market for trading bonds that comply with the Koran's strict laws on earning interest. ... more info

5 Feb 2007 : U.S. TREASURY BONDS RISE AFTER ISM NON-SERVICES REPORT ()
NEW YORK -- U.S. Treasury prices remained higher Monday morning, putting a bit of pressure on yields, after the Institute for Supply Management's latest services sector survey showed unexpectedly strong monthly growth. ... more info

5 Feb 2007 : SEARS TO TAKE CHARGE FOR BOND SUIT
Sears Holdings Corp. said on Monday it would take a fourth-quarter charge after its subsidiary, Sears Roebuck and Co., was ordered to pay a group of bondholders roughly $73.5 million for redeeming certain bonds after sale of its credit card business. ... more info

5 Feb 2007 : GERMANY BACKS LOCAL CURRENCY BONDS
A proposal to help emerging economies build domestic bond markets will be presented this week to G7 finance ministers. ... more info

5 Feb 2007: INVESTING: VIOLENCE COOLS INTEREST IN BONDS OF PAKISTAN
Deutsche Asset Management and Crédit Agricole Asset Management are shunning Pakistan dollar bonds, the best performing in Asia, as terrorist attacks spread. ... more info

1 Feb 2007: DEUTSCHE BANK PROFIT SURGES ON TRADING REVENUE
The biggest German lender said Thursday that fourth-quarter profit more than tripled, helped by lower taxes and higher revenue from stocks and bonds. ... more info

1 Feb 2007: MUTUAL-FUND AND ETF PERFORMANCE, ANALYSIS AND MORE
If you think buying stocks is difficult, try shopping for bonds. Lacking the broad financial transparency and smooth trading liquidity that stock investors enjoy, the bond market can be a thorny thicket where buying, selling and pricing is difficult at best. ... more info

1 Feb 2007: BONDS: BONDS
Japan's 20-year gained for a third day Thursday after the Federal Reserve said inflation is moderating in the world's largest economy, fueling speculation global inflation may be contained. ... more info

31 Jan 2007: INVESTING: LONDON AIRPORT ASSETS TO BACK BAA'S BONDS
BAA, the world's biggest airport operator, will pledge at least $15.7 billion of assets from the Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports that serve London to back a sale of bonds in the largest deal of its kind. ... more info

31 Jan 2007: INDIAN BONDS, RUPEE MAY RISE AFTER S&P RAISES CREDIT RATINGS
The BBB minus makes the country's stocks, bonds and rupee more attractive to investors who were previously locked out. ... more info

30 Jan 2007: TWO TECHNICAL STRIKES AGAINST THE DOMESTIC DIVA
As the bond market tests its recent lows, the latest reading from the Hulbert Bond Newsletter Sentiment Index shows that most newsletter editors remain steadfastly bullish on bonds. ... more info

30 Jan 2007: WESTERN REFINING TO RETIRE GIANT BONDS
Crude oil refiner Western Refining Inc. said Tuesday it will retire Giant Industries' 8 percent and 11 percent senior subordinated notes once the companies' merger is complete. ... more info

26 Jan 2007: THE SLOPE OF HOPE IN THE BOND MARKET
Have bonds finally hit bottom? ... more info

24 Jan 2007: BIG OWNERS OF VENEZUELAN BONDS HAVE FAITH IN CHAVEZ
Pacific Investment Management, ING Groep and AXA, which hold a combined $1.6 billion in Venezuelan debt, are confident the Chávez government will repay the bonds. ... more info

24 Jan 2007: BOTH RISK AND YIELD DROP FOR JUNK BONDS
The risk premium on high-yield, high-risk corporate bonds fell Tuesday to its lowest level in a decade after a drop in oil prices and surging consumer confidence fanned optimism that defaults would wane. ... more info

23 Jan 2007: CHINA MAY PUT MONEY INTO U.S. BONDS
China, which is diversifying its $1.07 trillion in currency reserves, may favor U.S. bonds as they can easily be sold should the central bank need to defend the yuan, a former central bank researcher said. ... more info

22 Jan 2007: CASTING A WIDER NET FOR BONDS
Ian Spreadbury of Fidelity International says British bonds do not pay enough. ... more info

22 Jan 2007: ALCOA TO SELL $2B IN BONDS
Alcoa Inc. is raising $2 billion in the investment-grade corporate bond market Monday to fund a buyback of shorter-term debt. ... more info

19 Jan 2007: JUNK BONDS APPEAL TO CONSERVATIVE INVESTORS
The junk-bond market is undergoing a sort of gentrification, appealing to more conservative investors, who, like many in the current low-yield environment, are starved for higher returns. ... more info

18 Jan 2007: PROFIT SOARS 68% AT MERRILL LYNCH
The giant U.S. securities firm said that its fourth-quarter net income was bolstered by record revenue from trading and underwriting stocks and bonds. ... more info

16 Jan 2007: INVESTORS LOAD UP ON MORTGAGE BONDS AS TREASURY GAINS FADE
Bill Gross, manager of the world's biggest bond fund, and a growing number of other investors are reducing Treasury bonds in favor of mortgage-backed securities as expectations for lower interest rates this year fade. ... more info

16 Jan 2007: GRANTHAM'S BEARISH FORECAST FAVORS BLUE-CHIPS, TIPS FOR LONG HAUL
SAN FRANCISCO -- Stock mutual-fund investors will have a difficult time making money through 2013 unless they focus on megacap blue chips or bonds, says investment strategist Jeremy Grantham. ... more info

16 Jan 2007: ECB IS EXPECTED TO OVERHAUL TRADE SETTLING
The ECB is expected to approve plans for a single euro-zone settlement system next month that would dramatically cut the cost of settling trades in stocks and bonds. ... more info

16 Jan 2007: 30 YEARS - JUST RIGHT IN JAPAN
Japanese 30-year bonds are attractive as contained global inflation will likely cap the number of times the Japanese central bank will raise interest rates this year, according to Pimco Japan. ... more info

16 Jan 2007: INFLATION PROTECTION
Inflation is the risk that investors most often underestimate. Rising living costs erode the purchasing power of your savings. Inflation can also push up interest rates, which depresses the market value of both stocks and bonds. ... more info

14 Jan 2007: AROUND ASIA'S MARKETS: THAI BONDS LOSE APPEAL
Global bond fund managers are boycotting Thai debt because of government curbs on foreign investors, raising borrowing costs in Thailand, the second-biggest Southeast Asian economy. ... more info

12 Jan 2007: JUNK-BOND HOLDERS ARE LOSING THEIR STATUS
In the debt ladders of companies being taken private, junk bonds, once a financing tool of choice, have fallen to the lowest rung. ... more info

10 Jan 2007: SCHWARZENEGGER'S BOND SEQUEL
Schwarzenegger is proposing that California go back to the well for an additional $43.3 billion in bonds to help rebuild the state's aging infrastructure. ... more info

10 Jan 2007: ICICI BANK COMPLETES $2 BILLION BOND SALE
ICICI Bank, the largest Indian bank by market value, sold $2 billion of dollar-denominated bonds, the most raised overseas by an Indian company, to meet demand for loans as the middle class in India grows. ... more info

10 Jan 2007: BONDS: CORPORATE SALES MAY KEEP BONDS LEVEL
Prices of U.S. Treasury securities were little changed Tuesday. ... more info

9 Jan 2007: INTERNATIONAL DEMAND FOR CORPORATE DEBT HELPS U.S. FIRMS CUT FINANCE COSTS
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and hundreds of companies need to refinance a record $552 billion in debt this year. They are poised to benefit from relative borrowing costs near the lowest level since 1999, as investors in Europe and Asia substitute corporate bonds for U.S. Treasury securities. ... more info

9 Jan 2007: WORLD'S ASSETS HIT RECORD $140 TRILLION
The world's financial system is overflowing with stocks, bonds and other financial assets -- $140 trillion worth, to be precise. ... more info

8 Jan 2007: MUNI BONDS ATTRACT ARBS
Big investors are turning increasingly to municipal-bond arbitrage, but a Fed rate rise could undermine their strategy. ... more info

8 Jan 2007: JOBS, FED STILL WEIGH ON BONDS
Bonds moved slightly lower Monday as investors continued to ponder a robust employment report from last week, prompting them to speculate that the Federal Reserve will not lower interest rates anytime soon. ... more info

8 Jan 2007: $100K. BIG RETURNS. DON'T BET ON IT
Question: An advisory firm has told me they can help me earn a minimum return of 1 percent per month on a $100,000 investment. As I understand it, they borrow four times the amount you invest to buy blocks of bonds and then somehow simultaneously sell smaller blocks of those bonds. ... more info

8 Jan 2007: JOBS STILL WEIGH ON BONDS
Bonds fell again Monday as a pumped-up jobs report from Friday continued to inflict pain. ... more info

7 Jan 2007: PH.D.S AT BARCLAYS BUILD A HEDGE FUND GIANT
BGI is one of the most powerful forces in money management today, a den of finance experts, mathematicians and other disciples of quantitative analysis who use computers to pick which stocks, bonds and currencies to buy and sell. ... more info

7 Jan 2007: GRADING BONDS ON INVERTED CURVE
The inverted yield curve has lasted longer than many economists expected, and some wonder if it is sending a cautionary signal about the economy. ... more info

7 Jan 2007: AROUND ASIA'S MARKETS: LOCAL DEBT GAINS OVER U.S. BONDS
Emerging-market investors, no longer satisfied with the yields on dollar bonds sold by developing countries, are turning to riskier debt issued in Brazilian reais, Turkish lira and Indonesian rupiah. ... more info

6 Jan 2007: WHERE'S THE PARTY? IN EMERGING MARKETS
The mutual funds specializing in emerging-market bonds have generated some of the fattest returns of any class of financial assets. ... more info

5 Jan 2007: SCAM INVESTMENTS: A SNIFF TEST
Question: An advisory firm has told me they can help me earn a minimum return of 1 percent per month on a $100,000 investment. As I understand it, they borrow four times the amount you invest to buy blocks of bonds and then somehow simultaneously sell smaller blocks of those bonds. ... more info

4 Jan 2007: BONDS
Japanese 10-year government bonds fell Thursday, pushing yields to a seven-week high, as traders increased bets the Bank of Japan will raise borrowing costs this month. ... more info

3 Jan 2007: AROUND THE MARKETS: JUNK BOND INVESTORS LOOK FARTHER AFIELD IN SEARCH FOR RETURNS
With yields on traditional junk bonds falling, investors are going to new extremes to find a bond that pays off. ... more info

2 Jan 2007: BEWARE IPOS OF EXOTIC FUNDS
Hedge-fund and private-equity firms are increasingly providing some juicy details about their operations as they issue stock and bonds to the public. But it isn't clear whether investors should be eager buyers. ... more info

1 Jan 2007: DATA POSE EARLY TEST FOR BONDS
Treasury-market participants are looking to this week's data on manufacturing and jobs to set the tone for the new year. ... more info

1 Jan 2007: BONDS: JAPANESE BONDS IN 4TH YEAR OF DECLINE
Japanese bonds declined last week for a fourth year after the Bank of Japan's decision to raise borrowing costs in July spurred speculation the economy was strong enough to withstand further interest-rate increases. ... more info



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