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31 Dec 2010: BONDS' DRAMATIC YEAR SETS STAGE FOR HIGHER RATES
It was a dramatic ride for bonds and the mortgage market in 2010 as an economic crisis in Europe and wonky concepts like "quantitative easing" helped push down yields to levels not seen since the 1950s. ... more info

31 Dec 2010: CORPORATE BONDS LOOKING TO BREAK THROUGH IN NEW YEAR
Though they delivered mixed returns in 2010, corporate bonds are getting an increased amount of attention for 2011 as US companies look to stronger growth prospects and the hunt for yield intensifies. ... more info

31 Dec 2010: EURO-ZONE BONDS TO START NEW YEAR WITH OLD PROBLEMS
With Portugal hitting the debt markets for fresh cash in the first days of 2011, the euro zone looks set to start the new year much as it began 2010: under threat from countries with shaky public finances. ... more info

31 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-YEAR-END POSITION SQUARING BOOSTS BONDS
* Investors look to square up their books for year end * Benchmark note yields have dipped over the year (Adds analyst's comments, updates prices) By Chris Reese NEW YORK, Dec 31 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury ... ... more info

31 Dec 2010: IFR-SCHRODERS SAYS HIGH-GRADE CORP BONDS STILL OFFER VALUE
LONDON, Dec 31 (IFR) - Global investment-grade corporatecredit spreads will probably continue to tighten over the nexttwo to three years, albeit at a more gradual pace, despite theoutlook for sluggish ... ... more info

30 Dec 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS SLIP AS END-OF-YEAR APPROACHES
Treasury prices slip a little further on Thursday, adding to a monthly rise in yields and a positive year for U.S. bonds nears a close. ... more info

31 Dec 2010: INDONESIA AIMS TO ISSUE 38.5 TRLN OF GOVT BONDS IN Q1 2011
JAKARTA, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Indonesia's finance ministry aims to issue 38.5 trillion rupiah ($4.28 billion) of government bonds in the first quarter of 2011, the debt office said on its website on ... ... more info

31 Dec 2010: UPDATE 1-BOCOM PLANS 20 BLN YUAN WORTH OF YUAN BONDS IN HK
* BoCom has largest planned issue of dim sum bonds * Up to 10 bln yuan to be issued before end-2011 * Bond issue to strengthen working capital (Adds details, quote) HONG KONG, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Bank of ... ... more info

30 Dec 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ ENDS AT PAR WITH GREENBACK, BONDS EASE
* Canadian dollar ends at par for first time since Nov. 10 * Bond prices slip on upbeat U.S. economic data (Updates to close) By Ka Yan Ng TORONTO, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Canada's dollar closed exactlyat ... ... more info

30 Dec 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS SLIP AS YEAR-END NEARS
Treasury prices slip a little further on Thursday, adding to a monthly rise in yields and as a positive year for U.S. bonds nears a close. ... more info

30 Dec 2010: UPDATE 3-ARGENTINA BRADY BOND SWAP ACCEPTANCE BEATS TARGET
* Nearly 81 percent acceptance rate in Brady bond swap * Exchange covered $263 million, 54 million euros in bonds * A separate, reopened $6.1 bln swap expires Thursday * About 92 pct of defaulted bonds ... ... more info

30 Dec 2010: TREASURYS SLIP AS YEAR-END NEARS
Treasury prices slip a little further on Thursday, adding to a monthly rise in yields and as a positive year for U.S. bonds nears a close. ... more info

30 Dec 2010: ARGENTINA REACHES 80% ACCEPTANCE IN 'BRADY BOND' SWAP
Holders of more than 80% of Argentina's defaulted Brady bonds have accepted a debt-swap offer in exchange for a basket of U.S. dollar-denominated bonds and a cash payment. Analysts expect Argentina to make a bid to sell new bonds overseas in 2011. ... more info

30 Dec 2010: UPDATE 2-ARGENTINA BRADY BOND SWAP ACCEPTANCE BEATS TARGET
* Nearly 81 percent acceptance rate in Brady bond swap * Exchange covered $263 million, 54 million euros in bonds * A separate, reopened $6.1 bln swap expires Thursday * About 92 pct of defaulted bonds ... ... more info

30 Dec 2010: ITALY FAILS TO SELL ALL ITS PLANNED BONDS
The Italian Treasury failed to sell all of its planned medium- and long-term bond auctions on Thursday and had to pay higher yields than it previously had to. ... more info

30 Dec 2010: MUNICIPALITIES ISSUED RECORD $429 BILLION IN 2010
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. municipal bond issuance reached a record-high $429 billion in 2010, while taxable Build America Bonds made up 27.4 percent of new deals, according to Thomson Reuters data on Wednesday.States, ... ... more info

30 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-US BONDS EXTEND LOSSES ON JOBLESS CLAIMS DATA
NEW YORK, Dec 30 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury debt pricesextended losses on Thursday after lower-than-expected weeklyjobless claims reinforced some expectations the economy may beon the mend. Benchmark 10-year ... ... more info

30 Dec 2010: ARGENTINA BRADY BOND SWAP GETS 80.6 PCT ACCEPTANCE
BUENOS AIRES, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Argentina reached anacceptance rate of 80.6 percent on its $330 million swap ofdefaulted Brady bonds, Economy Minister Amado Boudou told localradio on Thursday, a day after ... ... more info

30 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS EYE SEPT '08 HIGH, DOLLAR WEAKENS
* World stocks rise 0.14 pct, close to Sept 2008 high * Dollar hits record low vs Swiss franc, yuan at record high * Italian sells govt bonds to modest demand, yields rise By Carolyn Cohn LONDON, Dec 30 ... ... more info

30 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: CRUDE OIL PRICES STAY STRONG, HELPING INDEXES TO RALLY
Crude oil traded over $90 for a fifth consecutive day, a first since October 2008, amid signs that global demand was picking up. ... more info

30 Dec 2010: FRANCE TO SELL 7.5-9.0 BLN EURO OATS THURSDAY - ATF
PARIS, Dec 30 (Reuters) - France will sell between 7.5 and9.0 billion euros worth of OAT government bonds on Jan. 6AUCTOAT, Agence France Tresor (AFT) said on Friday. It will offer the 2.5 percent 2020 ... ... more info

30 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS UP WITH TREASURIES AFTER SOLID U.S. AUCTION
LONDON, Dec 30 (Reuters) - German government bonds openedhigher on Thursday, pulled up by a rally for U.S. Treasuriesafter a strong seven-year note auction, with dealers eyeing asale of Italian longer-dated ... ... more info

30 Dec 2010: ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHANGE IN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SHARES AND VOTES IN ASSA ABLOY AB
The conversion of convertible bonds related to Incentive 2006 has now started. The conversion is handled by an external liquidity agent and can take place during a 180-day period between December 2010 ... ... more info

30 Dec 2010: JGB FUTURES UP ON US BONDS; POISED TO GAIN ON YEAR
TOKYO, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond futuresrose on Thursday, taking cues from a surge in U.S. Treasuries,and were on track to gain on the year for the first time in twoyears. * Treasuries ... ... more info

29 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND COMMODITIES CONTINUE RALLY
Equities rose to new highs for the year as gold and copper prices rallied while government bonds were mixed in thin trading. ... more info

29 Dec 2010: WELLCOME EYES ALTERNATIVE ASSETS
When Danny Truell shaped the post-credit crisis strategy for the Wellcome Trust over the past year, there were three risks he wanted Britain's biggest charity to be wary of: inflation, leverage and government bonds. ... more info

29 Dec 2010: US STOCK FUNDS COULD BE BACK AFTER SITTING OUT 2010 RALLY
US equity funds, out of favor through most of this year even as the stock market was posting double-digit gains, could come back in fashion as investors start peeling money away from bonds and emerging markets in the year ahead. ... more info

29 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-30-YEAR RISES TWO POINTS IN PRICE AFTER AUCTION
NEW YORK, Dec 29 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondsrose 2 points in price on Wednesday as demand to buy debt tosquare trading books ahead of year-end accelerated after astrong seven-year note auction. ... ... more info

29 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-EXTEND GAINS AFTER STRONG 7-YEAR AUCTION
* Treasuries prices extend gains on strong 7-year auction * Indirect bidders buy 64.2 pct, highest since mid-2009 * 30-year bonds rise over a point in price (Adds comment, updates prices) NEW YORK, Dec ... ... more info

29 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-US BONDS EXTEND GAINS AFTER 7-YEAR NOTE AUCTION
NEW YORK, Dec 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries extended gainson Wednesday, with the 30-year bond rising over a point inprice, after aggressive bidding in an auction of $29 billion ofseven-year notes. Benchmark ... ... more info

29 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS RISE ON GROWTH EXPECTATIONS; BONDS UP
* Stocks' upward momentum intact for year-end * Treasuries recover some losses after selloff * Dollar weaker against other major currencies (Updates with U.S. midday trading) By Al Yoon NEW YORK, Dec ... ... more info

29 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS LOWER, ITALY SELLS NOTE, BILLS
* Bunds lower after disappointing U.S. auction * Italy sells zero coupon bonds, bills By Kirsten Donovan LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - German government bonds fell onWednesday after U.S. Treasury yields jumped ... ... more info

29 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS PULLED LOWER AFTER POOR TREASURY AUCTION
* Bunds lower after disappointing U.S. auction * Italy to sell zero coupon bonds, bills By Kirsten Donovan LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - German government bonds fell onWednesday after U.S. Treasury yields ... ... more info

29 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS PULLED LOWER AFTER POOR US AUCTION
LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - German government bonds opened lower on Wednesday, after U.S. Treasury yields jumped overnight as an auction of 5-year notes drew dismal demand, raising concerns for a sale of ... ... more info

25 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: INDEXES IN BRITAIN AND CANADA CLIMB TO LEVELS LAST HIT BEFORE THE 2008 CRISIS
The FTSE 100 index in London is up 8.4 percent this month, and the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX index is on track to hit precrisis levels.

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29 Dec 2010: IFC TO BUY BONDS TO OWN 10 PCT IN VIETNAM'S ABBANK
HANOI, Dec 29 (Reuters) - The International Finance Corp., the World Bank's private sector lending arm, plans to buy convertible bonds issued by Vietnam's An Binh Bank in order to own 10 percent ... ... more info

29 Dec 2010: JGBS SLIP AS WEAKER TREASURIES COOL SENTIMENT
TOKYO, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds fell onWednesday, retracing the previous day's gains, after a slide inU.S. Treasuries cooled sentiment in a thin and choppy marketwinding down before ... ... more info

28 Dec 2010: EUROZONE BANKS RELUCTANT TO RETURN ECB FUNDS
Eurozone end-of-year financial market tensions have been highlighted by the European Central Bank's failure to reabsorb funds it has spent on buying government bonds to combat the region's debt crisis. ... more info

28 Dec 2010: TREASURY PRICES TUMBLE AFTER TREASURY AUCTION
Treasury prices dropped Tuesday after results of the government's $35 billion auction of long-term bonds disappointed traders. ... more info

28 Dec 2010: SUMMARY BOX: TREASURY PRICES TUMBLE AFTER AUCTION
BOND PRICES SINK: Treasury prices dropped Tuesday after the government's $35 billion auction of long-term bonds was weaker than expected. ... more info

28 Dec 2010: DESPITE DEFAULT RISK, SELECT MUNI BONDS STRONG BUY: GROSS
Despite the shabby state of government finances in the US, Pimco's Bill Gross says now is the time to be buying municipal bonds. ... more info

28 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-YIELDS JUMP AS DEALERS PREPARE FOR 7 YR AUCTION
* Treasuries extend losses after weak 5 yr auction * 10 yr notes fall point in price, 30 yr bonds drop two * Treasury will sell $29 bln in 7 yr notes on Wednesday (Adds comments, updates prices) By Karen ... ... more info

28 Dec 2010: UAE BODY OKAYS LAW TO MANAGE GOVERNMENT DEBT
The United Arab Emirates is moving to set up a debt office with limits on public borrowing, laying the groundwork to potentially issue the country's first federal government bonds. ... more info

28 Dec 2010: CORRECTED-TREASURIES-US 30-YEAR BOND TRADES POINT LOWER IN PRICE
(Corrects current bond yield in 2nd paragraph) NEW YORK, Dec 28 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondstraded more than a point lower in price on Tuesday amid broadweakness head of a $35 billion auction ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: : MUTUAL FUND INVESTORS EXITING BOND FUNDS
Mutual fund investors’ love affair with bonds may be finally over, after data showed that last week taxable bond funds saw their first net outflows in two years. ... more info

28 Dec 2010: UAE BODY OKAYS LAW TO MANAGE GOVERNMENT DEBT
The United Arab Emirates is moving to set up a debt office with limits on public borrowing, laying the groundwork to potentially issue the country's first federal government bonds. ... more info

28 Dec 2010: CORRECTED-TREASURIES-US 30-YEAR BOND TRADES POINT LOWER IN PRICE
(Corrects current bond yield in 2nd paragraph) NEW YORK, Dec 28 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondstraded more than a point lower in price on Tuesday amid broadweakness head of a $35 billion auction ... ... more info

28 Dec 2010: INDONESIA WANTS FIVE STATE FIRMS TO PROVIDE BOND BACKUP
JAKARTA, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Indonesia's finance ministry is in talks with five state firms to seek a commitment from them to buy government bonds in the event of sudden outflows of capital from the ... ... more info

28 Dec 2010: JGBS RISE ON TREASURIES; DATA TAKEN IN STRIDE
TOKYO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds gained onTuesday, taking cues from a rally in U.S. Treasuries, whileshowing limited reaction to data showing that Japan's economyremained mired in ... ... more info

25 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: INDEXES IN BRITAIN AND CANADA CLIMB TO LEVELS LAST HIT BEFORE THE 2008 CRISIS
The FTSE 100 index in London is up 8.4 percent this month, and the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX index is on track to hit precrisis levels.

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27 Dec 2010: ECB STEPS UP BOND PURCHASES TO $1.47 BILLION
Data from the European Central Bank shows it bought government bonds worth euro1.121 billion in the week ended Dec. 24, as the ECB stepped up bond purchases in its fight against Europe's debt crisis. ... more info

27 Dec 2010: INDONESIA'S FINANCE MINISTRY SWAPS 272 BLN RPH GOVT BONDS
JAKARTA, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Indonesia's finance ministry swapped 272 billion rupiah ($30.08 million) of government bonds in a debt switch auction on Monday, an official said. The ministry said last ... ... more info

27 Dec 2010: JGBS TREAD WATER; LITTLE REACTION TO ISSUANCE PLAN
TOKYO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds treadedwater on Monday in thin trade ahead of the year's end, withlittle reaction shown to plans for debt sold to the market torise to record highs ... ... more info

26 Dec 2010: KRISASSETS FULLY REDEEMS BANK GUARANTEED BONDS
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27, (Reuters) - Malaysia's RAM Ratings has received confirmation that KrisAssets Holdings Berhad (KrisAssets) - the holding company of Mid Valley City Sdn Bhd and Mid Valley Capital ... ... more info

24 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, OIL RISE IN FESTIVE CHEER
* MSCI world equity index steady near Sept 2008 high * Oil sets fresh 2-year high on cold weather * Euro steady; German government bonds weaker By Natsuko Waki PARIS, Dec 24 (Reuters) - World stocks held ... ... more info

23 Dec 2010: SUMMARY BOX: TREASURYS FALL AHEAD OF NEW SUPPLY
MORE DEBT: Treasury prices fell in light trading Thursday after the government said it will sell $99 billion in long-term bonds next week to help finance its budget deficit. That adds more supply to the market. ... more info

23 Dec 2010: MBIA WINS KEY RULING IN BANK OF AMERICA CASE
MBIA Inc won a key ruling that will sharply reduce the time and cost of gathering evidence to prove that Bank of America fraudulently induced it to insure billions of dollars of mortgage bonds. ... more info

23 Dec 2010: US HOPES CHEER MARKETS
A powerful end-of-year stock market rally has sent equities to their highest levels since the collapse of Lehman Brothers LEH more than two years ago, with hopes for the US recovery encouraging investors to pull billions of dollars out of bonds. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: : MUTUAL FUND INVESTORS EXITING BOND FUNDS
Mutual fund investors’ love affair with bonds may be finally over, after data showed that last week taxable bond funds saw their first net outflows in two years. ... more info

27 Dec 2010: JGBS TREAD WATER; LITTLE REACTION TO ISSUANCE PLAN
TOKYO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds treadedwater on Monday in thin trade ahead of the year's end, withlittle reaction shown to plans for debt sold to the market torise to record highs ... ... more info

26 Dec 2010: KRISASSETS FULLY REDEEMS BANK GUARANTEED BONDS
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27, (Reuters) - Malaysia's RAM Ratings has received confirmation that KrisAssets Holdings Berhad (KrisAssets) - the holding company of Mid Valley City Sdn Bhd and Mid Valley Capital ... ... more info

25 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: INDEXES IN BRITAIN AND CANADA CLIMB TO LEVELS LAST HIT BEFORE THE 2008 CRISIS
The FTSE 100 index in London is up 8.4 percent this month, and the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX index is on track to hit precrisis levels. ... more info

24 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, OIL RISE IN FESTIVE CHEER
* MSCI world equity index steady near Sept 2008 high * Oil sets fresh 2-year high on cold weather * Euro steady; German government bonds weaker By Natsuko Waki PARIS, Dec 24 (Reuters) - World stocks held ... ... more info

23 Dec 2010: SUMMARY BOX: TREASURYS FALL AHEAD OF NEW SUPPLY
MORE DEBT: Treasury prices fell in light trading Thursday after the government said it will sell $99 billion in long-term bonds next week to help finance its budget deficit. That adds more supply to the market. ... more info

23 Dec 2010: MBIA WINS KEY RULING IN BANK OF AMERICA CASE
MBIA Inc won a key ruling that will sharply reduce the time and cost of gathering evidence to prove that Bank of America fraudulently induced it to insure billions of dollars of mortgage bonds. ... more info

23 Dec 2010: US HOPES CHEER MARKETS
A powerful end-of-year stock market rally has sent equities to their highest levels since the collapse of Lehman Brothers LEH more than two years ago, with hopes for the US recovery encouraging investors to pull billions of dollars out of bonds. ... more info

23 Dec 2010: RISK APPETITE POSES NEW-YEAR THREAT TO BONDS
US Treasury markets are still reeling from the recent turmoil of a sharp rise in yields during December. This saw the biggest two-day rise in yields for the benchmark 10-year note since the aftermath of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers LEH in September 2008. ... more info

23 Dec 2010: 5 BASIC THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BONDS
Want to improve your portfolios risk/return profile? Adding bonds creates a more balanced portfolio, strengthening diversification and calming volatility. You can get your start in bond investing by learning a few basic bond market terms. ... more info

23 Dec 2010: [$$] INSURERS MOST EXPOSED TO MUNICIPAL BONDS
Credit Suisse says Travelers, W.R. Berkley, Chubb and Allstate are most exposed. ... more info

23 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES RISE AFTER NEWS OF ECONOMY’S GROWTH
Government data showed the economy grew last quarter at an annual rate of 2.6 percent, faster than previously estimated. ... more info

23 Dec 2010: AGENDA: EU BADLY NEEDS BEIJING BOND BACKING
As much of Europe continues to struggle with debt, China has said it will help out by buying bonds from stricken Greece and Portugal, but part of the price will be enduring lectures from the new paymasters. ... more info

23 Dec 2010: THURSDAY LOOK AHEAD: ECONOMIC REPORTS TO MAKE FOR BUSIEST MORNING OF WEEK
Reports on weekly jobless claims and durable goods could make Thursday morning the busiest trading session of the week, but a shortened day for bonds and commodities markets could quickly turn the session into a sleeper. ... more info

22 Dec 2010: CORPORATE BOND INVESTING IN 2011: STRATEGIES AND PITFALLS
Joel Levington, managing director of corporate credit at Brookfield Investment Management, said one strategy is to fish for winners among the lower-rated investment grade bonds. ... more info

22 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-EURO HIT BY RATINGS WARNINGS; STOCKS GAIN
* Common currency hits lifetime low vs CHF * Euro periphery bonds pressured, stocks edge up* MSCI world equity index nears highest since Sept. 2008 By Naomi Tajitsu LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The euro ... ... more info

22 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: INDEXES GAIN AFTER ANOTHER BANK DEAL
Along with signs of an improving economy and a tax cut package passed last week, the increase in corporate deals has helped drive up shares. ... more info

22 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S CONFIRMS BAA1 RTGS OF BONDS TRANSFERRED TO BRISA
Dec 22 (Reuters) - Brisa-Auto-Estradas de PortugalS.A.(BRI.LS: Quote , Profile , Research , Stock Buzz ) *Moody's confirms Baa1 ratings of bonds transferred toBrisa Concessao Rodoviaria; stable outlook... ... more info

22 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-EURO HIT BY RATINGS WARNINGS; STOCKS BUOYANT
* Common currency hits lifetime low vs CHF * Euro periphery bonds pressured, stocks supported* MSCI world equity index little changed on day By Naomi Tajitsu LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The euro hit an ... ... more info

22 Dec 2010: KENYA STOCKS RISE AFTER Q3 GDP DATA, SHILLING STABLE
* Shares buoyed by positive Q3 GDP growth * Currency traders eye central bank for direction * Central Bank auctions 15 bln shillings in bonds NAIROBI, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Kenyan shares rose on Wednesdayafter ... ... more info

22 Dec 2010: INDONESIA'S FIN MINISTRY BUYS BACK 643 BLN RUPIAH BONDS
JAKARTA, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Indonesia's finance ministry bought back 643 billion rupiah ($71.11 million) of government bonds in an auction on Wednesday, said debt office chief Rahmat Waluyanto.($1 ... ... more info

22 Dec 2010: CORR. SDRL - SETTLEMENT OF EARLY CONVERSION OF CONVERTIBLE DEBT
Hamilton, Bermuda, December 22, 2010 - In connection with the settlement of the incentive offers for early conversion of the 2012 and 2014 convertible bonds, the number of outstanding ordinary shares in ... ... more info

22 Dec 2010: SDRL - SETTLEMENT OF EARLY CONVERSION OF CONVERTIBLE DEBT
Hamilton, Bermuda, December 22, 2010 - In connection with the settlement of the incentive offers for early conversion of the 2012 and 2014 convertible bonds, the number of outstanding ordinary shares in ... ... more info

22 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS STEADY, PERIPHERY TO REMAIN PRESSURED
LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - German government bonds weresteady on Wednesday as the market wound down for the Christmasbreak, but bonds issued by highly indebted euro zone countrieswere set to remain under ... ... more info

22 Dec 2010: INFORMATION ABOUT TRANSFER OF PA RESOURCES CONVERTIBLE BONDS BETWEEN SWEDEN AND NORWAY
DnB NOR ASA announces that transfer of PA Resources AB's convertible bonds between Sweden and Norway will be temporarily stopped from 27 December 2010 to 17 January 2011 in connection with payment ... ... more info

22 Dec 2010: JGBS EDGE HIGHER; SALE EYED TO GAUGE SHORT-END DEMAND
TOKYO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds edgedhigher on Wednesday, taking their early cues from higher U.S.Treasuries, with the market waiting to gauge investor demand fornew two-year debt following ... ... more info

21 Dec 2010: CALENDAR SET FOR EU BAILOUT-FUND BONDS
The European Union and euro zone finalized funding plans for Ireland's bailout, in what will be the first test to the region's new rescue mechanisms. ... more info

21 Dec 2010: CRISIS-HIT GREECE GETS NEW RATINGS WARNING
Fitch ratings agency on Tuesday warned of a possible downgrade of Greek bonds, adding pressure on the government as it debates the 2011 budget in parliament. ... more info

21 Dec 2010: MUNICIPAL BOND SALES HIT RECORD IN 2010
States and local municipalities sold more debt in 2010 than any prior year, boosted in large part by sales of taxable Build America Bonds before the program expires at the end of this month. ... more info

21 Dec 2010: TREASURYS CAN'T KEEP MOMENTUM
Treasurys tried to rally again as the Federal Reserve bought bonds, but prices ended up little changed in thin trading before the holiday. ... more info

21 Dec 2010: A WARNING TO PORTUGAL AS SPAIN SELLS BONDS
Spain held a successful debt auction, though it had to pay higher yields, shortly after the ratings agency Moody’s put Portugal on review for a possible downgrade. ... more info

21 Dec 2010: ECB CHIEF ECONOMIST DEFENDS BOND-BUYING PROGRAM
The European Central Bank's chief economist has defended a program to buy government bonds which is meant to ease the debt crisis but that some top officials within the bank have criticized as potentially dangerous. ... more info

21 Dec 2010: A WARNING TO PORTUGAL AS SPAIN SELLS BONDS
Spain held a successful debt auction, though it had to pay higher yields, shortly after the ratings agency Moody’s put Portugal on review for a possible downgrade. ... more info

21 Dec 2010: CANADA FX-C$ DROPS TO SESSION LOW, BONDS RISE AFTER CPI
* C$ hits session low, pares losses to 98.09 U.S. cents * Bond prices rise across the curve * Canada Nov inflation eases beyond expectations * Bank of Canada seen holding rates steady (Adds details) TORONTO, ... ... more info

21 Dec 2010: ECB DRAINS 72.5 BLN EUROS TO OFFSET BOND BUYS
FRANKFURT, Dec 21 (Reuters) - The European Central Bankcomfortably attracted the 72.5 billion euros it needed to offsetits purchases of euro zone government bonds on Tuesday. The ECB takes seven-day deposits ... ... more info

21 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: S.&P. 500 REACHES 2-YEAR HIGH AS SHARES POST MODEST GAINS
Investors were slow to push stocks higher after a run of solid economic data had sent the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index up 5.4 percent for the month. ... more info

21 Dec 2010: MOODY'S WARNS PORTUGAL ON POSSIBLE DOWNGRADE
Moody's has warned that it may downgrade Portugal's government bonds because of concerns over the country's ability to access debt markets, weak economic growth and the funding difficulties facing Portuguese banks. ... more info

21 Dec 2010: JGBS EDGE LOWER; ADVANCE STALLS AHEAD OF BOJ
TOKYO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds edgedlower on Tuesday after two days of large gains, with the marketstalling ahead of a policy decision by the Bank of Japan. * The benchmark 10-year ... ... more info

20 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-EURO TUMBLES BUT STOCKS RISE IN CHOPPY DAY
* Euro hits all-time low versus Swiss franc, Aussie dollar * Stocks rebound in choppy session on repositioning * Oil seesaws, ends higher, on prospect of future rallies * Bonds slip late in day after Federal ... ... more info

20 Dec 2010: [$$] BANKS LOOK TO PROFIT ON MUNI-BOND FEARS
Banks Look to Profit on Muni-Bond Fears Some of the world's biggest banks are lining up to profit from worries about the declining finances of U.S. cities and states, with an effort to attract more buyers and sellers of derivatives on municipal bonds. ... more info

20 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-LONG-DATED BONDS SLIP AFTER FED PURCHASES
* Profit-taking cited after a two-day bounce * Fed purchases, stocks influenced bonds in choppy trade * Fed bought $7.79 bln bonds in late morning * Fed bought $6.78 bln Dec 2014-Aug 2020 in afternoon ... ... more info

20 Dec 2010: CURRENCIES: DOLLAR HITS TWO-WEEK HIGH AFTER ECB REPORT
The greenback extends gains after the European Central Bank released data showing it sharply reduced purchases of European government bonds in the latest week. ... more info

20 Dec 2010: USING BONDS TO PREDICT RECESSIONS
The US Treasury bond yield curve is an excellent recession predictor. The difference between the six-month and 10-year yields turned negative ahead of each of the past seven recessions. ... more info

20 Dec 2010: ECB GOVERNMENT BOND PURCHASES DROP SHARPLY
The European Central Bank has sharply reduced its purchases of bonds from vulnerable governments such as Greece, Ireland, or Portugal, despite pressure to do more to help fight the continent's crippling debt crisis. ... more info

20 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS RISE ON FED PURCHASES, SAFEHAVEN DEMAND
* South Korea's military drill renews geopolitical jitters * Fed buys $7.79 bln bonds, eyes shorter issues in 2nd op * Fed's Bullard says QE2 "at least modestly successful" (Recasts lead, ... ... more info

20 Dec 2010: [$$] BOND SWITCHEROO
Investors are moving out of municipals and into high-yield bonds. ... more info

20 Dec 2010: ECB SLOWED PURCHASES OF GOVERNMENT BONDS LAST WEEK
Purchases of euro-zone government bonds by the European Central Bank slowed last week, according to data released Monday. The ECB said it settled 603 million euros worth of purchases in the week through Friday, down from 2.667 billion euros the previous week. ... more info

20 Dec 2010: DOLLAR GAINS; ECB SAYS BOUGHT LESS EUROPEAN DEBT
The dollar extended gains against the euro on Monday after the European Central Bank released data showing it sharply reduced its purchases of European government bonds in the latest week, according to media reports. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: : MUTUAL FUND INVESTORS EXITING BOND FUNDS
Mutual fund investors’ love affair with bonds may be finally over, after data showed that last week taxable bond funds saw their first net outflows in two years. ... more info

20 Dec 2010: BANKS LOOK TO PROFIT ON MUNI-BOND FEARS
Some of the world's biggest banks are lining up to profit from worries about the declining finances of U.S. cities and states, with an effort to attract more buyers and sellers of derivatives on municipal bonds. ... more info

20 Dec 2010: WEAK GET WEAKER AS MUNI BONDS FALL
Investors are increasingly differentiating between U.S. state and local governments with strong finances and those facing big fiscal woes. The growing interest-rate spreads bring echoes of the European debt crisis. ... more info

20 Dec 2010: JAPAN LIKELY TO SELL Y144.9 TRLN JGBS IN '11/12-SOURCES
By Takaya Yamaguchi and Yoshiyasu Shida TOKYO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Japan plans to issue 144.9 trillionyen ($1.72 trillion) in government bonds to the market in thefiscal year from next April, two sources ... ... more info

20 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-WORLD STOCKS STEADY; EURO HITS 2-WEEK LOW
* MSCI world equity index steady on the day * European stocks edge higher; Korea tensions eyed * Euro falls amid debt concerns; government bonds firmer By Natsuko Waki LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - World ... ... more info

20 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASGNS RTGS TO AMB FUNABASHI TOKOROZAWA TMK'S BONDS
Dec 20 (Reuters) - AMB Funabashi Tokorozawa TMK * Moody's assigns ratings to AMB Funabashi Tokorozawa TMK'sSpecified Loan & Bonds ... more info

20 Dec 2010: SDRL - SEADRILL ANNOUNCES THE OUTCOME OF THE INCENTIVE OFFERS FOR CONVERTIBLE BONDS DUE 2012 AND 2014
Hamilton, Bermuda, December 20, 2010 - Seadrill is pleased to announce that holders of US$603.6 million in principal amount of its convertible bonds due 2012 (ISIN: NO0010395981) ("2012's") ... ... more info

20 Dec 2010: JGBS RISE, RECOVERY IN U.S. TREASURIES FUELS GAINS
TOKYO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds gained onMonday, adding to the previous session's rally as a recovery inU.S. Treasuries continued after last week's sharp sell-off. * March 10-year ... ... more info

19 Dec 2010: WEAK GET WEAKER AS MUNI BONDS FALL
Investors are increasingly differentiating between U.S. state and local governments with strong finances and those facing big fiscal woes. The growing interest-rate spreads bring echoes of the European debt crisis. ... more info

17 Dec 2010: SUMMARY BOX: EUROPE'S WOES HELP SUPPORT TREASURYS
A BREATHER: The recent Treasury market rout took a pause Friday, as Europe's lingering debt problems returned investors to the relative safety of U.S. government bonds. Longer-dated Treasurys got a boost from the Federal Reserve buying $2 billion in bonds. ... more info

17 Dec 2010: TREASURYS PRICES EDGE UP AS EUROPE WORRIES RETURN
The recent drop in Treasurys took a pause on Friday as Europe's ongoing debt troubles had investors returning to the safety of U.S. government bonds. ... more info

17 Dec 2010: U.S. FACES TOUGH FUTURE WITHOUT BUILD AMERICA BONDS
U.S. state and local governments face a surge in borrowing costs after lawmakers refused to renew the federally subsidized Build America Bonds program used to fund infrastructure projects and create jobs. ... more info

17 Dec 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ SLIDES FOR SECOND SESSION, BONDS RISE
* C$ slides to 98.74 U.S. cents * Canadian bond prices rise in light volume (Updates to close) TORONTO, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar ended loweragainst the U.S. currency for a second straight ... ... more info

17 Dec 2010: NET SHORT BETS ON U.S. BONDS FELL AHEAD OF REBOUND
NEW YORK, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Net speculative short bets onU.S. 10-year Treasury futures fell in advance of a two-day bondmarket rally, data released on Friday showed. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission ... ... more info

17 Dec 2010: FACTBOX-END OF U.S. STIMULUS PLAN AND MUNICIPAL BONDS
WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - When the U.S. Congresspassed the $814 billion economic stimulus plan in 2009, itincluded a bevy of measures to help a municipal bond marketthat froze at the end of 2008 begin ... ... more info

17 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-U.S. DEBT PRICES RISE AFTER FED BUYS BONDS
* Fed bought $2.030 billion in long-dated Treasuries * Resistance for 10-year yield at 3.5-3.6 percent * November leading indicators up 1.1 pct * Index up for 5 months, Nov gain biggest since March * Weekly ... ... more info

17 Dec 2010: DEALBOOK: CARLYLE SELLS ADDITIONAL STAKE TO ABU DHABI
In exchange for a $500 million investment, an Abu Dhabi fund will receive bonds and an undisclosed amount of equity in Carlyle. ... more info

17 Dec 2010: U.S. FACES FUTURE WITHOUT BUILD AMERICA BONDS
U.S. state and local governments faced the realization on Friday that in just 14 days they will no longer be able to sell taxable Build America Bonds, the federally subsidized debt created in the economic stimulus plan to fund infrastructure projects and create jobs. ... more info

17 Dec 2010: TREASURY BONDS GAIN ON EUROPEAN PROBLEMS
Treasury prices rose on Friday, pushing yields down from near seven-month highs. As traders increasingly expect a meeting of European leaders to be disappointing, leaving risk revolving around sovereign debt to potentially continue to spook investors in the new year. ... more info

17 Dec 2010: SDRL - STATUS ON VOLUNTARY CONVERSION OFFERS OF CONVERTIBLE BONDS DUE 2012 AND 2014
Hamilton, Bermuda, December 17, 2010 - Seadrill Limited is pleased to announce that holders of approximately US$340,000,000 of Seadrill's convertible bonds due 2012 and approximately US$400,000,000 ... ... more info

17 Dec 2010: CECON RECEIVS NON-BINDING INDICATIONS OF FULL SUBSCRIPTION OF NEW BOND ISSUE
Cecon has received non-binding indications showing that the contemplated new bonds of USD 5-7 million will be fully subscribed by certain shareholders and bondholders in the existing bond loans. The new ... ... more info

17 Dec 2010: MOODY'S CUTS IRISH CREDIT RATING BY FIVE NOTCHES
Moody's Investors Service said Friday it has cut its rating on Irish government bonds by five notches to Baa1 from Aa2. The credit rating agency said the outlook for the rating is negative. ... more info

17 Dec 2010: HANA AGREES ON 1.2 TRLN WON BOND ISSUE - REPORT
SEOUL, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Hana Financial Group (086790.KS: Quote , Profile , Research , Stock Buzz )'sboard on Friday approved its plan to issue 1.2 trillion won($1.04 billion) in corporte bonds to ... ... more info

17 Dec 2010: EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK TO NEARLY DOUBLE ITS CAPITAL RESERVES
The step had been expected as a way for the bank to maintain its integrity as its holdings in European government bonds increase. ... more info

17 Dec 2010: S&P: DAIWA SECURITIES GROUP SERIES 10 DOMESTIC BONDS BBB
(The following was released by the rating agency) Dec. 17, 2010--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today assigned its 'BBB' rating to Daiwa Securities Group Inc.'s (BBB/Stable/A-2) series ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: SUMMARY BOX: TREASURY YIELDS EDGE LOWER
BACK INTO BONDS: Traders moved money back into bonds, enticed by rising yields. Yields on Treasurys have been at their highest level in seven months. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: : MUTUAL FUND INVESTORS EXITING BOND FUNDS
Mutual fund investors’ love affair with bonds may be finally over, after data showed that last week taxable bond funds saw their first net outflows in two years. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: : MUTUAL FUND INVESTORS EXITING BOND FUNDS
Mutual fund investors’ love affair with bonds may be finally over, after data showed that last week taxable bond funds saw their first net outflows in two years. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: SPAIN PAYS HIGH YIELD ON BONDS
Spain's final foray into the market for long-term bonds this year was an expensive exercise for the government, coming a day after Moody's warned that it might downgrade the country's credit rating. ... more info

17 Dec 2010: ECB'S WEBER REJECTS COMMON BONDS
The joint issuance of bonds by euro-zone member states is no solution for the region's sovereign-debt problems, said Axel Weber, the president of the Deutsche Bundesbank and member of the ECB's governing council. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: STOCKS LURE BOND-GIANT PIMCO
The world's biggest bond fund may be losing its appetite for bonds, as Pimco Total Return Fund is expanding its investment guidelines. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: SPAIN PAYS HIGH YIELD ON BONDS
Spain's final foray into the market for long-term bonds this year was an expensive exercise for the government, coming a day after Moody's warned that it might downgrade the country's credit rating. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: AMID STRIKES, GREECE GETS 2ND DOWNGRADE WARNING
Moody's ratings agency on Thursday warned of a possible multi-notch downgrade of Greek bonds, in a new setback for the Socialist government already plagued by escalating strikes and violent protests. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-PRICES RISE AS YIELDS ATTRACT SOME BUYING
* Treasuries end higher after fluctuating throughout day * Bonds seen oversold in the short term * Yields seen likely to rise medium term, end 2011 higher (Adds comments, updates prices) By Karen Brettell ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: RATING STRUCTURED BONDS IS IMPOSSIBLE
Re-remics are a regulatory arbitrage with negative economic value -- you take a bunch of bonds , and then spend lots of money on bankers and lawyers and ratings agencies in order to transform them into ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK TO NEARLY DOUBLE ITS CAPITAL RESERVES
The step had been expected as a way for the bank to maintain its integrity as its holdings in European government bonds increase. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-SPANISH, PORTUGUESE YIELDS EDGE UP, BUNDS SLIP
* Spain sells 2.4 billion euros of 10- and 15-year bonds * EU summit outcome likely to be "technical", analyst says * Bunds slip as upbeat U.S. data weighs on Treasuries By William James LONDON, ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: : MUTUAL FUND INVESTORS EXITING BOND FUNDS
Mutual fund investors’ love affair with bonds may be finally over, after data showed that last week taxable bond funds saw their first net outflows in two years. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: : MUTUAL FUND INVESTORS EXITING BOND FUNDS
Mutual fund investors’ love affair with bonds may be finally over, after data showed that last week taxable bond funds saw their first net outflows in two years. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: STOCKS LURE BOND-GIANT PIMCO
The world's biggest bond fund may be losing its appetite for bonds. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: SPAIN BORROWING COSTS JUMP AHEAD OF E.U. SUMMIT
Spain paid a sharply higher interest rate on an auction of long-term bonds while a new strike hit Greece, raising pressure on Europe ahead of a summit meeting. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK TO DOUBLE ITS CAPITAL RESERVES
The step had been expected as a way for the bank to maintain its integrity as its holdings in European government bonds increase. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK TO DOUBLE ITS CAPITAL RESERVES
The step had been expected as a way for the bank to maintain its integrity as its holdings in European government bonds increase. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: RPT-DENMARK SAYS TO ISSUE NEW 2, 5 AND 10-YR BONDS
(Repeats to cover additional alerts) COPENHAGEN, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Denmark will replace keyon-the-run goverment bonds with new 2, 5 and 10-year maturitiesin 2011 and will continue its treasury bill programme ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: DENMARK SAYS TO ISSUE NEW 2, 5 AND 10-YR BONDS
COPENHAGEN, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Denmark will replace keyon-the-run goverment bonds with new 2, 5 and 10-year maturitiesin 2011 and will continue its treasury bill programme to meetits funding needs, the ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: BARGAIN YIELDS ON TREASURIES WON'T LAST FOREVER
The Federal Reserve's quantitative easing programme has created an aversion to Treasury bonds among investors - but this is likely to dissipate, says Leigh Skene at Lombard Street Research. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: UPDATE 1-FOREIGNERS FAVOR CANADIAN CORPORATE BONDS IN OCT
* Foreigners buy C$9.51 billion in Canadian securities * Canadians add C$821 million in foreign securities (Adds details) OTTAWA, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Foreign investors continued tofavor Canadian securities ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-SPAIN, PORTUGAL YIELDS INCH HIGHER AFTER AUCTION
* Spain sells 2.4 billion euros of 10- and 15-year bonds * U.S. Treasuries' earlier losses ease; Bund is flat * EU summit outcome likely to be "technical," analyst says (Adds quote, changes ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-EQUITIES, EURO STEADY, PERIPHERALS DIP ON SPAIN
* European shares, euro near flat in cautious trade * EU summit begins, Spain pays premium at bond auction * Euro zone peripheral bonds dip * Treasuries win some reprieve from recent sell-off By Neal Armstrong ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: YIELDS RISE AS SPAIN SELLS €2.4BN IN GOVERNMENT DEBT
Spain's Treasury sold €2.4bn of 10- and 15-year government bonds in the last scheduled auction of the year, paying higher yields than in previous sales amid continuing market doubts about the solvency of economies on the eurozone's periphery. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: SPAIN PAYS HIGH YIELD ON BONDS
Spain's final foray into the market for long-term bonds this year was an expensive exercise for the government, coming a day after Moody's warned that it might downgrade the country's credit rating. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: SPAIN PAYS HIGH YIELD ON BONDS
Spain's final foray into the market for long-term bonds this year was an expensive exercise for the government, coming a day after Moody's warned that it might downgrade the country's credit rating. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-NARROW RANGE FOR BUND AS SPAIN, PORTUGAL YIELDS RISE
* Spain sells 2.4 billion euros of 10- and 15-year bonds * U.S. Treasuries' earlier losses ease; Bund is flat * EU summit outcome likely to be "technical," analyst says (Changes lead, adds ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: SPAIN SELLS 2.4 BLN EUROS OF BONDS, YIELDS JUMP
The Spanish government on Thursday sold 2.4 billion euros worth of bonds in its closely-watched, final debt auction of the year on Thursday. The government said it sold 1.782 billion euros of 10-year bonds, with the marginal yield jumping to 5.485% from 4.632% in a previous sale of the same issue on Nov. 18. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: GERMANY PLANS TO ISSUE 302 BLN EUR DEBT IN 2011
BERLIN, Dec 16 (Reuters) - The German government will issue302 billion euros worth of bonds and treasury bills in 2011, thecountry's debt management office said on Thursday. German Finance Agency said ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: PREVIEW-SPAIN SEEN PAYING DEARLY TO SELL LONGER-TERM BONDS
* WHAT: 10-year, 15-year bonds * WHEN: Dec. 16 at approximately 0940 GMT * Benchmark 10-yr yields seen rising 80 bps vs last auction * Bond sale the last programmed this year By Paul Day MADRID, Dec 16 ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: ECONOMIC REPORT: INDIA STAYS PAT ON RATES, EASES LIQUIDITY CRUNCH
The Reserve Bank of India stays pat on interest rates, but cuts the proportion of deposits that commercial banks must park in government bonds and other approved securities by one percentage point to 24% to ease a liquidity crunch in the banking system. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: SDRL - SEADRILL LAUNCHES CONVERSION INCENTIVE PERIOD FOR CONVERTIBLE BONDS DUE 2012 AND 2014
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION TO ANY PERSON LOCATED OR RESIDENT IN THE UNITED STATES OR LOCATED IN THE REPUBLIC OF ITALY.Hamilton, Bermuda, December 16, 2010 - Seadrill Limited ("Seadrill") ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS LOWER WITH TREASURIES, SPANISH AUCTION LOOMS
LONDON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - German government bonds openedlower on Thursday, pulled down by further weakness in U.S.Treasuries, while sentiment towards the euro zone's moreindebted issuers will be tested ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: UPDATE 1-INDIA CBANK LEAVES RATES ON HOLD, EASES LIQUIDITY
* India cbank leaves key interest rates, CRR unchanged * India cbank lowers statutory liquidity ratio for banks * Cbank to buy 480 bln rupees of bonds in next month * Bond yields, swap rates fall after ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: TTS - COMPLETES PLACEMENT OF MNOK 200 CONVERTIBLE BOND
TTS has successfully completed the placement of a MNOK 200 convertible bond as announced on December 14.The subordinated convertible bonds will have a coupon of 8.00% payable quarterly in arrears and ... ... more info

16 Dec 2010: INDIA RBI EASES BANK LIQUIDITY, STAYS PAT ON RATES
The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday cut the proportion of deposits that commercial banks are required to park in government bonds and other approved securities by one percentage point to 24% to ease a liquidity crunch in the banking system. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: SPAIN PAYS HIGH YIELD FOR BONDS
Spain was again forced to pay sharply higher yields than previously to sell $3.17 billion of long-term government bonds, but it passed its penultimate debt sale for the year. ... more info

16 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S RATES WESTCHESTER COUNTY HEALTH CARE CORP REV BONDS
Dec 15 (Reuters) - Westchester County Health Care Corp: Moody's assigns Aa1/VMIG 1 letter of credit-backed rating to the Westchester County Health Care Corporation revenue bonds, series 2010D. ... more info

15 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S A1 RATING TO COVINA WATER ENTERPRISE WATER REV BONDS
Dec 15 (Reuters) - Covina Water Enterprise: Moody's assigns A1 rating to Covina Water Enterprise Water Revenue bonds. ... more info

15 Dec 2010: SUMMARY BOX: TAX DEAL, ECONOMIC NEWS WEAKENS BONDS
MANUFACTURING BOOST: A stronger report on industrial production from the Federal Reserve dampened interest in Treasurys. Traders have been selling bonds since early October on signs that the economy is improving. ... more info

15 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS TURN NEGATIVE AS SELLING PERSISTS
* Bonds fall, erasing earlier gains, as selling persists * Fewer Treasuries offered to Fed in purchase program * 2-yr to 30-yr Treasury yield gap widens to record (Adds analyst quotes, updates prices) ... ... more info

15 Dec 2010: BRAZIL BNDES TO BUY PRIVATE BONDS, SELL OWN BONDS
BRASILIA, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run developmentbank BNDES will reserve 10 billion reais ($5.9 billion) to buylong-term corporate bonds, bank president Luciano Coutinho saidon Wednesday. ... ... more info

15 Dec 2010: RISK OF SPANISH DOWNGRADE HEIGHTENS
Moody's has warned it may downgrade Spanish government bonds because of the country's likely difficulty in raising some €300bn next year, the problems of its savings banks and the debts of its autonomous regions. ... more info

15 Dec 2010: GULF GETS TASTE FOR HIGH-YIELD BONDS
Gulf bond marketsmay have flourished in recent years, but they remain dominated by sovereign or sovereign-linked debt. Lower-rated entities have proved either reluctant or unable to convince investors to buy their paper. ... more info

15 Dec 2010: MERKEL DIGS IN HEELS AGAINST COMMON ‘EURO BOND’
The German chancellor resisted pressure to consider introducing shared “euro bonds,” saying that was not the answer to Europe’s debt challenges. ... more info

15 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-BUYERS SCOOP UP CHEAP SPANISH DEBT AHEAD OF AUCTION
* Spanish bonds reverse earlier losses * Moody's warning on Spanish debt causes initial selloff * 10-year Bund yields test key level, rebound * Portugal pays up to sell treasury bills (Changes lead, ... ... more info

15 Dec 2010: CORRECTED-TREASURIES-30Y BONDS TURN NEGATIVE, ERASE GAINS
(Corrects headline to erasing gains instead of losses) (Updates action on 30-year bond) NEW YORK, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The price of U.S. 30-yearTreasury bonds erased gains and briefly turned negative onWednesday ... ... more info

15 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-SPANISH YIELDS RISE AFTER MOODY'S RATING THREAT
* Spanish bonds underperform, Moody's reviews rating * Concession building ahead of auction also weighs * Ten-year Bund yields test key level, rebound * Portugal pays up to sell treasury bills By Kirsten ... ... more info

15 Dec 2010: MOODY’S WARNS ON SPANISH RATING
European stocks and the euro fell after Moody's Investors Service put Spanish bonds on watch for a ratings downgrade. ... more info

15 Dec 2010: MOODY’S WARNS ON SPANISH RATING
European stocks and the euro fell after Moody's Investors Service put Spanish bonds on watch for a ratings downgrade. ... more info

15 Dec 2010: SPAIN THREATENED WITH FRESH DOWNGRADE
Moody's, the credit ratings agency, has said it may downgrade Spanish government bonds because of the country's likely difficulty in raising large sums of money next year, the problems of its savings banks and the debts incurred by its autonomous regions. ... more info

15 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-SPANISH YIELDS RISE UNDER MOODY'S RATING THREAT
* Spanish bonds underperform, Moody's reviews rating * Concession building ahead of auction also weighs * Ten-year Bund yields test key level, rebound By Kirsten Donovan LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - ... ... more info

15 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASGNS A2 RTG TO MARINA COAST WATER DISTRICT, CA
Dec 15 (Reuters) - * Moody's has assigned an A2 rating to Marina Coast WaterDistrict's 2010 Subordinate Enterprise Revenue Bonds. ... more info

15 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS STEADY; MOODY'S SAYS MAY CUT SPAIN'S RATING
LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - German government bonds weresteady on Wednesday, having bounced off lows seen in after-hourstrading the previous session, finding some support as creditrating agency Moody's ... ... more info

15 Dec 2010: OMEGA ATS TO OFFER CANADIAN FIXED INCOME TRADING
*To offer trades in gov't bonds, convertible debentures *Provides more access for retail investors By Jennifer Kwan TORONTO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Canadian alternative stocktrading system Omega ATS said ... ... more info

15 Dec 2010: BRIEF-THORESEN THAI TO SELL $140 MLN CONVERTIBLE BOND
BANGKOK, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Thoresen Thai Agencies PclTTA.BK: * To sell up to $140 million of convertible bonds in aprivate placement, the company said in a statement to the stockexchange; the bonds will ... ... more info

15 Dec 2010: STOCKS & BONDS: BOND YIELDS RISE AS THE FED CONTINUES ITS BUYING PROGRAM
The equities indexes had a modest response to the statement issued after the meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers. ... more info

15 Dec 2010: JGBS SLIDE, FUTURES HIT 8-MTH LOW AS US BONDS TUMBLE
TOKYO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds slid onWednesday, with futures hitting an eight-month low, as anothertumble in U.S. Treasuries dampened sentiment which had slightlyimproved the previous ... ... more info

15 Dec 2010: JGB 10-YR YIELD HITS 6-MTH HIGH AFTER US BONDS TUMBLE
TOKYO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The benchmark 10-year Japanesegovernment bond yield rose above 1.270 percent to a six-monthhigh on Wednesday, after U.S. Treasuries tumbled when the FederalReserve showed no signs ... ... more info

14 Dec 2010: GROWTH SLUGGISH, FED KEEPS BUYING BONDS
The Federal Reserve announced that it was maintaining its plan to buy $600 billion in government securities. ... more info

14 Dec 2010: EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK MAY SEEK TO RAISE RESERVES
Reports say that the bank may seek to increase its capital reserves to cover risks from the purchase of Greek, Irish and Portuguese bonds. ... more info

14 Dec 2010: FED CAUTIOUS ON RECOVERY, STICKS TO BOND PLAN
The Federal Reserve on Tuesday offered only a cautious nod to the economy's improving prospects as it put a spotlight on lofty unemployment and reaffirmed its commitment to buy $600 billion in bonds. ... more info

14 Dec 2010: STOCKS END UP; DOW HITS HIGHEST LEVEL IN 2 YEARS
Stocks closed off session highs, yet the Dow still hit its highest level since before Lehman Brothers collapsed as Treasury yields soared in the wake of the Federal Reserve's reaffirmation of its decision to buy bonds to stimulate the economy. ... more info

14 Dec 2010: GROWTH SLUGGISH, FED KEEPS BUYING BONDS
The Federal Reserve announced that it was maintaining its plan to buy $600 billion in government securities. ... more info

14 Dec 2010: WHY RISING RATES ARE GOOD NEWS
Terrified by irresponsible fiscal and monetary policies, the bond market vigilantes are out in force. So rose the cry, as rates on government bonds jumped last week. Alas for the panic-mongers, this glib story is nonsense. ... more info

14 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-US BONDS EXTEND LOSSES, 7-YR NOTES DOWN A POINT
NEW YORK, Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries extended theirlosses on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve showed no signs ofcurtailing its economic stimulus measures, raising the prospectof accelerating economic ... ... more info

14 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-US BONDS EXTEND LOSSES AFTER FED STATEMENT
NEW YORK, Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury debt pricesextended losses on Tuesday following the release of the FederalReserve's policy statement at the conclusion of its one-daymeeting. Treasuries pared ... ... more info

14 Dec 2010: FED STICKS TO BOND-BUYING POLICY
The Fed stuck to its policy of buying $600 billion in Treasury bonds and keeping short-term interest rates near zero amid signs that the recovery is gathering steam. ... more info

14 Dec 2010: MUNI BONDS CONTINUE SLIDE
Prices of municipal bonds fell sharply for the second day, driving yields on long-term bonds to the highest points in more than 18 months, as investors worried about the impact of the end of a federally subsidized borrowing program. ... more info

14 Dec 2010: INSIDE EUROPE: SETBACK, FOR NOW, ON DEBT GUARANTEED BY EURO ZONE
France and Germany have come out against the idea of bonds guaranteed collectively by the euro zone, not by individual countries. But the idea's time may come. ... more info

14 Dec 2010: UPDATE 1-U.S. MUNIS SINK UNDER BABS WORRIES
(Adds details, trader comment and background) MIAMI, Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. municipal bonds prices sankon Tuesday as investors worried that a flood of new tax-exemptdebt sales this month will swamp longer-dated ... ... more info

14 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-US 30-YEAR BOND TRADES A POINT LOWER IN PRICE
NEW YORK, Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondstraded more than a point lower in price on Tuesday, after areport showed that U.S. retail sales rose more than expectedand before a closely watched ... ... more info

14 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASGNS AA2 RTG TO VILLAGE OF MAMARONECK'S BONDS
Dec 14 (Reuters) -Mamaroneck * Moody's Investors Service has assigned a Aa2 rating tothe Village of Mamaroneck's (NY) $12.7 million PublicImprovement Serial Bonds, Series 2010B ... more info

14 Dec 2010: REMINDER - BONDHOLDER'S PARTICIPATION
Reference is made to Bondholder's meeting 10 December 2010. Any Bondholder who is interested in subscribing for bonds in the New Loan, should contact Ivar Halvorsen at Cecon (by e-mail to ivar.halvorsen@cecon.no ... ... more info

14 Dec 2010: ECB DRAINS 72 BLN EUROS TO OFFSET BOND BUYS
FRANKFURT, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The European Central Bankcomfortably attracted the 72 billion euros it needed to offsetits purchases of euro-zone government bonds on Tuesday. The ECB takes seven-day deposits ... ... more info

14 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: MARKETS STRUGGLE IN FINAL MINUTES OF TRADING
Investors spent the day waiting for the outcome of a Senate vote on the proposed tax deal and the last Federal Reserve policy meeting of the year. ... more info

14 Dec 2010: FITCH ASSIGNS FINAL AAA(TWN) TO CPC CORP BANK-GUARANTEED BONDS
(The following was released by the rating agency) December 14 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has today assigned a final 'AAA(twn)' rating to CPC Corporation, Taiwan's TWD16bn senior unsecured guaranteed ... ... more info

14 Dec 2010: INDIAN BOND YIELDS EASE ON CBANK BUY PLAN
MUMBAI, Dec 14 (Reuters) - India's most traded 8.13percent, 2022 bond yield IN081322G=CC opened down 5 basispoints at 8.07 on Tuesday after the central bank said late onMonday it would buy bonds worth ... ... more info

14 Dec 2010: JGBS UP AS TREASURIES BOUNCE, BUT CAUTION BEFORE SALE
TOKYO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds rose onTuesday, drawing impetus from a rebound in U.S. Treasuries,although caution towards a 20-year debt auction later in the daylimited gains. * Thursday's ... ... more info

13 Dec 2010: FITCH RATES PERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL'S REVS BB
(The following was released by the rating agency) December 13 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'BB' rating to the following bonds issued on behalf of Perry County Memorial Hospital: --$45,740,000 ... ... more info

13 Dec 2010: YIELDS ON US MUNIS HIGHEST FOR YEAR
Yields on long-term municipal bonds have risen to the highest levels in more than a year as the $2,900bn market grapples with the ramifications of the likely end of a popular subsidy programme. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: ECB LETS WORDS CALM DEBT MARKETS
The European Central Bank stepped up purchases of euro-zone government bonds but the total amount fell short of expectations, underlining the ECB's reluctance to expand support for the bond market. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: MUNIS HIT AS MARKET BRACES FOR BABS' END
Investors demanded higher interest payments on municipal bonds amid strong year-end issuance, pushing yields to the highest levels since 2009, on news that the Build America Bonds program appeared increasingly unlikely to be extended. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: ECB LETS WORDS CALM DEBT MARKETS
The European Central Bank stepped up purchases of euro-zone government bonds but the total amount fell short of expectations, underlining the ECB's reluctance to expand support for the bond market. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: TREASURY PRICES GET A LIFT AFTER FED BUYS BONDS
U.S. Treasurys swung from losses to gains after the Federal Reserve stepped into the market to buy government bonds on Monday. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ RALLY CLIPPED, BONDS RISE ON DOVISH CARNEY
* C$ ends at 99.07 U.S. cents * Touches highest level since Dec. 7 * Bank Governor Carney's speech keeps investors cautious * Canadian bond prices flat to higher (Updates to close) TORONTO, Dec 13 ... ... more info

13 Dec 2010: BUNDS TRACK TREASURIES, ECB BOND BUY FAILS TO IMPRESS
Government bond prices in Europe fell on Monday, tracking a renewed slide in U.S. Treasuries, with a figures from the European Central Bank showing it had bought fewer bonds than some investors had anticipated. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: STOCKS RISE, BONDS FALL AS DEALMAKING RESUMES
Expectations that a tax cut package will pass the Senate and a round of corporate deals pushed stocks higher Monday. Treasury bond yields fell after briefly touching their highest levels since June. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-LONG-DATED BONDS FOLLOW REST OF MARKET HIGHER
NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Long-dated U.S. Treasuriesrose into positive territory on Monday, following securitiesmaturing in three to seven years. Treasuries opened lower and showed losses through much ... ... more info

13 Dec 2010: ECB'S BOND PURCHASES RISE TO €2.67 BILLION
The European Central Bank stepped up purchases of euro-zone government bonds but the total amount fell short of expectations, underlining the ECB's reluctance to expand support for the bond market. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: TREASURYS REBOUND AS FED BUYS
Treasurys rallied, recouping some ground after a sharp selloff in the previous week, as recent selling turned government bonds into an enticing bargain for investors. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: ECB'S BOND PURCHASES RISE TO €2.67 BILLION
The European Central Bank stepped up purchases of euro-zone government bonds but the total amount fell short of expectations, underlining the ECB's reluctance to expand support for the bond market. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: IF YIELDS HIT THIS LEVEL, WATCH OUT FOR INFLATION: CHARTS
The price of gold and Western stock markets are likely to see strong gains in the new year, but the recent selloff in long-dated government bonds could be stalled by the Federal Reserve, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: WIEN ADVOCATES FOR EMERGING MARKETS, HIGH-YIELD BONDS
Byron Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone, advocates putting 20% of one's portfolio into emerging-market equities, and 20% into high-yield bonds. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: BUSINESS LEADERS URGE MERKEL TO RESIST EUROBONDS
German family businesses are urging Chancellor Angela Merkel to resist calls for the creation of pan-European government bonds and instead advocating a debt restructuring for troubled eurozone countries. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: STOCKS RISE, BONDS FALL AHEAD OF SENATE TAX VOTE
Expectations that the Senate will vote to extend tax cuts helped fuel early gains in the stock market Monday. Treasury bond yields rose to their highest levels since June. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASGNS AAA RTG TO HENNEPIN COUNTY'S (MN) REV BONDS
Dec 13 (Reuters) - Hennepin County (MN) * Moody's Assigns Aaa rating and stable outlook to HennepinCounty's (MN) $110 million GO senior sales tax revenue bonds,SERIES 2010E ... more info

13 Dec 2010: [$$] DOLLAR STEADY AHEAD OF FED
Dollar Steady Ahead of Fed The dollar was relatively steady across the board in subdued market conditions as traders prepared for the Federal Reserve meeting and continued to respond to a selloff in U.S. government bonds. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: UPDATE 1-AKBANK SELLS 1 BLN LIRA WORTH CORP BONDS
* Bond's simple yield 7.28 percent * 86 percent of demand met, shares higher ISTANBUL, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Akbank (AKBNK.IS: Quote , Profile , Research , Stock Buzz ) said in astatement on Monday it ... ... more info

13 Dec 2010: ECB'S BOND PURCHASES RISE TO €2.67 BILLION
The European Central Bank and national central banks in the euro zone stepped up purchases of euro-zone government bonds last week but the total amount fell short of expectations, underlining the ECB's reluctance to vastly expand support for the bond market. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: HUNTINGTON TO SELL STOCKS, BONDS TO REPAY TARP
Huntington Bancshares said it plans to offer $920 million in common stock and offer $300 million in debt to help repay $1.4 billion that it received under the Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program. ... more info

13 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-TREASURY YIELDS RISE AGAIN, EQUITIES GAIN
* Pressure rises on U.S. bonds * World stocks add to recent gains * Chinese stocks rally on relief about interest rates * Dollar stronger, euro slips By Jeremy Gaunt , European Investment Correspondent ... ... more info

13 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-TREASURY YIELDS AT 6-MONTH HIGH, STOCKS GAIN
* Pressure rises on U.S. bonds * World stocks add to recent gains * Dollar stronger, euro slips By Jeremy Gaunt , European Investment Correspondent LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Selling pressure on 10-year ... ... more info

13 Dec 2010: FUNDVIEW-AUSTRALIA'S BT KEEN ON GERMAN, UK GOVT BONDS, SHUNS JAPAN
* Bullish on German, UK government bonds * Dislikes Japan because of high debt level * Upbeat on Aussie infrastructure, utilities bonds By Cecile Lefort SYDNEY, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Fund manager BT Investment ... ... more info

13 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S AS3 TO $33.8M STATE OF NEW YORK SECURED HOSPITAL REV REFUNDING BONDS
Dec 12 (Reuters) - State of New York Secured Hospital Revenue Refunding bonds: Moody's assigned Aa3 rating to $33.8 million State of New York Secured Hospital revenue refunding bonds (New York Downtown ... ... more info

13 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S RATES HIGHLANDS COUNTY HEALTH FACILITIES AUTH REV BONDS
Dec 12 (Reuters) - Highlands County Health Facilities Authority: Moody's downgrades to A2 from Aaa and affirms at VMIG1 the letter of credit-backed rating of Highlands County Health Facilities Authority ... ... more info

13 Dec 2010: JGBS RESUME FALL, MARKET BRACES FOR 20-YEAR SALE
TOKYO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds slippedon Monday, resuming their recent fall after a sharp bounce theprevious session as the market braced for an upcoming 20-yearsale and took its cues ... ... more info

12 Dec 2010: A LITTLE HISTORY TO SHED LIGHT ON BONDS
The sharp sell-off in government bonds last week has left some investors, so one bond market strategist told the FT last week, "shell- shocked at the speed of the rise in yields". Hmmm: if that is the case, it seems the investors in question would do well to consider a crash course in financial market history. ... more info

11 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: INDEXES, RIDING POSITIVE SIGNS, END WEEK ON UP NOTE
General Electric shares jumped after the company said it would increase its dividend for a second time this year. ... more info

11 Dec 2010: EURO BONDS REJECTED BY GERMANY AND FRANCE
President Nicolas Sarkozy of France said citizens of the two nations “would not be pleased if they had to share in paying for the debts of other countries.” ... more info

10 Dec 2010: FRANCE AND GERMANY REJECT CALLS FOR EURO-ZONE BONDS
The French president and the German chancellor joined forces on Friday to try to keep the issue from gaining ground at a summit meeting of E.U. leaders set for next week. ... more info

10 Dec 2010: US STIMULUS SPARKS GOVERNMENT BOND SELL-OFF
A dramatic sell-off in "core" government bonds, led by US Treasuries, dominated market action in a week that also saw gold touch a record peak and shares on Wall Street and in Europe reach their highest levels for more than two years. ... more info

10 Dec 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ EKES OUT GAIN IN NARROW TRADING RANGE
* C$ edges up to 99.07 U.S. cents * Long-dated bonds stay lower after U.S. trade data * Get used to upward pressure on C$: Flaherty (Updates to close) By Ka Yan Ng TORONTO, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The Canadian ... ... more info

10 Dec 2010: CONN. GOV MEETS SOME RESISTANCE TO BONDS, DEBT
Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell met some resistance to state spending and public indebtedness as she ran her last state Bond Commission meeting Friday. ... more info

10 Dec 2010: NET SHORT BETS ON US BONDS FELL EVEN AMID SELL-OFF
NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Net speculative short bets onU.S. 10-year Treasury futures declined even in the middle of adramatic bond market sell-off earlier this week, data releasedon Friday showed. The ... ... more info

10 Dec 2010: TREASURIES DROP BACK TO EARTH WITH A BUMP
This week's sell-off in US Treasury bonds has been acute. Over the course of two frenetic days prices suffered their biggest falls since Lehman's collapse. Government debt markets around the world tumbled, sending yields on bonds back to their highest levels since June. ... more info

10 Dec 2010: MORGAN STANLEY BANKS ON TRADING GAINS
Those gains came come if the yields on trading of bonds, currencies and commodities approach pre-recession levels. ... more info

10 Dec 2010: CREDIT MARKETS: MUNICIPAL BOND LAW COULD SAVE $30 BILLION: REPORT
Extending legislation that helps municipalities sell taxable bonds affordably could save taxpayers up to nearly $30 billion, according to estimates released Friday by the California Treasurer's Office. ... more info

10 Dec 2010: PERIPHERAL YIELD SPREADS WIDEN, LOW ECB BUYING SEEN
LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold peripheral government bonds rather than benchmark Germandebt rose on Friday with investors keeping to the sidelines as European Central Bank ... ... more info

10 Dec 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ LITTLE CHANGED, BONDS SLIDE AFTER TRADE DATA
* C$ edges up to 99.06 U.S. cents * Long-dated bond prices fall after U.S. trade data TORONTO, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Canada's currency held higheragainst the U.S. dollar on Friday morning after Canadian ... ... more info

10 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-LONG-DATED BONDS HIT SESSION LOWS AFTER TRADE DATA
(Updates market action after data) NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - U.S. long-dated Treasuryprices fell to session lows on Friday after government datashowed larger-than-expected rise in import and export ... ... more info

10 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-TEN YEAR NOTES FALL AFTER TESTING CHART RESISTANCE
* Bonds steady after 10-year yield tests key level * Traders find solace after 30-year auction but still wary * Trade, consumer sentiment, import/export price on tap By Richard Leong NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) ... ... more info

10 Dec 2010: MUNICIPAL BOND LAW COULD SAVE $30 BILLION: REPORT
Extending legislation that helps municipalities sell taxable bonds affordably could save taxpayers up to nearly $30 billion, according to estimates released Friday by the California Treasurer’s Office. ... more info

10 Dec 2010: YUAN TALKS MOVE IN 'RIGHT DIRECTION'
Negotiations with Chinese authorities are "moving in the right direction" to set a key yuan quota for next year, and China will issue billions more Hong Kong yuan-denominated debt, or dim sum bonds, Hong Kong's top central banker said. ... more info

10 Dec 2010: ITALY'S DRAGHI WARNS OF RISKS IN ECB BOND BUYING
The head of Italy's central bank says that the European Central Bank is putting its independence on the line by buying eurozone government bonds to ease the debt crisis. ... more info

10 Dec 2010: UPDATE 1-FLOUR MILLS NIGERIA RAISES 37.5 BLN NAIRA IN BONDS
* Bond issue oversubscribed * First non-banking corporate issue in years * Funds will boost working capital (Adds details throughout) LAGOS, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Flour Mills of Nigeria(FLOURMI.LG: Quote ... ... more info

10 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS UP WITH TREASURIES AFTER AUCTION BOOST
LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - German government bonds openedhigher on Friday as U.S. Treasuries, the main driver for Bundsthis week, bounced back after a strong auction of 30-year bonds. The sale of $13 billion ... ... more info

10 Dec 2010: YUAN QUOTA TALKS MOVING IN 'RIGHT DIRECTION'
Negotiations with Chinese authorities are "moving in the right direction" to set a key yuan quota for next year, and China will issue billions more Hong Kong yuan-denominated debt, or dim sum bonds, Hong Kong's top central banker said. ... more info

10 Dec 2010: STOCKS & BONDS: BOND YIELDS FALL ON STRONG DEMAND
An auction of $13 billion of 30-year bonds by the Treasury attracted more than $35 billion in bids. ... more info

10 Dec 2010: BOND YIELDS FALL ON STRONG DEMAND
An auction of $13 billion of 30-year bonds by the Treasury attracted more than $35 billion in bids. ... more info

10 Dec 2010: WORLD TRADE CENTER BONDS POSTPONED
Continued turmoil in the US municipal bond market could pose problems for the development of the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. ... more info

10 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S ON WATCHLIST RATING OF CITY OF VERNON, ELECTRIC REV BONDS
Dec 9 (Reuters) - City of Vernon, CA: Moody's places on watchlist for possible downgrade the rating of the Cit of Vernon's, CA electric revenue bonds. ... more info

10 Dec 2010: JGBS EDGE UP AFTER SLIDE AS US YIELD RISE PAUSES
TOKYO, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds edgedhigher on Friday, taking back some of the ground lost after aweek of heavy losses, as a surge in U.S. yields paused and gavethe market a breather. ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: STOCKS FINISH MIXED; BONDS RALLY
The Dow dips as Democratic opposition to President Obama's proposed tax-cut deal spurs demand for Treasuries. Alix Steel has The Real Story. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: BOND YIELDS FALL AFTER SOLID DEMAND AT AUCTION
An auction of $13 billion of 30-year bonds by the Treasury attracted more than $35 billion in bids. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: STOCKS FINISH MIXED, BONDS RALLY
The Dow dips as Democratic opposition to President Obama's proposed tax-cut deal spurs demand for Treasuries. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: OVERVIEW: TREASURIES STAGE MODEST REBOUND
Treasury bonds staged a modest rebound following the steep sell-off of the past two sessions, although the drop in US yields failed to halt a rally for the dollar against the euro as worries over peripheral eurozone debt resurfaced. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: STRONG TREASURIES SALE CALMS NERVES
Large domestic financial institutions and foreign central banks were big buyers at an auction of 30-year US Treasury bonds on Thursday, helping to ease anxieties about a further rise in yields for government debt. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ ENDS FLAT, NEW SUPPLY FLOODS BOND MARKET
* C$ little changed at 98.96 U.S. cents * Bonds edge up but gains capped by new supply (Adds details) TORONTO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar edged atouch higher against the U.S. currency in a restrained ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: GERMAN GOVERNMENT BONDS MAY CARRY A LITTLE RISK AFTER ALL
Mirroring a similar movement in U.S. Treasury bonds, the risk premium on German bonds has spiked in recent days. In addition, government debt auctions have attracted weaker than usual demand. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: BOND YIELDS FALL AFTER SOLID DEMAND AT AUCTION
An auction of $13 billion of 30-year bonds by the Treasury attracted more than $35 billion in bids. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: UPDATE 1-STRONG US 30-YEAR TREASURY AUCTION SPARKS BOND RALLY
* Strong indirect bids behind strong demand for 30Y bonds * Indirect bidding highest since Feb. 2006 * Yield comes in below expectations but higher vs November (Updates with details, quotes, byline) By ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: TREASURYS ADD TO RALLY AFTER STRONG 30-YR AUCTION
The Treasury Department sold $13 billion in 30-year bonds on Thursday at a yield of 4.41%, lower than traders expected and triggering a stronger rally in the broader market. Bidders offered to buy 2.74 times the amount of debt sold, close to an average of 2.75 times at the last four comparable sales. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: LONG-DATED TREASURYS RISE, BOOSTED BY STRONG 30-YEAR AUCTION
Treasury prices rallied broadly after an auction of $13 billion in 30-year bonds met with strong demand. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: BARCLAYS: EQUITIES WILL RULE IN 2011
Barclays Capital analysts said that next year equities will outperform and government bonds will do poorly. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-U.S. TREASURIES ERASE MOST GAINS BEFORE AUCTION
NEW YORK, Dec 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries prices erasedmost early gains on Thursday as selling resumed before theTreasury's auction of 30-year bonds set for early afternoon. The 30-year bond US30YT=RR, ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ EDGES UP IN RESTRAINED TRADING
* C$ edges up to 99.00 U.S. cents * Bonds flat to higher, tracking U.S. Treasuries (Adds details) TORONTO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar firmedslightly against the U.S. currency as recovery hopes ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: MOODY'S ASGNS AA3 RTG ON HUDSON COUNTY'S (NJ) GOS BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: MOODY'S ASGNS AA2 RTG TO RUTGERS UNIVERSTY REVS BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: MOODY'S ASGNS RTG TO GERING PUBLIC SCHOOLS $7.9 MILIN GOS BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: STOCKS, BONDS CORRELATION EASES AFTER TAX DEAL
The markets for equities and government bonds have returned to their long-term pattern of moving in opposite directions as a result of a U.S. tax cuts deal that is expected to boost spending there. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: FUTURES GAIN AS BONDS SELLOFF CONTINUES
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Thursday as investors continued to dump long-dated government bonds, weighing concerns about the size of the US budget deficit following a deal on tax cuts with the attractiveness of more risky assets like stocks. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: WORLD STOCKS GAIN AGAIN, U.S. BONDS STEADIER
World stocks ratcheted higher on Thursday, adding to December's rally, and U.S. Treasuries steadied following their recent sharp sell off. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-WORLD STOCKS GAIN AGAIN, US BONDS STEADIER
* World stocks climb as December rally progresses * U.S. Treasuries, Bunds steady * Dollar slightly stronger By Jeremy Gaunt , European Investment Correspondent LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - World stocks ratcheted ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-US YIELDS SLIP AFTER 2 DAYS OF GAINS, STOCKS GAIN
* 10-year US yield at 3.26 pct vs overnight high of 3.33 pct * Australia dollar jumps on surprising strength in jobs * Treasury selloff may be reason to cut bonds, increase stocks (Recasts) By Kevin Plumberg ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASSIGNS BAA2 TO TOSHIBA'S BONDS
Dec 9 (Reuters) - Toshiba Corporation: Moody's Japan K.K. Assigned a Baa2 rating to various bonds issued by Toshiba Corporation. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: FOREX-DOLLAR LOSES STEAM, SIGN OF STABILITY IN US BONDS
* Some traders see U.S. bond yields peaking * 30-year T-notes auction, U.S. jobless claims in focus * Australian dollar jumps on massive jobs increase * Kiwi falls after dovish RBNZ comments By Hideyuki ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: STOCKS & BONDS: BOND YIELDS CONTINUE THEIR CLIMB
Extension of the Bush tax cuts has stoked concerns in the bond market over Washington’s ability to control its budget deficit. ... more info

9 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. YIELDS SLIP AS SELLOFF PAUSES, DOLLAR DOWN
* 10-year US yield at 3.22 pct vs overnight high of 3.33 pct * Australia dollar jumps on surprising strength in jobs * Treasury selloff may be reason to cut bonds, increase stocks By Kevin Plumberg HONG ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: HK STOCKS SEEN EDGING UP; CHONGQING IPO PRICING EYED
HONG KONG, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks are set to edgehigher on Thursday recovering slightly from the previoussession's drop in light volume after a sell-off in U.S. bonds hitAsian markets and ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: S&P: AFFIRMS SMHL WAREHOUSING TRUST 2004-1 RMBS BONDS
(The following was released by the rating agency) Dec. 9, 2010-Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today affirmed the ratings on the residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) issued by Perpetual ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S: AAA TO HOUSING FINANCE AUTH OF MIAMI DADE COUNTY
Dec 8 (Reuters) - Housing Finance Authority of Miami Dade County: Moody's has assigned Aaa rating to Housing Finance Authority of Miami Dade County, FL, Home Ownership Mortgage Revenue Bonds, 2009 ... ... more info

9 Dec 2010: JGBS DIP ON STOCKS; SALE EYED FOR RELIEF AFTER TUMBLE
TOKYO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds dipped onThursday, taking early cues from the Nikkei's rise to aseven-month high, although losses were limited with a five-yearauction eyed to provide ... ... more info

8 Dec 2010: OVERVIEW: INVESTORS SPURN TREASURIES IN WAKE OF TAX DEAL
A fresh sell-off in US government bonds dominated price action as the markets continued to weigh the implications of the tax deal cut by President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans this week. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: STOCKS EDGE HIGHER, TREASURYS FALL ON TAX-CUT PLAN
The compromise backed by President Barack Obama and Republican leaders on extending tax cuts crushed bonds Wednesday as traders expected the plan to lead to higher budget deficits and a pickup in economic growth. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: INVESTORS BURNED BY U.S. BONDS STILL WARY OF STOCKS
The bond market's horrific two-month stretch is teaching U.S. investors who poured some $700 billion into fixed income mutual funds in recent years a harsh lesson about risk. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: STOCKS FINISH MODESTLY HIGHER; BONDS TUMBLE
The Dow edges up as investors grapple with the economic ramifications of President Obama's deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts. Gregg Greenberg has The Real Story. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: SUMMARY BOX: BONDS DROP, STOCKS GAIN ON TAX DEAL
BOND SHOCK: A deal between President Barack Obama and Republican leaders to extend tax cuts pushed bond prices sharply lower. Traders expect the deal to boost economic growth and increase the size of the budget deficit. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: BABS FEARS STING MUNICIPAL BONDS AGAIN
Municipal bond prices slid again on Wednesday, extending a sell-off that had been ignited on Tuesday by steep losses in Treasuries and anxieties about the possible end of a popular bond program. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: U.S. STOCKS END HIGHER AS FINANCIALS RALLY
U.S. stocks finished the day slightly higher on Wednesday, as a rally in financial stocks and hopes over the impact of tax cuts offset concerns about the deficit and a sell-off in government bonds. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: STOCKS TRADE FLAT, TREASURYS FALL ON TAX-CUT PLAN
Stocks are higher in midday trading while bonds are falling hard as investors weigh a tax cut plan backed by President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: WRAPUP 2-EU'S JUNCKER, GERMANY CLASH OVER EURO ZONE BONDS
* German 10-year bond yield tops 3 pct on uncertainties * Financial markets nervous ahead of EU summit* EU applauds Irish budget, rescue funds set to flow (Recasts with German government spokesman) By ... ... more info

8 Dec 2010: WALL ST LITTLE CHANGED AS DOLLAR AND BONDS PRESSURE
Stocks were little changed on Wednesday, weighed by gains in the dollar and higher bond yields, but analysts said they expect the market to regroup before attempting a rally into year-end. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: US STOCKS-WALL ST LITTLE CHANGED AS DOLLAR, BONDS PRESSURE
* Higher bond yields, dollar pressure futures * McDonald's falls on weaker-than-expected Nov sales * Dow off 0.2 pct, S&P off 0.1 pct, Nasdaq up 0.04 pct * For up-to-the-minute market news see [STXNEWS/US] ... ... more info

8 Dec 2010: DIVIDEND STOCKS BETTER INVESTMENT THAN BONDS: PROS
Stocks advanced Wednesday, boosted by a handful of positive news on the corporate front, but a rise in bond yields and the dollar limited gains. Robert Millen, co-portfolio manager at Jensen Investment Management, and David Joy, chief market strategist at Columbia Management, shared their best plays. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: SLOVAKIA PLANS TWO NEW BONDS NEXT YEAR
BRATISLAVA, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Slovakia will place newthree-year zero coupon state bonds and decide between a seven orten-year fixed-rate bonds next year, the finance ministry's Debtand Liquidity Management ... ... more info

8 Dec 2010: CENTRAL BANK AND FINANCIERS FIGHT OVER FATE OF THE EURO
The European Central Bank is spending billions to prop up bond markets as investors bet against those same bonds. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: U.S. BOND SELLOFF CONTINUES AND LIFTS DOLLAR
U.S. government bonds extended sharp losses on Wednesday, pushing the dollar higher against the yen and the euro while sending most other investors fleeing to the sidelines. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: BONDS FALL ON FEAR THAT TAX CUT DEAL WILL ADD TO DEFICIT, BUT STOCKS ARE STEADY
Analysts said that the deal to extend the Bush tax cuts had led to a difficult day in the bond markets. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: U.S. TAX DEAL BOOSTS STOCKS BUT HAMMERS BONDS
Stocks rose and U.S. government bonds saw their worst sell-off in 18 months on Wednesday as a deal on U.S. taxes highlighted Washington's expansionary fiscal stance and its likely impact on growth and future deficits. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. TAX DEAL BOOSTS STOCKS; HAMMERS BONDS
* U.S. bond yields extend surge on deficit worries * Dollar rises versus yen, Nikkei gains almost 1 pct * European equities nudge up, debt crisis on back-burner * Gold falls from fresh record peak, oil ... ... more info

8 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-BUND YIELDS TOP 3 PERCENT AS TREASURIES SLIDE
* Bunds dragged lower by U.S. Treasuries * Peripheral yields riose after no new action on crisis * Germany to sell 5 billion euros of two-year bonds By Kirsten Donovan LONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - German ... ... more info

8 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-BUND YIELDS ABOVE 3 PERCENT AS TREASURIES SLIDE
LONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - German government bonds fell onWednesday under pressure from a spike higher in U.S. Treasuryyields, although traders said the move was overdone given thetension surrounding some ... ... more info

8 Dec 2010: CENTRAL BANK AND FINANCIERS FIGHT OVER FATE OF THE EURO
The European Central Bank is spending billions to prop up bond markets as investors bet against those same bonds. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: S&P: HYDRA FUNDING CLASS J BONDS UPGRADED BY TWO NOTCHES
(The following was released by the rating agency) Dec. 8, 2010--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today raised to 'AAA (sf)' from 'AA (sf)' its rating on the class J unsecured bonds ... ... more info

8 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S AA2 TO JFM BONDS
By Amy PyettDec 8 (Reuters) - JFM: Moody's Japan K.K. Has assigned a Aa2 rating to a domestic bond by the Japan Finance Organization for Municipalities (JFM). ... more info

8 Dec 2010: S&P: TOYOTA FINANCE CORP.'S DOMESTIC STRAIGHT BONDS RATED AA
(The following was released by the rating agency) Dec. 8, 2010--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today assigned its 'AA' rating to Toyota Finance Corp.'s (TFC: AA/Negative/A-1+) JPY20 ... ... more info

8 Dec 2010: RISE IN U.S. YIELDS BOOSTS DOLLAR
A further rise in U.S. Treasury yields, taking the return on 10-year bonds to their highest level since June this year, was keeping the dollar well supported. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: A CAT AND MOUSE GAME OVER THE EURO
The European Central Bank is spending billions to prop up bond markets as investors bet against those same bonds. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: BANK OF AMERICA UNIT SETTLES COMPLAINT ON MUNICIPAL BONDS
The bank will pay a total of $137 million to settle complaints over its role in a conspiracy to rig bids on municipal bond contracts. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: U.S. BOND SELLOFF CONTINUES, LIFTS DOLLAR
U.S. government bonds extended sharp losses on Wednesday, pushing the dollar higher against the yen and the euro while sending most other investors fleeing to the sidelines. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: A CAT AND MOUSE GAME OVER THE EURO
The European Central Bank is spending billions to prop up bond markets as investors bet against those same bonds. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: BANK OF AMERICA UNIT SETTLES COMPLAINT ON MUNICIPAL BONDS
The bank will pay a total of $137 million to settle complaints over its role in a conspiracy to rig bids on municipal bond contracts. ... more info

8 Dec 2010: MALAYSIA'S RAM PUTS MAA HOLDINGS BONDS ON NEGATIVE WATCH
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8 - - RAM Ratings has placed a Rating Watch with a negative outlook on the BB3/NP stand-alone ratings of MAA Holdings Berhad's (MAA Holdings or the Company) 200 million ringgit Commercial ... ... more info

8 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASSIGNS AA2 TO TOYOTA FINANCE'S DOMESTIC BONDS
Dec 8 (Reuters) - Toyota Finance: Moody's Japan K.K. Assigned (P)Aa2 rating to Toyota Finance domestic bonds. ... more info

7 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S: AA3 TO YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL'S (CT) SERIES M REV BONDS
Dec 7 (Reuters) - Yale-New haven Hospital: Moody's Investors Service assigned Aa3 rating to Yale-New Haven Hospital's (YNHH) $104.9 million, series M revenue bonds. ... more info

7 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S: AA2/VMIG 1 FOR LOWER ALABAMA GAS DISTRICT GAS SUPPLY BONDS
Dec 7 (Reuters) - Lower Alabama Gas District: Moody's Investors Service confirmed Aa2/ VMIG 1 rating of Lower Alabama Gas District Gas Supply Variable Rate Revenue Bonds, 2007A. ... more info

7 Dec 2010: WRAPUP 3-U.S. DEMOCRATS QUESTION OBAMA'S TAX DEAL
* Passage in Congress seen likely despite Democratic anger * Investors dump U.S. Treasuries * Build America Bonds, other details in flux (Adds bond market losses, Obama quote) By Kim Dixon and Richard ... ... more info

7 Dec 2010: [$$] BOFA TO PAY $137 MILLION TO END MUNI BID-RIGGING CASE
BofA Settles Bid-Rigging Case Bank of America will pay $137 million to settle allegations that it participated in a bid-rigging conspiracy to defraud government entities that sought to invest proceeds raised through municipal bonds. ... more info

7 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BOND TANKS AS SELLOFF GAINS MOMENTUM
(Updates market action after 30-year bonds) NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondprices shed 3 points on Tuesday as a market selloff gatheredmomentum in the wake of a disappointing $32 ... ... more info

7 Dec 2010: TAX-CUT DEAL RESULTS IN TURMOIL FOR BONDS
The tax deal in Washington led investors to dump government bonds on Tuesday, with yields on Treasurys hitting their highest level in six months and municipal bonds. ... more info

7 Dec 2010: MUNIS FALL ON POSSIBLE END OF BABS
Long-term tax-exempt municipal bonds fell Tuesday after President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders declined to include an extension of the popular Build America Bonds in a bill extending tax cuts for two years. ... more info

7 Dec 2010: BOFA SETTLES BID-RIGGING CASE
Bank of America will pay $137 million to settle allegations that it participated in a bid-rigging conspiracy to defraud government entities that sought to invest proceeds raised through municipal bonds. ... more info

7 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-SELL-OFF ACCELERATES, LONG BOND LOSES 2 POINTS
(Updates market action) NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasuries market lostmore ground early Tuesday with 30-year debt falling 2 points,as investors bailed out of bonds in favor of stocks and otherrisky ... ... more info

7 Dec 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ HIGHER ON RISK RALLY, EYES BOC
* C$ higher at 99.83 U.S. cents * Bonds lower across curve, track U.S. debt prices By Jennifer Kwan TORONTO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Canada's dollar rose on Tuesday,boosted by a U.S. tax deal and optimism ... ... more info

7 Dec 2010: WRAPUP 2-MARKETS TENSE AS EU MAKES NO MOVE ON DEBT CRISIS
* European bond markets unimpressed by lack of decisions * Euro zone ministers say existing crisis fund big enough * Proposal for euro zone bonds not discussed at Monday talks * Stark rules out step change ... ... more info

7 Dec 2010: ECB DRAINS 69 BLN EUROS TO OFFSET BOND BUYS
FRANKFURT, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The European Central Bankcomfortably attracted the 69 billion euros it needed to offsetits purchases of euro-zone government bonds on Tuesday, but hadto pay a higher rate of ... ... more info

7 Dec 2010: SPANISH/GERMAN BOND YIELD SPREAD WIDENS
LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold Spanish government bonds rather than benchmark German debtrose on Tuesday, as tension among the euro zone's peripheralissuers remained ... ... more info

7 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: BOND PRICES RISE; WALL STREET ENDS MIXED
The Federal Reserve chairman said that the economy was struggling to become “self-sustaining” without government help. ... more info

7 Dec 2010: WRAPUP 1-MARKETS EDGY AFTER EU MAKES NO NEW MOVE ON DEBT CRISIS
* European bond markets unimpressed by lack of decisions * Euro zone ministers say existing crisis fund big enough * Proposal for euro zone bonds not discussed at Monday talks * Stark rules out step change ... ... more info

7 Dec 2010: SCHIBSTED ASA (SCH) - SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT OF NEW UNSECURED BONDS
Reference is made to the notification sent 6 December 2010 regarding a potential new bond issue by Schibsted ASA.Schibsted ASA has successfully completed issuance of NOK 700 million in the Norwegian bond ... ... more info

7 Dec 2010: OIL HOVERS AT $89 IN ASIA ON EUROPEAN DEBT WORRIES
Oil prices eased but hovered at $89 a barrel on Tuesday in Asia amid renewed concerns over the European debt crisis after credit ratings agency Moody's downgraded Hungary's government bonds. ... more info

7 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S CORRECTS RATING ON ORANGE COUNTY LOCAL TRANSP. AUTH
Dec 6 (Reuters) - Orange County local Transportation Authority: Moody's Investors Service corrects rating of Orange County Local Transportation Authority senior bonds to Aa1 from Aa2. ... more info

7 Dec 2010: JGBS DIP AFTER RALLY, CURVE STEEPER BEFORE 30-YR SALE
TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds dipped asinvestors took light profits after the previous day's rally, withcaution ahead of a 30-year auction adding to the downwardpressure on the ... ... more info

6 Dec 2010: EYES ON MARKETS AS EU MAKES NO NEW MOVE ON DEBT CRISIS
* Euro zone ministers say existing crisis fund big enough * Proposal for euro zone bonds not discussed at Monday talks * Tuesday focus will be on bond market reaction * EU finance ministers gather early ... ... more info

6 Dec 2010: A WAY AROUND EUROPEAN BONDS
Angela Merkel wasted little time throwing a bucket of cold water on calls for the creation of common European bonds. But there may be another solution to salvage the euro. ... more info

6 Dec 2010: GERMANY RELUCTANT TO EXPAND BAILOUT FUND
Germany moved to close off debate on an increase to a 750 billion euro bailout fund, or the more radical step of issuing common euro-zone bonds. ... more info

6 Dec 2010: EUROZONE BONDS FORCED BACK ON THE DEFENSIVE
Peripheral eurozone government bonds went back on the defensive and the euro came under fresh pressure as concerns intensified over apparent discord among officials at measures to resolve the region's debt crisis. ... more info

6 Dec 2010: SUMMARY BOX: EUROZONE UNDER PRESSURE TO AID EURO
THE LATEST: European officials wrestled over whether to commit more money to help stabilize the euro as the European Central Bank revealed it has stepped up purchases of government bonds in an attempt to restore confidence in the EU's single currency bloc. ... more info

6 Dec 2010: ANALYSTS QUESTION WHETHER E.C.B. EFFORTS WILL SUCCEED IN KEEPING BOND MARKET IN LINE
The European Central Bank said Monday that it increased its purchases of government bonds last week in an effort to calm financial markets, but the intervention was smaller than expected. ... more info

6 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS RISE ON BERNANKE REMARKS, EUROPE JITTERS
* Bernanke: Bond purchases beyond $600 billion possible * Fed buys $2 billion in long-dated government bonds * Price gains may take shine off of the week's auctions (Adds trader's comments, updates ... ... more info

6 Dec 2010: ARGENTINA: $340 MILLION BRADY BOND PAYMENT PLAN
Argentina has announced its repayment plan for another $340 million in defaulted debt. Holders of Argentine Brady Bonds would get both principal and interest with a package of new bonds payable in 2017 and a relatively small amount of cash. ... more info

6 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-US 30-YEAR BONDS TRADE OVER A POINT HIGHER IN PRICE
NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondstraded over a point higher in price on Monday afternoon,extending a safe-haven rally on comments from Federal ReserveChairman Ben Bernanke that more ... ... more info

6 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS RISE ON BERNANKE REMARKS, EUROPE WORRIES
* Bernanke: Bond purchases beyond $600 billion possible * Technicals, this week's supply curb early market gains * Fed buys $2 bln in long-dated government bonds (Updates market action, adds quote) ... ... more info

6 Dec 2010: EUROZONE UNDER PRESSURE TO AID EURO WITH MORE CASH
European officials wrestled over whether to commit more money to help stabilize the euro as the European Central Bank revealed it has stepped up purchases of government bonds in an attempt to restore confidence in the EU's single currency bloc. ... more info

6 Dec 2010: S.AFRICAN RAND SLIPS OVER 1 PCT, STOCKS GAIN FOR 4TH DAY
* Rand seen range-bound until current account data * Bonds weaker, yields climb higher * Stocks gain for 4th day By Xola Potelwa and Tiisetso Motsoeneng JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - South Africa's rand ... ... more info

6 Dec 2010: TREASURYS UP ON EUROPE WORRIES, BERNANKE COMMENTS
Treasury prices rose on Monday, pushing yields down, as uncertainty about sovereign debt in Europe and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke over the weekend about potentially buying more bonds increased demand for U.S. debt. ... more info

6 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS GAIN ON BERNANKE REMARKS, EUROPE JITTERS
* Bernanke: bond purchases beyond $600 billion possible * Technicals, this week's supply curb early market gains * Fed sets to buy $1.5 bln to $2.5 bln in long-dated bonds By Richard Leong NEW YORK, ... ... more info

6 Dec 2010: GERMANY RESISTS LARGER RESCUE FUND
Euro-zone leaders will consider boosting their emergency lending facility, though Germany is staunchly against to the idea. Chancellor Angela Merkel also opposes a plan to issue common euro-zone government bonds. ... more info

6 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-PERIPHERY UNEASY AHEAD OF EUROGROUP MEETING
* Periphery uneasy ahead of Eurogroup meeting * Bernanke's QE comments support Bunds * Treasury/Bund spread almost halves By Kirsten Donovan LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Trading of sovereign bonds from ... ... more info

6 Dec 2010: SCHIBSTED ASA (SCH) - SCHIBSTED ASA CONTEMPLATING ISSUING NEW UNSECURED BONDS
Schibsted ASA is contemplating issuing new unsecured bonds in the Norwegian bond market with maturity in December 2013 and in December 2015.As previously announced, the purpose of the contemplated bond ... ... more info

6 Dec 2010: MOODY'S DOWNGRADES HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT DEBT
Credit ratings agency Moody's has downgraded Hungary's government bonds by two notches, citing worries about public finance policies and exposure to foreign financial shocks, such as the European debt crisis. ... more info

6 Dec 2010: EUROPEAN SHARES HIGHER ON GLOBAL RECOVERY HOPES
LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Monday,boosted by recovery hopes after Federal Reserve Chairman BenBernanke said that the central bank is open to buying more U.S.government bonds to support ... ... more info

6 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS UP AFTER BERNANKE COMMENTS, PERIPHERY STILL KEY
LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - German government bonds openedhigher on Monday, supported by firmer U.S. Treasuries afterFederal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did not rule out bondpurchases beyond those planned. ... ... more info

6 Dec 2010: BERNANKE: MORE FED BOND BUYS "CERTAINLY POSSIBLE"
The Federal Reserve could end up buying more than the $600 billion in U.S. government bonds it has committed to purchase if the economy fails to respond or unemployment stays too high, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said. ... more info

6 Dec 2010: JGBS RISE; DRAW EARLY IMPETUS FROM U.S. DATA
TOKYO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds bounced onMonday, with futures paring the previous day's losses, as themarket drew early impetus from weaker-than-expected U.S. jobsdata released ... ... more info

5 Dec 2010: AS BONDS FLAG, STOCKS BECKON
After a stellar two-year run, the bond market is stumbling and a number of investors are betting that stocks will post better returns in the coming months. ... more info

5 Dec 2010: TREASURY MARKET GETS VOLATILE
Treasury market participants should brace themselves for volatile trading this week, and for the rest of December, as bonds continue to be buffeted by euro-zone debt concerns and U.S. data in thin year-end trade. ... more info

5 Dec 2010: EUROPE'S LEADERS AT ODDS OVER BOND PLAN
Europe's leaders face fresh splits over how to tackle the eurozone's escalating crisis after being urged to create as rapidly as possible a vast market for joint European government bonds, a move almost certain to be blocked by Germany. ... more info

4 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES END HIGHER DESPITE POOR JOBS REPORT
All three major Wall Street exchanges closed at least 2.2 percent higher for the week. ... more info

3 Dec 2010: GO FOR STOCKS TO CAPITALIZE ON THE BURSTING BOND BUBBLE
Since most investors own bonds for yield and safety, we believe neither are present in the marketplace today. Thus when the bubble starts to crack, equities and, in particular yield equities, should be the beneficiaries. ... more info

3 Dec 2010: DATA SHOW MORE TRADERS TURN BEARISH ON U.S. BONDS
More speculative traders are bearish on U.S. 10-year Treasury futures than bullish for the first time since August, data released on Friday showed. ... more info

3 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-30Y BOND ADDS LOSSES, 10Y/30Y YIELD GAP GROWS
(Updates market action on 30-year bonds) NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. 30-year Treasury bondfell nearly 1 point in price on Friday after a downbeat jobsreport spurred the view that the Federal Reserve ... ... more info

3 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-ECB BUYS BONDS, KEEPS PERIPHERY YIELDS IN CHECK
* Ireland, Portugal outperform as ECB keeps buying bonds * Real money investors seen selling Irish, Spanish debt * Bunds pare losses on below-forecast U.S. jobs data (Updates market figures, trader quote) ... ... more info

3 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-BENCHMARK BOND PRICES RISE, BUT GAINS EBB
* Benchmark prices rise, but gains ebb into midday * 30-yr bonds fall on lower medium-term rate hike fears * Fed buys $6.81 billion in bonds due 2013 and 2014 (Updates market action, adds quotes) By Karen ... ... more info

3 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS TURN NEGATIVE, 10Y NOTES FLAT
(Updates market action on long-dated issues) NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Long-dated U.S. government debtprices turned flat to negative on Friday, paring gainsfollowing a mildly positive report on the U.S. ... ... more info

3 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-PRICES JUMP AFTER WEAK PAYROLLS
* Bonds prices jump on short-covering after weak payrolls * Fed to buy $6-$8 bln in notes due 2013 to 2014, * Impending Treasury supply may limit gains (Updates market action, adds quotes, byline) NEW ... ... more info

3 Dec 2010: MOODY'S CUTS TO AA3 FRM AA2 THE CITY OF NEW ROCHELLE'S GOS BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

3 Dec 2010: MOODY'S ASGN AAA RTG TO COV BONDS BY SAMPO HOUSING LOAN BANK PLC
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

3 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-EUROPEAN SHARES, EURO GET FRESH BOND-BUY PUSH
* Stocks add slightly to two-week closing high * Euro approaching key technical level * Bunds slightly lower; ECB buying bonds again -traders * U.S. stock futures signal slightly higher Wall Street open ... ... more info

3 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: RETAIL SALES AND REAL ESTATE HELP SHARES CLIMB FOR A 2ND DAY
November retail sales in the United States exceeded analyst estimates, posting one of the biggest increases in three years. ... more info

3 Dec 2010: ECB BOND BUYING STEADIES EURO MARKETS FOR NOW
Financial markets steadied on Friday after the European Central Bank said it was continuing to buy euro zone government bonds to counter a destabilizing rise in peripheral countries' borrowing costs. ... more info

3 Dec 2010: ECB'S BOND PURCHASES HAVE BEEN "ENERGETIC" - NOWOTNY
VIENNA, Dec 3 (Reuters) - The European Central Bank has beenenergetic in its purchases of government bonds this week, ECBGoverning Council member Ewald Nowotny said on Friday. "Through the SMP (bond ... ... more info

3 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S AFFIRMS BUTLER HEALTH SYSTEM'S (PA) BAA1 DEBT RATING
Dec 3 (Reuters) - Butler Health System: Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the Baa1 rating assigned to Butler Health System's (BHS) $75.9 million of outstanding bonds issued by the Butler County ... ... more info

3 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASSIGNS AA3 TO JT DOMESTIC BONDS
Dec 3 (Reuters) - Japan Tobacco: Moody's Japan K.K. has assigned a (P)Aa3 rating to Japan Tobacco, Inc ("JT") JPY300 billion domestic shelf registration effective April 28, 2009. ... more info

3 Dec 2010: S&P SAYS WEIGHING POSSIBLE DOWNGRADE OF GREECE
Rating agency Standard & Poor's said Thursday it may downgrade Greece's long-term debt if new European bailout rules prove onerous to private holders of the country's bonds. ... more info

3 Dec 2010: INDIA'S VIDEOCON PLANS TO RAISE $200 MLN VIA BONDS
MUMBAI, Dec 3 (Reuters) - India's Videocon Industries(VEDI.BO: Quote , Profile , Research , Stock Buzz ), a diversified company, plans to raise $200 millionfrom sale of unsecured convertible bonds, ... ... more info

3 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S CUTS MARYLAND HEALTH & HIGHER EDUCATIONAL FAC AUTH BONDS
Dec 2 (Reuters) - Maryland Health & Higher Educational Facilities Authority revenue bonds: Moody's Investors Service has downgraded to A1 from Aa3 and affirmed the VMIG 1 rating assigned to Maryland ... ... more info

3 Dec 2010: UPDATE 1-VIETNAM'S TECHCOMBANK TO RAISE $153.9 MLN VIA BONDS
* Techcombank to sell convertibles this month * Coupon to be above govt debt yield (Adds details) HANOI, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Vietnam's Techcombank, 20 percent owned by HSBC Holdings Plc , said on Friday ... ... more info

3 Dec 2010: VIETNAM'S TECHCOMBANK TO RAISE $153.9 MLN VIA BONDS
HANOI, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Vietnam's Techcombank, 20 percent owned by HSBC Holdings Plc , said on Friday it would raise 3 trillion dong ($153.9 million) by selling 10-year convertible bonds later this ... ... more info

3 Dec 2010: JGBS CRAWL UP ON BARGAIN HUNTING, CAPPED BEFORE DATA
TOKYO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds crawledup on Friday on bargain hunting following the previous day'ssteep fall, although caution ahead of U.S. employment later inthe day and the Nikkei's ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: WRAPUP 6-ECB REPORTED BUYING BONDS IN EURO ZONE DEBT CRISIS
* ECB extends unlimited liquidity policy * No commitment on bond buying, but traders reportpurchases * IMF says situation serious, Spain says no rescue needed * German minister says extra liquidity no ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S AFFIRMS A3 ON HAMILTON ELECTRIC REVENUE BONDS
Dec 2 (Reuters) - Hamilton Electric: Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the A3 rating with a stable outlook on the City of Hamilton's (OH) outstanding $181 million Electric System Revenue Bonds.... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: MUTUAL FUNDS WEEKLY: FUND INVESTORS FACE YEAR-END FEARS
Stocks are up this year but still scary, while bonds are up also but look shaky. Yet the potential for a better year ahead is — has to be — there. So it’s understandable if, just this week, you skip the gloom and doom and head right for the story on three ways to add holiday cheer to your portfolio. ... more info

2 Dec 2010: CRISIS-HIT BANKS FLOODED FED WITH JUNK
Banks flooded the Federal Reserve with billions of dollars in "junk bonds" and other low-grade collateral in exchange for much-needed liquidity during the crisis, as the financial sector struggled under a crippling credit crunch, new data show. ... more info

2 Dec 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ SURGES TO 3-WEEK HIGHS IN RISK RALLY
* C$ closes at 99.61 U.S. cents * Bonds track Treasuries lower (Updates to close, adds details, commentary) By Claire Sibonney TORONTO, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar climbed morethan a penny against ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: BANKING STOCKS BUILD ON RECENT GAINS
European banking stocks ended sharply higher after a volatile session as traders reported that the European Central Bank was aggressively buying peripheral government bonds. ... more info

2 Dec 2010: EUROPE FACES NEW RULES ON OFF-EXCHANGE TRADING
European regulators have proposed sweeping new rules on the trading of shares, bonds and derivatives in a response to the financial crisis that mirrors US action and could rein in the growth of superfast trading. ... more info

2 Dec 2010: ECB DELAYS END TO LIQUIDITY SCHEME
The European Central bank aggressively bought government bonds on Thursday in its biggest intervention in the markets since the end of May, according to traders. ... more info

2 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-ECB BOND BUYING SENDS PERIPHERAL YIELDS LOWER
* Peripheral yields fall as ECB buys Irish, Portuguese bonds * Bunds fall as ECB says will keep buying bonds, for now * Markets unsure if ECB action enough to stem debt crisis By Anna Yukhananov LONDON, ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ JUMPS TO 3 WEEK-HIGH IN RISK RALLY
* C$ jumps to 99.70 U.S. cents * Bonds little changed (Updates to afternoon) By Claire Sibonney TORONTO, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar rose morethan a penny against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday, ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: SPANISH BANK FUND PLANS NEW BOND ISSUE
Spain's bank restructuring fund plans to raise a further €2bn by issuing bonds in the next few months as mergers and cost-cutting among savings banks gather pace, the Financial Times has learnt from bankers in Madrid. ... more info

2 Dec 2010: INVESTORS SHED AGENCY MORTGAGES AS OTHERS SCOOP THEM UP
Foreign investors have pared back holdings of agency mortgage bonds ahead of year-end, presenting a buying opportunity for banks and asset managers. ... more info

2 Dec 2010: TREASURY TO SELL $123 BILLION IN DEBT
The offerings range from three-month bills to 30-year bonds. ... more info

2 Dec 2010: ECB REPORTED BUYING BONDS IN EURO ZONE DEBT CRISIS
The European Central Bank resisted pressure on Thursday to commit to a major bond-buying program to contain the euro zone debt crisis, but traders said the ECB had been quietly buying bonds anyway. ... more info

2 Dec 2010: WRAPUP 5-ECB REPORTED BUYING BONDS IN EURO ZONE DEBT CRISIS
* ECB extends unlimited liquidity policy * No commitment on bond buying, but traders report purchases * IMF says situation serious, Spain says no rescue needed * German minister says extra liquidity no ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS ERASE LOSSES, TURN POSITIVE
(Updates market action on 30-year bonds) NEW YORK, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The price of U.S. 30-yearTreasury bonds turned positive in late Thursday morningtrading, erasing losses tied to an improved outlook ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: ECB DELAYS END OF LIQUIDITY SCHEME
The European Central bank aggressively bought government bonds on Thursday in its biggest intervention in the markets since the end of May, according to traders. ... more info

2 Dec 2010: ECB BUYING PERIPHERAL BONDS, STRATEGISTS SAY
The European Central Bank was a large buyer in peripheral euro-zone bond markets Thursday, helping to further narrow spreads between peripheral and German bonds, European-based strategists said. ... more info

2 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-PRICE DROP PUSHES 10-YEAR YIELD ABOVE 3 PCT
* Ten-year note yields rise above 3 percent * Treasuries pare losses on Trichet comments * Fed will buy $7 bln to $9 bln in bonds due 2018-2020 (Updates market action, add quotes, byline) By Karen Brettell ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: EURO RECOUPS LOSSES, RISES VS US DOLLAR
NEW YORK, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The euro rose versus the dollaron Thursday, erasing early losses on talk that the EuropeanCentral Bank had been buying government bonds of peripheraleuro-zone nations. Some ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: UPDATE 3-SPAIN CALLS FOR FISCAL INTEGRATION OF EURO ZONE
* Spain bond tender goes well, but yields still jump * Expects to cut issues of new debt in 2011 * PM says time has come for common euro zone fiscal policy * Spain sells 2.5 bln euros in 3-yr bonds, yields ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-ECB HOPES RAISE WORLD STOCKS, EURO
* MSCI world equity index up 0.8 pct at 316.95 * Focus on ECB to deliver anti-crisis measures * Euro extends gains; German government bonds fall By Natsuko Waki LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - World stocks rose ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: UPDATE 2-SPAIN SAYS CRISIS BEGS MORE FISCAL INTEGRATION
* Spain bond tender goes well, but yields still jump * Expects to cut issues of new debt in 2011 * PM says time has come for common euro zone fiscal policy * Spain sells 2.5 bln euros in 3-yr bonds, yields ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: SPANISH AUCTION HELPS STEADY BOND MARKETS
Spain successfully sold €2.5bn of bonds on Thursday to steady the markets after a turbulent week that has seen the cost of borrowing of the peripheral economies rise to euro-era highs. ... more info

2 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET COMES BACK WITH A RUSH
A surge came after encouraging economic reports in the United States and Asia and a successful bond auction in Portugal. ... more info

2 Dec 2010: EURO EXTENDS RISE AS SPAIN SELLS 3-YEAR BONDS
The Spanish government on Thursday sold 2.468 billion euros in three-year bonds at a maximum yield of around 3.8%, analysts said. The yield rose sharply from a previous sale, as expected given the recent selloff in peripheral euro-zone bond markets. ... more info

2 Dec 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-ECB HOPES LIFT STOCKS, STABILISES EURO
* MSCI world equity index up 0.6 pct at 316.23 * Focus on ECB to deliver anti-crisis measures * German government bonds fall; euro stabilises By Natsuko Waki LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - World stocks rose ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS OPEN LOWER AHEAD OF ECB
LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - German government bonds openedlower on Thursday, ahead of a European Central Bank meetingwhich markets hope will deliver some sign of action to stem theeuro zone's debt crisis. ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: MOODY'S DOWNGRADES CSC SERIES 1 GK (CMBS) BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S AA2 KANSAI ELECTRIC POWER'S JAPAN BONDS
Dec 2 (Reuters) - Kansai Electric Power: Moody's Japan K.K. has assigned its Aa2 ratings to the bonds issued by Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.'s (Kansai Electric). ... more info

2 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S AA2 TO KYUSHU ELECTRIC POWER'S JAPAN BONDS
Dec 2 (Reuters) - Kyushu Electric Power: Moody's Japan K.K. has assigned its Aa2 ratings to the bonds issued by Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.'s (Kyushu Electric). ... more info

2 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASSIGNS AA2 TO J-POWERS JAPAN BONDS
Dec 2 (Reuters) - J-Power: Moody's Japan K.K. has assigned its Aa2 ratings to the bonds issued by Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-Power). ... more info

2 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASSIGNS AA2 TO OKINAWA ELECTRIC POWER'S JAPAN BONDS
Dec 2 (Reuters) - Okinawa Electric Power: Moody's Japan K.K. has assigned its Aa2 ratings to the bonds issued by Okinawa Electric Power Company, Inc.'s (OEPC). ... more info

2 Dec 2010: WRAPUP 1-MARKETS PIN HOPES ON ECB TO EASE EUROPE DEBT CRISIS
* Expectations that ECB will buy more euro zone bonds * White House watches crisis, Treasury envoy heads to Berlin * Germany struggles to sell bonds, Portugal yields spike * Euro steadies, Asian shares ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S ASSIGNS AA2 TO JFM BONDS
Dec 2 (Reuters) - JFM: Moody's Japan K.K. has assigned Aa2 ratings to domestic senior bonds issued by the Japan Finance Organization for Municipalities (JFM). ... more info

2 Dec 2010: THAI 13-DAY C.BANK BOND YIELD 1.90344 PCT AT AUCTION
BANGKOK, Dec 2 (Reuters) - An auction of 80 billion baht($2.7 billion) of 13-day Bank of Thailand bonds fetched anaverage accepted yield of 1.90344 percent BOT23 on Thursday,the Bank of Thailand said. ... ... more info

2 Dec 2010: JGBS SLIDE AFTER RALLY AS NIKKEI CLIMBS TO 5-MTH HIGH
TOKYO, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds slid onThursday, giving back a swathe of gains from the previous day'srally, as Tokyo stocks climbed to a fresh five-month high anddulled the appeal ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: PROPOSAL TO TAX US MUNI BOND INTEREST SEEN COSTLY
By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A proposal by PresidentBarack Obama's deficit commission to tax the interest paid onstate and local government bonds drew criticism on Wednesdaythat it ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: THE WALL OF JUNK BONDS GROWS TALLER
New research from Moody's Investors Service suggests that low-rated American companies have about $100 billion more in debt to refinance than analysts previously thought. ... more info

1 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS SKID ON DATA, EUROPE; 10-YR YIELD TESTS 3 PCT
* Sturdy U.S. data, hopes on Europe slash bond appetite * Market off to soggy start after a poor November * Investors jump back to stocks, risky assets from bonds * 10-year note yield tests 3 pct after ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: PUMMELED EURO GETS OFF THE MAT
The euro rose back above $1.31 as the potential for more European Central Bank purchases of bonds issued by some of the bloc's more troubled nations shored up confidence in the roiled euro zone. ... more info

1 Dec 2010: PLAN WOULD END TAX-FREE STATUS FOR MUNI BONDS
The deficit-reduction commission called for an end to tax-free status for new municipal bonds, raising the specter of higher borrowing costs for states and cities and a hit for many individual investors. ... more info

1 Dec 2010: PUMMELED EURO GETS OFF THE MAT
The euro rose back above $1.31 as the potential for more European Central Bank purchases of bonds issued by some of the bloc's more troubled nations shored up confidence in the roiled euro zone. ... more info

1 Dec 2010: CENTRAL BANK TAKES CENTER STAGE IN EU DEBT CRISIS
The European Central Bank appears set to keep its special measures to flood banks with cash and could even step up purchases of government bonds to help countries contain a debt crisis that threatens to spiral out of control even after last weekend's bailout of Ireland. ... more info

1 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS FALL ON STRONG DATA, EUROPE OPTIMISM
* Treasuries fall on data, Europe optimism, profit taking * 30-yr bonds drop over a point, reverse Tuesday's gains * Fed buys $8.17 bln in notes maturing in 2016 and 2017 (Updates market action, adds ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: EURO RESCUE FUND TO RAISE UP TO €8BN
The eurozone bailout fund will issue bonds next month to provide emergency loans to indebted nations that will mark a watershed moment for the continent's bond markets. ... more info

1 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS FALL ON EUROPE OPTIMISM, STRONG DATA
* Bonds fall on Europe optimism, data, profit taking * 30-yr bonds drop over a point, reverse Tuesday's gains * Fed to purchase $7-$9 bln in 2016-2017 notes (Updates market action, adds quotes, changes ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: TREASURIES-LONG-DATED BONDS HIT SESSION LOWS AFTER ADP
(Updates market action after ADP employmentdata) NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Long-dated U.S. Treasury debtprices fell to session lows on Wednesday after the ADP NationalEmployment Report showed stronger-than-expected ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: EURO HOLDS ABOVE $1.31
The euro rose back above $1.31 as the potential for more European Central Bank purchases of bonds issued by some of the bloc's more troubled nations shored up confidence in the roiled euro zone. ... more info

1 Dec 2010: EURO HOLDS ABOVE $1.31
The euro rose back above $1.31 as the potential for more European Central Bank purchases of bonds issued by some of the bloc's more troubled nations shored up confidence in the roiled euro zone. ... more info

1 Dec 2010: JAPAN YIELDS DROP DESPITE MEDIOCRE AUCTION
A weak sale of 10-year Japanese government debt provided an excuse for investors to start buying bonds. ... more info

1 Dec 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET SHARES DECLINE AGAIN
The United States market started out lower but regained some ground in part because of signs that consumer confidence was improving. ... more info

1 Dec 2010: HIGHLIGHTS-EFSF'S REGLING SAYS FIRST BONDS IN JAN 2011
By Raju Gopalakrishnan Dec 1 (Reuters) - Following are comments by Klaus Regling, head of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) during a visit to Singapore: ON BOND ISSUE The EFSF will issue ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: EURO RISES 1 PCT ON DAY, ABOVE $1.31
LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The euro extended gains to hit theday's highs against the dollar on Wednesday after the results ofan auction of Portuguese government bonds saw a higherbid-to-cover ratio ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: HIGHLIGHTS-EFSF'S REGLING IN SINGAPORE
Dec 1 (Reuters) - Following are comments by Klaus Regling, head of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) during a visit to Singapore: ON BOND ISSUE The EFSF will issue bonds "in January ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: PERIPHERAL SPREADS CONTRACT AS BUNDS DECLINE
LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold Spanish government bonds was set for its largest decline intwo weeks on Wednesday as core German Bunds fell ahead of a saleand peripheral debt ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: CHINA STUDIES PLAN TO LET HK INSURERS INVEST IN BONDS
BEIJING, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The Chinese authorities arestudying plans to allow Hong Kong's insurers to invest in China'sinterbank bond market, Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief NormanChan said ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: S.AFRICA'S RAND GAINS VS DOLLAR; STOCK FUTURES UP
* Rand slightly firmer vs dollar but seen vulnerable * Bonds higher, continue rally * Stock market seen opening higher * Nov PMI data out at 0900 GMT JOHANNESBURG, Dec 1 (Reuters) - South Africa's ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: UPDATE 1-PHILIPPINES TO ISSUE AT LEAST $1.4 BLN BONDS IN SWAP
* To issue 2020 and 2035 bonds to lengthen maturity profile * Bonds maturing in 2011 to 2034 eligible for the bond swap * Traders say govt must offer premium for bonds (Adds details; quotes from officials, ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S: NO RTG IMPACT ON KOOKMIN BANK COVERED BONDS
Dec 1 (Reuters) - Kookmin Bank [KOOKM.UL] * Moody's Investors Service announced today that the proposedrestructuring of the Kookmin Bank Covered Bonds transaction wouldnot, in and of itself and as ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: REFILE-BRIEF-MOODY'S MAINTAINS A3 RTG ON NINE CANYON WIND BONDS
(Refiles to fix dateline) Dec 1 (Reuters) - Energy Northwest [ENGNR.UL] * Moody's maintains A3 ratings on $145 million of EnergyNorthwest's Wind Project Revenue Bonds which were used to financethe ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S MAINTAINS A3 RTG ON NINE CANYON WIND PROJECTS
Nov 12 (Reuters) - Energy Northwest [ENGNR.UL] * Moody's maintains A3 ratings on $145 million of EnergyNorthwest's Wind Project Revenue Bonds which were used to financethe Nine Canyon wind projects ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: RPT-TREASURIES-BONDS ON TRACK FOR WORST MONTH IN NEARLY A YEAR
* Bonds slump in November as traders unwind QE2 bets * Market retraces some losses on worries over Europe * Two-year swap spreads reach widest level since July (Updates market action, adds new quotes, ... ... more info

1 Dec 2010: JGBS DIP, 10-YR SALE EYED FOR NEAR-TERM DIRECTION
TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds dipped onWednesday, weighed down by caution ahead of a pivotal 10-yearauction that market players said could either set the market oncourse for further ... ... more info

30 Nov 2010: BONDS RISE ON FED PURCHASES AND SAFE HAVEN BUYING
Treasury prices rose Tuesday as investors put money into U.S. government bonds in an effort to shield themselves from Europe's spreading debt woes. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: SAFE HAVENS RALLY AS EURO PLUNGES AGAIN
2115 GMT: Concerns that Ireland's debt problems will spread to other European markets continued to weigh on investor sentiment on Tuesday, sending yields on Spanish government bonds to fresh highs since joining the euro and driving investors to the relative safe havens of German Bunds and US Treasuries. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS ON TRACK FOR WORST MONTH IN NEARLY A YEAR
* Bonds slump in November as traders unwind QE2 bets * Market retraces some losses on worries over Europe * Two-year swap spreads reach widest level since July (Updates market action, adds quotes, changes ... ... more info

30 Nov 2010: [$$] ILLINOIS SELLS $1.5 BILLION OF TOBACCO BONDS
Illinois Sells $1.5 Billion of Tobacco Bonds Illinois drew robust investor interest for a $1.51 billion tobacco bond, but at a price: it offered a yield above 6% for its longest maturing debt, more than a full percentage point over other recent muni offerings. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: INVESTORS PUT PRESSURE ON THE EURO ZONE
Yields on Spanish, Italian and Belgian bonds rose sharply and the euro tumbled to a two-month low against the dollar as investors continued to worry that the financial problems of some members of the euro zone would infect others in the 16-nation bloc. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-PRICES JUMP, SWAP SPREADS WIDEN ON EUROPE WORRIES
* Contagion worries in Europe adds safety bids for bonds * Two-year swap spreads reach widest level since July * Fed purchases $6.81 bln in notes maturing 2014-2015 (Updates market action, adds quotes) ... ... more info

30 Nov 2010: SAFE HAVENS RALLY AS EURO PLUNGES
1600 GMT: Concerns that Ireland's debt problems will spread to other European markets continued to weigh on investor sentiment on Tuesday, sending yields on Spanish government bonds to fresh highs since joining the euro and driving investors to the relative safe havens of German Bunds and US Treasuries. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: EURO ZONE PERIPHERY HAMMERED AS DEFAULT FEARS RISE
The euro zone's debt crisis deepened on Tuesday, with investors pushing the risk premium on Spanish and Italian government bonds to euro lifetime highs amid concern weaker member states may ultimately be forced to default. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: EUROPE DEBT FEARS PILE PRESSURE ON SPAIN, OTHERS
Investors sold off government bonds from Spain, Portugal and Italy on Tuesday amid worries that Europe's debt crisis has not been contained by Ireland's bailout but will force more expensive rescue efforts. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: TREASURYS RISE AS EUROPE WOES FUEL SAFE HAVEN BID
Treasurys rose early on Tuesday, sending yields lower, as continued jitters in European debt markets fueled demand for safe haven assets. Yields on 10-year Treasury bonds , which move inversely to price, were down 7 basis points at 2.760%. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: MOODY'S ASGNS AA2 RTG TO LONGMEADOW (MA) $29.6 MLION G.O BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

30 Nov 2010: ECB DRAINS 67 BLN EUR FROM BANKS TO OFFSET BOND BUYS
FRANKFURT, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The European Central Bankcomfortably attracted the 67 billion euros it needed on Tuesdayto offset its purchases of euro-zone government bonds, paying alower rate of interest ... ... more info

30 Nov 2010: CONTAGION FEARS GROW
Yields on Spanish, Italian and Belgian bonds rose sharply, as did the cost of European sovereign-debt insurance, while the euro kept tumbling as investors worried that the financial problems of some euro-zone members would infect others. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: CONTAGION FEARS GROW
Yields on Spanish, Italian and Belgian bonds rose sharply, as did the cost of European sovereign-debt insurance, while the euro kept tumbling as investors worried that the financial problems of some euro-zone members would infect others. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: YUAN BONDS MEET STRONG DEMAND IN HONG KONG
China said demand from financial firms for its second yuan bond issue in Hong Kong was strong, with the $750 million institutional portion about 10 times subscribed. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WORRIES OVER EUROPEAN DEBT WEIGH ON SHARES
The approval of an emergency rescue package to help Ireland weather its financial crisis failed to calm markets. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: UPDATE 1-ELECTRA SEES DEAL PIPELINE BACK AT 2007 LEVELS
* Electra sees deal flow up 14 pct in H2 * Plans 100 million pounds convertible bonds issue * Asset values rise 8 pct in H2, shares edge up 0.3 pct (Adds detail, deputy managing partner comment, shares, ... ... more info

30 Nov 2010: EUROPE DEBT FEARS DRIVE UP YIELDS IN SPAIN, ITALY
The yields on government bonds from Spain and Italy are rising on worries that Europe's debt crisis will spread and put pressure on other fiscally weak countries. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: DEBT CONTAGION FEARS WEIGH ON INVESTOR SENTIMENT
0950 GMT: Concerns that Ireland's debt problems will spread to other European markets continued to weigh on investor sentiment on Tuesday, sending yields on Spanish and Italian government bonds to fresh record highs since joining the euro. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: ELECTRA PLANS 100M BOND OFFERING
Electra Private Equity, FTSE-listed investment trust, is to raise up to 100m through a new issue of convertible bonds. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: SPANISH YIELDS LEAD SURGE HIGHER ON CONTAGION FEAR
The yield on 10-year Spanish government bonds jumped to 5.63% in early trade Tuesday, up from around 5.43% on Monday and pushing the yield premium over 10-year German bunds to more than three full percentage points, strategists said. ... more info

30 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS HIGHER, PERIPHERY IN FIRING LINE
LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - German government bonds openedhigher on Tuesday, supported by concerns about the euro zone'sdebt crisis after an 85 billion euro rescue package for Irelandfailed to stop ... ... more info

30 Nov 2010: JGBS EDGE UP BUT PRE-AUCTION CAUTION CURBS GAINS
TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds gained onTuesday, with weaker Tokyo stocks helping debt extend theprevious day's rise, but investor caution towards a 10-yearoffering later this ... ... more info

29 Nov 2010: RELIEF AT IRELAND BAIL-OUT PROVES SHORT LIVED
The euro dipped to a two-month low, peripheral eurozone government bonds stayed under pressure and equities on both sides of the Atlantic suffered hefty sell-offs as the latest moves by European policymakers to ease the region's debt crisis failed to calm market jitters. ... more info

29 Nov 2010: GRAMERCY SETS UP OFFICE IN LONDON
Gramercy, the US emerging markets-focused hedge fund that shot to prominence through its lucrative trading of Argentine government bonds, is to open a new office in London. ... more info

29 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS RISE ON FED BUYING, EUROPEAN DEBT WORRIES
* Fed buys $10 bln in bonds via two operations * Contagion worries in Europe adds safety bids for bonds * Some caution emerges in advance of Friday's jobs data(Updates market action, adds quotes, changes ... ... more info

29 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS RISE 1 POINT TO SESSION HIGHS
(Updates market action) NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The price of U.S. 30-yearTreasury bonds rallied a point on Monday, extending earliergains tied to the Federal Reserve's bond purchases and safetybids ... ... more info

29 Nov 2010: SUMMARY BOX: EMERGING EAST ASIA BOND MARKET
EASTERN FLOW: Foreign money poured into emerging East Asia's bond markets in the third quarter, boosting local currency bonds on issue to $5.1 trillion, 17.2 percent higher than a year earlier. ... more info

29 Nov 2010: INVESTORS SEE LESS VALUE IN ASSET-BACKED BONDS
The asset-backed securities market, already hit by shrinking supply as consumers have reined in spending, is facing shrinking demand as investors migrate to other markets in a quest for greater returns. ... more info

29 Nov 2010: TREASURYS RISE ON FED BUYING
Treasury prices rose after the Federal Reserve bought Treasury bonds twice and as skepticism set in about the efficacy of the rescue package crafted for Ireland. ... more info

29 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-FED PURCHASES BOOST BOND PRICES
* Fed purchases $2.17 billion in bonds due 2021 to 2027 * Fed will buy additional $6-8 bln debt later on Monday * European woes add to demand for Treasuries (Updates market action, adds details) By Karen ... ... more info

29 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS UP ON FED BUYS; UNEASE ON IRELAND, PORTUGAL
* Bonds rise ahead of Fed purchases * Treasuries get bid from Ireland bailout disappointment By Karen Brettell (Updates market action, adds new quotes) NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries prices ... ... more info

29 Nov 2010: BELGIAN DEBT YIELDS UP AMID EURO ZONE FEARS
The premium investors demand to hold Belgian government bonds rather than benchmark German debt rose to its widest level since early 2009 on Monday as the country issued 2 billion euros of 2014, 2020 and 2035-dated bonds. ... more info

29 Nov 2010: BELGIAN/GERMAN SPREAD AT WIDEST SINCE EARLY 2009
LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold Belgian government bonds rather than benchmark German debtrose on Monday as the country issued 2 billion euros of bonds.The Belgian/German ... ... more info

29 Nov 2010: BAILOUT BOOST FADES; EURO, BONDS SLAMMED
The Irish rescue package failed to soothe market worries that sovereign-debt problems might spread, pushing the euro lower and raising yields on the debt of fiscally weaker euro-zone countries. ... more info

29 Nov 2010: BAILOUT BOOST FADES; EURO, BONDS SLAMMED
The Irish rescue package failed to soothe market worries that sovereign-debt problems might spread, pushing the euro lower and raising yields on the debt of fiscally weaker euro-zone countries. ... more info

29 Nov 2010: TREASURYS GAIN ON FED BUYING
Treasurys maturing in the next five to 30 years rose with the Federal Reserve buying bonds twice Monday and as skepticism set in about the efficacy of the rescue package crafted for struggling Ireland. ... more info

29 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS FALL AFTER IRISH BAILOUT AGREED
LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - German government bonds fell onMonday after the EU approved an 85 billion euro rescue forIreland and outlined a permanent system to resolve Europe's debtcrisis. Under pressure ... ... more info

29 Nov 2010: EMERGING EAST ASIA BONDS HIT $5.1 TRILLION IN 3Q
Foreign money poured into emerging East Asia's bond markets in the third quarter, boosting local currency bonds on issue to $5.1 trillion despite government efforts to slow a tide of cash they worry is pushing their currencies too high. ... more info

28 Nov 2010: GOVERNMENT BONDS: A COINAGE DEBASED
It was a small decision but the symbolism was huge. A few months before Ireland's multibillion-euro bail-out, announced last week, Morgan Stanley MWD quietly switched dealing in the country's bonds, along with those of Greece, Portugal and Spain - together, the four "peripheral" countries often seen as the eurozone's weaker members - from its sovereign debt desk to traders specialising in distressed financial assets, some of the riskiest investments out there. ... more info

28 Nov 2010: AIB SUBORDINATED BONDS CLD FACE HIT -IRISH OPPOSITION
DUBLIN, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Subordinated bondholders inAllied Irish Banks (ALBK.I: Quote , Profile , Research , Stock Buzz ) will likely see the terms of theirinvestment renegotiated as part Ireland's ... ... more info

27 Nov 2010: PLUSES, MINUSES FOR MUNI BONDS
Getting Going Pluses, Minuses for Muni Bonds Investing in municipal bonds used to mean one thing: boring. But a combination of factors has turned the muni-bond market into another white-knuckle investing zone. ... more info

27 Nov 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: EQUITY MARKETS FALL AS CONCERN SHIFTS TO PORTUGAL
Uncertainty surrounding the debt profile of Europe’s weaker members hurt markets in the United States as well as Europe. ... more info

26 Nov 2010: MEXICO OFFERS FIRST OVER-THE-COUNTER GOV'T BONDS
The Mexican government is letting its citizens and other residents buy government bonds over the counter for the first time. ... more info

26 Nov 2010: SHOULD YOU BELIEVE IN SANTA, OR DOUBLE-DIGIT RETURNS?
Still looking for a decent return on your cash, with some semblance of capital security? Not tempted by the 9.11 per cent yield on Irish 10-year government bonds, or the 6.99 per cent and 5.22 per cent on respective Portuguese and Spanish issues ? ... more info

26 Nov 2010: EQUITIES' SIREN CALL COULD STEER INVESTORS ON TO THE ROCKS
The Federal Reserve has come up with a whole lot of reasons for its controversial plan to buy $600bn of Treasury securities in the coming months. Among them is the desire to drive investors into risky assets such as shares by making bonds yield so little that nobody can find them attractive unless they truly believe Armageddon is upon us. ... more info

26 Nov 2010: INVESTORS BRACE FOR PAINFUL IRISH BANK BOND SWAPS
Expectations rose on Friday that top bondholders in Irish banks will be offered the chance to swap billions of euros of debt for new bonds, realizing a loss and taking a share of Ireland's pain but avoiding a potentially worse fate. ... more info

26 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-SAFE-HAVEN BUYING BOOSTS BONDS
* Rising speculation Portugal may be next up for a bailout * 3-month dollar Libor climbs for a third straight day * Korea tensions support bond prices (Adds Libor background, updates prices) By Chris Reese ... ... more info

26 Nov 2010: PORTUGUESE/GERMAN YIELD SPREAD TIGHTER ON DAY
LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold Portuguese government bonds rather German benchmarks fellfrom the day's highs on Friday on some investor relief after thePortuguese parliament ... ... more info

26 Nov 2010: TREASURY YIELDS FALL ON EUROPE WORRIES
Yields on U.S. government bonds fell Friday morning, as investors sought the safety of Treasurys amid fears about Europe's finances. Yields on 2-year notes fell 3 basis points to 0.5%, while yields on 10-year notes dipped 5 basis points to 2.87%. ... more info

26 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-US 30-YEAR BONDS GAIN A POINT IN PRICE
NEW YORK, Nov 26 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondsbriefly traded a point higher in price on Friday as stockfutures pointed to weakness on Wall Street in continued worriesover potential fallout from ... ... more info

26 Nov 2010: IRISH/GERMAN YIELD SPREAD AT EURO-LIFETIME HIGH
(Corrects Irish spreads in final paragraph) LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold Irish government bonds rather than benchmark German debthit a new euro-lifetime high on Friday, ... ... more info

26 Nov 2010: SEBI SETS DATE TO AUCTION DEBT LIMITS FOR FOREIGN FUND
India's capital markets regulator said Friday it will auction the right for foreign investors to own more rupee-denominated government and corporate bonds on Dec. 2, in a move that will likely lend depth to the fast-growing economy's debt markets. ... more info

26 Nov 2010: IRISH BOND YIELDS HIT EURO-ERA HIGH, BANKS SINK
Yields on Ireland's bonds have reached a new euro-era high as investors keep dumping the nation's debt securities, and Irish bank shares are falling again in expectation they face greater state ownership. ... more info

26 Nov 2010: HUNGARY BONDS TUMBLE ON POLICY WORRIES, GLOBAL FEARS
BUDAPEST, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Hungary's bond yields jumped by30-40 basis point across the curve on Friday from Thursday'sbenchmark fixing, hit by local pension funds selling governmentbonds on worries ... ... more info

26 Nov 2010: GILTS RALLY AS EURO ZONE DEBT FEARS INTENSIFY
LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - British government bonds rose onFriday, tracking Bunds as investors focused on debt troubles onthe periphery of the euro zone and viewed UK debt as offeringvalue after two days ... ... more info

26 Nov 2010: SPANISH/GERMAN YIELD SPREAD AT EURO-LIFETIME HIGH
LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold Spanish government bonds rather than benchmark German debthit a new euro-lifetime high on Friday, as worsening investorsentiment continued ... ... more info

26 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS HIGHER ON PERIPHERY, KOREA TENSIONS
LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - German government bonds openedhigher on Friday on the back of persistent pressures over eurozone debt problems and with a fresh warning from North Koreaagainst U.S.-South Korean ... ... more info

26 Nov 2010: JGBS SLIDE BEFORE 10-YR SALE, FUTURES HIT 5-MTH LOW
TOKYO, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds fell onFriday, with futures slipping to a five-month low, as a varietyof participants including banks sold the cash long-end amidcaution ahead of next ... ... more info

26 Nov 2010: [$$] WITH A DEAL FROM UBS, SIGNS OF LIFE IN SYNTHETIC CDOS
Signs of Life Stir in Synthetic CDOs In a sign that part of the securitization market may be thawing out, UBS is marketing a collateralized debt obligation backed by credit derivatives that are mostly tied to investment-grade corporate bonds. ... more info

25 Nov 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ BOOSTED BY FUNDAMENTALS, RUSSIA RESERVES
* C$ higher at 99.04 U.S. cents * Bonds lack direction in quiet trading * Volumes thin due to U.S. holiday (Updates to close, adds commentary) By Claire Sibonney TORONTO, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The Canadian ... ... more info

25 Nov 2010: ECB FOCUS-IRELAND BAILOUT TO REDUCE BURDEN FOR CENTRAL BANK
* ECB pushed Ireland to accept aid * Much of burden to be transferred to EU and IMF * Recapitalisation of Irish banks may help exit strategy * Less pressure to buy Irish government bonds * Follows several ... ... more info

25 Nov 2010: MARGIN RISE KEEPS IRISH BONDS UNDER PRESSURE
Irish bond yields continue to rise Thursday, with debt markets showing little sign of relief a day after Ireland’s government pledges to cut its budget by an additional 15 billion euros over the next four years, while a major clearing house again raises its margin requirement on Irish bonds. ... more info

25 Nov 2010: LCH.CLEARNET UPS ITS CHARGES FOR IRISH DEBT TRADES
Pressure mounted further on Dublin as one of Europe's biggest clearing houses increased charges for trading Irish bonds because of the jump in the country's cost of borrowing. ... more info

25 Nov 2010: MARGIN REQUIREMENTS ON IRISH BONDS RAISED AGAIN
LCH.Clearnet Ltd. said Thursday it has increased the margin required for positions of Irish government bonds to 45% of net positions over the standard margin rate. The move is "in response to the yield differential of 10-year Irish government debt against an AAA benchmark," the firm said in a statement. ... more info

25 Nov 2010: CAPITAL SHOPPING AGREES TRAFFORD CENTRE DEAL
Capital Shopping Centres Group said Thursday it has reached a deal to acquire the Trafford Centre shopping mall in Manchester, England, from a subsidiary of Peel Group. The company said it will pay 167.3 million new shares and up to 209 million pounds of convertible bonds and will also receive 77 million pounds in cash from Peel. ... more info

25 Nov 2010: EURO ZONE GOVERNMENT BONDS DRAW FEW INVESTORS
Investors fled the riskiest euro-area government bonds on Wednesday, putting further pressure on policy makers as they grapple with decisions over emergency financial bailouts. ... more info

25 Nov 2010: FED CONSIDERED SETTING TARGET FOR INTEREST RATES ON SOME BONDS
The discussion and other plans were an example of the central bank’s thinking as it tried to help the recovery. ... more info

25 Nov 2010: STOCKS & BONDS: POSITIVE ECONOMIC REPORTS PUSH DOW UP 150 POINTS
A batch of economic reports offered some hope that the economy was improving in the United States. ... more info

25 Nov 2010: EURO ZONE GOVERNMENT BONDS DRAW FEW INVESTORS
Investors fled the riskiest euro-area government bonds on Wednesday, putting further pressure on policy makers as they grapple with decisions over emergency financial bailouts. ... more info

25 Nov 2010: US MUNI BOND FUNDS LOSE ANOTHER $2.3BN
Investors withdrew another $2.3bn from funds that buy US municipal bonds in the latest week, capping a sell-off that has taken about $5.4bn from the sector, according to Lipper, the fund tracker owned by Thomson Reuters. ... more info

25 Nov 2010: JGBS EDGE LOWER, EXTENT OF NIKKEI BOUNCE EYED
TOKYO, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds dipped onThursday on a slight bounce in the Nikkei, although losses werelimited as the rise in stocks was capped by tensions in theKorean peninsula. ... ... more info

24 Nov 2010: CATERPILLAR
Caterpillar , a maker of heavy machinery, issued $150 mil yuan- denominated bonds, becoming the second nonfinancial multinational company to tap Hong Kong's bond market. Shares rose 2.5% to 84.69. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: TRADERS UNDERWHELMED BY THE EUROZONE'S WOES
Trading in stocks, bonds, commodities or currencies is pretty much a matter of deciding each morning whether it will be a risk-on or a risk-off day. The principle has stood for almost a decade, although it became extreme only in 2008. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: INVESTORS LEERY OF EURO ZONE BONDS
Investors fled the riskiest euro-area government bonds on Wednesday, putting further pressure on policy makers as they grapple with decisions over emergency financial bailouts. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: INVESTORS LEERY OF EURO ZONE BONDS
Investors fled the riskiest euro-area government bonds on Wednesday, putting further pressure on policy makers as they grapple with decisions over emergency financial bailouts. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS STUMBLE ON STOCK RALLY, WEAK AUCTION
* Analysts say jobless claims point to labor improvement * Stocks climb over 1 pct, eroding bonds' safety appeal * Demand at seven-year note sale lowest since March (Updates market action, adds new ... ... more info

24 Nov 2010: [$$] SIGNS OF LIFE STIR IN SYNTHETIC CDOS
Signs of Life Stir in Synthetic CDOs In a sign that part of the securitization market may be thawing out, UBS is marketing a collateralized debt obligation backed by credit derivatives that are mostly tied to investment-grade corporate bonds. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS TUMBLE ON STOCK GAINS, WEAK AUCTION
* Analysts say jobless claims point to labor improvement * Stocks climb over 1 pct, eroding bonds' safety appeal * Demand at seven-year note sale lowest since March (Rewrites first paragraph, updates ... ... more info

24 Nov 2010: DOLLAR ATTEMPTS RISE, BONDS EXTEND DROP
The U.S. dollar attempted to recoup gains against the euro Wednesday as some stronger U.S. economic data vied with Portuguese and Spanish debt outlooks' for traders' attention. The euro recently bought $1.3351, down from $1.3364 late Tuesday after perking up closer to $1.3386 midmorning. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: SIGNS OF LIFE STIR IN SYNTHETIC CDOS
In a sign that part of the securitization market may be thawing out, UBS is marketing a collateralized debt obligation backed by credit derivatives that are mostly tied to investment-grade corporate bonds. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: ILLINOIS LOOKS TO TOBACCO MUNI BOND SALE
An Illinois agency faces a formidable task next week: selling the first tobacco bonds the municipal-bond market has seen in roughly 2 years. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: RISING BOND YIELDS ADD TO FINANCIAL PRESSURES IN EUROPE
Investors fled the riskiest euro-area government bonds on Wednesday, putting further pressure on policy makers as they grapple with decisions over emergency financial bailouts. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: BOND FUNDS HAVE FIRST WEEKLY OUTFLOW IN 2 YEARS-ICI
NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Investors pulled cash out ofbond funds for the first time in 23 months in the week endedNov. 17 after investors abandoned municipal bonds, data fromthe Investment Company Institute ... ... more info

24 Nov 2010: RISING BOND YIELDS ADD TO FINANCIAL PRESSURES IN EUROPE
Investors fled the riskiest euro-area government bonds on Wednesday, putting further pressure on policy makers as they grapple with decisions over emergency financial bailouts. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-PRICES FALL AS HIGHER STOCKS ERODE SAFETY APPEAL
* Analysts say jobless claims point to labor improvement * Stocks climb over 1 pct, eroding bonds' safety appeal * Treasury to auction $29 billion of seven-year notes (Adds trader quote, updates prices) ... ... more info

24 Nov 2010: MOODY'S ASGNS AA3/P-1 RTG TO THE PERSON COUNTY BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

24 Nov 2010: SPAIN DELAYS POWER TARIFF BOND LAUNCH - SOURCE
MADRID, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Banks coordinating the firsttranche of Spain's power tariff bond issue will wait for marketsto calm down before selling the bonds, a source close to thesecuritization said ... ... more info

24 Nov 2010: GRIFOLS SEALS FINANCING FOR TALECRIS DEAL
* Signs $3.4 billion loan for Talecris * To launch $1.1 billion in bonds in coming weeks * Shares up 2.9 percent MADRID, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Spain's Grifols (GRLS.MC: Quote , Profile , Research , Stock ... ... more info

24 Nov 2010: BUILD AMERICA BONDS LIKELY TO BE EXTENDED: WSJ
NEW YORK -- The Build America Bond program, due to expire on Dec. 31, is likely to be extended another year, according to a report published Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal said that Senate Republicans have signaled they will not try to strip out Democrat proposals to extend the program. The Journal said roughly 30% of municipal bond issues this year have used the program, which sees the federal government pay roughly one-third of the interest the bonds pay. Build America Bonds are taxable, unlike typical muni bonds, and thus attractive to a broader range of investors. The Journal added that concerns that the program would expire this year contributed to the glut of recent muni bond issues that roiled the markets. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: 'ESOTERIC' BONDS STAGE A COMEBACK
Investors are willing to step away from buying only bonds backed by traditional debt—auto and student loans or credit-card debt—in favor of higher-yielding bonds backed by unusual collateral such as franchise fees, patents on drugs or timeshare receivables. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: BAB PROGRAM SET TO GET ANOTHER YEAR
The Build American Bonds program, which provides federal subsidies for taxable bonds issued by state and local governments, is likely to survive another year, top Senate Republicans indicated. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: GERMANY SELLS 4.8 BLN EUROS OF BUNDS, TO POOR DEMAND
LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Germany sold 4.8 billion euros ofnew 10-year bonds on Wednesday, with low yields failing to drawenough bids to cover the amount on offer despite a marked pickup in risk appetite. ... ... more info

24 Nov 2010: PORTUGUESE GOVT BOND YIELD SPREAD AT NEW HIGHS
LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold Portuguese government bonds rather than German benchmarks hit a euro lifetime high on Wednesday with peripherals underintensifying pressure ... ... more info

24 Nov 2010: PERIPHERAL BOND SPREADS WIDEN AFTER IRISH RATING CUT
LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold Irish government bonds rather than benchmark German debtrose on Tuesday, with the peripheral euro zone countries underpressure after Ireland's ... ... more info

24 Nov 2010: SHARES STABILIZE AFTER KOREA ATTACK
Shares in Asia and Europe steadied on Wednesday from a sell-off following North Korea's deadly shelling of a South Korean island, but tension on the divided peninsula supported safe-haven assets such as gold and Japanese government bonds. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: CSC IN TALKS TO BUY TRAFFORD CENTRE
The U.K.'s Capital Shopping Centres Group said Wednesday that it is in advanced discussions over the acquisition of the Trafford Centre shopping mall in Manchester from Peel Group. If the acquisition goes ahead, CSC said it would include an equity purchase price of around 750 million pounds and a further amount of around 75 million pounds in respect of a cash contribution by Peel in return of the issue of new shares and convertible bonds by CSC to Peel. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: [$$] CORPORATE ISSUERS FREEZE UP
Corporate Issuers Freeze Up Corporations have sold $1.24 billion of bonds so far this week, the lowest total since the week of Sept. 15, 2008, when just $536.6 million was sold. Meanwhile, Treasurys rose broadly. ... more info

24 Nov 2010: JGBS BOUNCE AS TOKYO STOCKS DROP ON KOREA TENSIONS
TOKYO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds gainedon Wednesday, with futures bouncing from a two-month low, asTokyo stocks slid after North Korea's shelling of a South Koreanisland the previous ... ... more info

23 Nov 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S RATES BANK OF NEW ZEALAND SERIES 3 COVERED BONDS
Nov 24 (Reuters) - Bank of New Zealand: Moody's has assigneda definitive long-term rating of Aaa to the Series 3 coveredbonds issued by the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) (rated Aa2,Prime-1) under the terms ... ... more info

23 Nov 2010: BAB PROGRAM LIKELY TO GET ANOTHER YEAR
The Build American Bonds program, which provides federal subsidies for taxable bonds issued by state and local governments, is likely to survive another year, top Senate Republicans indicated. ... more info

23 Nov 2010: CORPORATE ISSUERS FREEZE UP
Corporations have sold $1.24 billion of bonds so far this week, the lowest total since the week of Sept. 15, 2008, when just $536.6 million was sold. Meanwhile, Treasurys rose broadly. ... more info

23 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-SAFETY BID FORMS AMID EUROPEAN, KOREAN TURMOIL
* North Korean attack spurs selling of riskier assets * Worries over Ireland, Portugal support bonds * Treasury $35 billion five-year note auction is weak * Fed minutes show FOMC considered drastic QE-2 ... ... more info

23 Nov 2010: RPT-UPDATE 1-SPAIN OKS 25 BLN EURO TARIFF BOND ISSUE
(Repeats to additional subscribers) *Book opens Nov 24 for bonds amid surging govt debt yields *Govt hoped to issue initial 3-5 bln euros in tariff bonds *Spain's power tariff deficit at 16.59 bln ... ... more info

23 Nov 2010: UPDATE 1-SPAIN OKS 25 BLN EURO TARIFF BOND ISSUE
*Book opens Nov 24 for bonds amid surging govt debt yields *Govt hoped to issue initial 3-5 bln euros in tariff bonds *Spain's power tariff deficit at 16.59 bln euros MADRID, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Spain ... ... more info

23 Nov 2010: MUNI WOES COULD SOUR APPETITE FOR BONDS
A sudden change in the behaviour of investors in a corner of the US bond markets could have far wider repercussions - for everything from junk-rated debt to blue-chip corporate borrowers. ... more info

23 Nov 2010: SPAIN'S POWER TARIFF BOND ISSUE APPROVED BY REGULATOR
MADRID, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Spain's government won approvalto issue 13.5 billion to 25 billion euros of state-backed bondsin a securitization of a power rate deficit, the securitiesregulator said on ... ... more info

23 Nov 2010: TREASURYS UP AFTER FED MINUTES; AUCTION WEIGHS
Treasurys rose broadly as investors fled riskier assets and sought safety in low-risk U.S. government bonds. The 10-year yield was at 2.764%. ... more info

23 Nov 2010: SEC EXTENDS RATINGS WAIVER FOR ASSET-BACKED BONDS
The SEC indefinitely extended a waiver allowing asset-backed bond sales to go through without the use of credit ratings in bond offering documents. ... more info

23 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-KOREAN TENSIONS, EUROPE WORRIES SPUR SAFETY BUYING
* North Korean attack spurs selling of riskier assets * Worries over Ireland, Portugal supports bonds * Treasury to sell $35 billion of five-year notes (Adds trader's comments, updates prices) By Chris ... ... more info

23 Nov 2010: THREE MUNI-BOND TRAPS
Dodging Muni-Bond Traps Municipal bonds have been roiled lately amid uncertainty over issuers' financial strength, rising interest rates and other concerns. Here's how to sidestep some common pitfalls. ... more info

23 Nov 2010: BUNDS RALLY, PERIPHERALS SINK ON DEBT FEARS
LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Bund futures rallied a full pointon Tuesday and yields of peripheral issuers' bonds rose as fearsgrew about the countries' ability to manage their debt loads. The 10-year ... ... more info

23 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-U.S. 30-YEAR BONDS GAIN A POINT IN PRICE
NEW YORK, Nov 23 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondsrose a point in price on Tuesday on rising anxiety over thequality of some European sovereign debt. The 30-year Treasury bond US30YT=RR was last ... ... more info

23 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURY BONDS GAIN ON KOREA, IRELAND WORRIES
Long-term bond yields fall for a third day as military tensions on the Korean Peninsula and worries about Ireland and Portugal have investors seeking relatively safer assets. ... more info

23 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-KOREA TENSIONS, EUROPE WORRIES SPUR SAFETY BUYING
* North Korean attack spurs selling of riskier assets * Worries over Ireland, Portugal supports bonds * Treasury to sell $35 billion of five-year notes By Chris Reese NEW YORK, Nov 23 (Reuters) - U.S. ... ... more info

23 Nov 2010: SPANISH BOND YIELD SPREAD HITS EURO LIFETIME HIGH
LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold Spanish government bonds rather than German debt hit a eurolifetime high on Tuesday, as rising yields at a T-bill auctionunsettled investors ... ... more info

23 Nov 2010: ECB DRAINS 66 BLN EUROS FROM BANKS TO OFFSET BOND BUYS
FRANKFURT, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The European Central Bankcomfortably attracted the 66 billion euros it needed on Tuesdayto offset its purchases of euro zone government bonds, paying alower rate of interest ... ... more info

23 Nov 2010: TREASURY BONDS GAIN ON KOREA, IRELAND WORRIES
Long-term bond yields fall for a third day as military tensions on the Korean Peninsula and worries about Ireland and Portugal have investors seeking relatively safer assets. ... more info

23 Nov 2010: CONTAGION FEARS SINK SPANISH, PORTUGUESE BONDS
Spanish and Portuguese bond yields jumped Tuesday along with Irish yields on fears sovereign debt problems will continue to spread through the periphery of the 16-nation euro zone. ... more info

23 Nov 2010: IRISH BONDS FALL AS COWEN FIGHTS ELECTION CALLS
Irish government bonds come under renewed pressure Tuesday as Prime Minister Brian Cowen fights to stave off calls for elections ahead of the approval of fiscal plans seen as necessary to secure an international bailout. ... more info

23 Nov 2010: UK'S FSA: BANK EXPOSURE TO IRELAND "NOT WORRYING"
LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Britain's banks are not"worryingly" exposed to Irish banks or Irish government bonds,Financial Services Authority Chairman Adair Turner said onTuesday. The exposure ... ... more info

23 Nov 2010: ANGLO BONDHOLDERS APPROVE HAIRCUT AFTER BAILOUT
The Irish government's plan to shift at least some of the burden of Anglo Irish Bank's bad debt moved forward Monday as a group of Anglo bondholders voted in London to approve a mark down on their bonds that will leave them worth one-fifth of their face value. ... more info

23 Nov 2010: FRANKFURT EXCHANGE TO MOVE TO ELECTRONIC TRADING
Frankfurt's stock exchange is expected this week to speed up a transition away from traditional floor trading towards fully electronic trading of shares and bonds. ... more info

22 Nov 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S CUTS BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT AUTHORITY'S RATING TO A3
Nov 22 (Reuters) - Birmingham Airport Authority: Moody's assigns an A3 rating to Birmingham Airport Authority's$157 million Airport Revenue Bonds Series 2010. ... more info

22 Nov 2010: OUTSIDE THE STOCKS: MUNIS
Municipal bonds have been hard hit because of concerns about states' spending as we approach year's end. But could this be a buying opportunity instead? ... more info

22 Nov 2010: SUMMARY BOX: TREASURYS RISE AFTER STRONG AUCTION
TREASURYS RISE: Worries over Ireland's debt problems and a successful sale of government bonds helped Treasury prices rally Monday. The 10-year note rose 56.2 cents, lowering its yield to 2.80 percent. ... more info

22 Nov 2010: TREASURYS RALLY AFTER GOVERNMENT RAISES $35B
Treasurys rallied Monday after the government saw strong bidding for its debt and troubles in Europe sent investors looking for safety in U.S. government bonds. ... more info

22 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-PRICES GAIN ON TECHNICALLY BULLISH 'OUTSIDE DAY'
* Bonds rise as risk appetite declines, yields attractive * Price range has lower lows, higher highs than Friday * Treasury selling $35 billion of 2-year notes * Fed buys $8.26 billion in 8-to-10-year ... ... more info

22 Nov 2010: MUNI LOSSES MANAGEABLE FOR INSURERS
US property and casualty insurers losses on municipal bonds should be manageable, said a Moody's Investors Service analyst. ... more info

22 Nov 2010: UPDATE 1-IFR-POTASH SELLS BONDS TO FINANCE $2 BLN BUYBACK
(Recasts, adds pricing, background, comment from marketsources) by Andrea Johnson NEW YORK, Nov 22 (IFR) - Although "repurchase shares" isnever the best use of proceeds on a corporate bond deal,today's ... ... more info

22 Nov 2010: [$$] FIND YIELD IN EMERGING-MARKET BONDS
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22 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-PRICES GAIN ON IRISH WOES BUT LIQUIDITY FADES
* Bonds rise as risk appetite declines, yields attractive * Long bonds yields fall below 200-day moving average * Treasury selling $35 billion of 2-year notes * Fed buys $8.26 billion in 8-to-10-year notes ... ... more info

22 Nov 2010: POTASH SELLS BONDS
Potash Corp. sold $1 billion in bonds, in part to finance its efforts to appease disgruntled shareholders after BHP's bid collapsed. ... more info

22 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS GAIN ON EUROPE, MORE ATTRACTIVE YIELDS
* Bonds rise as risk appetite declines, yields attractive * Long bonds yields fall below 200-day moving average * Treasury selling $35 billion of 2-year notes * Fed buys $8.26 billion in 8-to-10-year notes ... ... more info

22 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-US 30-YEAR BONDS TRADE OVER POINT HIGHER IN PRICE
NEW YORK, Nov 22 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bondswere trading over a point higher in price on Monday asinvestors bought safe-haven government debt due to worries overcontagion from European monetary ... ... more info

22 Nov 2010: MOODY'S ASGNS AA3 RTG TO CITY OF SARASOTA'S (FL) REVENUE BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

22 Nov 2010: IRISH BOND YIELDS RISE AS AID DEAL RELIEF EBBS
LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold Irish government bonds rather than benchmark German debtrose on Monday, reversing an earlier fall after the country'sjunior coalition ... ... more info

22 Nov 2010: MOODY'S ASGNS BAA2 RTG TO SBI'S PROPOSED SENIOR BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

22 Nov 2010: RPT-BAY STREET-CANADA DEBT ISSUANCE BOOM SEEN LASTING INTO 2011
(Repeats Nov. 21 column without changes) * Canadian corporate debt issuance at 2nd highest level * Issuers capitalize on rates near historic lows * High-yield bonds gain traction with investors * Rising ... ... more info

22 Nov 2010: MOODY'S ASGNS A2 RTG TO MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL, CT $39.2 MILN BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

22 Nov 2010: CHINA PUSHES YUAN BONDS IN HONG KONG
China's Ministry of Finance will issue $1.2 billion worth of yuan-denominated government bonds in its second Hong Kong bond sale, signaling another step forward in China's plan to internationalize the yuan. ... more info

22 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-IRISH BONDS RISE, BUNDS DIP AFTER AID DEAL
* Irish yields fall, curve steepens after aid deal agreed * Bunds dip on back of better risk sentiment * But reaction limited as market wonders who is next By Kirsten Donovan LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - ... ... more info

22 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS LOWER AFTER IRELAND SEEKS AID
LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - German Bunds opened lower onMonday after Ireland sought international help to tackle itsbanking and budget crisis, but any rally in peripheral bonds wasexpected to be limited ... ... more info

22 Nov 2010: NIKKEI EXTENDS RALLY, HITS FRESH 5-MONTH HIGH
* Talk of overseas buying of financials, blue-chips -trader * Signs of possible shift into equities from bonds -analyst * Receding concerns about yen strength support Tokyo shares By Masayuki Kitano TOKYO, ... ... more info

22 Nov 2010: JGBS FALL AS TOKYO STOCKS ADVANCE TO NEW 5-MTH PEAK
TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds fell onMonday, handing back the previous day's gains, as Tokyo stocksresumed their advance to hit a new five-month peak. * The benchmark 10-year ... ... more info

21 Nov 2010: CORRECTED - RICH LATIN AMERICANS TURNING TO REGIONAL BONDS
* Wealthy are increasing investments in the region * Corporate, sovereign debt are sought-after investments (Corrects bank for analyst to Royal Bank of Canada, notScotland) By Kevin Gray MIAMI, Nov 19 ... ... more info

21 Nov 2010: BAY STREET-CANADA DEBT ISSUANCE BOOM SEEN LASTING INTO 2011
* Canadian corporate debt issuance at 2nd highest level * Issuers capitalize on rates near historic lows * High-yield bonds gain traction with investors * Rising rates could end "charmed" situation ... ... more info

21 Nov 2010: NEW FUNDS: NOV 22
● BNY Mellon Asset Management is rolling out an unconstrained global bond fund, the Evolution Global Strategic Bond Fund. The absolute return diversified fund will invest in sovereign bonds of developed and emerging economies, inflation-linked bonds, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds and currencies. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS PARE GAINS FROM BERNANKE’S SPEECH
The action in Treasurys keys on top U.S. central banker Ben Bernanke's remarks about the Fed's controversial program to buy up to $600 billion in Treasury bonds and on his comments about China's currency policy. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS PARE GAINS FROM BERNANKE’S SPEECH
The action in Treasurys keys on top U.S. central banker Ben Bernanke's remarks about the Fed's controversial program to buy up to $600 billion in Treasury bonds and on his comments about China's currency policy. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS PARE GAINS FROM BERNANKE’S SPEECH
The action in Treasurys keys on top U.S. central banker Ben Bernanke's remarks about the Fed's controversial program to buy up to $600 billion in Treasury bonds and on his comments about China's currency policy. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS PARE GAINS FROM BERNANKE’S SPEECH
The action in Treasurys keys on top U.S. central banker Ben Bernanke's remarks about the Fed's controversial program to buy up to $600 billion in Treasury bonds and on his comments about China's currency policy. ... more info

20 Nov 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: DESPITE COMMODITY WORRIES, SHARES BOUNCE BACK
Encouraging reports about the prospects for an Irish financial rescue appeared to outweigh concerns about the prospect of slower growth in China. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS PARE GAINS FROM BERNANKE’S SPEECH
The action in Treasurys keys on top U.S. central banker Ben Bernanke's remarks about the Fed's controversial program to buy up to $600 billion in Treasury bonds and on his comments about China's currency policy. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: RICH LATIN AMERICANS TURNING TO REGIONAL BONDS
* Wealthy are increasing investments in the region * Corporate, sovereign debt are sought-after investments By Kevin Gray MIAMI, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Wealthy Latin Americans, buoyedby their region's ... ... more info

19 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS PARE GAINS FROM BERNANKE’S SPEECH
The action in Treasurys keys on top U.S. central banker Ben Bernanke's remarks about the Fed's controversial program to buy up to $600 billion in Treasury bonds and on his comments about China's currency policy. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-EURO GAINS ON IRISH DEBT CRISIS HOPES, OIL FALLS
* Global stocks rise on late-day rally on Wall Street * Euro rises on hopes an Irish aid package is near * Oil falls as investors weigh China's move on inflation * Bonds steady to higher before supply ... ... more info

19 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS STEADY TO HIGHER BEFORE SUPPLY NEXT WEEK
* Shorter-dated bonds firm ahead of supply, data * Longer maturities boosted by Fed's latest purchase * Fed funds futures price in rates hike for 2011 * Despite some signs of stability, market still ... ... more info

19 Nov 2010: [$$] CALIFORNIA COMPLETES BOND OFFERING
California Completes Bond Sale Cash-strapped California completed the second leg of a three-pronged $14 billion note and bond offering with the pricing of $3.275 billion in taxable bonds. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-SHORT, MEDIUM BONDS STABLE AHEAD OF SUPPLY
* Short, intermediate bonds recover from early weakness * Long bonds boosted by Fed $2.17 bln purchase * Fed funds futures price in rates hike for 2011 (Updates market action, adds new quotes, changes ... ... more info

19 Nov 2010: PRICE RISES PUT BEIJING ON ALERT
If there were any doubt that the world's two largest economies are on very different tracks, it was underlined this week. Just as Ben Bernanke, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, told Congress it was necessary to buy $600bn in government bonds to fend off the threat of deflation, Wen Jiabao, Chinese premier, was promising "forceful" measures to cope with rising inflation. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS PARE GAINS FROM BERNANKE’S SPEECH
The action in Treasurys keys on top U.S. central banker Ben Bernanke's remarks about the Fed's controversial program to buy up to $600 billion in Treasury bonds and on his comments about China's currency policy. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: CALIFORNIA BEGINS LAST LEG OF BOND SALE
California, having completed the second leg of a three-prong $14 billion-plus note and bond offering, embarked on the third leg, offering $1 billion of tax-exempt bonds with yields of up to 5.375%. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: CHINA RATE RISES MORE POLITICAL THEATRE THAN SUBSTANCE
If there were any doubt that the world's two largest economies are on very different tracks at the moment, it was underlined this week. Just as Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve, told Congress it was necessary to buy $600bn in government bonds to fend off the threat of deflation, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was promising "forceful" measures to cope with spiking inflation. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS PARE GAINS FROM BERNANKE’S SPEECH
The action in Treasurys keys on top U.S. central banker Ben Bernanke's remarks about the Fed's controversial program to buy up to $600 billion in Treasury bonds and on his comments about China's currency policy. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: MOODY'S AGNS A1 RTG TO CITY OF ATHENS (AL)'S REVENUE BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

19 Nov 2010: UPDATE 3-MAERSK 500 MLN EUR BOND ISSUE OVERSUBSCRIBED-SOURCE
* Maersk sells 500 mln euros worth of 2017 bonds * Offer oversubscribed, orders exceed 1 bln euros -source * Price range is mid-swaps +175 basis points, Danske says * Barclays, BNP, HSBC, RBS and Danske ... ... more info

19 Nov 2010: INDIA'S CENTRAL BANK STEPS UP BOND BUYING
The Reserve Bank of India has significantly increased its purchases of government bonds in the secondary market, signaling another step to help ease the cash crunch in the banking system. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: STOCKS SURGE WORLDWIDE ON THE PROSPECT OF A RESCUE FOR IRELAND
Investors were also watching General Motors’ stock rise after the biggest public offering in the nation’s history. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS PAUSE AFTER SELL-OFF; WAIT FOR IRISH NEWS
LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - German government bonds rose onFriday, after coming under heavy pressure the previous sessionon hopes Ireland would work out a deal to shore up its bankingsector and budget deficit.Ireland ... ... more info

19 Nov 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S AA2 TO EAST NIPPON EXPRESSWAY'S BONDS
Nov 19 (Reuters) - East Nippon Expressway: Moody's Japan K.K. (Moody's) has assigned its Aa2 ratings tothe bonds issued by East Nippon Expressway Company Limited(E-NEXCO). ... more info

19 Nov 2010: S&P AND MOODY'S UNTROUBLED BY CALLS FOR OVERHAUL
It is still easy to find critics of Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's, the big credit rating agencies which took a blow to their credibility after hundreds of billions of dollars of triple A bonds proved to be largely worthless. ... more info

19 Nov 2010: JGBS RISE ON BARGAIN HUNTING AFTER WEEK OF HEAVY LOSS
TOKYO, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds edged upon Friday as bargain hunters tiptoed into the market after aweek-long slide that took yields to multiple month highs. * Tokyo's Nikkei .N225 ... ... more info

19 Nov 2010: STOCKLAND BUYS BACK A$70 MLN, ISSUES A$160 MLN BONDS
(For the latest Australia and New Zealand bond news, doubleclick on [AU/CRD] and then double click on the ID number) SYDNEY, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Australian property firmStockland (SGP.AX: Quote , Profile ... ... more info

18 Nov 2010: WRAPUP 5-IRISH C.BANK EXPECTS EU/IMF LOAN; MARKETS REBOUND
* Battle of words heats up over corporation tax * Irish c.bank says expects EU/IMF loan, minister cautious * Mkts rebound, Spanish bonds sell at modestly higher yields * Trichet warns of "dependency" ... ... more info

18 Nov 2010: CRACKS EMERGE IN NEW-ISSUE MARKET
Harrah's Entertainment delayed its $532 million initial public offering and Burlington Coat Factory scrapped plans to sell $500 million in bonds, citing weak demand. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: HEAT STAYS ON CALIFORNIA NOTE OFFERING
Investors pushed California to raise the interest rates it will pay on $10 billion in short-term borrowing. The widely watched sale proceeded as prices for tax-exempt municipal bonds appeared to stabilize after a weeks-long slump. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: ASSET-BACKED BONDS COME BACK
New asset-backed bonds are flooding the market. Meanwhile, Treasury prices fell as hopes grew about a bailout for debt-ridden Ireland. The yield on the 10-year note rose to 2.900%. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: OVERVIEW: PROSPECT OF IRISH BAIL-OUT LIFTS CONFIDENCE
The growing likelihood of an imminent bail-out package for Ireland helped trigger a burst of confidence in the markets, sending equities, commodities and the euro higher and dulling the allure of US and German government bonds. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: NEW ISSUE-ENTERGY LOUISIANA SELLS $150 MLN IN FMBS
Nov 18 (Reuters) - Entergy Louisiana LLC (ELB.N: Quote , Profile , Research , Stock Buzz ) onThursday sold $150 million of first mortgage bonds, said IFR, aThomson Reuters service. The size of the deal ... ... more info

18 Nov 2010: THE FEAR FACTOR IN THE MUNI BOND MARKET
Prices of municipal bonds have fallen sharply, pushing up yields, as investors perceive increasing risks from cities and states. But a market meltdown does not seem to be at hand -- yet. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: MUNI RALLY GATHERS SPEED, YIELDS CUT AS MUCH AS 12 BPS
CHICAGO, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The rally in the U.S. municipalbond market gathered speed on Thursday as a price boost droppedyields as much as 12 basis points on longer-dated bonds,according to a preliminary ... ... more info

18 Nov 2010: MORTGAGES: MORTGAGE RATES JUMP TO HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE AUGUST
After weeks of hovering at or near record lows, average mortgage rates rose sharply this week on fears of inflation and reaction to the Federal Reserve's plan to buy up to $600 billion in government bonds. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: WRAPUP 4-IRISH C.BANK EXPECTS EU/IMF LOAN; MARKETS REBOUND
* Irish c.bank says expects EU/IMF loan, minister cautious * IMF-Europe mission starts in Dublin * Mkts rebound, Spanish bonds sell at modestly higher yields * Trichet warns of "dependency" on ... ... more info

18 Nov 2010: MORTGAGES: MORTGAGE RATES JUMP TO HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE AUGUST
After weeks of hovering at or near record lows, average mortgage rates rose sharply this week on fears of inflation and reaction to the Federal Reserve’s plan to buy up to $600 billion in government bonds. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: CALIFORNIA RAISES RATE ON NOTE OFFERING
California raised the interest rate on a $10 billion short-term note offering, even as prices for tax-exempt municipal bonds appeared to stabilize after a weeks-long slump. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: ASSET-BACKED BONDS RETURN, SHAKING OFF CRISIS
New asset-backed bonds are flooding the market. Meanwhile, Treasury prices fell as hopes grew about a bailout for debt-ridden Ireland. The yield on the 10-year note rose to 2.900%. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: NEW ISSUE-CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE SELLS $100 MLN DEBT
Nov 19 (Reuters) - California Water Service Group (CWT.N: Quote , Profile , Research , Stock Buzz )on Wednesday sold $100 million of first mortgage bonds, said amarket source. Robert W. Baird and Blaylock ... ... more info

18 Nov 2010: US: FED SEEKS ' WEALTH EFFECT' WITH BOUT OF QE2
For some time, buyers of US government bonds have debated whether low yields are symptomatic of a nascent "bubble". Now, with the Federal Reserve buying more Treasuries, key benchmark yields have hit record lows and are set for further declines. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: WRAPUP 3-IRISH C.BANK EXPECTS EU/IMF LOAN; MARKETS REBOUND
* Irish c.bank says expects EU/IMF loan, minister cautious * IMF-Europe mission starts in Dublin * Mkts rebound, Spanish bonds sell at modestly higher yields * Unicredit CEO says has "nightmares" ... ... more info

18 Nov 2010: DAYS OF RECKONING AWAIT THE MUNICIPAL BOND MARKET
Days of reckoning are never fun, least of all will these be for the savers and retirees who've purchased municipal bonds because they've been deemed a safe source of tax-free retirement income forever. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: MOODY'S AFRMS BAA3 RTG TO COOPER HEALTH SYSTEM'S BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

18 Nov 2010: MOODY'S ASGNS AA1 RTG TO VIRGINIA HOUSING DEV AUTHORITY'S BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

18 Nov 2010: WRAPUP 2-IRISH C.BANK EXPECTS EU/IMF LOAN; MARKETS REBOUND
* Irish c.bank says expects EU/IMF loan, minister cautious * IMF-Europe mission starts in Dublin * Mkts rebound, Spanish bonds sell at modestly higher yields * Unicredit CEO says has "nightmares" ... ... more info

18 Nov 2010: PERIPHERAL SPREADS NARROW ON IRISH DEAL PROSPECTS
LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold peripheral euro zone government bonds rather than benchmarkGerman debt fell on Thursday, as the higher-yielding issuersbenefited from growing ... ... more info

18 Nov 2010: VIDEO: WEALTH: BONDS, GOLD AND MONEY IN THE "CLOUD"
Are advisers investing too much of their client's money in bonds? Plus, Brett Arends gives a tip on how to play the gold market. And, there's plenty of money to be made in tech-you just need to know where to look. Watch our Wealth Adviser video series with Reporter Veronica Dagher to find out more. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: SPAIN BOND SALE SHRUGS OFF FEARS
Spain sold $4.94 billion of long-term bonds, paying higher yields than two months ago as contagion from the euro zone's weaker issuers, coupled with Spain's own economic problems, have taken their tolls. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: SPAIN BOND SALE SHRUGS OFF FEARS
Spain sold $4.94 billion of long-term bonds, paying higher yields than two months ago as contagion from the euro zone's weaker issuers, coupled with Spain's own economic problems, have taken their tolls. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: KOREA MOVES TO IMPOSE NEW CAPITAL CONTROLS
South Korea will move to reimpose taxes on foreigners' purchases of local government bonds and may unveil further capital-control steps, in the latest move by an Asian government to stem the flow of money into the region. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: SPAIN SELLS BONDS, BUT YIELDS RISE: REPORT
Spain sold 3.654 billion euros in 10- and 30-year bonds, but was forced to pay higher yields than two months ago as worries about fiscal problems on the periphery of the euro zone push up borrowing costs. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: SKOREA SUPPORTS BOND TAX TO STEM FOREIGN CASH
South Korea said Thursday it favors imposing a tax on foreign investment in government bonds, aiming to protect its economy from a potentially destabilizing flood of outside money after the Federal Reserve's decision to pump $600 billion into the U.S. economy. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: S KOREA TO REIMPOSE TAX ON BONDS
South Korea will reimpose a withholding tax on foreign investors' earnings from government bonds in the first of a possible raft of measures intended to cool surging capital flows. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: SOUTH KOREA TO TAX FOREIGNER'S BOND PURCHASES
South Korea's Finance Ministry said it supports government proposals to reintroduce a tax on foreign purchases of domestic government bonds. Vice Finance Minister Yim Jong-yong told reporters on Thursday the move was necessary to combat rapid inflows of liquidity, according to the Yonhap news agency. ... more info

18 Nov 2010: INDONESIA STUDIES POSSIBILITY OF ISSUING INFRASTRUCTURE BONDS
JAKARTA, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Indonesia is studying the possibility of issuing bonds for financing infrastructure projects, chief economic minister Hatta Rajasa said on Thursday. He also said the contry's ... ... more info

18 Nov 2010: IRISH BOND YIELD SPREAD TIGHTENS, AID SEEN NEARING
LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold Irish government bonds rather than benchmark German debtfell on Thursday as market expectations of an aid deal for thecountry soothed peripheral ... ... more info

18 Nov 2010: JGBS FALL ON ROBUST NIKKEI, LACKLUSTRE 20-YEAR AUCTION
* JGBs hit as Nikkei jumps above 10,000 to 5-mth closing high * Weak 20-year auction further weighs on bonds * Benchmark yield touches 2-month peak, futures hit 2-mth low By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, Nov ... ... more info

18 Nov 2010: JGBS EDGE LOWER, 20-YEAR SALE EYED FOR REPRIEVE
TOKYO, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds fell onThursday, taking their early cues from weaker U.S. Treasuries butlosses were limited as the market awaited a 20-year debt sale,which is expected ... ... more info

17 Nov 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-DOLLAR, STOCKS FALL ON IRELAND DEBT CRISIS
* Dollar drops vs euro, yen and Swiss franc * Two-year Treasuries rally on CPI, weak U.S. housing data * LCH doubles margin requirement on Irish gov't bonds (Updates with U.S. markets' close) By ... ... more info

17 Nov 2010: PIT BULLS: CERBERUS MAKES A KILLING AGAIN
Cerberus Capital was bloodied by the financial crisis, but now it is benefiting from rebounding credit markets.It is profiting from a gutsy move to buy huge amounts of troubled residential-mortgage bonds. ... more info

17 Nov 2010: CHECKOUT TIME FOR GOLDMAN
Goldman Sachs, planning to sell its portion of Hilton Worldwide bonds with Bank of America this week, pulled out of the deal, after a disagreement over terms of the sale, according to people familiar with the matter. ... more info

17 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS FALL AS QE2 CRITICISM OVERSHADOWS DATA
*Bonds erase gains amid Republican letter criticizing QE2 *Tame inflation, weak housing data briefly pushed up bonds *Some investors still look to close out of QE2 positions (Updates market action, adds ... ... more info

17 Nov 2010: MORE THAN 10 PCT OF NEW U.S. MUNI BOND SALES PULLED
WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The amount of cancelledU.S. municipal bonds sales for the week topped $3 billion bylate Wednesday, Reuters data showed. That represented more than 10 percent of the $24.4 ... ... more info

17 Nov 2010: CREDIT MARKETS: CALIFORNIA SELLING BONDS INTO MUNI MARKET ROUT
California plans to sell almost $14 billion in debt just as the municipal bond market is getting pummeled by a flood of supply. ... more info

17 Nov 2010: MORTGAGE RATE SPIKE: HOW HIGH WILL THEY GO?
Higher yields on 10-year treasury bonds are wreaking havoc on mortgage rates, but will they so the same to housing's recovery? ... more info

17 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS RISE AS DATA BACK FED BOND PURCHASE PLAN
* Bonds extend rally amid record low core inflation * CPI, housing data supportive of Fed's QE2 program * Ireland, municipal debt fears add safety bids for bonds (Updates market action, adds quotes, ... ... more info

17 Nov 2010: CALIFORNIA SELLING BONDS INTO MUNI MARKET ROUT
California plans to sell almost $14 billion in debt just as the municipal bond market is getting pummeled by a flood of supply. ... more info

17 Nov 2010: UPDATE 2-EU DENIES DELAYING AID PAYMENT TO GREECE
* EU Commission says has not postponed aid tranche to Greece * EU statement contradicts Austrian finance minister * Delay concerns hurt periphery bonds, Greek stocks * Greece says not worried, has no cash ... ... more info

17 Nov 2010: CLEARING HOUSE DOUBLES IRISH BONDS MARGIN REQUIREMENT
Clearing house LCH Clearnet doubled its margin requirement for Irish government bonds Wednesday, reacting to fears over uncertainty regarding the country's debt issues, which pushed yields on Irish debt higher. ... more info

17 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-IRISH YIELDS UP AS TALKS NEAR; GREEK AID DELAYED
* Irish bonds remain pressured as EU/IMF talks set * Austria says Greek EU-aid payment to be delayed * Bunds supported by peripheral widening * Portugal sells 750 mln euros of T-Bills By Kirsten Donovan ... ... more info

17 Nov 2010: LCH.CLEARNET:NO NEED TO UP MARGIN ON PORTUGAL DEBT
LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - European clearing houseLCH.Clearnet said on Wednesday it saw no need for a highermargin call on Portuguese government bonds after it doubled itsmargin requirement on Irish debt ... ... more info

17 Nov 2010: BANKS' EXPOSURE STIRS EU CONTAGION WOES
One reason why Ireland's problems could ripple throughout Europe is that banks across the continent are holding huge quantities of loans, bonds and other debt issued by Irish companies, individuals and national and local governments. ... more info

17 Nov 2010: MOODY'S ASGNS B2 RTG TO KUKA AND A DEFINITE B3 RATING TO BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

17 Nov 2010: CLEARING HOUSE HIKES IRISH BONDS MARGIN REQUIREMENT
A European clearing house raised its margin requirement for Irish government bonds Wednesday, another illustration of fears over uncertainty regarding the country's banks. ... more info

17 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS RISE AS NO IRISH DEAL SEEN IMMINENT
* Irish bonds remain pressured with no deal imminent * Bunds supported by periphery, fall in Treasury yields * Portugal to sell 750 mln euros of T-Bills By Kirsten Donovan LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The ... ... more info

17 Nov 2010: MOODY'S: NO RTG IMPCT ON KOMMUNALKREDIT AUSTRIA'S COVERED BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

17 Nov 2010: RPT-LCH.CLEARNET UPS MARGIN REQUIREMENT ON IRISH DEBT
LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - European clearing houseLCH.Clearnet has doubled its margin requirement on Irishgovernment bonds to 30 percent of net positions, citing higherIrish yields over German benchmarks. ... ... more info

17 Nov 2010: JGBS FALL ON PRE-AUCTION SELLING, LATE NIKKEI BOUNCE
* Futures hand back gains, on track for 7th week of losses * Yield spreads tighten on flattening trades By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds fell onWednesday, as a late ... ... more info

17 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS UP AS NO IRISH DEAL SEEN IMMINENTLY
LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - German government bonds openedhigher on Wednesday with no immediate solution for Ireland'sdebt crisis in sight set to weigh on peripheral euro zoneissuers. A fall in U.S. ... ... more info

17 Nov 2010: STOCKS & BONDS: SHARES DROP ON WALL STREET AMID GLOBAL WORRIES
Worries about Europe’s debt crisis and possible moves in Asia to slow fast-paced growth there pushed the markets lower. ... more info

17 Nov 2010: [$$] TAX-EXEMPT MUNI BONDS TUMBLE
Tax-Exempt Muni Bonds Tumble Tax-exempt municipal bonds tumbled, extending a losing streak for the $2.8 trillion market that has driven up interest rates on long-term debt by almost one-half of a percentage point since Nov. 5. ... more info

17 Nov 2010: US MUNI BOND FUND LOSSES DEEPEN
Municipal bonds had their biggest one-day sell-off yesterday since the height of the financial crisis, prompting some borrowers to delay financing plans. ... more info

16 Nov 2010: RPT-TREASURIES-PRICES SURGE AS INVESTORS SEE SIGNS OF STABILITY
(Refiles to specify Ireland in paragraph 4)* Bonds rally as investors see signs of stability* 30-year bonds on track for biggest 1-day rally since Aug* Risks new weakness if QE2 trades continue to unwind ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: TAX-EXEMPT MUNI BONDS TUMBLE
Tax-exempt municipal bonds tumbled, extending a losing streak for the $2.8 trillion market that has driven up interest rates on long-term debt by almost one-half of a percentage point since Nov. 5. ... more info

16 Nov 2010: CUBS CHAIRMAN PUSHES PLAN FOR STATE AID
Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts on Tuesday trotted out everyone from iron workers to restaurant owners, saying they will benefit from his proposal to use $200 million in state bonds to help renovate Wrigley Field. ... more info

16 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-PRICES SURGE AS INVESTORS SEE SIGNS OF STABILITY
* Bonds rally as investors see signs of stability * 30-year bonds on track for biggest 1-day rally since Aug* Risks new weakness if QE2 trades continue to unwind (Updates with details) By Karen Brettell ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: XCEL SUBSIDIARY CLOSES $400 MILLION BOND OFFERING
Xcel Energy Inc. said Tuesday its Public Service Company of Colorado unit closed an offering of $400 million in principal of 3.2 percent first mortgage bonds due Nov. 15, 2020. ... more info

16 Nov 2010: [$$] TAX-EXEMPT MUNI BONDS IN 'MELTDOWN'
Tax-Exempt Muni Bonds in 'Meltdown' Tax-exempt municipal bonds tumbled, extending a losing streak for the $2.8 trillion market that has driven up interest rates on long-term debt by almost one-half of a percentage point since Nov. 5. ... more info

16 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-BOND SURGE, INVESTORS SEE SIGNS OF STABILITY
* Bonds rally as investors see signs of stability * 30-year bonds on track for biggest 1-day rally since Aug * Risks new weakness if QE2 trades continue to unwind (Updates market action, adds new quotes) ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-U.S. 30-YEAR BONDS TRADE OVER TWO POINTS HIGHER
NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The price of 30-year U.S.Treasury bonds rose more than two points in late Tuesdaytrading. The 30-year bond US30YT=RR was last up 2-5/32 to yield4.29 percent, down from 4.42 ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: US MUNI BOND FUNDS HURT BY LOSSES
Funds buying the debt of US cities and other public bodies have suffered heavy losses in the recent market sell-off, highlighting the risks associated with municipal bonds as concerns about possible defaults have grown. ... more info

16 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-30-YEAR BONDS POST SESSION HIGHS, EXTEND GAINS
(Updates market action on 30-year bonds) NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. 30-year Treasury bonds inthe cash and futures markets hit session highs on Tuesdayafternoon, extending earlier gains tied to bargain-hunting ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: UPDATE 2-COLOMBIAN STOCKS, PESO FALL ON CHINA, EUROPE
* Stock market drops 3.52 pct, lowest daily fall in 2 yrs * Peso weakens 0.82 pct to 1,883.9 against dollar * July 2020 TES bond yields up on global uncertainty (Recasts, adds peso, bonds, details, closing ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: CRITICISM OF FED POLICY HITTING BONDS AND DOLLAR
The barrage of criticism faced by the Federal Reserve over its expansion of quantitative easing is contributing to the recent correction in bond yields and the dollar, says Greg Gibbs, FX strategist at RBS. ... more info

16 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-30Y BOND RECOVERS FROM LOWS TIED TO IRELAND
(Updates market action) NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The price on U.S. 30-yearTreasury bonds rose more than a point in choppy trading onTuesday, rebounding from earlier lows linked to weakness inGerman ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-U.S. BONDS ERASE SOME OF SESSION'S GAINS
NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasuries prices eraseda majority of the session's gains on Tuesday. Ten-year notes US10YT=RR, up 22/32 earlier in thesession, were up just 6/32 in late morning trade, ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-GREEK YIELD SPREAD, CDS UP ON AUSTRIAN AID COMMENTS
LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The cost of insuring againstdefault by Greece and the premium investors demand to hold thecountry' bonds rather than lower-risk German Bunds jumped onTuesday after Austria ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: CALIFORNIA WATER UTILITY TO RAISE $100M
California Water Service Group said Tuesday it plans to raise $100 million in bonds to help pay of company debt. The San Jose, Calif., utility said it will sell guaranteed first mortgage bonds. ... more info

16 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-BOND PRICES UP ON WEAK U.S. DATA, FED EASING
* Bonds rally as recent price cuts draw buyers * More Fed buying due as part of $600 bln program * Fed officials' defense of asset purchases spurs buying * Sharp drop in core U.S. PPI supports Fed's ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: ECB TAKES 65 BLN EUROS FROM BANKS TO OFFSET BOND BUYS
FRANKFURT, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The European Central Bankcomfortably attracted the 65 billion euros it needed on Tuesdayto offset purchases of euro zone government bonds, paying alower rate of interest to ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: BOND SELL-OFF IN SPITE OF INTERVENTION BY FED PUZZLES TRADERS AND ANALYSTS
Bond markets sold off aggressively, pushing the 10-year Treasury yield back up to 2.96 percent, near where it was when the Fed first suggested its policy to push down interest rates. ... more info

16 Nov 2010: IRISH GOVERNMENT BOND YIELD SPREAD WIDENS
LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold Irish government bonds rather than German benchmarks roseon Tuesday as investors grew edgy before an EU financeministers' meeting seeking ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS FALL AFTER U.S. DEBT SELL-OFF, IRELAND EYED
LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Euro zone government bonds openedlower on Tuesday, catching up with a further sell off in U.S.debt, while the focus remained on the currency bloc'shigher-yielding states ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: UNDER ATTACK, FED OFFICIALS DEFEND BUYING OF BONDS
In a rare on-the-record interview, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said that the Fed’s program was not intended to affect the value of the dollar. ... more info

16 Nov 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S UPGRADES UTAH WATER FINANCE AGENCY (UT) 2005A
Nov 15 (Reuters) - Utah Water Finance Agency: Moody's Investors Service has upgraded to Aa3 from A1 therating on the Utah Water Finance Agency's Revenue Bonds (PooledLoan Financing Program) Series ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S UPGRADES UTAH WATER FINANCE AGENCY (UT) 2005B
Nov 15 (Reuters) - Utah Water Finance Agency: Moody's Investors Service has upgraded to Aa3 from A2 therating on the Utah Water Finance Agency's Revenue Bonds (PooledLoan Financing Program) Series ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S UPGRADES UTAH WATER FINANCE AGENCY (UT) 2003A
Nov 15 (Reuters) - Utah Water Finance Agency: Moody's Investors Service has upgraded to A1 from A2 therating on the Utah Water Finance Agency's Revenue Bonds (PooledLoan Financing Program) Series ... ... more info

16 Nov 2010: BRIEF-MOODY'S UPGRADES UTAH WATER FINANCE AGENCY (UT) 2007B
Nov 15 (Reuters) - Utah Water Finance Agency: Moody's Investors Service has upgraded to Aa3 from A1 therating on the Utah Water Finance Agency's Revenue Bonds (PooledLoan Financing Program) Series ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: SUMMARY BOX: TREASURY BONDS DROP; YIELDS JUMP
TREASURY SELL-OFF: Treasury prices dropped Monday, pushing interest rates to their highest levels since July. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.95 percent, up from 2.48 percent earlier this month. ... more info

15 Nov 2010: VIDEO: MISTAKES INVESTORS ARE MAKING NOW
Financial advisers say their clients are living in the past, fearful of another market collapse: They're reluctant to invest in stocks, and they're too heavily focused on bonds. Those are serious mistakes, advisers say. Stacey Delo reports. ... more info

15 Nov 2010: CALIFORNIA TESTS MUNI-BOND MARKET
The first of two big California municipal-bond deals this week, a $10 billion offer of short-term notes, generated "decent demand" on its first day of selling, but the real test is a $2 billion auction of Build America Bonds to come. ... more info

15 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS STUMBLE AS TRADERS BAIL OUT OF QE2 GAMBLE
* Bonds accelerate losses, breach technical support * Bearish technicals may continue to dominate * Fed buying still expected to stabilize market (Rewrites throughout) By Karen Brettell NEW YORK, Nov 15 ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-DOLLAR SURGES ON EURO DEBT WOES; BONDS DOWN
* US dollar rises on euro zone weakness, higher yields * US Treasury bonds fall amid sell-off before year-end * U.S. stocks ease despite mergers and acquisitions talks (Updates with U.S. markets' close, ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-U.S. 30-YEAR BOND YIELD HIGHEST SINCE MAY
(Updates market action on 30-year bonds) NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. 30-year Treasury bondlost 2 points in late trading on Monday, as traders exited betsthat they had put on the Federal Reserve's ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: CALIFORNIA KICKS OFF A $14 BILLION MUNICIPAL BOND SALE
Cash-strapped California kicked off a $14 billion debt sale Monday, amid weakening demand for municipal bonds as investors fret that ballooning deficits could trigger cities and states to default on their debt payments. ... more info

15 Nov 2010: TREASURY BONDS SUFFER A POST-QE2 SHAKEOUT
When the world's most powerful central bank declares it is going to buy lots and lots of government bonds, the yields on those bonds should fall. Or at least that's the theory. ... more info

15 Nov 2010: MTS TO EXPAND INTO CORPORATE BONDS
MTS, the eurozone government bond trading platform, plans to offer pan-European corporate bond trading, pitting it against two rivals in a race that could end banks' traditional dominance of the market. ... more info

15 Nov 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-DOLLAR RISES ON IRISH DEBT WOES, M&A AIDS STOCKS
* US dollar up on euro-zone weakness, rising bond yields * US Treasury bonds fall as critics question Fed's plan * Global stocks rise on mergers and acquisitions (Updates with European markets' ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: UPDATE 1-LOTTOMATICA SELLS SCRATCHCARD STAKE IN FINANCE DEAL
* 9-mth EBITDA 597 mln eur vs expected 587 mln * UniCredit to invest 100 mln eur in scratchcard consortium * To issue senior, hybrid bonds, negotiate 5-yr financing * Shares close up 0.26 pct ahead of ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS FALL AS TRADERS UNWIND MORE QE2 BETS
* QE2 trading close-outs continue to cause market weakness * Bonds off lows despite unexpectedly strong retail data * Bearish technicals may continue to dominate * Fed buys $7.9 bln medium-term notes in ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: BOND MARKET IMPACT OF NIGERIA "BAD BANK" SEEN MUTED
* State "bad bank" to issue bonds in 5 tranches * First tranche will be a 3-year zero-coupon at end Dec * Issuance could push up bond yields By Chijioke Ohuocha LAGOS, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Plans ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: ECB BOOSTED GOVERNMENT BOND PURCHASES LAST WEEK
The European Central Bank last week stepped up its purchases of euro-zone government bonds, data showed Monday. The Frankfurt-based ECB settled 1.073 billion euros of bond purchases, up from 711 million euros the previous week. ... more info

15 Nov 2010: SAFETY IN BONDS?
The recent sharp decline in the municipal bond market should serve as an early warning to investors who have fled the stock market for the safety of bonds. ... more info

15 Nov 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-US DOLLAR UP AS YIELDS RISE ON US DATA
* US dollar rises on mixed US data, higher yields * US Treasury bonds fall amid sell-off before year-end * U.S. stocks wallow awaiting direction (Updates with US markets open, changes byline, dateline,previous: ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ TICKS HIGHER, BONDS FOLLOW U.S. TREASURIES
* C$ edges up to 99.14 U.S. cents * Canadian bond yields follow U.S. Treasuries higher TORONTO, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Canada's dollar edged upagainst the U.S. dollar on Monday, mostly keeping within recentranges ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: MOODY'S ASGNS AAA RTG TO 3 RIVERS PARK DISTRICT'S (MN) GOS BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS TUMBLE, IRISH YIELDS FALL ON BAILOUT HOPES
* Bunds fall on Irish bailout expectations * Ireland does not rule out possibility of assistance * EFSF bonds appealing, but no threat to euro supply (Updates to midsession) By Kirsten Donovan LONDON, ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: HARLEY, DELTA ISSUE ASSET-BACKED BONDS
A spurt of new asset-backed bonds hit the market, with Harley-Davidson issuing a $600 million security backed by loans on motorcycles. ... more info

15 Nov 2010: TREASURYS DROP ON BERNANKE BACKLASH
Treasury prices fell amid continued backlash against the Federal Reserve's second bond-buying program, but recouped some of their losses as the Fed stepped in to buy up bonds. ... more info

15 Nov 2010: GLOBAL M&A TO HIT $3 TRILLION IN 2011 - SURVEY
* Real estate, financials deals to drive rise * Emerging markets most attractive for deals * ECM activity seen up 21 pct, corporate bonds 14 pct LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Global mergers and acquisitions(M&A) ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: PGE EYES PLN 1-2 BLN EXTRA BOND ISSUES IN 2011
WARSAW, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Poland's top utility PGE(PGEP.WA: Quote , Profile , Research , Stock Buzz ) could issue an additional 1 billion to 2 billionzlotys in bonds next year on top of its existing ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: REFILE-FIVE-YR U.S. BOND YIELDS SOAR TO 2-MONTH HIGH
(Corrects first paragraph to ... dumping of bonds by hedge funds... instead of ... by hedging.) TOKYO, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The yield on five-year U.S. bondssoared more than 10 basis points in Asia on Monday ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS TUMBLE ON IRISH BAILOUT EXPECTATION
LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - German government bonds openedlower on Monday as some recent safe-haven flows were unwound onthe possibility of Ireland asking the European Union for aid tomanage its debt crisis. ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: JGB YIELDS HIT 2-MONTH HIGHS ON TREASURIES, NIKKEI
* Sell-off in Treasuries buffets JGBs, yields hit 2-mth highs * Some investors seen selling JGBs to bury losses in US bonds * Upbeat Japan GDP, Nikkei bounce also hurt JGBs By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: JGBS HIT AS SPIKE IN US YIELDS DAMPENS SENTIMENT
* Sell off in Treasuries buffets JGBs, yields hit 2-mth highs * Some investors seen selling JGBs to bury losses in US bonds * Upbeat Japan GDP, Nikkei bounce also hurt JGBs By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, ... ... more info

15 Nov 2010: JGBS FALL ON US TREASURIES, BOUNCE IN TOKYO STOCKS
TOKYO, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds fell onMonday, dragged lower by a slide in U.S. Treasuries and a bouncein Tokyo stocks, with the benchmark yield edging towards aseven-week peak. * December ... ... more info

14 Nov 2010: MUNI ISSUERS FACING HEAD WINDS
Investors sold off long-term municipal bonds in the past week, sending a shiver through a normally stable market. ... more info

13 Nov 2010: FUNDAMENTALLY: A CALMER MARKET? NOT FOR LONG BONDS
The Fed’s plan to buy $600 billion in Treasury debt could prompt wild swings in the prices of 30-year bonds.

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13 Nov 2010: [$$] CREDIT FEARS, QE2, ELECTIONS PROMPT MUNI SELLOFF
Credit Fears, Elections Prompt Muni Selloff Investors dumped long-term municipal bonds this week, sending a shiver through a normally stable market. ... more info

13 Nov 2010: CREDIT FEARS, ELECTIONS PROMPT MUNI SELLOFF
Investors dumped long-term municipal bonds this week, sending a shiver through a normally stable market. ... more info

13 Nov 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES AND COMMODITIES FALL ON CURRENCY CONCERNS
Declines occurred after world leaders meeting at the G-20 meeting came up with an agreement that fell short of the White House’s goals for trade surpluses and deficits. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: EUROPEAN BONDS STABILIZE AFTER A NOD OF SUPPORT FOR IRELAND
Euro weakness continued, however, suggesting that investors remained concerned that the market unrest was a symptom of a broader problem. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: TREASURY PRICES TAKE A DIVE; INTEREST RATES JUMP
The Federal Reserve put its latest stimulus plan into action on Friday, buying government bonds in the hope of lowering long-term interest rates. But instead of sinking, interest rates jumped. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURY YIELDS JUMP BY MOST SINCE APRIL
The Federal Reserve's first purchase under the U.S. central bank's latest quantitative-easing program prompts a major sell-off in Treasury bonds. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: BANKS RISE ON BONDS REASSURANCE
European banks rose sharply in a falling market as EU finance ministers attempted to reassure the bond markets. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: SHORT-TERM TREASURYS FALL SHARPLY AFTER BUYBACK
The Federal Reserve's first purchase under the U.S. central bank's latest quantitative-easing program prompts a major sell-off in Treasury bonds. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: TREASURY YIELDS JUMP BY MOST SINCE APRIL
The Federal Reserve’s first purchase under the U.S. central bank’s latest quantitative-easing program prompts a major sell-off in Treasury bonds. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: AMY HOAK'S HOME ECONOMICS: WHAT FED’S BOND BUY MEANS FOR MORTGAGE RATES
Mortgage rates fell in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s announcement last week that it would start buying $600 billion in bonds to stimulate the economy. Could rates go even lower? Maybe. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: EU LEADERS REASSURE DEBT MARKETS
A clarification by EU finance ministers that bonds issued before mid-2013 would be unaffected by changes to the EU's bailout program brought relief to bond markets. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: INVESTORS WALK OUT AS THE FED BUYS IN
As the Fed began its "QE2" stimulus buying, investors sold off everything from stocks to Treasury bonds and gold. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 2.2% for the week. The Treasury note's yield was pushed up more than 0.20 percentage point for the week. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: EU LEADERS REASSURE DEBT MARKETS
A clarification by EU finance ministers that bonds issued before mid-2013 would be unaffected by changes to the EU's bailout program brought relief to bond markets. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: EU MINISTERS TRY TO REASSURE IRISH BONDHOLDERS
Ireland's debt crisis eased a notch Friday after European governments reassured investors that new, tougher terms for bailouts will not expose them to higher costs on their current holdings of Irish bonds. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: INTEL RAISES DIVIDEND BY 15%
The chipmaker becomes the latest tech giant to beef up its dividend activity, with a yield that outperforms bonds. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: GERMANY SAYS BONDHOLDERS MUST SHARE RISKS FROM 2013
BERLIN, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Private investors in euro zonesovereign bonds must take part in loss risks from 2013 thoughthey should be protected from such risks until then, German ViceChancellor Guido Westerwelle ... ... more info

11 Nov 2010: AMY HOAK'S HOME ECONOMICS: WHAT FED’S BOND BUY MEANS FOR MORTGAGE RATES
Mortgage rates fell in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s announcement last week that it would start buying $600 billion in bonds to stimulate the economy. Could rates go even lower? Maybe. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: EU STATEMENT RELIEVES DEBT MARKETS
A clarification by European Union finance ministers that bonds issued before mid-2013 would be unaffected by changes to the EU's bailout program brought relief to the region's pressured government-bond markets. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: EU STATEMENT RELIEVES DEBT MARKETS
A clarification by European Union finance ministers that bonds issued before mid-2013 would be unaffected by changes to the EU's bailout program brought relief to the region's pressured government-bond markets. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: TREASURYS FALL AS WORRIES OVER IRELAND EASE
U.S. Treasurys lost some of their safe-haven appeal after a statement from five major European Union countries signaled that holders of Irish government bonds won't share the burden of any potential bailout for debt-ridden EU countries. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: E.U. SEEKS TO REASSURE HOLDERS OF IRISH BONDS
France, Germany, Britain, Italy and Spain said rule changes being considered for future euro zone bailouts would not result in writedowns for current investors. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET FALLS AFTER CISCO TRIMS ITS OUTLOOK
A disappointing outlook from Cisco Systems rattled the market, as did a report that inflation rose in China in October at its fastest pace in more than two years. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-IRISH YIELDS EDGE LOWER ON EU STATEMENT
* Irish yields edge lower as EU seeks to reassure * Italy, Spain underperform ahead of Italian auction * Italy to sell 8 billion euros of bonds By Kirsten Donovan LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Irish and Portuguese ... ... more info

12 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS TURN NEGATIVE AS IRISH YIELDS EDGE DOWN
LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - December Bund futures turnednegative on Friday, as Irish and Portuguese bond yields edgedlower after EU leaders reiterated holders of outstanding bondswould not be forced to ... ... more info

12 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS OPEN HIGHER; PERIPHERY, AUCTIONS IN FOCUS
LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - German government bonds openedhigher on Friday, supported by increasing concerns aboutIreland's ability to pay its debt and ahead of heavy Italiandebt issuance. German Chancellor ... ... more info

11 Nov 2010: AMY HOAK'S HOME ECONOMICS: WHAT FED’S BOND BUY MEANS FOR MORTGAGE RATES
Mortgage rates fell in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s announcement last week that it would start buying $600 billion in bonds to stimulate the economy. Could rates go even lower? Maybe. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: EU VOWS TO SUPPORT IRELAND
The EU said it is prepared to financially help Ireland as investors continued dumping bonds issued by Ireland and other fiscally weak euro-zone countries. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: EU VOWS TO SUPPORT IRELAND
The EU said it is prepared to financially help Ireland as investors continued dumping bonds issued by Ireland and other fiscally weak euro-zone countries. ... more info

12 Nov 2010: JGBS EXTEND LOSSES ON POST-AUCTION HICCUPS
TOKYO, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds fell onFriday, with the futures hitting a seven-week low as hiccupspersisted after a well-received auction the previous day failedto give the market ... ... more info

11 Nov 2010: SEC URGED TO LIMIT 'IDENTIFIER' FEES
Investors, dealers and government officials active in the US bond markets have urged regulators to limit licensing fees that can be charged for numbers used to identify millions of bonds and other securities. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: AMY HOAK'S HOME ECONOMICS: WHAT FED’S BOND BUY MEANS FOR MORTGAGE RATES
Mortgage rates fell in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s announcement last week that it would start buying $600 billion in bonds to stimulate the economy. Could rates go even lower? Maybe. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: PRICE OF EU PLAN TO PUNISH BONDHOLDERS
Germany's push for the EU to consider forcing investors in sovereign bonds to take losses as a precondition of future government rescues has come with a price: a sharp rise in borrowing costs for weaker euro-zone governments. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: TEXT-NZ'S INFRATIL LOOKING AT BOND ISSUE
(The following statement was released by the company) WELLINGTON, Nov 12 - Infratil Limited is considering makingan offer of Infrastructure Bonds to the public. No money iscurrently being sought and no ... ... more info

11 Nov 2010: Q&A: LENIHAN'S PLAN LOOKS ON SHAKY GROUND
Is Ireland going to have to tap the EU or IMF for a bail-out?The bond markets are clearly betting on it. The banks, including those appointed by Dublin as primary dealers in Irish bonds, say it is increasingly likely, although they expect Brian Lenihan, the finance minister, to "put up a good fight" against it. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: EUROZONE PERIPHERY BONDS
Six months after Greece was rescued, the eurozone is entering another crisis. This one may be more difficult to quarantine. Ireland's bond market has virtually collapsed; yields on 2-year Irish paper have risen more than threefold since the end of July, to 6.7 per cent. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: AMY HOAK'S HOME ECONOMICS: WHAT FED’S BOND BUY MEANS FOR MORTGAGE RATES
Mortgage rates fell in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s announcement last week that it would start buying $600 billion in bonds to stimulate the economy. Could rates go even lower? Maybe. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: LINCOLN NATIONAL BOOSTS DIVIDEND
Lincoln National's board approved raising the life insurer's quarterly dividend and unveiled plans to buy back $125 million of stock and redeem $150 million in bonds. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: E.U. SEEKS TO REASSURE JITTERY MARKETS ON IRELAND
As frantic bond investors continued to unload Irish bonds, a top European Union official said that the bloc stood ready to offer a financial lifeline if needed. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: NO THIRD ROUND OF US ASSET BUYING: NOMURA
The US Federal Reserve's announcement it would buy another $600 billion in US government bonds to boost the economy will help the dollar stabilize, and no further easing is necessary, but it might exacerbate tensions at the meeting of G20 ministers which started in South Korea on Thursday, Nomura analysts said. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: RICKARDS: OBAMA DOESN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ECONOMICS
The global backlash against QE2 is growing and the showdown between the G-20 nations, President Obama and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is on. The outcry of criticism over the Federal Reserve's policy of putting more dollars into the economy by buying government bonds has been attracting criticism at home and abroad. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: MOODY'S ASGNS BAA3 RTG TO TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

11 Nov 2010: AMY HOAK'S HOME ECONOMICS: WHAT FED’S BOND BUY MEANS FOR MORTGAGE RATES
Mortgage rates fell in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s announcement last week that it would start buying $600 billion in bonds to stimulate the economy. Could rates go even lower? Maybe. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: EU STANDS 'READY TO HELP' IRELAND
The EU said it is prepared to financially help Ireland as investors continued dumping bonds issued by Ireland and other fiscally weak euro-zone countries. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: EU STANDS 'READY TO HELP' IRELAND
The EU said it is prepared to financially help Ireland as investors continued dumping bonds issued by Ireland and other fiscally weak euro-zone countries. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: IRISH/GERMAN BOND YIELD SPREAD HITS RECORD HIGH
The premium investors demand to hold 10-year Irish government bonds rather than German benchmarks hit a euro era peak on Thursday as investors fretted about Ireland's debt pile and its ability to fund itself. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: PORTUGUESE/GERMAN BOND SPREAD HITS EURO LIFE HIGH
The premium investors demand to hold 10-year Portuguese government bonds rather than benchmark German Bunds rose to a euro lifetime high on Thursday, while brewing contagion fears weighed on Spanish and Italian debt. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: S.AFRICA'S RAND SEEN RANGEBOUND AGAINST DOLLAR
* Rand slightly firmer, eyes G20, manufacturing data * Government bonds mixed JOHANNESBURG, Nov 11 (Reuters) - South African rand firmedslightly against the dollar on Thursday and should stay withinnarrow ... ... more info

11 Nov 2010: MOODY'S ASGNS AA2 RATING TO AUBURN UNIVERSITY'S REVENUE BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

11 Nov 2010: AMY HOAK'S HOME ECONOMICS: WHAT FED’S BOND BUY MEANS FOR MORTGAGE RATES
Mortgage rates fell in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s announcement last week that it would start buying $600 billion in bonds to stimulate the economy. Could rates go even lower? Maybe. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: DEBT FEARS HIT EURO AGAIN
The euro resumed its slide as the yield spreads of peripheral euro-zone sovereign bonds against the German benchmark widened sharply. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: MOODY'S UPGRADES CHINA SOVEREIGN CREDIT RATING
Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service upgraded its view Thursday on Chinese government bonds to Aa3 from A1 and said it would maintain its positive outlook on the nation's debt. It cited what it described as the "resilient performance" of the Chinese economy since the onset of the financial crisis, as well as exceptional growth in the nation's external payment position as reasons for the upgrade. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: PERU SELLS LONG-DATED BONDS IN $2.5BN DEAL
Peru's government has sold it longest maturity bonds yet in a $2.5bn deal that took advantage of high liquidity, low yields and investor confidence in the Andean nation's fast-paced economy. ... more info

11 Nov 2010: JGBS CRAWL HIGHER, MEASURED OPTIMISM ON AUCTION
TOKYO, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Japanese government bonds edged upon Thursday amid measured optimism towards a five-year debtauction later in the day. * A bounce by U.S. Treasuries the previous day also gave ... ... more info

10 Nov 2010: SUMMARY BOX: TREASURYS LIFTED BY FED'S BOND PLAN
TREASURY RALLY: Government bonds rose and their yields fell after the Treasury wrapped up its final auction of the week and the Federal Reserve detailed plans to buy $105 billion in Treasurys over the next month. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-DOLLAR HITS 1-MONTH HIGH, U.S. STOCKS REBOUND
* Global stocks slip but Wall St rebounds on rally outlook * Dollar at 1-month high vs euro, yen as bond yields rise * Oil hits 25-month high on heavy U.S. inventory drawdown * U.S. bonds rebounds as two-day ... ... more info

10 Nov 2010: FED TO BUY $105B WORTH OF BONDS IN FIRST PHASE
The Federal Reserve will buy a total of $105 billion worth of government bonds starting later this week as it launches a new program to invigorate the economy. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS TURN UP AFTER FED PLAN
Treasury traders greet the Federal Reserve 's bigger bond-buying plans positively, after auction of 30-year bonds meets with tepid demand. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: SUCCESS FOR 30-YEAR TREASURY AUCTION
The US Treasury sold $16bn of new 30-year bonds on Wednesday, paying a higher yield than expected jittery trading in government bond markets and rising yields. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS DOWN ON WEAK 30-YR AUCTION
* Bonds down on poor 30-year debt sale * 30-year bond yields highest since May * Indirect bidders of long bonds higher than average * Fed announces new debt buying details NEW YORK, Nov 10 (Reuters) - ... ... more info

10 Nov 2010: SUMMARY BOX: IRELAND CRISIS FLARES IN BOND SELLOFF
RECORD YIELD: Ireland's financial troubles worsened Wednesday as investors dumped Irish bonds, betting that Ireland may be next for needing a bailout from the European Union. The yield, or interest rate, on 10-year bonds surged above 8 percent for the first time since the launch of the euro 11 years ago. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: U.S. 30-YEAR YIELDS AT 6-MONTH HIGH AFTER AUCTION
Treasury traders also await word from the Federal Reserve about its bigger bond-buying plans. Auction of 30-year bonds meets with tepid demand. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: DOLLAR BRIEFLY EXTENDS GAINS AFTER TREASURY AUCTION
The dollar briefly extended gains against the euro and yen on Wednesday after U.S. Treasury yields rose following a weak $16 billion sale of 30-year Treasury bonds. For details, see ... more info

10 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-US BOND PRICES ADD TO LOSSES AFTER 30-YR AUCTION
NEW YORK, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The prices of U.S. Treasurysecurities fell on Wednesday following a weak $16 billion saleof 30-year bonds by the U.S. Treasury Department. The 30-year bond US30YT=RR gave up ... ... more info

10 Nov 2010: U.S. SELLS 30-YR BONDS AT HIGHEST YIELD SINCE MAY
The Treasury Department sold $16 billion in 30-year bonds on Wednesday at a yield of 4.32%, the highest since May and more than traders expected. Bidders offered to buy 2.31 times the amount of debt sold, versus an average of 2.5 times at the last four sales of new 30-year bonds. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: EUROPEAN DEBT MARKETS TAKE HITS
Irish and Portuguese bonds came under increased pressure as the dimming fortunes of the euro zone's weaker economies stirred fears that other countries besides Greece may need a bailout. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: EUROPEAN DEBT MARKETS TAKE HITS
Irish and Portuguese bonds came under increased pressure as the dimming fortunes of the euro zone's weaker economies stirred fears that other countries besides Greece may need a bailout. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: LOOMIS BUYING MORE IRISH GOVERNMENT BONDS - FUSS
Loomis Sayles vice chairman Dan Fuss, who helps oversee $150 billion, said on Wednesday the firm has been buying more Irish government debt for its attractive yield and solid long-term credit quality. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: SOVEREIGN DEBT: GOVERNMENT BONDS FAIL TO WIN PLACE AT GLOBAL TOP TABLE
Until a few weeks ago, investors thought that sweeping reforms to South Korea's bond market were simply on hold, and that Seoul's sovereign debt was still destined for a place in the international big league. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: BANKS SEIZE OPPORTUNITY TO SELL BONDS
Gulf banks are lining up to take advantage of low global yields and healthy international appetite for regional credit to return to debt markets, say bankers. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: MARGIN BOOST, OTHER WOES HAMMER IRISH BONDS
Irish bond yields jump further Tuesday after a clearing house boosts the margin requirement on government paper, adding to mounting worries over the nation's long-term ability to meet its financing needs. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: COLOMBIA AUCTIONS TES BONDS, YIELDS UP-GOVT
BOGOTA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Colombia auctioned TES bonds duein April 2013 at a yield of 4.97 percent, up from 4.93 percentat the previous auction, the government said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Nelson ... ... more info

10 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-U.S. 30YR BOND PRICES TURN POSITIVE AHEAD OF AUCTION
NEW YORK, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The price of the 30-yearTreasury bond rose on Wednesday ahead of a $16 billion auctionof new 30-year bonds scheduled for 1 p.m. (1800 GMT). The 30-year bond was up 2/32 in ... ... more info

10 Nov 2010: MOODY'S ASGNS RTG TO RI HEALTH & EDUCTNL BLDNG CORP'S REV BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

10 Nov 2010: IRISH, PORTUGUESE YIELD SPREADS HIT NEW HIGHS
LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The premium investors demand tohold 10-year Irish and Portuguese bonds over German benchmarksrose to record highs on Wednesday after a repo clearing houseraised the cost of funding ... ... more info

10 Nov 2010: [$$] CLEARNET MOVE PRESSURES IRISH BONDS
Clearnet Move Pressures Irish Bonds The premium investors demand to hold Irish government bonds shot up to a new high after a clearing house said it was increasing margin requirements for positions in Irish government bonds. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: UK/GERMAN BOND YIELD SPREAD WIDEST IN A MONTH
The premium investors demand to hold 10-year UK government bonds rather than euro zone benchmark German Bunds rose to a one-month high on Wednesday as British gilts underperformed after a Bank of England inflation report. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: CLEARNET MOVE PRESSURES IRISH BONDS
The premium that investors demand to hold Irish government bonds over German bunds hit a record high after a clearing house said it was increasing margin requirements for positions in Irish government bonds. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: MARKETS FALL FOR A SECOND DAY AS THE DOLLAR IMPROVES
A batch of strong corporate earnings reports fueled buying in Europe. Gold prices continued to rise. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: LCH.CLEARNET UPS MARGINS ON IRISH GOVERNMENT BONDS
Independent clearing firm LCH.Clearnet on Wednesday boosted its margin requirements for positions in Irish government bonds. In a note to members of its RepoClear service, the firm said the margin required for Irish government bond positions would be increased by 15% of net exposure. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: MOODY'S AFFIRMS B1 RATING TO HIDILI AND ITS BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody'sInvestors Service press releases on ratings actions, effectiveApril 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service ratingis available ... ... more info

10 Nov 2010: JGBS FALL AS NIKKEI HITS 4-MTH HIGH; NEW SUPPLY EYED
Japanese government bonds slipped on Wednesday, extending the previous day's losses, as the yen's fall against the dollar helped push up Tokyo stocks to a four-month high. ... more info

10 Nov 2010: HCA TAPS BOND MARKET FOR $2BN DIVIDEND
HCA, the hospital operator taken private during the buyout boom in 2006, on Tuesday announced plans to sell about $1.5bn of junk bonds to help pay for a $2bn dividend to its sponsors in the largest such deal since 2005. ... more info

9 Nov 2010: HARVARD BONDS HAVE TO ADJUST
Harvard University sold about $600 million of debt in the muni-bond market, but to get the deal done it had to agree to an interest rate above a benchmark and shrink the amount it intended to borrow by almost 20%. ... more info

9 Nov 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS STUMBLE WHILE COMMODITIES SOAR
Stocks and government bonds fell Tuesday as commodities rallied to two-year highs. Silver, soybeans and copper jumped to levels last seen in October 2008 as investors moved money into hard assets in anticipation that a massive economic stimulus plan announced by the Federal Reserve last week will continue to weaken the dollar. ... more info

9 Nov 2010: ALTALINK SELLS C$150 MLN 30-YEAR BONDS
AltaLink sold C$150 million of 30-year bonds, according to term sheet seen by Reuters on Tuesday. The 4.872 percent bonds, due Nov. 15, 2040, were priced at par to yield 132 basis points over the Canadian government benchmark. ... more info

9 Nov 2010: FOREIGN INVESTORS SHUN RISKY EUROZONE BONDS
Foreign investors have cut their holdings of so-called peripheral eurozone government bonds because of rising fears over the health of these economies. ... more info

9 Nov 2010: PORTUGUESE BANKS OPEN FIRE ON FITCH
On Tuesday benchmark 10-year bond yields were stuck around highs of 6.70 per cent and the extra cost to borrow over Germany stood at 4.31 percentage points. The cost to insure government bonds against default was also at historic highs of $456,000 to insure every $10m of debt annually over five years. ... more info

9 Nov 2010: U.S. GROWTH OUTLOOK BROADLY UNCHANGED: REUTERS POLL
The U.S. economy is expected to grow only modestly through next year, despite the Federal Reserve's pledge to buy another $600 billion of government bonds and better signs in the job market, a Reuters poll showed. ... more info

9 Nov 2010: PIMCO CHIEF: FED'S MOVE IS 'NOT ENOUGH'
Mohamed El-Erian said the central bank's plan to buy up to $600 billion in government bonds does not go far enough. ... more info

9 Nov 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: RALLY STALLS ON WORRY ABOUT EUROPE, BUT GOLD SOARS TO $1,400 AN OUNCE
Traders were taking a second look at a rally that has pushed market indexes to levels not seen since September 2008. ... more info

9 Nov 2010: TAIWAN TO RESUME CURBS ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN BONDS
Taiwan's top financial regulator said on Tuesday it would prohibit foreign investors from investing more than 30 percent of their funds into Taiwan in local government bonds and money-market products. ... more info

9 Nov 2010: PIMCO CEO: THE FED'S MOVE IS 'NOT ENOUGH'
Mohamed El-Erian said the central bank's plan to buy up to $600 billion in government bonds does not go far enough. ... more info

9 Nov 2010: FED ACTION GETS AN UNEXPECTED ENDORSEMENT FROM INDIA
A plan to buy $600 billion in Treasury bonds quickly came under attack from Germany, Brazil and China, which said America was trying to devalue the dollar. ... more info

9 Nov 2010: JUNK-BOND SELLERS FIND RISK TOO HIGH
Junk-Bond Sellers Find Risk Too High A growing number of hedge funds and other professional investors are getting out of junk bonds and buying assets like mortgage debt and stocks instead. ... more info

9 Nov 2010: BEWARE BONDS WITH HIGH RISK AND LOW PROTECTION
Inadequate bondholder provisions in several recent deals indicated that many risky bonds lacked protections. ... more info

9 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-GAIN IN ASIA, LONG BONDS OUTPERFORM
U.S. Treasuries edged up in Asia on Tuesday, with 30-year bonds leading the way after their outperformance the previous day. ... more info

8 Nov 2010: JUNK-BOND SELLERS FIND RISK TOO HIGH
A growing number of hedge funds and other professional investors are getting out of junk bonds and buying assets like mortgage debt and stocks instead. ... more info

8 Nov 2010: [$$] CORPORATE ISSUANCE FLOODS THE MARKET
Corporate Issuance Floods the Market U.S. investment-grade companies came to market with at least $10 billion of new bonds. Speculative-grade firms also jumped in, with about $1.5 billion. ... more info

8 Nov 2010: TREASURY SELLS $32 BLN IN 3-YEAR DEBT; BONDS SLIP
The Treasury Department sold $32 billion in 3-year notes on Monday at a yield of 0.575%, up from a record low of 0.569% at last month's sale of the securities. Bidders offered to buy 3.26 times the amount of debt sold, versus an average of 3.17 times at the last four auctions of 3-year notes. ... more info

8 Nov 2010: CORPORATE ISSUANCE FLOODS THE MARKET
U.S. investment-grade companies came to market with at least $10 billion of new bonds. Speculative-grade firms also jumped in, with about $1.5 billion. ... more info

8 Nov 2010: 7 STRATEGIES TO HELP SEIZE MUNI OPPORTUNITIES
Investor confidence in those ultra-safe municipal bonds has been rattled, but there are ways to bring it back. ... more info

8 Nov 2010: IRISH NATIONWIDE: BONDHOLDERS START LEGAL ACTION
Two holders of Irish Nationwide Building Society's subordinated bonds are taking legal action against the society, in the latest stand-off triggered by Ireland's banking crisis. ... more info

8 Nov 2010: OBAMA SIDESTEPS QUESTION ON FED MONETARY POLICY
President Barack Obama has sidestepped a question of whether the Federal Reserve may have weakened the value of the dollar by purchasing $600 billion worth of government bonds to aid the economy. ... more info

6 Nov 2010: GERMAN FINANCE MINISTER ATTACKS FED MOVE AGAIN : REPORT
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble renewed his criticism of the U.S. Federal Reserve's move to buy $600 billion worth of government bonds, saying it undermined U.S. credibility and created uncertainty, according to a German magazine. ... more info

6 Nov 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET ENDS THE WEEK HIGHER
The major indexes were up about 3 percent for the week, initially pushed higher by the Fed’s $600 billion plan to stimulate the economy. ... more info

6 Nov 2010: [$$] THE RETURN OF CREDIT-MARKET CRAZINESS?
The Return of Credit Market Craziness? The enthusiasm for high-yield bonds and loans is understandable. Investors should take care to read the fine print. ... more info

5 Nov 2010: TREASURIES-AFTER BOND SELL OFF ON JOBS DATA, BUYERS RUSH IN
* Stronger jobs picture over last three months hurts bonds * October non-farm payroll additions higher than forecast * Job count of the two prior months revised up ... more info

5 Nov 2010: INVESTORS SUE CITIGROUP OVER TOXIC MORTGAGE BONDS
Citigroup Inc. is being sued by big investors that bought the bank's toxic mortgage bonds during the run-up to the financial crisis. ... more info

5 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURY PARE WEEKLY GAINS AFTER PAYROLLS
Federal Reserve purchases of bonds outweigh a better-than-expected payrolls report. ... more info

5 Nov 2010: [$$] THE RETURN OF CREDIT MARKET CRAZINESS?
The Return of Credit Market Craziness? The enthusiasm for high-yield bonds and loans is understandable. Investors should take care to read the fine print. ... more info

5 Nov 2010: ON WALL STREET, A MUTED RESPONSE TO JOBS DATA
The jobs report comes at the end of a week in which markets have gotten a lift from the Fed’s plan to buy more bonds. ... more info

5 Nov 2010: UK DMO SAYS SCOTIA CAPITAL TO BE MARKET MAKER
Scotia Capital, part of Canada's Bank of Nova Scotia , will be able to act as a wholesale market-maker for conventional and index-linked British government bonds, the UK Debt Management Office said on Friday. ... more info

5 Nov 2010: UPDATE - MORTGAGE INVESTORS SUE CITI OVER UNDERWRITING
* Charles Schwab, Cambridge Place sue Citi over mortgages * Lawsuits allege faulty information on mortgage bonds * Citigroup shares up 3.0 percent ... more info

5 Nov 2010: CREDIT DEFAULT SWAPS: WHAT'S THE FUSS ABOUT?
The emphasis on the costs of default protection for government bonds in this market raises questions about how much importance should be attached to its day-to-day price gyrations. ... more info

5 Nov 2010: VOLCKER: FED BOND PLAN WON'T DO MUCH TO BOOST ECON
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker says the U.S. central bank's plan to buy hundreds of billions of dollars in government bonds probably won't do much to boost the economic recovery. ... more info

5 Nov 2010: JGBS DIP ON NIKKEI RALLY, LUKEWARM RE-OFFER SALE
Japanese government bonds dipped on Friday on a rally by Tokyo stocks and tepid demand at a re-offer auction. * JGB yields inched higher across the board after the Nikkei surged 3.1 percent as investor appetite for risk continued after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday unveiled a plan to boost the economy. ... more info

5 Nov 2010: JAPAN CENTRAL BANK KEEPS KEY RATE AT NEAR ZERO
Japan's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at near zero Friday and said it will start buying government bonds next week under a previously announced plan to help foster an economic recovery. ... more info

5 Nov 2010: JGBS INCH LOWER AS TOKYO STOCKS CONTINUE BULL RUN
Japanese government bonds edged lower on Friday as Tokyo's Nikkei rose sharply to a two-week high on the back of increasing investor appetite for risk. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: WHO CARES ABOUT JITTERY BOND MARKETS?
It costs the Irish government more than ever to borrow money. Yields on Portuguese and Greek bonds are also up sharply. Investors in the euro do not seem to care: the single currency continues a steady climb against the dollar. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS
Global stock markets staged an explosive rally Thursday, embracing a move by the Federal Reserve to try to rejuvenate the U.S. economy by buying $600 billion in Treasury bonds. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: STOCKS RALLY AROUND THE WORLD AFTER FED ACTION
Global stock markets staged an explosive rally Thursday, embracing a move by the Federal Reserve to try to rejuvenate the U.S. economy by buying $600 billion in Treasury bonds. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: US AND UK EQUITIES HIT PRE-LEHMAN LEVELS
Thursday 20:30 GMT: Some have already nicknamed the Federal Reserve's $600bn quantitative easing package "no asset class left behind", and so it seemed on Thursday with rallies for stocks, bonds, gold and oil - almost everything except the dollar. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: MINERS TAKE PART IN BROADER MARKET RALLY
Australian natural-resources miner BHP Billiton saw its U.S. shares rise almost 6% on Thursday while gold miner Newmont Mining Corp. and copper giant Freeport-McMoRan logged gains of 3% and 5%, respectively, after the Federal Reserve's plans to buy $600 billion in bonds sparked a sharp rally in commodities and related assets. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: UPDATE - PORTUGAL RULES OUT AID FROM ABROAD AS YIELDS SPIKE
* Bonds spreads, yields rise sharply * Government says doing what needed, blames speculation * Analysts say 2011 budget almost certain to be approved ... more info

4 Nov 2010: STOCKS BOLSTERED BY FED'S ACTION
Thursday 13:30 GMT: Some have already nicknamed the Federal Reserve's $600bn quantitative easing package "no asset class left behind." And so it seemed on Thursday with rallies for stocks bonds and almost every currency except the dollar. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: FED'S BOND BUYING PLAN BOOSTS WORLD STOCKS
World stock markets surged Thursday while the dollar slid against the euro after the Federal Reserve confirmed that it will buy $600 billion in government bonds over the coming eight months in a fresh attempt to shore up the U.S. economic recovery. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: FINANCIALS JOIN IN POST-FED RALLY
The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund rallied more than 1% early Thursday as investors cheered the Federal Reserve's decision to engage in another round of economic stimulus by buying $600 billion worth of bonds. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: MEXICAN STOCKS OPEN UP MORE THAN 1 PCT ON FED MOVE
Mexico's IPC stock index rose more than 1 percent shortly after the opening on Thursday after the U.S. Federal reserve said on Wednesday it would purchase $600 billion more in government bonds. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: INDIA SENSEX CLOSES AT ALL TIME HIGH ON FED EASING
India's benchmark Sensex index closed at a record high Thursday, after the Federal Reserve's decision to buy $600 billion in government bonds to shore up the U.S. recovery drove a surge of foreign investment into India's fast-growing major economy. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: FUTURES RISE AFTER JOBLESS CLAIMS, FED MOVE
Stock index futures continued to point higher Thursday despite a spike in jobless claims, as markets digested the Federal Reserve's decision buy $600 billion more in government bonds to boost the economy and looked ahead to policy decisions from the Bank of England and the European Central Bank. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: BERNANKE DEFENDS QE, TALKS WEALTH EFFECT IN OP-ED
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, in a Washington Post opinion piece, defended the central bank's decision to buy $600 billion in government bonds and noted that quantitative easing "eased financial conditions in the past and, so far, looks to be effective again." ... more info

4 Nov 2010: ARGENTINE COUNTRY RISK NARROWS TO 32-MONTH LOW
Argentina's country risk narrowed 27 points on Thursday to 490 basis points, its lowest level in 32 months, after the U.S. Federal Reserve said on Wednesday it will buy $600 billion more in government bonds by mid-2011. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: STOCKS TO OPEN HIGHER AFTER FED MOVE
Stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Thursday as markets digested the Federal Reserve's decision buy $600 billion more in government bonds to boost the economy and looked ahead to policy decisions from the Bank of England and the European Central Bank. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: EURO AT NEW 9-MONTH HIGH OVER $1.42 AFTER FED MOVE
The euro hit a new nine-month high against the dollar on Thursday, rising above $1.42 for the first time since January following the Federal Reserve's decision to spend hundreds of billions on U.S. government bonds. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: FED'S BOND PLAN BOOSTS WORLD STOCKS, COMMODITIES
World stock markets climbed and the dollar sank Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it will buy $600 billion in government bonds in a new attempt to jump-start the faltering U.S. economy. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: FACTBOX: EMERGING MARKETS WARY FED MOVE MAY BOOST INFLOWS
The Federal Reserve said it will buy $600 billion more in government bonds by the middle of next year, but some countries are worried U.S. monetary policy could fuel asset bubbles in their economies. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: EUROPE MARKETS: EUROPEAN STOCKS RALLY AFTER FED MOVE
European stock markets rally on Thursday, a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that it would buy $600 billion in bonds to boost the U.S. economy. Banks and miners lead the gains. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: REFILE-FACTBOX-EMERGING MARKETS WARY FED MOVE MAY BOOST INFLOWS
The Federal Reserve said it will buy $600 billion more in government bonds by the middle of next year, but some countries are worried U.S. monetary policy could fuel asset bubbles in their economies. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: FUTURES POINT TO EUROPE SHARES RISING AFTER FED
Stock index futures pointed to a higher open for European shares on Thursday after the Federal Reserve launched a fresh effort to support a struggling U.S. economy, committing to buy $600 billion in government bonds. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: EUROPEAN SHARES TO GAIN AFTER FED - BOOKMAKERS
European shares were set to rise on Thursday morning, after the U.S. Federal Reserve launched a fresh effort to support a struggling economy, committing to buy $600 billion in government bonds. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: EUROPEAN STOCKS RALLY AFTER FED MOVE
European stock markets rally on Thursday, a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced that it would buy $600 billion in bonds to boost the U.S. economy. Banks and miners lead the gains. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: STOCKS & BONDS: WALL STREET CLOSES HIGHER AT THE END
News that the Federal Reserve was making another attempt to revive the American economy drowned out everything else on Wednesday. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: QE2'S NEXT CHAPTER IS HARDER TO SCRIPT
By historical standards, it was a huge event. In terms of how markets reacted to it, the US Federal Reserve's decision to buy $600bn of government bonds in the next eight months caused barely a ripple. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: EMERGING MARKETS WARY FED POLICY MAY AMPLIFY INFLOWS
The Federal Reserve said it will buy $600 billion more in government bonds by the middle of next year, but some countries are worried U.S. monetary policy could fuel asset bubbles in their economies. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: FED TAKES BOLD, RISKY STEP TO BOLSTER WEAK ECONOMY
The Federal Reserve launched a fresh effort to support a struggling U.S. economy on Wednesday, committing to buy $600 billion in government bonds despite concerns the program could do more harm than good. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: HIGHLIGHTS-KEY QUOTES FROM JAPAN POLICYMAKERS ON YEN, ECONOMY
The Bank of Japan kicks off a two-day rate review on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve's decision to buy $600 billion more in government bonds to boost the anaemic U.S. economy. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: ASIAN STOCK MARKETS RISE AFTER FED'S STIMULUS PLAN
Asian stock markets climbed on Thursday as investors took heart from the Federal Reserve's plan to buy $600 billion in government bonds in an effort to inject life into the faltering U.S. economy. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: FED WILL SPEND $600B IN LATEST BID TO HELP ECONOMY
The Federal Reserve will sink $600 billion into government bonds in a bold plan that it hopes will drive interest rates even lower than they already are and start the chain reaction that finally creates jobs and invigorates the economy. ... more info

4 Nov 2010: NIKKEI JUMPS 2 PCT, AWAY FROM 7-WK LOWS
Japan's Nikkei average climbed broadly on Thursday, rising 2 percent and moving away from seven-week lows hit this week, after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would buy more government bonds to boost an anaemic U.S. economy. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: NIKKEI FUTURES IN SINGAPORE OPEN UP 1 PCT
Nikkei futures traded in Singapore opened up 1 percent on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would buy more government bonds to boost an anaemic U.S. economy. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: SUMMARY BOX: PLAN NO EASY FIX FOR ECONOMY'S WOES
CHEAPER LOANS: The Federal Reserve will sink $600 billion into government bonds in a bold plan that it hopes will drive interest rates even lower than they are already. The goal: Get Americans to spend more, which would strengthen the economy. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: FED'S PLAN PUSHES SHORT-TERM TREASURYS HIGHER
The Federal Reserve unveiled its plan to boost the economy by buying bonds Wednesday, and the bond market got the message. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: FED TAKES BOLD STEP TO BOLSTER ECONOMY
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday launched a fresh effort to support a struggling U.S. economy, committing to buy $600 billion in government bonds despite concerns the program could do more harm than good. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: US SMALL/MIDCAPS-STOCKS EDGE HIGHER ON EARNINGS AFTER FED
Mid- and small-cap stocks edged higher on Wednesday in a volatile session after the Federal Reserve unveiled a policy to buy government bonds in its latest attempt to stimulate the economy. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: FED TO BUY $600 BILLION IN BONDS TO AID ECONOMY
The Federal Reserve announced a bold plan Wednesday to try to invigorate the economy by buying $600 billion more in Treasury bonds. The Fed said it would buy about $75 billion a month in long-term government bonds through the middle of 2011 to further drive down interest rates on mortgages and other debt. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: DOLLAR SLIDES AS FED SAYS IT WILL BUY BONDS
The dollar slid Wednesday, briefly touching a nine-month low against the euro, after the Federal Reserve said it would spend $600 billion through the middle of next year to buy U.S. government bonds in an effort to boost the economy. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: CDS COSTS ON US TREASURIES RISE AFTER FED STATEMENT
The cost to insure U.S. Treasury debt in the credit default swap market rose after the Federal Reserve committed to buy $600 billion more in government bonds in an attempt to help stimulate the economy. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: INSTANT VIEW: FED DECISION'S IMPACT ON COMMODITIES, ENERGY
The U.S. Federal Reserve announced a controversial policy on Wednesday to buy a further $600 billion of government bonds by the end of the second quarter 2011 in an attempt to breathe new life into the struggling U.S. economy. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: INSTANT VIEW: FED COMMITS $600 BILLION TO BUY MORE BONDS
The Federal Reserve launched a controversial new policy on Wednesday, committing to buy $600 billion more in government bonds by the middle of next year in an attempt to breathe new life into a struggling U.S. economy. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: FOREX-DOLLAR FALLS VS EURO, UP VS YEN AFTER FED MOVE
* Euro rallies to $1.42 on EBS, then pares gains * Fed intends to buy $600 bln of bonds by end of Q2 2011 ... more info

3 Nov 2010: US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-WALL ST ZIGZAGS, FALLS AFTER FED STATEMENT
U.S. stocks initially turned positive then fell in volatile trade on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it will buy $600 billion in government bonds by mid-2011 in hopes of boosting the ailing economy. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: LONG BONDS TUMBLE AFTER FED DETAILS PURCHASE PLANS
Treasurys bounced around in choppy trading after the Federal Reserve said it planned to buy up to $600 billion in long-term Treasurys until the end of June 2011 to revive the economy. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: THE FED: FED TO BUY $600 BILLION IN GOVERNMENT BONDS
Federal Reserve policymakers will start a new program to buy $600 billion in Treasurys to support the economy. The pace will be about $75 billion per month. The program will last through the end of end of June 2011. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: IRISH BONDS DROP, CREDIT COSTS SURGE ON BANK WORRY
Irish bonds sold off further Wednesday, and the cost to protect against an Irish government-debt default climbed again, on further concerns about Ireland's banking sector. As prices fell, yields on the benchmark 10-year bond rose 10 basis points. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: STOCKS FALL AHEAD OF FED STATEMENT; CISCO RISES
Stocks failed to get a lift from stronger auto sales on Wednesday as traders awaited news about the size and scope of the Federal Reserve's anticipated plan to buy bonds to stimulate the economy. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: IRISH/GERMAN BOND YIELD SPREAD AT EURO LIFETIME HIGH
The premium investors demand to hold 10-year Irish government bonds rather than benchmark German Bunds rose to a euro lifetime high on Wednesday with peripherals under pressure from the implications of a possible new debt restructuring mechanism. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: STOCKS TURN NEGATIVE AHEAD OF FED STATEMENT
Stocks turned negative Wednesday as traders awaited news about the size and scope of the Federal Reserve's anticipated plan to buy bonds to stimulate the economy. Cisco and HP rose, while Alcoa fell. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: SCHILLING'S COMPANY MOVES CLOSER TO RHODE ISLAND
Curt Schilling's video game company is taking a step closer to relocating to Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. announced Wednesday that the sale of bonds to provide the financing package has closed and 38 Studios will receive $13 million as the first installment of the bond sale proceeds. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: FED SET TO EMBARK ON FRESH PUSH TO SUPPORT GROWTH
The Federal Reserve is expected to announce a controversial policy on Wednesday to buy billions more dollars of government bonds in an attempt to breathe new life into the struggling U.S. economy. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS UP ON FED QE PROSPECTS, PERIPHERY PRESSURED
* Bunds rise ahead of Fed, curve flattens from long-end * Ireland leads periphery wider * Germany sells 5-year bonds; Portugal T-bills ... more info

3 Nov 2010: MAINERS APPROVE $15 MILLION IN BONDS
Mainers have given their approval to two bond issues totaling nearly $15 million. With 28 percent of the precinct reporting, voters on Tuesday were favoring a $5 million bond package aimed at improving dental care by a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: MARKETS END HIGHER ON EVE OF FED DECISION
Investors bid stocks higher, speculating on the Federal Reserve’s forthcoming efforts to ease credit in hopes of bolstering the economy. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: FED TO LAUNCH BOLD, RISKY EFFORT TO BOOST ECONOMY
The Federal Reserve is expected to announce a controversial new policy on Wednesday to buy billions of dollars in government bonds in an attempt to breathe new life into the struggling U.S. economy. ... more info

3 Nov 2010: SQUARE FEET: AN EFFORT TO ADAPT A EUROPEAN-STYLE TOOL TO U.S. MORTGAGES
With banks looking for alternative methods to finance mortgages, some analysts are promoting covered bonds, an instrument popular in Europe since the 18th century. ... more info

2 Nov 2010: INVESTORS STOCK UP ON TREASURYS
Treasurys maturing in the next five to 30 years rose as investors who believe the Federal Reserve will launch another large scale bond-buying program loaded up on U.S. government notes and bonds. ... more info

2 Nov 2010: FORD AND ICAHN LOOK LIKE BETTER BOND BETS THAN UNCLE SAM
Junk bonds have had a huge run. With a little luck, some have higher to go. ... more info

2 Nov 2010: ALTERNATIVE ASSETS THE FED SHOULD BE BUYING TO SPUR LENDING
Maybe it's time for the Fed to think outside the box. Wall Street is counting on the Federal Reserve to announce purchases of long-term government bonds on Wednesday, a policy known as quantitative easing. ... more info

2 Nov 2010: BANK OF JAPAN SPLIT OVER BOND-BUYS, MINUTES SHOW
The Bank of Japan released the minutes Tuesday for its Oct. 4-5 policy meeting, highlighting some disagreement over whether the central bank should buy government bonds. The meeting, which saw the Bank of Japan cut its policy rate and announced plans to buy more assets, had members agreeing that "it had become more likely that the return of Japan's economy to a sustainable growth path with price stability would be delayed compared to what had been projected earlier," the minutes said. ... more info

1 Nov 2010: LOW RATES TRUMP WEEK'S EVENTS
Northrop Grumman, Northern Trust and New York Times Co. were each selling bonds, shrugging off potential risks of U.S. elections Tuesday, the Fed's meeting Wednesday and Friday's closely watched jobs report. ... more info

1 Nov 2010: FED POISED FOR FURTHER QE BURST
The waiting is almost over. On Wednesday, the US Federal Reserve is expected to approve the creation of hundreds of billions of new dollars to spend on government bonds. ... more info

1 Nov 2010: THE FED: FED’S BOND BUYS SEEN $500 BILLION TO $750 BILLION
Economists expect the Federal Reserve to buy between $500 billion and $750 billion of government bonds and say the impact of such purchases already is baked into markets, according to a survey released Monday. ... more info

1 Nov 2010: FED BUYS $2.489 BLN IN BONDS; TREASURYS STAY DOWN
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $2.489 billion in Treasury notes on Monday, part of officials' pledge to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing-agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

1 Nov 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS RISE AFTER SPENDING, INCOME
Treasury prices add to earlier gains as a U.S. report on consumer spending and incomes gives Federal Reserve more reasons to buy bonds. ... more info

1 Nov 2010: THESE STOCKS ARE BETTER THAN BONDS: CHARTS
Investors disappointed with the yield on government bonds should look to good-quality companies with strong dividends such as Deutsche Telekom and Nestle, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday. ... more info

1 Nov 2010: 10 DOW STOCKS WITH FASTEST DIVIDEND GROWTH
IBM, United Technologies and Wal-Mart are among dividend stocks that offer more attractive yields than bonds. ... more info

1 Nov 2010: THE FED: FED’S BOND BUYS SEEN $500 BILLION TO $750 BILLION
Economists expect the Federal Reserve to buy between $500 billion and $750 billion of government bonds and say the impact of such purchases already is baked into markets, according to a survey released Monday. ... more info

1 Nov 2010: THE FED: FED’S BOND BUYS SEEN $500 BILLION TO $750 BILLION
Economists expect the Federal Reserve to buy between $500 billion and $750 billion of government bonds and say the impact of such purchases already is baked into markets, according to a survey released Monday. ... more info

1 Nov 2010: THE FED: FED’S BOND BUYS SEEN $500 BILLION TO $750 BILLION
Economists expect the Federal Reserve to buy between $500 billion and $750 billion of government bonds and say the impact of such purchases already is baked into markets, according to a survey released Monday. ... more info

31 Oct 2010: INVESTORS LOOK FOR MORE UPSIDE WITH CONVERTIBLE BONDS
The market for convertible bonds faces a number of supply and demand constraints, keeping it small relative to its more mainstream corporate counterpart. But interest from long-term, long-only institutional investors has been growing in the past few years. ... more info

31 Oct 2010: RUSH TO GOVERNMENT BONDS DRIVEN BY RISK AVERSION
There is a government bonds bubble, according to consensus view. But experts say it will not burst any time soon as investors are piling into the asset class because of risk aversion, not for gain. ... more info

31 Oct 2010: I BOND RATES GOING LOWER
New interest rates on I savings bonds will be announced Monday. And they're expected to go even lower. ... more info

29 Oct 2010: TREASURYS RALLY TO CLOSE A SOFT OCTOBER
Treasurys rose across the board Friday, as the latest bout of disappointing U.S. data emboldened investors to bet that the Federal Reserve will purchase government bonds next week to support a flagging economy. ... more info

29 Oct 2010: [$$] DISAPPOINTING DATA LIFT TREASURYS
Disappointing Data Lift Treasurys Treasurys rose as the latest round of disappointing U.S. data emboldened investors to bet the Federal Reserve will purchase government bonds next week to support a flagging economy. ... more info

29 Oct 2010: DISAPPOINTING DATA LIFT TREASURYS
Treasurys rose as the latest round of disappointing U.S. data emboldened investors to bet the Federal Reserve will purchase government bonds next week to support a flagging economy. ... more info

29 Oct 2010: HIGH & LOW FINANCE: STRANGE TALES IN THE LAND OF NO RETURN
This week some investors bought Treasury bonds for a price that may be higher than the money they will get if they hold the bond to maturity in 2015. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: HIGH & LOW FINANCE: STRANGE TALES FROM THE LAND OF FLAT RETURNS
This week some investors bought Treasury bonds for a price that may be higher than the money they will get if they hold the bond to maturity in 2015. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS MIXED, DOLLAR FALLS BEFORE ELECTIONS, FED
* Wall Street stalls ahead of Fed, US elections next week * Dollar slips as mood shifts again on Fed's likely easing * Bonds rise on higher yields, hopes of big Fed purchases * Oil ends up on U.S. jobless claims, dollar weakness ... more info

28 Oct 2010: SUMMARY BOX: TREASURY SELLS $29B IN FRESH BONDS
BONDS FOR SALE: In its last auction of the week, the government sold $29 billion in seven-year notes to investors at a 1.97 percent yield. That's a slightly higher rate than the 1.89 percent for the seven-years sold last month. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: TREASURY GETS STRONG BIDDING FOR $29B IN BONDS
The Treasury borrowed $29 billion from investors in the last auction of government bonds this week. The Treasury sold seven-year notes at a 1.97 percent yield, versus 1.89 percent in September's auction. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: JOBS KEY TO MIDTERM ELECTION AND FED VERDICT
With talk of sharia law and witchcraft, the Tea Party-backed candidates have made next Tuesday's US midterm elections the most interesting - if not downright wacky - for years. Investors, though, are spellbound by the financial magic being performed at the Federal Reserve, whose open market committee meets on Tuesday and Wednesday and is widely expected to pump cash into government bonds. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: CURRENCIES: DOLLAR DOWN 1% ON RENEWED FED WORRIES
The U.S. dollar fell Thursday, coming back under pressure after a brief respite, as traders anticipate the Federal Reserve will announce plans next week to buy a massive amount of government bonds, a process that would tend to weaken the dollar. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: ARGENTINE BONDS, STOCKS RALLY AFTER KIRCHNER DEATH
* Stocks up 0.95 percent, peso slightly weaker ... more info

28 Oct 2010: GIMME BAIDU AND JUNK BONDS FOR THIS MARKET
Stick with growth monsters like Apple and Baidu, but don't underestimate the appeal of high-yield paper. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: RISKIER BONDS INVESTORS MAY NOT RETURN
Governments on the edges of the euro zone face a serious new challenge: the prospect that investors who have shunned their bonds in recent months may abandon them for good. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: DEALERS WEIGH IN ON SIZE OF FED'S BOND BUYING
According to a Dow Jones Newswires survey, 11 of the 18 primary dealers believe the Fed will purchase a total of about $1 trillion in bonds over the course of the program. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: RISKIER BONDS INVESTORS MAY NOT RETURN
Governments on the edges of the euro zone face a serious new challenge: the prospect that investors who have shunned their bonds in recent months may abandon them for good. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: BANK OF JAPAN DETAILS PLAN TO BUY ASSETS
The central bank presented a plan to buy government debt next month and corporate bonds and commercial paper possibly in December. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: U.S. TO SELL LESS DEBT IN 4Q, YIELDS FALL: SIFMA
The U.S. will sell a net $364 billion in notes and bonds in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a survey released Thursday by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: MOODY'S SHARES RISE ON STRONG 3RD-QTR RESULTS
Moody's Corp. on Thursday said its third-quarter profit jumped 35 percent, driven by more activity in its units that providing ratings for bonds and other investments. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: FED BUYS $1.66 BLN IN BUYBACK; BONDS STAY UP
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $1.66 billion in Treasury notes on Thursday, part of officials' pledge to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing-agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: BANK OF JAPAN DETAILS PLAN TO BUY ASSETS
The central bank presented a plan to buy government debt next month and corporate bonds and commercial paper possibly in December. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: ANGLO IRISH BONDHOLDERS TO FIGHT IRELAND'S OFFER
A group of investors holding the junior debt of Anglo Irish bank have vowed to oppose the offer made by the Irish government last week to pay them a fraction of the face value of the bonds. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: MUNICIPAL BONDS SAFE, BUT COASTS ARE ROCKY
Despite some alarming headlines, states -- and their municipal bonds -- remain generally safe investments. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET PARES ITS LOSSES AS DAY WEARS ON
Investors have begun to speculate about the Fed’s expected bond-buying program as they take in a second consecutive day of mixed earnings and economic reports. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: EURO GOVT-BUNDS RALLY, EURO ZONE PERIPHERY PRESSED AGAIN
* Bunds rise as periphery comes under renewed pressure * Portugal, Ireland lead sell-off * Italy to sell up to 7.5 bln euros of bonds ... more info

28 Oct 2010: BOJ UNVEILS ASSET PURCHASE PROGRAMME DETAILS
The Bank of Japan announced details of its asset buying scheme, saying it would buy 1.5 trillion yen in long-term government bonds and 2 trillion yen in short-term government securities. ... more info

28 Oct 2010: JGBS GAIN AFTER EARLY SLIP SPURS BARGAIN HUNTING
* JGBs slip early, 10-year yield touches 4-week high * BOJ eyed for deflation view, details on asset-buying scheme * Life insurers hunt for bargains in superlong bonds ... more info

28 Oct 2010: [$$] TIPS TO TOP $100 BILLION IN 2011
Banner Year Expected for TIPS Sales of U.S. government bonds that offer inflation protection for investors are headed for a banner year in 2011, with supply likely to surpass the $100 billion mark. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: LATIN AMERICAN MARKETS: ARGENTINE BONDS CLIMB AFTER DEATH OF EX-PRESIDENT
Argentine bonds and U.S.-listed stocks rally, with analysts saying the death of former president Nestor Kirchner may open the door to a more market-friendly environment. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: BULLS GET EDGY: DAVE'S DAILY
The dollar rallies, gold and commodities fall, stocks get wobbly, bonds get sold, and frankly, investors just lose their nerve. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: ARGENTINE BONDS CLIMB AFTER DEATH OF EX-PRESIDENT
Argentine bonds and U.S.-listed stocks rally, with analysts saying the death of former president Nestor Kirchner may open the door to a more market-friendly environment. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: TALK OF MEASURED FED APPROACH LIFTS DOLLAR
Mounting speculation that the Federal Reserve could adopt a more measured approach to stimulating the US economy helped fuel further gains for the dollar and left equities, commodities and government bonds on the back foot. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: TREASURYS SLIP ON MORE SUPPLY AND FED FEARS
Treasury prices slid on Wednesday as the government pushed more bonds into the market and traders feared the Federal Reserve won't buy as many bonds as they had hoped. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: STOCKS FALL AMID QUESTIONS ABOUT FED PLAN
FED CONCERNS: Broad stock indexes fell following a report that said that the Federal Reserve will not buy as many bonds as traders were anticipating. The central bank is expected to buy Treasurys in order to lower interest rates and spur spending. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS FALL AS GROWING DOUBTS WIPE OUT QE2 FROTH
* Uncertainty over size of Fed's "QE2" debt purchase * Some investors rail against the Fed buying more bonds * Lackluster 5-year Treasury sale adds selling pressure ... more info

27 Oct 2010: LATIN AMERICAN MARKETS: ARGENTINE BONDS RISE AFTER DEATH OF EX-PRESIDENT
Argentine bonds and U.S.-listed stocks rally Wednesday, with analysts saying the death of former president Nestor Kirchner may open the door to a more market-friendly environment. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: [$$] BANNER YEAR EXPECTED FOR TIPS
Banner Year Expected for TIPS Sales of U.S. government bonds that offer inflation protection for investors are headed for a banner year in 2011, with supply likely to surpass the $100 billion mark. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: FORMER SAN DIEGO OFFICIALS TO SETTLE FRAUD CHARGES
Former San Diego officials will pay financial penalties to settle charges that they misled investors about the city's municipal bonds, the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: UPDATE - FORMER SAN DIEGO OFFICIALS TO SETTLE FRAUD CHARGES
Former San Diego officials will pay financial penalties to settle charges that they misled investors about the city's municipal bonds, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: UPDATE - COLOMBIA APPROVES ECOPETROL BOND ISSUE
Colombia's government on Wednesday authorized state oil firm Ecopetrol to issue bonds of up to 1 trillion pesos in the local market to fund its 2010 investment plan. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: U.S. PAYS MORE TO SELL 5-YEAR NOTES; BONDS DOWN
The Treasury Department sold $35 billion in 5-year notes on Wednesday at a yield of 1.33%, up from last month's sale which came at a record low yield. Bidders offered to buy 2.82 times the amount of debt sold, versus an average of 2.86 times at the last four sales. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: PENALTIES IN SAN DIEGO MUNI-BOND CASE
Federal regulators said that four former San Diego officials agreed to pay penalties for allegedly misleading investors in $262 million of the city's municipal bonds as well as the rating firms that rated the debt. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: BANNER YEAR EXPECTED FOR TIPS
Sales of U.S. government bonds that offer inflation protection for investors are headed for a banner year in 2011, with supply likely to surpass the $100 billion mark. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: TREASURYS FALL AS VIEW DIMS ON FED BOND BUYING
Treasury prices fell broadly Wednesday as many investors unwound bets that the Federal Reserve would buy government bonds on a large scale. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: WHAT PROS SAY: HEDGE AND LOOK FOR ALTERNATIVES
Smart investors need to look at savvy investment alternatives, from junk bonds to short selling to commodities, say three financial advisors. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: INDONESIA OFFERS JGB ALTERNATIVE
Indonesia is planning to issue a 10-year samurai bond next month, an attractive alternative to the Japanese government bonds. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: FIRM DOLLAR DAMPS DEMAND FOR STOCKS AND COMMODITIES
Wednesday 16:00 BST. A firmer dollar has left stocks and commodities on the back foot, while core bonds are also under the cosh as traders trim expectations for the size of the Federal Reserve's asset purchase programme. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: BEIJING TO ALLOW BANKS EXPANDED BOND TRADING
China said Wednesday it will allow banks to trade bonds over exchanges, ending a 13-year ban on the practice, according to reports. The trade will take place on exchanges in Shanghai and Shenzhen and require the use of a central clearing agency, according to reports that cited a joint announcement by the China Banking Regulatory Commission and the China Securities Regulatory Commission. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES END MIXED ON DISAPPOINTING EARNINGS
Kimberly-Clark fell 5.8 percent after reporting a lower profit and United States Steel tumbled 3.4 percent after posting a surprise loss. ... more info

27 Oct 2010: JGBS FALL ON NIKKEI BOUNCE, FIRM 2-YR AUCTION EYED
Japanese government bonds fell on Wednesday as a bounce by Tokyo stocks dampened the allure of debt, although the market looked for steady demand to emerge at a two-year auction later in the day. ... more info

26 Oct 2010: GOLDMAN'S '50-YEAR' SELLS WELL
Goldman Sachs sold $1.3 billion of 50-year bonds, its longest senior bond ever. ... more info

26 Oct 2010: TREASURY SELLS TWO-YEAR BONDS AT RECORD LOW YIELD
Investors lent money to the government at a record low rate for two-year debt Tuesday. The Treasury Department sold $35 billion in two-year notes at 0.40 percent, the lowest yield ever for an auction of two-year notes. ... more info

26 Oct 2010: BNP PARIBAS HOME LOAN SELLS $2 BLN 5-YR COVERED BONDS
BNP Paribas Home Loan on Tuesday sold $2.0 billion of five-year covered bonds, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. The 2.20 percent bonds were priced at 99.962 to yield 2.208 percent or 96.63 basis points over comparable U.S. ... more info

26 Oct 2010: GOLDMAN SELLS A 50-YEAR BOND
Goldman Sachs sold $1.3 billion of 50-year bonds, its longest senior bond ever. ... more info

26 Oct 2010: FED BUYS $2.5 BLN IN BONDS; TREASURYS STAY DOWN
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $2.5 billion in Treasury notes on Tuesday, part of officials' pledge to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing-agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

26 Oct 2010: TREASURIES AFTER HISTORIC AUCTION AT NEGATIVE YIELD
Treasury prices fell Tuesday, as traders prep for the latest influx of freshly-issued government debt one day after inflation bonds were auctioned off at a negative yield. ... more info

26 Oct 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS FALL BEFORE 2-YEAR NOTE AUCTION
Treasury bonds come under pressure after home-price data and before the government's auction of 2-year notes. ... more info

26 Oct 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS STAY DOWN AFTER CASE-SHILLER
Treasury bonds come under pressure after home-price data and before the government's auction of 2-year notes. ... more info

26 Oct 2010: GILT YIELDS RALLY AS PROSPECTS FOR MORE QE RECEDE
Yields on benchmark 10-year government bonds rose to a one-month high on Tuesday as investors reassessed their gloomy views on the UK economy following better-than-expected third-quarter growth and a rating-agency upgrade. ... more info

26 Oct 2010: TREASURY SELLS NEGATIVE-YIELD INFLATION BONDS
Inflation-protected securities sold at negative yields for the first time ever on Monday as traders anticipate that the Federal Reserve will start a new round of asset purchases. ... more info

26 Oct 2010: TREASURIES-LONG BONDS FIRM, 10-YR/30-YR SPREAD NEAR 2-WK LOW
U.S. 30-year Treasury bonds inched higher in Asian trading on Tuesday, clinging to gains made the previous day when the long-dated bonds rose on bargain-hunting. ... more info

26 Oct 2010: JGBS DIP ON PROFIT-TAKING; NIKKEI RESILIENCE WEIGHS
Japanese government bonds edged lower on Tuesday, weighed down by profit-taking and resilience shown by Tokyo stocks in the face of the yen's rise to a 15-year high against the dollar. ... more info

25 Oct 2010: [$$] WHAT TO MAKE OF THE NEGATIVE TIPS RATE
Yields on short-term bonds have moved below the inflation rate. ... more info

25 Oct 2010: SUMMARY BOX: INFLATION BONDS SOLD AT SUBZERO YIELD
SUBZERO RATES: The Treasury auctioned inflation-protected bonds at a negative 0.55 percent Monday, the first time the government has sold bonds at a negative yield. ... more info

25 Oct 2010: NEGATIVE TIPS A POSITIVE SIGN
A combination of low interest rates and growing fears of rising prices enabled the U.S. government to sell inflation-protected Treasury bonds with a negative yield for the first time ever on Monday. ... more info

25 Oct 2010: GOLDMAN AIMS 50-YEAR BOND AT MAIN STREET
Goldman Sachs is preparing to sell $250 million in 50-year bonds Tuesday—its longest senior bond offering to date aimed at private investors. ... more info

25 Oct 2010: INFLATION BONDS ARE SOLD WITH NEGATIVE YIELD FOR FIRST TIME
Inflation-protected securities sold at negative yields as traders anticipate that the Fed will start a round of asset purchases. ... more info

25 Oct 2010: [$$] CONVERTIBLE BONDS FIND FAVOR IN ASIA
Convertible Bonds Find Favor in Asia Convertible bonds look like cheap funding sources for Asian companies, but investors may not see the benefit. ... more info

25 Oct 2010: INFLATION BONDS ARE SOLD WITH NEGATIVE YIELD FOR FIRST TIME
Inflation-protected securities sold at negative yields as traders anticipate that the Fed will start a round of asset purchases. ... more info

25 Oct 2010: U.S. BANK BONDS COULD FACE AN IRISH-STYLE CRAM DOWN
Will U.S. regulators stab bondholders with the same type of cram down tactics experienced by Anglo Irish subordinated debt holders? ... more info

25 Oct 2010: UPDATE - GOLDMAN PLANS 50-YEAR DEBT OFFERING
* Goldman plans to sell $25 bonds to individual investors * Pricing talk indicates yield of 6.25 percent ... more info

25 Oct 2010: TREASURIES-LONG BONDS GAIN ON EXPECTED FED BUYING
* Long bond higher, flattening the yield curve * Five-year, $10 billion TIPS auction has solid demand * Focus is on initial quantitative easing purchases ... more info

25 Oct 2010: GOLDMAN SACHS, SONOCO, MGM SELLING BONDS
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. plans to sell bonds maturing in 50 years on Monday, aimed at individual investors, judging by the denominations of $25. Most corporate bond offerings are sold in denominations of $1,000, and maturing in 30 years or less. ... more info

25 Oct 2010: WEAKENED DOLLAR DRAWS ASIAN BUYERS TO TREASURYS
The falling dollar is giving a lift to government bonds. Bond traders say the cheaper dollar has drawn in bargain hunters from Asia, helping to push Treasurys higher on Monday. A weakened dollar lowers the price of U.S. assets for foreign buyers. ... more info

25 Oct 2010: U.S. SELLS 5-YEAR TIPS AT NEGATIVE YIELD; BONDS UP
The Treasury Department sold $10 billion in 5-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities on Monday at a yield of negative 0.55%, the first time the yield on the maturity has come in below zero. ... more info

25 Oct 2010: CITI RECEIVES GOLDMAN BUMP
Pointing to a low risk of having to buy back mortgage bonds, Goldman added Citigroup to its conviction buy list. ... more info

25 Oct 2010: HONG KONG TO ADD 7,200 FINANCE JOBS IN 2011
Hong Kong's recovery from the credit crisis is set to continue, with the city's financial sector to create thousands of more jobs next year, driven by China's rapid growth and the city's role as a hub for trading yuan-denominated bonds, according to a recruitment agency which specializes in banking placements. ... more info

24 Oct 2010: WHEN MUNI BONDS GO PRIVATE
"Conduit" bond issuance, in which a nonprofit or private company can access the municipal-bond market if its efforts are expected to foster economic development in the state, has drawn the scrutiny of financial regulators. ... more info

24 Oct 2010: CALIFORNIA'S BLIZZARD OF NOTES, BONDS SET TO BEGIN
California this week will kick off a series of multibillion-dollar short- and long-term financings, including its second-largest note sale ever, to enable the cash-starved state to pay off creditors and borrow money for other purposes. ... more info

24 Oct 2010: CSR MAY BOOST UK MUNI BOND MARKET
The once-thriving market for UK municipal bonds could be kick-started as a result of last week's comprehensive spending review. ... more info

23 Oct 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: STOCKS TRADE IN NARROW RANGE AS CURRENCY CONCERNS HANG OVER MARKET
Stocks were mixed on Wall Street as tensions over China’s currency and American trade imbalances offset positive earnings reports. ... more info

22 Oct 2010: TREASURYS WEAKEN, LURE BUYERS
Treasurys fell as investors cashed out of bets the Federal Reserve will buy government bonds on a large scale ahead of the coming week's new debt supply. The 10-year yield ended the week at 2.563%. ... more info

22 Oct 2010: WHO IS SELLING BONDS IF BERNANKE'S BUYING LIKE CRAZY?
QE2 is coming and that should drive the price of bonds up, but the bond market hasn't been excited. In fact, Treasury bonds have been tumbling since late August. ... more info

22 Oct 2010: UPDATE - BOJ TO BUY LOWER-RATED CORPORATE DEBT - NIKKEI
The Bank of Japan is planning to buy corporate bonds rated "BBB" as well as second-tier commercial paper in its bid to help companies procure funds, the Nikkei business daily reported. ... more info

22 Oct 2010: SAFETY-FIRST RULES FOR INVESTING IN THE BOND MARKET
Nervous investors love bonds. Here are six rules that bondholders should pay attention to. ... more info

22 Oct 2010: TREASURYS WEAKEN, LURING IN SOME BUYERS
Treasurys fell as investors cashed out of bets the Federal Reserve will buy government bonds on a large scale ahead of the coming week's new debt supply. The 10-year yield ended the week at 2.563%. ... more info

22 Oct 2010: HO-HUM DAY FOR BONDS
With no economic news on the agenda, trading in the Treasuries market is light Friday, with any slight movement roughly mirroring the reverse of the stock market. ... more info

22 Oct 2010: [$$] TREASURYS FALL BUT RECOUP SOME LOSSES
Treasurys Fall but Recoup Some Losses Treasurys fell as investors cashed out of bets the Federal Reserve will buy government bonds on a large scale ahead of next week's new debt supply. ... more info

22 Oct 2010: FED BUYS $2.49 BLN IN TREASURYS; BONDS STAY DOWN
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $2.49 billion in Treasury notes on Friday, part of officials' pledge to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

22 Oct 2010: BANK REFORMS 'WILL BOOST COVERED BONDS'
German regulators say global banking reforms will strengthen the market for high quality corporate bonds because they can be used to meet a large part of worldwide liquidity requirements that take effect in 2015. ... more info

22 Oct 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS FALL ON SUPPLY PRESSURE, FIRM STOCKS
* Traders trim debt holdings before $109 bln supply * Firm stock market curbs safe-haven demand for bonds * QE2 outlook, G20 uncertainties limit market losses ... more info

22 Oct 2010: MONEY IS 'POURING OUT OF GOVERNMENT BONDS': CHARTS
The government bond market rally is over and investors are switching their portfolios to the stock market, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Groep, told CNBC Friday. ... more info

22 Oct 2010: TREASURYS FALL BUT RECOUP SOME LOSSES
Treasurys fell as investors cashed out of bets the Federal Reserve will buy government bonds on a large scale ahead of next week's new debt supply. ... more info

22 Oct 2010: JGBS DIP; POTENTIAL MARKET-MOVING EVENTS AWAITED
Japanese government bonds dipped on Friday, with caution ahead of potential market-moving events such as a Federal Reserve meeting early next month putting a firm lid on debt prices. ... more info

21 Oct 2010: ANGLO IRISH BONDHOLDERS ASKED TO SHARE PAIN
A test case for how bondholders may be obliged to share the pain for bailing out troubled banks was set out on Thursday by Ireland's Anglo Irish Bank, in a long awaited exchange offer to holders of about €2bn of its bonds. ... more info

21 Oct 2010: WHEN WILL THE MADNESS STOP?
ROI Never Mind the Fundamentals Though Wal-Mart's stock offers a better yield, investors are shunning it in favor of the company's bonds. Go figure. ... more info

21 Oct 2010: ALLY OFFERS TO EXCHANGE $2B IN BONDS
Auto financing company Ally Financial Inc. on Thursday announced an offer to exchange $2 billion worth of its private unsecured bonds. ... more info

21 Oct 2010: ANGLO IRISH TO MAKE JUNIOR BONDHOLDERS EAT LOSSES
Anglo Irish Bank says it will make its junior bondholders absorb heavy losses, offering them new bonds worth a fraction of their original investments of nearly euro1.6 billion . ... more info

21 Oct 2010: PARTY LIKE IT'S 1974
One seer says stocks will have short-term rallies as bonds succumb to a major bear market. But long-term investors, beware. ... more info

21 Oct 2010: ZIGGO KICKS OFF NEW ROUND OF HIGH-YIELD BOND REFIS
* Ziggo bonds expected to yield around 6.25 percent * Bombardier new issue seen up to $1 bln - analysts * Refinancing back on agenda for high-yield market ... more info

21 Oct 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: A DAY AFTER CHINA’S JOLT, SHARES BOUNCE BACK
After China’s first interest-rate increase in three years shook markets on Tuesday, investors turned to the latest corporate earnings reports. ... more info

21 Oct 2010: FORTESCUE REPORTEDLY UPS SOLOMON COST ESTIMATES
Iron-ore miner Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. has raised cost estimates for its Solomon project in Western Australia, the Australian Financial Review reported Thursday. The firm, which is hoping to raise $2.04 billion via issuing bonds, is currently in a trading halt, according to the report. ... more info

21 Oct 2010: WATER SCARCITY A BOND RISK, STUDY WARNS
Researchers say that many municipal bonds may be riskier than investors realize because ratings do not adequately reflect the risks of water shortages. ... more info

20 Oct 2010: [$$] STATES TO ASSESS HOW RATERS ANALYZE MUNICIPAL BONDS
States to Assess How Raters Analyze Municipal Bonds Insurance regulators will hold a hearing in November to assess whether bond ratings adequately reflect looming pension-fund and health-care costs for government workers. ... more info

20 Oct 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS STEADY BEFORE EXPECTED FED PURCHASES
* Prospective Fed purchases keep bonds mostly steady * Reluctance to sell when Fed seen primed to buy assets * Fed's Beige Book says economy sluggish in recent weeks ... more info

20 Oct 2010: STATES TO ASSESS HOW RATERS ANALYZE MUNICIPAL BONDS
Insurance regulators will hold a hearing in November to assess whether bond ratings adequately reflect looming pension-fund and health-care costs for government workers. ... more info

20 Oct 2010: FED BUYS $660 MLN IN TIPS; TREASURYS STAY UP
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $660 million in inflation-linked Treasury bonds on Wednesday, part of officials' pledge to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

20 Oct 2010: WHY THE BOFA PUT-BACK DEMAND HAS WALL STREET FREAKING OUT
The put-back demand letter from investors in mortgage bonds serviced by Countrywide has Wall Street very nervous. ... more info

20 Oct 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS SLIP AS INVESTORS TRIM FED EASING BETS
* Intermediate issues hit, mixed moves along yield curve * Fed to buy inflation bonds in operation * Fed's Beige Book expected to show sluggish growth ... more info

20 Oct 2010: SEEKING TO REVIVE EUROPEAN SUBPRIME MARKET
Investec, the South African bank, is seeking to re-open the market for subprime mortgage bonds in Europe three years after the securities were blamed for the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, Bloomberg News reports. ... more info

20 Oct 2010: IBERDROLA PROFIT RISES 15%
Spanish power utility Iberdrola said third-quarter net profit rose 15% amid an increase in power generation and that it expects a first placement of bonds in the coming weeks to address its tariff deficit. ... more info

20 Oct 2010: MUNI FUND SEEKS THE REVENUE
The manager of the Ridgeworth Investment Grade Tax-Exempt Bond Fund is avoiding general-obligation bonds in favor of revenue bonds. ... more info

20 Oct 2010: INVESTORS AND WHITE HOUSE PRESS BANKS OVER MORTGAGES
Investors threatened to seek redress over questionable mortgage bonds and the White House warned it would hold lenders accountable for any illegal foreclosure practices, sending the shares of major banks lower on Tuesday. ... more info

20 Oct 2010: UK STOCKS -- FACTORS TO WATCH ON OCT 20
Britain's FTSE 100 is seen opening 10-19 points lower on Wednesday, mirroring global weakness as investors worried about higher Chinese interest rates and souring U.S. mortgage bonds, with UK politics also watched. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: INVESTORS, WHITE HOUSE PRESS BANKS OVER MORTGAGES
Investors threatened to seek redress over questionable mortgage bonds and the White House warned it would hold lenders accountable for any illegal foreclosure practices, sending the shares of major banks lower on Tuesday. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: MUNI BONDS THE BEST FIXED-INCOME BUY: MARKET PRO
Municipal bonds are a better buy than other fixed-income investments, says Scott Minerd, chief investment officer at Guggenheim Partners. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: INVESTORS, WHITE HOUSE PRESS BANKS ON MORTGAGES
Big banks took a hit on Tuesday as investors threatened to seek redress over questionable mortgage bonds and the White House warned it would hold lenders accountable for any illegal foreclosure practices. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: WALL ST DROPS AS MORTGAGE WORRIES HIT BANKS
U.S. stocks posted their biggest loss in two months on Tuesday on fears banks might be on the hook for billions of dollars in souring mortgage bonds. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: US STOCKS-WALL ST DROPS AS MORTGAGE WORRIES HIT BANKS
* Concerns resurface over mortgage bonds * Apple, IBM slide after disappointing results * Commodities slide as China plans to hike interest rates ... more info

19 Oct 2010: PUT-BACK APOCALYPSE: BANK OF AMERICA AMBUSHED BY BONDHOLDERS!
Owners of $47 billion of mortgage bonds demand Bank of America buy loans back. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: BOFA FAULTY MORTGAGE WOES OVERSHADOW EARNINGS
Fears that Bank of America will be forced to buy back billions of dollars in troubled mortgage bonds from investors overshadowed better-than-expected earnings from the biggest U.S. bank and sent its shares down 4.3 percent. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: STOCKS END SHARPLY LOWER ON BOFA REPORT
Stocks plunged Tuesday on a report that a consortium that includes the New York Fed wants to force Bank of America to buy back $47 billion of mortgage bonds. BofA and Alcoa fell, while Coca-Cola rose. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: CITI COULD FACE A $22 BILLION LOSS ON PUT BACK MORTGAGE BONDS
Now that Bank of America has been hit with a giant lawsuit from mortgage bond investors demanding the bank repurchase loans, investors will scramble to figure out the levels of exposure at every other major bank. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: US STOCKS-WALL ST SLIDES AS MORTGAGE WORRIES HIT BANKS
* Concerns resurface over mortgage bonds * Apple, IBM slide after earnings * China raises interest rates in bid to cool economy ... more info

19 Oct 2010: US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-WALL ST SLIDES AS MORTGAGE WORRIES HIT BANKS
U.S. stocks posted their biggest loss in two months on Tuesday on fears banks might be on the hook for billions of dollars in souring mortgage bonds. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: STOCKS PLUNGE AHEAD OF CLOSE ON BOFA REPORT
Stocks continued to plunge Tuesday on a report that a consortium that includes the New York Fed wants to force Bank of America to buy back $47 billion of mortgage bonds. BofA and Alcoa fell, while Coca-Cola rose. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: UPDATE - BOFA FAULTY MORTGAGE WOES OVERSHADOW EARNINGS
* Q3 EPS ex-items $0.27 vs Street view $0.16 * New questions about buying back troubled mortgage bonds * Credit losses decline; loans contract ... more info

19 Oct 2010: MORTGAGE INVESTORS PUT PRESSURE ON BANK OF AMERICA
A group of investors holding $16.5 billion of mortgage bonds took a step toward a possible suit against a Bank of America Corp unit for failing to correctly handle loans that were packaged into bonds. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: ON THE CALL: TRADING AT GOLDMAN SACHS SLOWS
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reported a steep drop in earnings during the third quarter because of a big slowdown in its most lucrative business: trading commodities, currencies and bonds. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: MUNI FUND SEEKS OUT THE REVENUE
The Ridgeworth Investment Grade Tax-Exempt Bond Fund is geared toward cautious investors who want diversification in municipal bonds and don't want a long duration. The fund's manager is avoiding general-obligation bonds in favor of revenue bonds. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: NORWEGIAN BANK TAPS U.S. INVESTOR INTEREST
Foreign banks are stepping up the sale of covered bonds to yield-hungry American investors committed to the mortgage market. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: [$$] ALL-CLEAR IN EURO-ZONE GOVERNMENT BONDS?
All-Clear in Euro-Zone Government Bonds? For battered euro-zone government bond investors, good news has come at last, with peripheral bond yields falling and the European banking system strengthening. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: FINANCIAL SHARES ARE HIGHER ON CITI’S UPBEAT EARNINGS
A busy week of earnings should provide clues about whether corporate profits are suffering from sluggish economic growth. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: EFG EUROBANK RAISES €300M ON INTERBANK MARKET
Greece's EFG Eurobank raised €300m of funding from the interbank market using long-term government bonds as collateral, in the first such transaction since the country's sovereign debt crisis erupted last January. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: CENTRAL BANKERS CLASH OVER BOND BUYS
The ECB refrained from purchasing government bonds last week for the first time since a controversial program aimed at shoring up shaky euro-zone countries such as Greece and Ireland began more than five months ago. ... more info

19 Oct 2010: JGBS DIP; 5-YR TENDER TO GAUGE DEMAND AFTER EASING
Japanese government bonds dipped on Tuesday as the market braced for an auction of five-year debt, seen as a chance to gauge investor demand after monetary easing by the Bank of Japan earlier this month. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: SUMMARY BOX: INVESTORS RESUME BUYING BONDS
10 YEAR TREASURY RISES: The price of a 10-year Treasury bond rose 37 cents to $100.94, which lowered the yield to 2.51 percent from 2.57 percent Friday. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: EFG EUROBANK RAISES €300M ON INTERBANK MARKET
Greece's EFG Eurobank raised €300m of funding from the interbank market using long-term government bonds as collateral, in the first such transaction since the country's sovereign debt crisis erupted last January. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: CENTRAL BANKERS IN EUROPE CLASH OVER BOND BUYS
The ECB refrained from purchasing government bonds last week for the first time since a controversial program aimed at shoring up shaky euro-zone countries such as Greece and Ireland began more than five months ago. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: INVESTORS RESUME BOND-BUYING; TREASURY PRICES RISE
Investors resumed buying government bonds Monday after a steady sell-off of Treasurys last week. Treasury prices rose slightly on Monday, with the 10-year note rising 37 cents in afternoon trading to $100.94, which lowered the yield to 2.51 percent from 2.57 percent late Friday. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: CBS SETS PRICES FOR DEBT BUYBACK
CBS Corp. on Monday set the prices it's offering for some of its bonds in a previously announced tender offer. The broadcaster said it's offering $1,095.96 for each $1,000 in principal amount of its 8.625 percent debentures due 2012, and $1046.03 for each $1,000 of its 5.625 percent senior notes. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS RISE ON VIEW FED WILL BUY ASSETS
* Bonds rally on prospects of more easing * Bargain hunters take advantage of recent losses * U.S. industrial production sags ... more info

18 Oct 2010: WAL-MART PLANS TO SELL $5 BILLION IN BONDS: FITCH
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to issue $5 billion in bonds on Monday, a deal that Fitch Ratings assigned an AA rating to. The retailer will sell 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and 30-year bonds, according to Informa Global Markets. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: EARNINGS PREVIEW: GOLDMAN SACHS
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reports earnings for the third quarter before the market opens Tuesday. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Investment banks like Goldman Sachs have relied on profits from trading bonds, currencies and commodities in recent quarters. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: FAUXCLOSURES AND PUT-BACK EXPOSURE WON'T BRING US BACK TO 2008 ALL OVER AGAIN
Last week, I argued that the worst fears about devastating put-back exposures at banks were overblown. Regardless of violations of representations and warranties banks made when they sold mortgage bonds, I think it is unlikely that banks will suddenly find themselves liable for financially crippling levels of mortgage repurchases. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: EFG EUROBANK RAISES €300M ON INTERBANK MARKET
Greece's EFG Eurobank raised €300m of funding from the interbank market using long-term government bonds as collateral, in the first such transaction since the country's sovereign debt crisis erupted last January. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: STRIFE COMPLICATES ECB SUCCESSION
Even as the European Central Bank slows its purchases of government bonds, debate has heated up between Germany's top central banker, Axel Weber, and the rest of the ECB, including President Jean-Claude Trichet, over whether the program should continue. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: FED BUYS $6.26 BLN IN BONDS; TREASURYS STAY UP
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $6.26 billion in Treasury bonds on Monday, part of officials' pledge to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: EFG EUROBANK RAISES €300M ON INTERBANK MARKET
Greece's EFG Eurobank raised €300m of funding from the interbank market using long-term government bonds as collateral, in the first such transaction since the country's sovereign debt crisis erupted last January. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: ODDS FAVOR HIGH-YIELD BONDS
Unless the economy tumbles back into another recession, the yields you get from junk bonds will be largely worth the risk. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: TREASURYS UP BEFORE DATA, FED BUYBACK
Treasury prices rose on Monday, pushing yields lower before data on industrial production and the Federal Reserve's buyback of U.S. bonds as part of its program to reinvest maturing mortgage-related debt. ... more info

18 Oct 2010: SELL ALL LONG-DATED GOVERNMENT BONDS NOW: CHARTS
The high prices and low yields of long-dated government bonds would only be worthwhile if the economy was in depression and investors should get out of the assets now, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday. ... more info

15 Oct 2010: TREASURYS SLIDE AFTER BERNANKE'S SPEECH
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday that the central bank stands ready to buy bonds to boost the economy but offered no specific timeframe. With no new details to go on, bond traders sold off most types of Treasurys. ... more info

15 Oct 2010: CURRENCY TRADING GETS EASIERBUT STAYS RISKY
Currency Trading Gets Easier—but Stays Risky More investors are jumping into the risky currency markets in a search for higher-yielding alternatives to stocks and bonds. Here's what you need to know.. ... more info

15 Oct 2010: FED BETS SCALED BACK, PUSHING KEY YIELD UP
Treasurys fell as U.S. data led many investors to cut bets that the Federal Reserve will buy government bonds on a larger scale. ... more info

15 Oct 2010: FED BUYS $4.69 BILLION IN DEBT; TREASURYS STAY UP
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $4.69 billion in Treasury bonds on Friday, part of officials' pledge to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

15 Oct 2010: FED ANTICIPATION DRIVES EU BONDS
Expectations for a sizeable Treasurys purchase by the Federal Reserve are the key driver on EU government bond markets. ... more info

15 Oct 2010: FORECLOSURE CRISIS SLAMS INTO BANKS
Foreclosure Crisis Slams Into Banks The mortgage-foreclosure crisis spilled into the financial markets, driving down bank stocks and weighing on mortgage bonds as investors take a grim view of the potential costs. ... more info

15 Oct 2010: CAIRD SETS UP US MORTGAGE BOND FUND
James Caird Asset Management, the $2.5bn credit hedge fund spun out of Moore Capital, is to launch a new fund to invest in distressed US mortgage bonds. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: SUMMARY BOX: TREASURYS FALL AFTER LONG BOND SALE
LONG BONDS FOR SALE: The Treasury wrapped up its third and final bond auction of the week, raising $13 billion in a sale of 30-year bonds. The bond's higher yield was expected to draw buyers reluctant to bid for other Treasurys offering miniscule rates. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: GOING LONG GM, BEFORE IT GOES PUBLIC
Hedge fund manager Michael Kao's pair trade buys automaker's convertible bonds, shorts stock of rival Ford. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: WALL STREET'S BAD BEHAVIOUR REDUX
The growing scandal over the improper, and perhaps fraudulent, foreclosures on homes by US banks is becoming both a financial and a political hot potato. Wall Street is being forced to admit to yet more unsavoury practices linked to mortgage bonds and President Barack Obama has been dragged into the affair. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: JAMES CAIRD LAUNCHES MORTGAGE FUND
James Caird Asset Management, the $2.5bn credit hedge fund spun out of Moore Capital, is to launch a new fund to invest in distressed US mortgage bonds. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: BONDS ADD TO LOSSES AFTER DISMAL 30-YEAR AUCTION
Traders took profits Thursday on short bets built up against long bonds, steadying prices ahead of the Treasury Department's sale of $13 billion in reopened 30-year bonds. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS EXTEND LOSS AFTER BOND AUCTION
Investors give a lackluster reception to the latest auction of 30-year bonds. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: U.S. SEES WEAK DEMAND FOR 30-YR SALE; BONDS FALL
The Treasury Department sold $13 billion in 30-year bonds on Thursday at a yield of 3.852%, up from 3.82%, last month. Bidders offered to buy 2.49 times the amount of debt sold, compared to 2.81 times at the last four comparable sales. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: PORTFOLIO 101: LESSON 5 - FIXED INCOME BONDS
When you're building a portfolio with the main aim of producing an income, what factors should you look out for? ... more info

14 Oct 2010: CREDIT MARKETS: BANK BONDS SELLING OFF ON FORECLOSURE HALTS
Yields on U.S. bank bonds rose more than government debt on Thursday as worries about more firms halting foreclosures weighed on the market ... more info

15 Oct 2010: FORECLOSURE CRISIS SLAMS INTO BANKS
The mortgage-foreclosure crisis spilled into the financial markets, driving down bank stocks and weighing on mortgage bonds as investors take a grim view of the potential costs. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: THESE BOND FUNDS ARE MORE MATURE
Two ETF providers have begun offering "end-date" or "bullet" bond ETFs in the past year, holding a portfolio of bonds all maturing in the same year and answering a key criticism of other bond ETFs—that they never mature. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: TREASURYS SLIDE AFTER WEAK SALE OF 30-YEAR BONDS
Treasurys dropped Thursday after investors showed a weak appetite for a sale of government bonds. The Treasury sold $13 billion in 30-year bonds in its third and final auction this week. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: WALL STREET'S BAD BEHAVIOUR REDUX
The growing scandal over the improper, and perhaps fraudulent, foreclosures on homes by US banks is becoming both a financial and a political hot potato. Wall Street is being forced to admit to yet more unsavoury practices linked to mortgage bonds and President Barack Obama has been dragged into the affair. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: JAMES CAIRD LAUNCHES MORTGAGE FUND
James Caird Asset Management, the $2.5bn credit hedge fund spun out of Moore Capital, is to launch a new fund to invest in distressed US mortgage bonds. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: BONDS ADD TO LOSSES AFTER DISMAL 30-YEAR AUCTION
Traders took profits Thursday on short bets built up against long bonds, steadying prices ahead of the Treasury Department's sale of $13 billion in reopened 30-year bonds. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS EXTEND LOSS AFTER BOND AUCTION
Investors give a lackluster reception to the latest auction of 30-year bonds. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: U.S. SEES WEAK DEMAND FOR 30-YR SALE; BONDS FALL
The Treasury Department sold $13 billion in 30-year bonds on Thursday at a yield of 3.852%, up from 3.82%, last month. Bidders offered to buy 2.49 times the amount of debt sold, compared to 2.81 times at the last four comparable sales. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: PORTFOLIO 101: LESSON 5 - FIXED INCOME BONDS
When you're building a portfolio with the main aim of producing an income, what factors should you look out for? ... more info

14 Oct 2010: THESE BOND ETFS ACTUALLY MIMIC BONDS
Two ETF providers have begun offering "end-date" or "bullet" bond ETFs in the past year, holding a portfolio of bonds all maturing in the same year and answering a key criticism of other bond ETFs—that they never mature. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: CREDIT MARKETS: BANK BONDS SELLING OFF ON FORECLOSURE HALTS
Yields on U.S. bank bonds rose more than government debt on Thursday as worries about more firms halting foreclosures weighed on the market ... more info

14 Oct 2010: BANK BONDS SELLING OFF ON FORECLOSURE HALTS
Yields on U.S. bank bonds rose more than government debt on Thursday as worries about more firms halting foreclosures weighed on the market ... more info

14 Oct 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: IMPROVED EARNINGS HELP BUOY WALL STREET
With earnings releases picking up, traders turned their attention away from the Fed’s expected move to stimulate the economy to whether companies can continue to grow. ... more info

14 Oct 2010: ADB TO OFFER YUAN BOND
The Asian Development Bank hired two banks to manage the sale of a yuan-denominated bond issue in Hong Kong, which could help to develop the market for yuan-denominated bonds outside mainland China. ... more info

13 Oct 2010: FED NEWS BOOSTS TREASURYS
Treasurys rebounded after falling early, boosted by the Federal Reserve's announcement to buy $32 billion government bonds in the next few weeks. ... more info

13 Oct 2010: SUMMARY BOX: TREASURYS RISE AFTER FED ANNOUNCEMENT
FED MOVES TREASURYS: The Federal Reserve said it would buy $32 billion in Treasurys over the next month using the cash from the mortgage bonds already on its books. It's not the big move bond traders are waiting for, but it still helped push Treasury prices up. ... more info

13 Oct 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS RISE AS HEDGES UNWIND, FED REINVESTS MORE
* Bonds pare losses late as rate-locks end, Fed reinvests * US $21 bln 10-year note sale fetches 2nd lowest yield * Profit-taking, stock gains exert early pressure on bonds ... more info

13 Oct 2010: TREASURYS ERASE LOSSES; 10-YEAR NOTES YIELD 2.43%
Treasury prices erased earlier losses in late Wednesday trading, which analysts attributed to bonds being overbought on expectations of more Federal Reserve easing. After rising as high as 2.49% earlier, yields on benchmark 10-year debt erased that move to sit little changed at 2.43%. ... more info

13 Oct 2010: CORRECTIONS: TREASURYS TURN DOWN AFTER FED MINUTES, AUCTION
MarketWatch's Bond Report on Tuesday misstated the direction of bond prices. Prices on Treasury bonds in fact turned lower. ... more info

13 Oct 2010: FED TO BUY $32 BLN IN TREASURY DEBT IN NEXT MONTH
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Wednesday it would buy $32 billion in Treasury bonds through mid-November, part of officials' pledge in August to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

13 Oct 2010: RAYTHEON SELLING $2 BLN IN BONDS: INFORMA
Raytheon Corp. plans to sell $2 billion in 5-year, 10-year and 30-year notes on Wednesday, according to Informa Global Markets and Fitch Ratings. Proceeds will be used to redeem the company's notes due in 2012 and 2013, the defense-technology firm said in a regulatory filing. ... more info

13 Oct 2010: U.S. SELLS 10-YR DEBT AT LOWER YIELD; BONDS FALL
The Treasury Department sold $21 billion in 10-year notes on Wednesday at a yield of 2.495%, the lowest yield since January 2009. Bidders offered to buy 2.99 times the amount of debt sold, compared to an average of 3.32 times at the last four comparable sales. ... more info

13 Oct 2010: TREASURYS TURN DOWN AFTER FED MINUTES, AUCTION
MarketWatch’s Bond Report on Tuesday misstated the direction of bond prices. Prices on Treasury bonds in fact turned lower. ... more info

13 Oct 2010: TREASURYS GET A LIFT FROM FED
Treasurys rebounded after falling early, boosted by the Federal Reserve's announcement to buy $32 billion government bonds in the next few weeks. ... more info

13 Oct 2010: TREASURIES-PRICES FALL AHEAD OF AUCTION, BUT TAIL IS POSSIBLE
* Selling precedes Wednesday's $21 billion 10-yr auction * Auction yield could still be higher than market-Barclays * Global stock rebound adds to pressure on bonds ... more info

13 Oct 2010: UPDATE - LOOMIS' FUSS SAYS BUYING IRISH GOVT BONDS
Dan Fuss, who as vice chairman of Loomis Sayles helps oversee $150 billion, said on Wednesday the firm has been buying Irish government debt aggressively in recent weeks for its attractive yield and "very decent" credit quality. ... more info

13 Oct 2010: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE GOV'T BONDS GET HIGH RATINGS
South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds says several independent credit analysis companies have given high ratings to bonds issued to support building projects at state technical schools and universities. ... more info

13 Oct 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-WORLD STOCKS HIT 5-MONTH HIGH AFTER FED
* MSCI world equity index up 0.7 percent at 314.74 * Fed minutes, Intel results fan risk appetite * Dollar, government bonds fall; oil rises ... more info

12 Oct 2010: HEDGE FUNDS: HARCH’S LEWITT SEES POTENTIAL FOR ANOTHER CRISIS
"Indiscriminate" printing of money is feeding speculation, warns the president of Harch Capital Management. Lewitt advises buying select corporate bonds, bank loans and gold, while shorting Treasurys. ... more info

13 Oct 2010: IN GREECE, REPAYMENT TALK DRIVES BONDS
Analysts said the bond sale was helped by comments from the I.M.F.’s managing director, who said the group might be willing to give Greece more time to pay back its emergency loans. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: HEDGE FUNDS: HARCH’S LEWITT SEES POTENTIAL FOR ANOTHER CRISIS
"Indiscriminate" printing of money is feeding speculation, warns the president of Harch Capital Management. Lewitt advises buying select corporate bonds, bank loans and gold, while shorting Treasurys. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: HARCH’S LEWITT SEES POTENTIAL FOR ANOTHER CRISIS
“Indiscriminate” printing of money is feeding speculation, warns the president of Harch Capital Management. Lewitt advises buying select corporate bonds, bank loans and gold, while shorting Treasurys. ... more info

13 Oct 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET TAKES FED MINUTES IN STRIDE
The only “surprise” in the minutes, one economist said, was that the Fed saw slightly lower growth in 2011. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: WEBER: ECB ASSET-BUYING A FAILURE; ADVOCATES END
The European Central Bank's program to stimulate the economy by buying government bonds has not worked and should be scrapped, Governing Council member Axel Weber said on Tuesday. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: HEDGE FUNDS: HARCH’S LEWITT SEES POTENTIAL FOR ANOTHER CRISIS
"Indiscriminate" printing of money is feeding speculation, warns the president of Harch Capital Management. Lewitt advises buying select corporate bonds, bank loans and gold, while shorting Treasurys. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: HARCH’S LEWITT SEES POTENTIAL FOR ANOTHER CRISIS
“Indiscriminate” printing of money is feeding speculation, warns the president of Harch Capital Management. Lewitt advises buying select corporate bonds, bank loans and gold, while shorting Treasurys. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: US MORTGAGE BONDS STEADY DESPITE FORECLOSURE FLAP
Warnings abound on the impact of delayed foreclosures on U.S. residential mortgage bonds, but the investors in the securities have not yet taken heed. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: CURRENCIES AND BONDS FIRE QUANT FUNDS TO BIG RALLIES
Some of the world's biggest quantitative hedge funds are enjoying a big surge in returns on the back of sustained moves in the world's currency and bond markets in the past few weeks. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: HEDGE FUNDS: HARCH’S LEWITT SEES POTENTIAL FOR ANOTHER CRISIS
"Indiscriminate" printing of money is feeding speculation, warns the president of Harch Capital Management. Lewitt advises buying select corporate bonds, bank loans and gold, while shorting Treasurys. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: STOCKS FINISH HIGHER AFTER RELEASE OF FED MINUTES
FED READY TO HELP: Minutes released from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve signaled that the central bank is prepared to take additional steps to encourage spending. The move was expected by traders, who have been pushing stock prices higher on the assumption that the Fed will buy bonds. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: GREEK BONDS PUT ON STAR TURN IN EUROZONE
The Greek bond market has been the star performer in the eurozone in the past three months as confidence grows that Athens can turn round its economy. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: HARCH’S LEWITT SEES POTENTIAL FOR ANOTHER CRISIS
“Indiscriminate” printing of money is feeding speculation, warns the president of Harch Capital Management. Lewitt advises buying select corporate bonds, bank loans and gold, while shorting Treasurys. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: MOODY'S ON CENTER CITY (CITY OF) MN REVENUE BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody's Investors Service press releases on ratings actions, effective April 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service rating is available at www.moodys.com . ... more info

12 Oct 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURY UP BEFORE AUCTION, FED MINUTES
Treasury prices rose before the government's auction of 3-year notes and minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting. Weak stocks and news out of China, Ireland and Greece also supports bonds. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: UPDATE - GREEK BANK NBG'S RIGHTS ISSUE OVERSUBSCRIBED
* Raises 1.8 bln euros by selling shares, convertible bonds * Rights issue oversubscribed 1.83 times * Analysts say positive news for banking sector ... more info

12 Oct 2010: IRISH BANK BONDHOLDERS INVITED TO GROUP
Holders of bonds issued by Irish Nationwide Building Society have been invited to join an "informal group" of bondholders to "discuss recent developments" at the lender. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: THAILAND TAKES ON TOO-STRONG BAHT
Thailand's cabinet approved measures meant to contain the baht's appreciation, including a tax on foreigners' investments in Thai bonds. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: MARKETS TREAD WATER WITH EYE ON KEY REPORTS
Traders have been betting that the Federal Reserve will act in the coming weeks to stimulate the economy and drive interest rates lower. ... more info

12 Oct 2010: JGBS EDGE HIGHER; PROFIT TAKING NEAR PEAKS CAPS GAINS
Japanese government bonds edged up on Tuesday, drawing momentum from easing by the Bank of Japan last week and the prospect of the Federal Reserve doing the same next month. ... more info

11 Oct 2010: QE2 WILL HAVE TO ENCOURAGE RISK-TAKING
Inflation protection has never been so expensive. Just six months ago investors could earn 1.5 percentage points above inflation by putting their money away for 10 years in secure US government bonds. ... more info

10 Oct 2010: DEMAND FOR PREFERRED EQUITY RISING
At a time when hybrid securities, such as Cocos - contingent convertible bonds - are being widely discussed as means to improve the financial stability of banks, another hybrid - preferred equity - has been largely absent from the debate. ... more info

9 Oct 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: FAITH IN FED PUSHES DOW PAST 11,000
Traders looked beyond the struggling jobs market report to the prospect of greater quantitative easing from the Fed. ... more info

8 Oct 2010: INVESTORS PREPARE FOR CENTRAL BANK ASSET BUYING
The dollar sank, global equities and government bonds made solid gains and gold reached a succession of record highs in a week dominated by expectations of further central bank action to stimulate growth and mounting tensions over foreign exchange policy. ... more info

8 Oct 2010: [$$] BONDLIFE: SHORTING THE BOND MARKET
I am finally going to tell you how to best short Treasury bonds. Hint: It isn't the TBT. ... more info

8 Oct 2010: TREASURIES-SEPT PAYROLLS BAD ENOUGH TO BE GOOD FOR BONDS
* Prices rise after non-farm payrolls fall by 95,000 * Private payrolls rise less than expected * Betting still focuses on Fed's plans for more easing ... more info

8 Oct 2010: HIGH RETURNS MIGHT NOT CONTINUE IN CORPORATE BOND MARKET
Corporate bonds have been on a tear since the market collapse of 2008, as investors sought refuge from a tumultuous stock market. ... more info

8 Oct 2010: BUSCH: LOSE-LOSE FOR BOND MARKETS AT NEXT FED MEETING
Today, the US employment data beat the whisper number of zero to +20, but wasn't strong enough to return US GDP to trend growth of 3.0%. It means the markets should continue to anticipate QE2 with stocks rallying, bonds rallying and the US dollar dropping. ... more info

8 Oct 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: INDEXES SLIP AS TRADERS LOOK AHEAD TO JOBS REPORT
Many traders were holding back ahead of the release Friday of the government’s closely watched monthly employment report. ... more info

8 Oct 2010: UPDATE - ELPIDA SAYS TO ISSUE $729 MLN IN CONVERTIBLE BONDS
* Issue to finance production upgrade, pay down debts * Shares jump 5.2 pct after announcement * Elpida expects 25 pct dilution if bonds are converted ... more info

8 Oct 2010: EUROPEAN OFFICIALS' EMPTY PITCH
European officials are trying to drum up investor interest in bonds that don't exist -- and they hope never will. ... more info

8 Oct 2010: EUROPEAN OFFICIALS' EMPTY PITCH
European officials are trying to drum up investor interest in bonds that don't exist -- and they hope never will. ... more info

8 Oct 2010: CHINA NET SELLER OF JAPANESE DEBT IN AUGUST
China sold a net 2.02 trillion yen worth of Japanese government bonds in August, according to Japanese government data released Friday. The month marked the first time this year that China was a net seller of Japanese sovereign debt, following a net purchase of 2.3 trillion between January and July, the data showed. ... more info

8 Oct 2010: JUNK BONDS ARE BACK ON TOP
Companies with less-than-sterling credit are rushing to sell bonds and take advantage of low interest rates. ... more info

7 Oct 2010: EUROPE'S EMPTY PITCH: BONDS THEY HOPE NOT TO USE
European officials are touring the world, trying to drum up investor interest in bonds that don't exist—and they hope never will. ... more info

7 Oct 2010: TREASURY TO SELL $124 BILLION IN SECURITIES
The Treasury on Thursday announced plans to sell $124 billion in bills, notes, and bonds next week. ... more info

7 Oct 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: MARKET FINDS LITTLE REASON TO RALLY AFTER BIG RISE ON TUESDAY
Wall Street exchanges closed mixed after the payroll company ADP reported that private employers shed 39,000 jobs in September. ... more info

7 Oct 2010: JGBS RETREAT, TAKE BREATHER AFTER RALLY
* Talk of investor selling in cash bonds * 10-yr auction tad weak with bid-to-cover below 12-mth avg * Auction demand likely led by dealer short-covering -trader ... more info

7 Oct 2010: JGB 10-YR/20-YR CURVE FLATTENS BEFORE AUCTION
Long-end Japanese government bonds edged higher on Thursday with superlong debt outperforming the 10-year sector ahead of a 10-year bond auction. ... more info

7 Oct 2010: [$$] OVERHEARD: MUNI SKEWER
Muni Skewer Meredith Whitney's shift from analyzing banks to skewering municipal bonds has rivals in a tizzy. Some veteran analysts report a run of investor calls asking if their usually positive muni calls still hold. ... more info

6 Oct 2010: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PORTFOLIO FROM RISING INTEREST RATES
[at Forbes] - Many of you are aware of nervous U.S. investors and how their flight to safety during the past two years has driven them increasingly toward bonds and away from stocks. This is true regardless of the long-run track record of stocks and the trend toward lower yields for bonds caused by the increasing demand for ... ... more info

6 Oct 2010: DEBT BURDEN WILL HOBBLE U.S. GROWTH -HENRY KAUFMAN
[at Reuters] - High levels of debt will weigh on the economy and boost the prospects of U.S. government bonds, which are also bolstered by Federal Reserve purchases, veteran Wall Street economist Henry Kaufman said on Wednesday. ... more info

6 Oct 2010: FANNIE SELLS $8 BILLION IN BONDS
Fannie Mae sold its biggest bond of the year at what an underwriter said was the lowest interest rate ever on a syndicated agency-debt deal: $8 billion of two-year bonds yielding 0.517%. ... more info

6 Oct 2010: DOLLAR AND BOND YIELDS FALL ON QE HOPES
[at Financial Times] - Wednesday 16:35 BST. Core government bonds are surging and European bourses are adding to the previous session s strong gains, tracking Asia s move to 26-month highs as traders continue to welcome the investment opportunities provided by central banks ultra-loose policies. ... more info

6 Oct 2010: STOCKS ARE CHEAP COMPARED TO BONDS: HEDGE FUND CEO
[at CNBC] - For corporate debt there is kind of a tug-of-war between what yields are and what spreads are. Spreads are still pretty wide, above average. Yields are pretty much as low as they ve been in leveraged credit, Tannanbaum said. ... more info

6 Oct 2010: FED BUYS $2.069 BLN IN BUYBACK; BONDS STAY HIGHER
[at MarketWatch] - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $2.069 billion in Treasury debt maturing from 2013 to 2014 on Wednesday, part of officials pledge to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

6 Oct 2010: TREASURIES-US 30-YEAR BONDS TRADE A POINT HIGHER IN PRICE
[at Reuters] - U.S. Treasury bonds gained a point in price on Wednesday as government debt extended a safe-haven rally sparked by an ADP Employer Services report showing an unexpected contraction in private-sector jobs in September. ... more info

6 Oct 2010: CORPORATE BONDS DRIVE LOOMIS SAYLES MANAGER
[TheStreet.com] - Ford, BP and Intel have seen better days. One bond fund manager says those good days are coming back. ... more info

6 Oct 2010: MEXICO SELLING 100-YEAR BONDS
[at New York Times] - Mexico launched its first 100-year bond on Tuesday, to win cheap funds from global investors who are snatching up risky emerging market assets that promise relatively-high yields. ... more info

6 Oct 2010: UPDATE - MEXICO SELLS LATIN AMERICA S FIRST CENTURY BOND
[at Reuters] - * Century bond priced Tuesday to yield 6.1 pct-IFR * Strong demand saw offering size double * Sale could usher more long-dated bonds ... more info

5 Oct 2010: MARKETS BREAK THROUGH RESISTANCE: DAVE S DAILY
[at TheStreet.com] - It s been many months since markets were able to break the bonds of the trading range we ve been in since the May flash crash. ... more info

5 Oct 2010: TRADING THE GLOBE: MEXICO S 100-YEAR BOND
[at CNBC] - Tuesday will go down as a day to remember in Mexico s financial history. Not only did that nation s stock market hit an all time high they government also sold 100-year bonds. ... more info

6 Oct 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET EXTENDS ITS RALLY AS S.&P. RISES 2.1%
Shares jumped after a better-than-expected report on the American service sector and measures by the Bank of Japan to support the economy. ... more info

6 Oct 2010: UPDATE - MEXICO SELLS LATIN AMERICA'S FIRST CENTURY BOND
* Century bond priced Tuesday to yield 6.1 pct-IFR * Strong demand saw offering size double * Sale could usher more long-dated bonds ... more info

5 Oct 2010: MARKETS BREAK THROUGH RESISTANCE: DAVE'S DAILY
It's been many months since markets were able to break the bonds of the trading range we've been in since the May flash crash. ... more info

5 Oct 2010: TRADING THE GLOBE: MEXICO'S 100-YEAR BOND
Tuesday will go down as a day to remember in Mexico's financial history. Not only did that nation's stock market hit an all time high they government also sold 100-year bonds. ... more info

5 Oct 2010: MOODY'S ASSIGNS AA2 RATING TO TRUMBULL, CT $5.3 GOS BONDS
Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody's Investors Service press releases on ratings actions, effective April 1, 2009. The text of this Moody's Investor Service rating is available at www.moodys.com . ... more info

5 Oct 2010: MEXICO LAUNCHES $1 BLN OF 100-YEAR BONDS - IFR
[at Reuters] - Mexico on Tuesday launched $1.0 billion worth of 100-year bonds expected to yield 6.10 percent, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. ... more info

5 Oct 2010: COCO YIELDS LOOK GOOD FOR THE RISK
[at Financial Times] - Loved by regulators, hated by markets. Contingent convertible bonds have had a rough start since their birth in Lloyds Banking Group s mammothhuge fundraising in November, with yields peaking at more than 12 per cent this summer. ... more info

5 Oct 2010: CHEAP BONDS HELP FUEL SHARE BUY-BACK REBOUND
[at Financial Times] - Are companies starting to turn the dial away from bondholders and towards shareholders? ... more info

5 Oct 2010: [$$] PIMCO TURNS AWAY FROM TREASURYS
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Pimco Turns Away From Treasurys Pimco s head of Treasury and derivatives trading said he stopped buying Treasurys and has increased purchases in investment-grade corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities and municipal debt. ... more info

5 Oct 2010: PIMCO TURNS AWAY FROM TREASURYS
Pimco's head of Treasury and derivatives trading said he stopped buying Treasurys and has increased purchases in investment-grade corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities and municipal debt. ... more info

5 Oct 2010: FED BUYS $5.19 BILLION IN TREASURYS
[at MarketWatch] - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $5.19 billion in Treasury bonds on Tuesday, part of officials pledge to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

5 Oct 2010: MOODY S ASSIGNS AA2 RATING TO TRUMBULL, CT $5.3 GOS BONDS
[at Reuters] - Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody s Investors Service press releases on ratings actions, effective April 1, 2009. The text of this Moody s Investor Service rating is available at www.moodys.com . ... more info

5 Oct 2010: YEN HIT AS TOKYO CUTS RATES TO ALMOST ZERO
[at Financial Times] - Tuesday 10:45 BST. The yen fell swiftly while Japanese equities and government bonds pushed higher, after the Bank of Japan took steps to ease monetary policy further in an attempt to boost faltering growth. ... more info

5 Oct 2010: ZERO INTEREST RATES BACK IN JAPAN
[AP] - Japan s central bank cut its key interest rate to virtually zero in a surprise move Tuesday and is looking to set up a $60 billion fund to buy government bonds and other assets as it tries to inject life into a faltering economy. ... more info

5 Oct 2010: YEN FALLS, BONDS AND NIKKEI JUMP ON BOJ SURPRISE
[Reuters] - The yen fell and government bond futures jumped on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan unveiled a slew of monetary policy easing steps, while Australia s dollar tumbled as its central bank unexpectedly held interest rates steady. ... more info

5 Oct 2010: YEN HIT AS TOKYO REVEALS Y35,000BN QE
[at Financial Times] - Tuesday 07:20 BST. The yen fell swiftly while Japanese equities and government bonds pushed higher, after the Bank of Japan took steps to further ease monetary policy in an attempt to boost faltering growth. ... more info

5 Oct 2010: BOJ TO SET UP FUND TO BUY JGBS, CORPORATE DEBT
[at Reuters] - The Bank of Japan on Tuesday decided to set up, as a temporary measure, a 5 trillion yen pool of funds to buy assets ranging from government bonds to corporate bonds. ... more info

5 Oct 2010: JAPAN S CENTRAL BANK CUTS KEY RATE TO AROUND ZERO
[AP] - Japan s central bank cut its key interest rate to virtually zero Tuesday and said it may set up a $60 billion fund to buy government bonds and other assets in a surprise move to inject life into a faltering economy. ... more info

5 Oct 2010: [$$] GOLDMAN SAYS PEAK IN TREASURYS IS PAST
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Goldman Says Treasurys Peak Is Past Goldman Sachs, hitherto one of the biggest Treasury-bond bulls on Wall Street, now says the rally has seen its peak and the best trade going forward is to buy stocks, not bonds. ... more info

4 Oct 2010: GOLDMAN SAYS TREASURYS PEAK IS PAST
Goldman Sachs, hitherto one of the biggest Treasury-bond bulls on Wall Street, now says the rally has seen its peak and the best trade going forward is to buy stocks, not bonds. ... more info

4 Oct 2010: [$$] GOLDMAN SEES PEAK IN TREASURY RALLY
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Goldman Sees Peak in Treasurys Goldman Sachs, hitherto one of the biggest Treasury-bond bulls on Wall Street, now says the rally has seen its peak and the best trade going forward is to buy stocks, not bonds. ... more info

4 Oct 2010: FUNDVIEW-MATRIX ADVISORS LIKES LESS LIQUID ASSETS
[at Reuters] - * Says staying away from stocks, bonds globally * Prefers investments in endowments, private equity * Says volatility leading to trading opportunities ... more info

4 Oct 2010: CBS SELLS $600 MLN IN BONDS FOR DEBT TENDER
[at MarketWatch] - CBS Corp. sold $600 million in bonds on Monday. The debt maturing in 2021 carried a coupon of 4.30% and the 2040 bonds yield 5.90%, the media company said in a release. The proceeds will help the company repurchase up to $250 million in debt due in 2012 and all of its notes due in 2051, with any remaining portion available for general corporate purposes. ... more info

4 Oct 2010: HENDRY PLOTS PATH TO GO SHORT ON CHINA
[at Financial Times] - Hugh Hendry, the outspoken hedge fund manager, has taken short positions on the bonds of a number of Japanese companies in a trading strategy designed to profit from a downturn in the Chinese economy. ... more info

4 Oct 2010: GOLDMAN SEES PEAK IN TREASURYS
Goldman Sachs, hitherto one of the biggest Treasury-bond bulls on Wall Street, now says the rally has seen its peak and the best trade going forward is to buy stocks, not bonds. ... more info

4 Oct 2010: UPDATE - BP RAMPS UP DEBT FINANCING WITH 2 BLN EURO BOND
[at Reuters] - * BP selling 1 bln euro four-year, seven-year bonds * Company to boost liquidity for compensation fund ... more info

4 Oct 2010: REALPOINT PLANS NEW CHALLENGE TO BIG 3 BOND RATERS
[at Reuters] - Realpoint LLC, is seeking to sharply expand its reach in the U.S. debt ratings business by offering investors assessments on residential mortgage bonds and other asset-backed securities, Robert Dobilas, the company s chief executive officer, said on Sunday. ... more info

4 Oct 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS GAIN; 2-YEAR YIELDS TOUCH ALL-TIME LOW
[at MarketWatch] - Treasury prices rose as investors turn back to the relative safety of U.S. bonds, eschewing stocks after warnings about the heightened potential for terrorist attacks in Europe. Also, investors also expect weak U.S. jobs data at the end of the week. ... more info

4 Oct 2010: TREASURYS UP ON TERROR ALERT, JOBS OUTLOOK
[at MarketWatch] - Treasury prices rose on Monday, pushing yields lower, as investors sought the relative safety of U.S. bonds after a State Department warning about potential terrorist attacks in Europe. ... more info

4 Oct 2010: BRAZIL BONDS DECLINE AS ELECTION GOES TO RUNOFF
[at Reuters] - * Yield on global 2040 rises 6 bps to 2.58 pct * Real, stocks seen little changed in post election day * Runoff seen delaying implementation of currency steps ... more info

4 Oct 2010: EU SAYS CHINA PLANS ON GREECE WILL HELP ITS RECOVERY
[at Reuters] - The Chinese prime minister s declaration that his country would buy Greek government bonds when Athens resumes issuing them will help in the country s economic recovery, the European Commission said on Monday. ... more info

4 Oct 2010: TREASURYS GAIN; 2-YEAR YIELDS TOUCH ALL-TIME LOW
[at MarketWatch] - Treasury prices rose as investors turn back to the relative safety of U.S. bonds, eschewing stocks after warnings about the heightened potential for terrorist attacks in Europe. Also, investors also expect weak U.S. jobs data at the end of the week. ... more info

4 Oct 2010: ABN'S DURET LIKES HIGH-YIELD DEBT
Didier Duret, chief investment officer at ABN Amro Private Banking, tells The Wall Street Journal why he likes high-yield bonds and quality enhancement. ... more info

4 Oct 2010: EAST ASIA S LOCAL CURRENCY BONDS GROW STRONGLY
[AP] - Emerging East Asia s local currency bond market grew by 18.8 percent in the year through June with $4.8 trillion in bonds outstanding amid strong foreign investment in the region, an Asian Development Bank report said Monday. ... more info

4 Oct 2010: TREASURIES-EDGE UP IN WAKE OF FED OFFICIALS SUPPORT OF QE
[at Reuters] - U.S. 10-year Treasuries edged higher in Asia on Monday in the wake of hints from Federal Reserve officials that they would support the central bank buying more bonds to bolster the sluggish economy. ... more info

4 Oct 2010: TEN-YR JGBS REGAIN GROUND AFTER DIP, AWAIT BOJ
[at Reuters] - Ten-year Japanese government bonds firmed a bit on Monday, regaining some ground after falling late last week, with JGBs supported as investors waited for a Bank of Japan policy decision on Tuesday. ... more info

3 Oct 2010: ABN AMRO'S DURET EMBRACES HIGH-YIELD BONDS
Didier Duret, chief investment officer at ABN Amro Private Banking, tells The Wall Street Journal why he likes high-yield bonds and quality enhancement. ... more info

3 Oct 2010: CHINA'S WEN SUPPORTS STABLE EURO AHEAD OF EU SUMMIT
ATHENS (Reuters) - China pledged on Sunday to support a stable euro and not reduce its holdings of European government bonds in an effort to deflect criticism of its foreign exchange policy ahead of an EU-China summit this week. ... more info

3 Oct 2010: CHINA'S WEN SUPPORTS STABLE EURO AHEAD OF EU SUMMIT
ATHENS (Reuters) - China pledged on Sunday to support a stable euro and not reduce its holdings of European government bonds in an effort to deflect criticism of its foreign exchange policy ahead of an EU-China summit this week. ... more info

3 Oct 2010: CHINA S WEN SUPPORTS STABLE EURO AHEAD OF EU SUMMIT
[Reuters] - China pledged on Sunday to support a stable euro and not reduce its holdings of European government bonds in an effort to deflect criticism of its foreign exchange policy ahead of an EU-China summit this week. ... more info

3 Oct 2010: CHINA'S WEN PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR GREECE
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao offered Greece a major vote of confidence, saying China will buy Greek bonds and create a $5 billion fund to help Greek shipping companies buy Chinese ships. ... more info

3 Oct 2010: CHINA'S WEN SUPPORTS STABLE EURO
ATHENS (Reuters) - China supports a stable euro and will not reduce its holdings of European bonds, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Sunday during a visit to Athens. ... more info

3 Oct 2010: CHINA OFFERS TO BUY GREEK DEBT
ATHENS (Reuters) - China offered on Saturday to buy Greek government bonds when Athens resumes issuing, in a show of support for the country whose debt burden pushed the euro zone into crisis and required an international bailout. ... more info

2 Oct 2010: CHINA'S WEN OFFERS TO BUY GREEK DEBT
ATHENS (Reuters) - China offered on Saturday to buy Greek government bonds in a show of support for the country whose debt burden triggered a crisis for the euro zone and required an international bailout. ... more info

2 Oct 2010: CHINA'S WEN OFFERS TO BUY GREEK DEBT
ATHENS (Reuters) - China offered on Saturday to buy Greek government bonds in a show of support for the country whose debt burden triggered a crisis for the euro zone and required an international bailout. ... more info

2 Oct 2010: CHINA S WEN OFFERS TO BUY GREEK DEBT
[Reuters] - China offered on Saturday to buy Greek government bonds in a show of support for the country whose debt burden triggered a crisis for the euro zone and required an international bailout. ... more info

2 Oct 2010: CHINA ASSURED GREECE WILL BUY BONDS IN DUE TIME- GREEK OFFICIAL
[at Reuters] - China assured Greece it will buy Greek government bonds when the debt-laden country returns to markets, a senior Greek governemnt official told Reuters during a visit by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to Athens on Saturday. ... more info

2 Oct 2010: STOCKS & BONDS: REMARKS BY FED OFFICIALS GIVE WALL STREET A LIFT
Shares wandered a bit as traders parsed through a series of economic reports on Friday. ... more info

2 Oct 2010: [$$] BRAZIL S RED-HOT BOND MARKET
[at Barrons.com] - With double-digit yields, Brazil s government bonds are drawing strong interest from investors around the world. Time to jump in? ... more info

2 Oct 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: REMARKS BY FED OFFICIALS GIVE WALL STREET A LIFT
Shares wandered a bit as traders parsed through a series of economic reports on Friday. ... more info

1 Oct 2010: UPDATE - MEXICAN DEBT DRAWS ASIAN FUNDS -FINANCE MINISTER
[at Reuters] - * Mexico joins developed economies in Citigroup bond index * Asian funds invested in bonds before index entrance * Japanese investors cautious on Mexican debt ... more info

1 Oct 2010: TREASURY MARKET EYES FED PURCHASES
[CNNMoney.com] - Treasury yields were mixed Friday amid speculation that weak economic data will spur the Federal Reserve to accelerate its purchases of U.S. bonds and notes. ... more info

1 Oct 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET SLIPS AT END OF AN UPBEAT QUARTER
The broader market ended the third quarter with one of its strongest three-month performances in a year. ... more info

1 Oct 2010: [$$] RECORD SALES, YIELDS MARK TREASURY S YEAR
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Record Sales, Yields for Treasury The U.S. Treasury sold a record $2.3 trillion of notes and bonds in the fiscal year ended Thursday, concluding with a week in which it offered $100 billion in two-, five- and seven-year notes at the lowest yields ever. ... more info

1 Oct 2010: NICK GODT S MARKET MEDICS: STOCKS, FED ALLIES FOR Q4 RALLY
[at MarketWatch] - Stocks, commodities, gold and bonds can continue rallying in the fourth quarter as a worsening economy makes a Fed boost more likely. ... more info

1 Oct 2010: SPAIN S CREDIT RATING CUT OVER GROWTH FEARS
[at Financial Times] - Moody s, the credit rating agency, downgraded Spain s government bonds on Thursday, citing weak economic growth, the difficulty of cutting the budget deficit and higher borrowing needs. ... more info

1 Oct 2010: IRISH STORM ABATES AS BONDS RALLY
[at Financial Times] - Ireland appears to have ridden out the immediate storm over the banking crisis, with Irish bonds rallying after the government announced a further capital bail-out to keep the country s institutions afloat. ... more info

1 Oct 2010: TREASURIES-DIP IN ASIA AS STOCK RISE WEIGHS
[at Reuters] - U.S. Treasury prices slipped in Asia on Friday as regional stocks rose and prevented bonds from recouping some of the previous day s losses. ... more info

1 Oct 2010: DOW SURGES EVEN AS SMALL INVESTORS EXIT
Economic and political uncertainty dominated financial markets during the third quarter, fueling a continued exodus of small investors from U.S. stocks and a buying binge of bonds and gold. ... more info

30 Sep 2010: [$$] RECORD SALES, YIELDS FOR TREASURY
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Record Sales, Yields for Treasury The U.S. Treasury sold a record $2.3 trillion of notes and bonds in the fiscal year ended Thursday, concluding with a week in which it offered $100 billion in two-, five- and seven-year notes at the lowest yields ever. ... more info

30 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS DIP ON DATA, LAG STOCKS IN QUARTER
[at Reuters] - * Better-than-expected economic readings pare QE2 bets * Late month-end buying, dovish Bernanke curb bonds drop * Stocks leave Treasuries in the dust in Q3 ... more info

30 Sep 2010: CONSUMERS ENERGY TO ISSUE $300M IN BONDS
[AP] - Consumers Energy Co., a unit of CMS Energy Corp., disclosed Thursday that it entered into an agreement to issue $300 million in first mortgage bonds. ... more info

30 Sep 2010: MOODY S CUTS SPAIN S CREDIT RATING OVER GROWTH FEARS
[at Financial Times] - Moody s, the credit rating agency, downgraded Spain s government bonds on Thursday, citing weak economic growth, the difficulty of cutting the budget deficit and higher borrowing needs. ... more info

30 Sep 2010: THE GREAT BOND (TRAIN) ROBBERY
[at Forbes] - Bonds are overdone. Stocks have never in 60 years been so close to a competitive yield valuation with bonds. ... more info

30 Sep 2010: RECORD SALES, YIELDS FOR TREASURY
The U.S. Treasury sold a record $2.3 trillion of notes and bonds in the fiscal year ended Thursday, concluding with a week in which it offered $100 billion in two-, five- and seven-year notes at the lowest yields ever. ... more info

30 Sep 2010: [$$] LONG BONDS STILL DON T LOOK OVERBOUGHT
[at TheStreet.com] - Expect a near-term correction, then another move higher. ... more info

30 Sep 2010: FED BUYS $2.2 BLN IN BONDS; TREASURYS STAY DOWN
[at MarketWatch] - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $2.2 billion in Treasury bonds on Thursday, part of officials pledge to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

30 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-U.S. DEBT PRICES FALL AS BETTER DATA FOILS LONG BETS
[at Reuters] - * Treasury prices sink as U.S. stocks turn positive * Brighter than expected economic data pressures bonds * Traders bail out of long positions, buy into price dips ... more info

30 Sep 2010: THURSDAY LOOK AHEAD: STOCKS SET TO CLOSE OUT BEST QUARTER IN A YEAR AND BEST SEPTEMBER IN 70 YEARS
[at CNBC] - Stocks are set to close out the third quarter with the best quarterly performance in a year, but traders are wondering what October will bring after September s record-setting performance and outsized moves in commodities, bonds and the dollar. ... more info

29 Sep 2010: GILTS SEE RECORD INTERNATIONAL BUYING
[at Financial Times] - International investors are buying record amounts of government bonds amid rising expectations that the Bank of England will start printing money again to kickstart the faltering economic revival. ... more info

29 Sep 2010: ECB S GONZALEZ-PARAMO MUM ON BOND MKT INTERVENTION
[at Reuters] - The European Central Bank s Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo on Wednesday refused to be drawn on whether the bank would increase purchases of government bonds as debt spreads for vulnerable euro zone nations hit record highs. ... more info

29 Sep 2010: THE FED: SPEECHES SHOW DIVISIONS AT FED ON BOND BUYS
[at MarketWatch] - Two Federal Reserve presidents who get to vote on policy next year express hostility and ambivalence to the idea of buying more government bonds, while a third expresses support. ... more info

29 Sep 2010: THE FED: FED PRESIDENTS EXPRESS RESISTANCE TO BOND BUYS
[at MarketWatch] - Two Federal Reserve presidents who get to vote on policy next year express hostility and ambivalence to the idea of buying more government bonds. ... more info

29 Sep 2010: SPEECHES SHOW DIVISIONS AT FED ON BOND BUYS
[at MarketWatch] - Two Federal Reserve presidents who get to vote on policy next year express hostility and ambivalence to the idea of buying more government bonds, while a third expresses support. ... more info

29 Sep 2010: THE FED: SPEECHES SHOW DIVISIONS AT FED ON BOND BUYS
Two Federal Reserve presidents who get to vote on policy next year express hostility and ambivalence to the idea of buying more government bonds, while a third expresses support. ... more info

29 Sep 2010: THREE FED OFFICIALS, THREE DIVERGENT VIEWS
A group of regional Fed presidents are out today with divergent views on the economy and on whether the central bank should buy more Treasury bonds. ... more info

29 Sep 2010: DUBAI SELLS $1.25 BILLION WORTH OF SOVEREIGN BONDS
[AP] - Dubai s government says it has sold $1.25 billion worth of government bonds -- its first such sale since the emirate s financial crisis erupted last year. ... more info

29 Sep 2010: KOCHERLAKOTA: SMALL IMPACT FROM MORE BOND BUYS
[at MarketWatch] - A new round of Federal Reserve purchases of bonds would have little impact on markets or the economy, Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota said in a speech on Wednesday. Speaking in London, Kocherlakota on Wednesday outlined several reasons why buying government bonds wouldn t make a major impact. ... more info

29 Sep 2010: ITALY MOUNTS SUCCESSFUL BOND AUCTION
[at Financial Times] - Italy on Wednesday successfully sold €7.9bn of government bonds, although at higher yields than last month s auction against a background of concerns over Ireland s financial crisis and Italy s own political uncertainty. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: BANK OF ENGLAND’S POSEN CALLS FOR MORE BOND BUYS
[at MarketWatch] - Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Adam Posen sees a clear case for the central bank to buy more government bonds, sending the pound lower. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS GAIN AFTER CONFIDENCE FALLS
[at MarketWatch] - A bigger-than-expected drop in consumer confidence and European debt concerns support U.S. bonds. ... more info

29 Sep 2010: VIDEO: WEALTH: WHY YOU SHOULD TIME THE MARKETS
If the Bush tax cuts expire, how can you protect your portfolio before year end? Plus, Cody Willard says market timing is better than then buy and hold. And, investing in church bonds yields blessings but carries plenty of risk. Watch our Wealth Advisor video series with Reporter Veronica Dagher to find out more. ... more info

29 Sep 2010: INVESTMENT-GRADE BOND SALES SOAR
Investors have bought more than $100 billion of investment-grade bonds so far this month, making September the busiest month for new issuance this year. ... more info

29 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: HEALTH INDUSTRY AND FED ACTION HELP WALL STREET REBOUND QUICKLY
Companies like Walgreen led a rally that was also helped by expectations that the Federal Reserve would do more for the economy. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: BANK OF ENGLAND’S POSEN CALLS FOR MORE BOND BUYS
[at MarketWatch] - Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Adam Posen sees a “clear” case for the central bank to buy more government bonds, sending the pound lower. ... more info

29 Sep 2010: JGBS GAIN, BOJ TANKAN ADDS TO EASING PROSPECTS
[at Reuters] - Japanese government bonds extended gains on Wednesday, with futures hitting a seven-year high, after a dour outlook in a key business sentiment survey added to prospects of more monetary easing, including a possible boost in bond purchases. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: BANK OF ENGLAND’S POSEN CALLS FOR MORE BOND BUYS
[at MarketWatch] - Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Adam Posen sees a “clear” case for the central bank to buy more government bonds, sending the pound lower. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS GAIN AFTER WEAK DATA, STRONG AUCTION
[at MarketWatch] - A bigger-than-expected drop in consumer confidence and European debt concerns support U.S. bonds. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: JUNK BUYING FUELS YIELD CHASING FEARS
[at Financial Times] - Retail investors in the US have sharply increased their direct buying of junk bonds in the third quarter, providing evidence of a trend of yield chasing that is worrying regulators. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: FOREIGN STOCKS OFFER BETTER INVESTMENT THAN US: GROSS
[at CNBC] - The weak dollar will mean meager returns on US stocks and bonds for years, so US investors need to look at overseas markets for better yield, Pimco s Bill Gross told CNBC Tuesday. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: DEBATE GATHERS PACE ON WHETHER CORPORATE BONDS ARE TOO HOT
[at Financial Times] - Companies continue to borrow money at eye-poppingly low rates of interest. Last week, investors bought nearly $5bn of bonds from Microsoft, with some of the debt paying the lowest interest rates on record. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS EXTEND GAINS AFTER STRONG NOTE AUCTION
[at MarketWatch] - A bigger-than-expected drop in consumer confidence and European debt concerns support U.S. bonds. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: BANK OF ENGLAND’S POSEN CALLS FOR MORE BOND BUYS
[at MarketWatch] - Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Adam Posen sees a “clear” case for the central bank to buy more government bonds, sending the pound lower. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: BP SELLS $3.5 BILLION IN BONDS
BP Capital Markets, a funding arm of U.K. energy giant BP, sold a larger-than-expected $3.5 billion of five- and 10-year bonds. The deal was more than three times subscribed. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: CAPITAL MARKETS: REGULATORS PUSH TECHNOLOGY TO TRACK TRADES IN REAL TIME
[at Financial Times] - Technology has transformed US capital markets in recent years and efforts by regulators to gain real-time insight into the trading of bonds, derivatives and stocks will only accelerate the use of computerised models and platforms. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: BOE S POSEN: CLEAR CASE FOR MORE ASSET PURCHASES
[at MarketWatch] - The British pound tumbled Tuesday after Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member Adam Posen said there is a clear case to be made in favor of the central bank making additional purchases of British government bonds, or gilts. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: RUMOR THAT UBS SNARES CHRIS CHRISTIE FOR MUNI CONFERENCE
[at CNBC] - Word has spread that New Jersey governor Chris Christie will speak at a UBS conference on municipal bonds, according to people familiar with the matter. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: EUROPEAN SHARES GET BRIEF ECB BOOST, SLIP BACK
[at Reuters] - European shares briefly turned positive on Tuesday, boosted by talk of ECB buying of peripheral euro zone government bonds. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: CHINA WIRELESS FIRM SELLS $1.84 BILLION IN CONVERTIBLES
[at New York Times] - A unit of China Unicom , the nation s second-largest wireless operator, sold $1.84 billion worth of convertible bonds maturing in 2015 as the company invests to expand its third-generation network. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: [$$] UNICOM SELLS $1.84 BILLION BOND TO SUPPORT 3G
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Unicom Sells $1.84 Billion Bond to Support 3G China Unicom said it sold $1.84 billion of convertible bonds to replenish working capital and support its broadband and 3G mobile networks amid growing competition from rivals. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: UNICOM SELLS $1.84 BILLION BOND
China Unicom (Hong Kong) said it sold $1.84 billion of convertible bonds to replenish working capital and support its broadband and 3G mobile networks amid growing competition from rivals. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: [$$] DUBAI PLOTS RETURN TO CREDIT MARKETS
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Dubai Plots Return to Credit Markets The emirate that shook up global markets when it halted payments on its corporate flagship s bonds late last year is gearing up to sell new bonds, underscoring improving sentiment for the city-state. ... more info

28 Sep 2010: CHINA UNICOM ISSUES $1.8 BLN IN CONVERTIBLE BONDS
[at Reuters] - China Unicom , China s No. 2 wireless carrier said on Tuesday it has sold $1.8 billion in convertible bonds. ... more info

27 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-GOLD, BONDS SOAR ON DEBT WOES, FED SPECULATION
[at Reuters] - * Gold hits all-time high at $1,300 an ounce * Bond prices up as U.S. stocks halt 4-week rally * Euro weakens on debt concerns after hitting 5-month high ... more info

27 Sep 2010: [$$] DUBAI IS SET TO AGAIN ISSUE BONDS
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Dubai Plans Bond Market Re-Entry Dubai has hired bankers to sell its first bond offering since rocking international investors with a surprise debt standstill at its corporate flagship late last year. ... more info

27 Sep 2010: DUBAI TO RAISE CASH THROUGH GOVERNMENT BOND SALE
[AP] - Dubai s government said Monday it soon plans to issue its first sovereign bonds since the start of the emirate s credit crisis last year. ... more info

27 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-GOLD AND BONDS FLY AS FED S PURCHASES ANTICIPATED
[at Reuters] - * Gold hits all-time high at $1,300 an ounce * Bond prices up as U.S. stocks halt 4-week rally * Dollar flat against euro after hitting 5-month high ... more info

27 Sep 2010: MORE TRADERS TURN BULLISH ON U.S. 30Y BOND FUTURES
[at Reuters] - More traders turned bullish on U.S. 30-year Treasury bonds last week, as they bet the Federal Reserve will buy more long-dated U.S. government debt to stimulate a sluggish economy. ... more info

25 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SIGNS OF STABILITY HELP EXTEND SEPTEMBER’S RALLY
Traders were encouraged that orders for manufactured goods (excluding the transportation sector) rose sharply last month. ... more info

25 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SIGNS OF STABILITY HELP EXTEND SEPTEMBER’S RALLY
Traders were encouraged that orders for manufactured goods (excluding the transportation sector) rose sharply last month. ... more info

25 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SIGNS OF STABILITY HELP EXTEND SEPTEMBER’S RALLY
Traders were encouraged that orders for manufactured goods (excluding the transportation sector) rose sharply last month. ... more info

25 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SIGNS OF STABILITY HELP EXTEND SEPTEMBER’S RALLY
Traders were encouraged that orders for manufactured goods (excluding the transportation sector) rose sharply last month. ... more info

25 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SIGNS OF STABILITY HELP EXTEND SEPTEMBER’S RALLY
Traders were encouraged that orders for manufactured goods (excluding the transportation sector) rose sharply last month. ... more info

25 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SIGNS OF STABILITY HELP EXTEND SEPTEMBER’S RALLY
Traders were encouraged that orders for manufactured goods (excluding the transportation sector) rose sharply last month. ... more info

25 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SIGNS OF STABILITY HELP EXTEND SEPTEMBER’S RALLY
Traders were encouraged that orders for manufactured goods (excluding the transportation sector) rose sharply last month. ... more info

24 Sep 2010: CONFLICTING SIGNALS CONTRIBUTE TO VOLATILE WEEK
[at Financial Times] - World equities climbed to five-month highs, gold reached a record peak and government bonds saw strong demand as investors digested conflicting signals on the global recovery and struggled to overcome a bout of nerves over eurozone sovereign debt. ... more info

24 Sep 2010: CURRENCY MARKET UPDATES: INDIA, BRAZIL, MEXICO
[at TheStreet.com] - Earlier today India lifted the cap on foreign ownership of government and corporate bonds. Meanwhile, Mexico s central bank left the overnight rate steady at 4.5%. ... more info

24 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS JUMP, DOLLAR SINKS ON MIXED DATA
[at Reuters] - * Stocks rally even as U.S. data offers mixed view * Dollar falls broadly, Ifo data helps lift euro * Bonds fall on news of strong U.S. business spending ... more info

24 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-LOSSES ON STRONG BUSINESS SPENDING, STOCK RALLY
[at Reuters] - * Strong Aug business spending boosts stocks, hurts bonds * Stronger economy sign dents confidence Fed will buy debt * Stock gains lure investors from safe-haven bonds ... more info

24 Sep 2010: SUBPRIME MORTGAGE BONDS REAPPEAR
[at Financial Times] - It is said that if you took all the economists in the world and placed them end to end, they still would not reach a conclusion. ... more info

24 Sep 2010: FED BUYS $3.89 BLN IN BONDS; TREASURYS STAY DOWN
[at MarketWatch] - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $3.89 billion in Treasury debt maturing from 2014 to 2016 on Friday, part of officials pledge to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

24 Sep 2010: HOW TO CLEAN UP THE MUNI BOND MARKET
[at BusinessWeek] - Arthur Levitt and Lynn E. Turner s solutions to defaulting bonds, unfunded liabilities, and fraudulent investment information ... more info

24 Sep 2010: SHORTING BONDS WILL BE TRADE OF THE DECADE : KASS
[at CNBC] - Looming inflationary pressures are threatening the enormous rally in the bonds market, hedge fund manager Doug Kass told CNBC. ... more info

24 Sep 2010: CANADIAN BANKS TO TEST COVERED BONDS IN AUSTRALIA
Canadian covered-bond issuers are testing a new route to Asia—through Australia—that could provide an opening for the covered-bond market to expand beyond its core base in Europe. ... more info

24 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: DREARY DATA ON JOBS AND EUROPE COOLS ENTHUSIASM ON WALL STREET
Unemployment claims rose and business activity fell in Europe, news that sent stocks down for a second day in a row. ... more info

24 Sep 2010: JGBS UP; NIKKEI EXTENDS LOSS AS HELP FROM YEN ABATES
[at Reuters] - Japanese government bonds rose on Friday, with futures moving back towards a seven-year peak, as Tokyo stocks extended losses with support abating from Japan s yen-selling intervention last week. ... more info

23 Sep 2010: DEALS-BHP, SANOFI, CVC SHOW FINANCING REVIVAL AIDS M&A
[at Reuters] - * Acquisition financing resurgent after two dry years * Leaner premiums, low benchmark rates spell cheap debt * Rally in high-yield bonds boosts leveraged market ... more info

23 Sep 2010: INDIA HIKES FOREIGN INVESTMENT CAP
[at MarketWatch] - India raises foreign investment limits for government and corporate bonds. ... more info

23 Sep 2010: STOCKS SLIDE AND BONDS RISE AS DATA FAILS TO INSPIRE
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stocks fell and bond prices rose on Thursday as lacklustre U.S. and euro zone economic data rekindled worries over growth prospects in the developed world. ... more info

23 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS SLIDE, BONDS RISE AS DATA FAILS TO INSPIRE
[at Reuters] - * Stocks slump as prices break through key level * Bond prices rise on lackluster data, risk aversion * Euro stung by Ireland bank woes, weak economic data ... more info

23 Sep 2010: WILL THE HIGH DIVIDEND YIELD STOCK BUBBLE BURST?
[at Forbes] - It s reckless to imply that stocks don t have more risk than bonds. ... more info

23 Sep 2010: DUBAI PLANS TO SELL $1BN IN BONDS
[at Financial Times] - Dubai plans to tap the international capital markets as early as next week with its first bond issue since the debt standstill in the Gulf emirate shook financial markets last November. ... more info

23 Sep 2010: MATTEL SELLING $500 MILLION IN BONDS: INFORMA
[at MarketWatch] - Mattel Inc. will sell 10- and 30-year bonds on Thursday, to repay debt and for general corporate purposes, the company said. The toymaker will issue $500 million, according to Informa Global Markets and Fitch Ratings, which assigned the firm s bonds a BBB-plus rating. ... more info

23 Sep 2010: INDIA RAISES BOND-INVESTMENT LIMITS FOR FOREIGNERS
India has raised the amount foreigners as a group can invest in government and corporate bonds, in a bid to attract more capital to fund the country's huge infrastructure needs and develop its debt markets. ... more info

23 Sep 2010: 10 DOW DIVIDEND STOCKS FAIL ACID TEST
[at TheStreet.com] - With yields on U.S. Treasury bonds near historic lows, large-cap dividend stocks appear attractive -- but several Dow Jones components fail our dividend acid test. ... more info

23 Sep 2010: IRISH DEBT WORRIES HIT EUROPEAN STOCK MARKETS
[at Financial Times] - Banks were the main victims of selling on European equity indices on Thursday as economic growth concerns sent investors into the safety of high quality government bonds. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: CURRENCY TRADING GAINS RETAIL-INVESTOR FOLLOWING
[at MarketWatch] - Individual traders are increasingly joining the $4 trillion-a-day foreign currency market as they look for alternatives to lackluster stocks and low-yielding bonds. ... more info

23 Sep 2010: S&P 500 PIERCES RESISTANCE; BONDS RALLY
[at TheStreet.com] - The coming days could see opportunities in bonds, the dollar and the S&P 500. ... more info

23 Sep 2010: CORRECTION: IRELAND S FOUR-YEAR BONDS
[at Financial Times] - ● In an Editorial Comment on September 22, we stated that Ireland had auctioned four-year bonds at a yield of more than 5 per cent. The correct yield was 4.76 per cent. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: CURRENCY TRADING GETS A RETAIL INVESTOR FOLLOWING
[at MarketWatch] - Individual traders are increasingly joining the $4 trillion-a-day foreign currency market as they look for alternatives to lackluster stocks and low-yielding bonds. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: WALL STREET ENDS SLIGHTLY LOWER
Investors had little incentive to move more money into stocks, so they turned their focus to bonds and gold. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: TREASURYS RISE AS INVESTORS BET FED WILL BUY BONDS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Longer-dated Treasurys rose Wednesday, driving interest rates lower, as investors bet the Federal Reserve will expand its purchases of bonds. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: BOND REPORT: TWO-YEAR TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO RECORD LOW
[at MarketWatch] - Treasury bonds rally a third day on spreading expectations that the Fed will be back in the market as a buyer soon. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: FED BUYS $2.07 BLN IN BONDS; TREASURYS STAY UP
[at MarketWatch] - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $2.07 billion in Treasury debt maturing from 2013 to 2014 on Wednesday, part of officials pledge to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: BOND REPORT: TWO-YEAR TREASURY YIELDS AT ANOTHER RECORD LOW
[at MarketWatch] - Treasury bonds rally a third day on spreading expectations that the Fed will be back in the market as a buyer soon. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: BOND REPORT: TWO-YEAR TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO NEW RECORD LOW
[at MarketWatch] - Treasury bonds rally a third day on spreading expectations that the Fed will be back in the market as a buyer soon. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: TREASURYS UP A THIRD DAY; FED SEEN BUYING BONDS
[at MarketWatch] - Treasury prices rose for a third day on Wednesday, pushing 10-year yields down towards the lowest since early 2009, as investors around the globe interpreted Tuesday s statement from the Federal Reserve as increasing the likelihood that it will soon embark on some kind of asset-buying program, often called quantitative easing. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: TWO-YEAR TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO RECORD LOW
[at MarketWatch] - Treasury bonds rally a third day on spreading expectations that the Fed will be back in the market as a buyer soon. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: PORTUGAL SELLS MINIMUM AMOUNT OF BONDS
Portugal's debt agency sold only $992.6 million, the minimum amount targeted, at its government-bond auction at above-market prices. Germany's launch of a new series of five-year debt attracted decent bids. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: PORTUGAL SELLS MINIMUM AMOUNT OF BONDS
Portugal's debt agency sold only $992.6 million, the minimum amount targeted, at its government-bond auction at above-market prices. Germany's launch of a new series of five-year debt attracted decent bids. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: COST OF INSURING IRISH DEBT HITS HIGH
The cost of insuring Irish sovereign bonds against default using credit default swaps hit a fresh record high. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WEAKNESS ON WALL STREET AFTER FED DECISION
Investors had been looking for signs that the Fed would be ready to step in and purchase Treasuries and mortgage bonds. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: PORTUGAL SELLS 750 MILLION EUROS OF BONDS: REPORTS
[at MarketWatch] - Portugal on Wednesday sold 750 million euros of government bonds at auction, news reports said. The total was at the low end of the government s range of 750 million to 1 billion euros of bonds. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: DEBT RESTRUCTURING IN EURO ZONE INEVITABLE: ECONOMISTS
[at CNBC] - Demand may be strong for bonds issued by periphery euro-zone countries but those countries must restructure their debt at some point because yields are unsustainably high, two economists told CNBC Wednesday. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS CLIMB ON FED EASING VIEW
[Reuters] - Expectations that the Federal Reserve is closer to printing more money to support the U.S. economy lifted stocks and bonds on Wednesday, while the dollar hit a six-week low against the euro on a dwindling yield advantage. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: RPT-GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, BONDS CLIMB ON FED EASING VIEW
[at Reuters] - * Dollar below 85 yen; dealers on Japan intervention watch * Government bond yields fall, Fed seen buying debt soon * Gold hits record high on way to $1,300/ounce ... more info

22 Sep 2010: HIGHLIGHTS 2-BOJ S MIYAO SAYS INCREASING JGB BUYING ONE OPTION
[at Reuters] - Bank of Japan board member Ryuzo Miyao said on Wednesday that an increase in the central bank s buying of Japanese government bonds was one policy option. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: BOJ S MIYAO: INCREASED JGB BUYING ONE POLICY OPTION
[at Reuters] - Bank of Japan board member Ryuzo Miyao said on Wednesday that an increase in the central bank s buying of Japanese government bonds was one policy option. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: RPT-GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, BONDS RISE ON FED EASING VIEW
[at Reuters] - * Dollar below 85 yen; dealers on Japan intervention watch * Government bond yields fall, Fed seen buying debt soon * Gold near a record high hit on Tuesday ... more info

22 Sep 2010: DOLLAR AND YIELDS FALL AFTER FED STATEMENT
[Reuters] - The U.S. dollar and Treasury yields fell on Wednesday in the wake of the Federal Reserve s explicit move closer to buying more bonds to support the economy, a prospect that kept gold near record highs. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: WEAKNESS ON WALL STREET AFTER FED DECISION
Investors had been looking for signs that the Fed would be ready to step in and purchase Treasuries and mortgage bonds. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: WEAKNESS ON WALL STREET AFTER FED DECISION
[at New York Times] - Investors had been looking for signs that the Fed would be ready to step in and purchase Treasuries and mortgage bonds. ... more info

22 Sep 2010: JGBS RISE, PROSPECTS FOR MORE EASING MOUNT AFTER FED
[at Reuters] - Japanese government bonds gained on Wednesday as U.S. Treasuries rallied after the Federal Reserve signalled it was open to future easing, which also fed expectations for further policy loosening by the Bank of Japan. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: IRELAND BOND AUCTION PROMPTS ‘SIGH OF RELIEF’
[at MarketWatch] - Ireland on Tuesday saw its borrowing costs rise but managed to sell 1.5 billion euros of government bonds in an auction viewed as an important test of market sentiment against a backdrop of renewed worries over sovereign debt. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: WALL STREET WANDERS AFTER FED DECISION
Investors had been looking for signs that the Fed would be ready to step in and purchase Treasuries and mortgage bonds. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: TREASURY BOND YIELDS FALL AHEAD OF FED
[CNNMoney.com] - Treasury yields fell Tuesday, extending earlier declines, after the latest policy statement from the Federal Reserve raised bets the central bank could resume more aggressive purchases of U.S. bonds and notes later this year. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: WALL STREET WANDERS AFTER FED DECISION
[at New York Times] - Investors had been looking for signs that the Fed would be ready to step in and purchase Treasuries and mortgage bonds. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: A LOOK AT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS AROUND THE GLOBE
[AP] - A look at economic developments and activity in major stock markets around the world Tuesday: ------ DUBLIN -- Ireland sold euro1.5 billion in government bonds in a closely watched test of whether international investors would keep buying Irish treasuries despite the country s deficit, the biggest in debt-burdened Europe. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: IRELAND BOND AUCTION PROMPTS ‘SIGH OF RELIEF’
[at MarketWatch] - Ireland on Tuesday saw its borrowing costs rise but managed to sell 1.5 billion euros of government bonds in an auction viewed as an important test of market sentiment against a backdrop of renewed worries over sovereign debt. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: WALL STREET TREADS SOFTLY AHEAD OF FED MEETING
Some traders anticipate the Fed might announce new plans, or at least hint at restarting some programs like buying Treasuries and mortgage bonds. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: IRISH SELL $2B IN BONDS AS EUROZONE DEBT FEARS EBB
[AP] - Ireland sold euro1.5 billion in government bonds Tuesday in a closely watched test of whether international investors would keep buying Irish treasuries despite the country s deficit, the biggest in debt-burdened Europe. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: WALL STREET TREADS SOFTLY AHEAD OF FED MEETING
[at New York Times] - Some traders anticipate the Fed might announce new plans, or at least hint at restarting some programs like buying Treasuries and mortgage bonds. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: SINGAPORE LAUNCHES CORPORATE BOND TRADING PLATFORM
[at Financial Times] - The Singapore Exchange is to list small denomination corporate bonds aimed at retail investors for the first time in an attempt to tap growing interest in the fixed income market among retail investors. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: REFILE-TREASURIES-EASING HOPES BOOST BONDS BEFORE FED MEETING
[at Reuters] - * Eye on Fed policy meeting * Hopes for more easing supportive * August housing starts stronger than forecast ... more info

21 Sep 2010: UPDATE - BLACKROCK SEES SLOWER GLOBAL ECON RECOVERY IN H2
[at Reuters] - * Doesn t expect return to recession * Says emerging markets to drive global growth * Says government bonds expensive, yields at record lows ... more info

21 Sep 2010: YANKEE STADIUM PARKING GARAGE BONDS ARE AMONG SHAKY MUNI BONDS
[at Forbes] - While the municipal bond market is frothy and has bid up all prices, sell out your weak issues and swap into strong credits. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: FIFTH THIRD IS NO. 1 FANS OF CORPORATE BONDS
[at TheStreet.com] - Withrow would buy corporate bonds all day after a comparison with Treasury balance sheets. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: FIFTH THIRD IS NO. 1 FAN OF CORPORATE BONDS
[TheStreet.com] - Withrow would buy corporate bonds all day after a comparison with Treasury balance sheets. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: IRELAND BOND AUCTION PROMPTS ‘SIGH OF RELIEF’
[at MarketWatch] - Ireland on Tuesday saw its borrowing costs rise but managed to sell 1.5 billion euros of government bonds in an auction viewed as an important test of market sentiment against a backdrop of renewed worries over sovereign debt. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: IRELAND SELLS $2B IN BONDS AS DEBT FEARS EASE
[AP] - Ireland s debt-management agency says its sale of euro1.5 billion in government bonds was oversubscribed, easing worries about the country s ability to service its debt despite a high deficit and bank-bailout costs. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: IRELAND PREPARES FOR MAKE-OR-BREAK DEBT AUCTION
[at CNBC] - Investors are anxiously waiting for Ireland s auction of longer-term government bonds later Tuesday to see whether demand for periphery euro-zone debt is still going strong despite fears that gripped markets Friday. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: IRELAND BOND AUCTION MEETS SOLID DEMAND
[at MarketWatch] - Ireland on Tuesday saw its borrowing costs rise but managed to sell 1.5 billion euros of government bonds in an auction viewed as an important test of market sentiment against a backdrop of renewed worries over sovereign debt. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: OIL SETTLES ABOVE $76 A BARREL
[AP] - Crude prices rose Monday as traders speculated about whether the Federal Reserve will take action this week to boost the sluggish economy with programs to buy mortgage bonds and Treasurys. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: PIMCO S KIESEL FAVORS US BANK BONDS, EMERGING DEBT
[at Reuters] - PIMCO, the world s biggest bond fund management company, favors high-quality corporate bonds issued by U.S. banks and emerging market debt in the energy and metals sectors, it said on Monday. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: INVESTORS RUSH INTO JUNK BONDS
[CNNMoney.com] - Bond investors and traders continue to be lured to high-yielding junk bonds as ultra-safe U.S. Treasurys waft in a tight range. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: EUROPEAN BAILOUT FUND RECEIVES HIGH RATINGS
Even after international credit rating agencies gave their top grade to Europe’s sovereign bailout fund, the bonds of Ireland and Portugal rose. ... more info

21 Sep 2010: EUROPEAN BAILOUT FUND RECEIVES HIGH RATINGS
[at New York Times] - Even after international credit rating agencies gave their top grade to Europe’s sovereign bailout fund, the bonds of Ireland and Portugal rose. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: EUROPEAN BAILOUT FUND GETS TOP RATING FROM CREDIT AGENCIES
[at New York Times] - The vote of confidence nonetheless failed to halt the strain on the ailing government bonds of Ireland and Portugal. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: IRELAND AUCTION TO POSE IMPORTANT TEST
[at MarketWatch] - Ireland s planned sale of 1 billion to 1.5 billion euros of government bonds Tuesday will be an important test of demand for government paper against rising fears over the cost of the nation s bank-sector bailout. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: IRISH BORROWING COSTS AT NEW HIGH ON DEBT WORRIES
[AP] - Ireland s cost of borrowing reached its highest point in the euro era Monday as investors sold off government bonds on speculation of financial and government instability. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: AFTER FRIDAY S PANIC, WILL IRELAND GO THE WAY OF GREECE?
[CNBC] - A planned auction for Irish government bonds is likely to go ahead despite jitters concerning the country s banks and debt that roiled markets Friday, analysts said Monday. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: FED BUYS $5.19 BLN IN BONDS; TREASURYS TURN DOWN
[at MarketWatch] - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $5.19 billion in Treasury debt maturing from 2016 to 2020 on Monday, part of officials pledge to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: ECB STEPS UP BOND PURCHASES
The European Central Bank increased its purchases of government bonds last week amid rising concerns in financial markets about the ability of Greece, Ireland and Portugal to repay their debts. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: IRISH BORROWING COSTS AT NEW HIGH ON DEBT WORRIES
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's cost of borrowing reached its highest point in the euro era Monday as investors sold off government bonds on speculation of financial and government instability. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: EUROPEAN BAILOUT FUND GETS TOP RATING FROM CREDIT AGENCIES
[at New York Times] - The vote of confidence nonetheless failed to halt the strain on the ailing government bonds of Ireland and Portugal. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: IRISH BORROWING COSTS AT NEW HIGH ON DEBT WORRIES
[AP] - Ireland s cost of borrowing reached its highest point in the euro era Monday as investors sold off government bonds on speculation of financial and government instability. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: AFTER FRIDAY S PANIC, WILL IRELAND GO THE WAY OF GREECE?
[CNBC] - A planned auction for Irish government bonds is likely to go ahead despite jitters concerning the country s banks and debt that roiled markets Friday, analysts said Monday. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: FED BUYS $5.19 BLN IN BONDS; TREASURYS TURN DOWN
[at MarketWatch] - The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $5.19 billion in Treasury debt maturing from 2016 to 2020 on Monday, part of officials pledge to reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

20 Sep 2010: IRELAND AUCTION TO POSE IMPORTANT TEST
[at MarketWatch] - Ireland’s planned sale of 1 billion to 1.5 billion euros of government bonds Tuesday will be an important test of demand for government paper against rising fears over the cost of the nation’s bank-sector bailout. ... more info

19 Sep 2010: JUNK BOND PRICES HIT PRE-CRISIS LEVELS
[at Financial Times] - Strong investor demand for junk bonds has pushed the average price on such corporate debt to its highest level since June 2007, when companies could borrow with ease at the height of the credit boom. ... more info

19 Sep 2010: THINKING THE UNTHINKABLE
[at Financial Times] - Last week s successful auctions of Greek and Spanish government bonds provide some hope the waters may be calming in the eurozone sovereign debt market. But that does not mean policymakers should relax. ... more info

19 Sep 2010: MANDATORY CONVERTIBLES APPEAL GROWS
[at Financial Times] - Companies are increasingly looking to sell mandatory convertible bonds - a type of security that is considered equity capital rather than debt - as a way to boost share offerings. ... more info

19 Sep 2010: INVESCO PERPETUAL: BIG ON GOVERNMENT BONDS
[at Financial Times] - The Invesco Perpetual Global Bond fund may be a minnow by Invesco Perpetual standards at just 410m , but it remains one of the largest funds in the global bond sector. Veteran fixed income managers Paul Causer and Paul Read handed over management of the fund to Michael Matthews and Stuart Edwards in March this year. ... more info

18 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SLIGHT RISE IN SHARES AS SIGNALS ARE MIXED
Early gains on strong technology earnings are overtaken by a disappointing report on consumer sentiment. ... more info

17 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS RISE ON SOFT DATA, IRELAND WORRIES
[at Reuters] - * Sour U.S. consumer morale, soft inflation help bonds * Ireland concerns provide early support ... more info

17 Sep 2010: ECB STEPS IN AMID FEARS OVER IRISH BONDS
[at Financial Times] - The European Central Bank intervened to stabilise the Irish bond markets on Friday after a report by a leading UK bank triggered investor fears that the country may turn to the international community for a multibillion-euro bail-out. ... more info

17 Sep 2010: DOW EDGES UP; GOLD, BONDS RISE
The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up 10.07 points, or 0.10%, to finish at 10605.05. At the same time, investors continued to seek the safety of gold and Treasurys. ... more info

17 Sep 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS RISE ON WEAK INFLATION, CONFIDENCE DATA
[at MarketWatch] - Short-term yields hit a record low as weak U.S. data keeps investors interested in bonds.. ... more info

17 Sep 2010: IRISH BONDS FALL ON BAIL-OUT FEARS
[at Financial Times] - Irish bond prices fell sharply on Friday after fears increased that the country will need to turn to the international community to bail out its economy. ... more info

17 Sep 2010: IRELAND BONDS HIT BY BANK, DEBT WORRIES
[at MarketWatch] - Irish bond yields rose and the cost of insuring government debt against default soared on renewed worries over the cost of bailing out Ireland s banking sector. ... more info

17 Sep 2010: MOODY S ASSIGNS AA1 RATING TO ST. LOUIS COUNTY (MO) BONDS
[at Reuters] - Reuters has stopped distributing the full text of Moody s Investors Service press releases on ratings actions, effective April 1, 2009. The text of this Moody s Investor Service rating is available at www.moodys.com . ... more info

17 Sep 2010: NEW $1.1 BLN HENDERSON FUND TARGETS US APARTMENTS
[at Reuters] - * Targets $400 million in equity raise * Sees tax-exempt bonds providing lowest-cost financing LONDON, Sept 17 - Henderson Global Investors has launched a new $1.1 billion fund targeting the U.S. apartment market, saying it was the best-placed property sector for rent growth and occupancy over the next five years. ... more info

17 Sep 2010: TREASURYS RISE ON WEAK INFLATION, CONFIDENCE DATA
[at MarketWatch] - Short-term yields hit a record low as weak U.S. data keeps investors interested in bonds.. ... more info

17 Sep 2010: LONG-DATED JGBS DIP, CURVE STEEPENS AFTER YEN WEAKENS
[at Reuters] - Longer-dated Japanese government bonds dipped on Friday as Tokyo stocks advanced, while the yield curve steepened as Japan s currency market intervention this week bolstered the prospects for an easier policy stance by the Bank of Japan. ... more info

16 Sep 2010: TVA SELLS $1 BLN OF 50-YEAR BONDS - IFR
[at Reuters] - TVA on Thursday sold $1.0 billion of 50-year bonds, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. The bonds were priced at 98.6930 to yield 77 basis points over comparable U.S. Treasuries, according to IFR. ... more info

16 Sep 2010: INVESTORS TURN TO CENTURY BONDS IN THE HUNT FOR YIELD
[at Financial Times] - Taking the long view has just acquired a new meaning. Amid record low interest rates and fears about a double-dip recession, many yield-hungry investors had already turned to long-dated bonds to generate returns. ... more info

17 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET ENDS MIXED AS DATA REFLECTS A SLUGGISH RECOVERY
Analysts said that while fears of a double-dip recession have subsided, there is little conviction that growth will accelerate. ... more info

17 Sep 2010: LONG-DATED JGBS DIP, CURVE STEEPENS AFTER YEN WEAKENS
[at Reuters] - Longer-dated Japanese government bonds dipped on Friday as Tokyo stocks advanced, while the yield curve steepened as Japan s currency market intervention this week bolstered the prospects for an easier policy stance by the Bank of Japan. ... more info

16 Sep 2010: TVA SELLS $1 BLN OF 50-YEAR BONDS - IFR
[at Reuters] - TVA on Thursday sold $1.0 billion of 50-year bonds, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. The bonds were priced at 98.6930 to yield 77 basis points over comparable U.S. Treasuries, according to IFR. ... more info

16 Sep 2010: INVESTORS TURN TO CENTURY BONDS IN THE HUNT FOR YIELD
[at Financial Times] - Taking the long view has just acquired a new meaning. Amid record low interest rates and fears about a double-dip recession, many yield-hungry investors had already turned to long-dated bonds to generate returns. ... more info

16 Sep 2010: UPDATE - SPAIN BOND AUCTION DEMAND SUGGESTS CREDIBILITY RISING
[at Reuters] - * Yields fall for French and Spanish issues * Over 50 percent of Spanish bonds sold to foreign investors * Demand strong even for longer 30-yr Spanish bond ... more info

16 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET FINISHES THE DAY HIGHER
The national reading on industrial production overshadowed a disappointing regional report on September manufacturing activity in New York. ... more info

16 Sep 2010: SPAIN SELLS 4 BILION EUROS OF BONDS: REPORTS
[at MarketWatch] - Spain on Thursday sold 4 billion euros of 10- and 30-year bonds, while borrowing costs fell, news reports said. The government sold 2.72 billion euros of 10 year bonds at an average yield of 4.144%, compared to 4.864% in a June sale, Bloomberg reported. ... more info

16 Sep 2010: JAPAN RULING PARTY PANEL URGES EMERGENCY BOJ MEETING
[at Reuters] - A panel of Japan s ruling Democratic Party on Thursday urged the Bank of Japan to hold an extraordinary monetary policy meeting quickly and to take additional easing steps, including an increase in buying of Japanese government bonds. ... more info

15 Sep 2010: TAIWAN S CDIB SUES MORGAN STANLEY
[at Financial Times] - Taiwan s China Development Industrial Bank is suing Morgan Stanley MWD, claiming the US bank portrayed a risky investment product linked to American subprime mortgage bonds as a safe purchase, and is seeking to recover $250m in losses, the bank s lawyers said. ... more info

15 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-US BONDS RISE ON JAPAN S YEN MOVE, FED PURCHASE
[at Reuters] - * Market rebounds on bets before likely Japan s debt buy * U.S. Fed targets to buy intermediate issues in operation * Doubts whether Japan s forex move to have lasting effect ... more info

15 Sep 2010: [$$] JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BONDS KEEP RISING
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Japanese Government Bonds Keep Rising Japanese government-bond futures ended sharply higher, shrugging off the government s efforts to curb the yen s rise. Investors continued to respond to the defeat of Ichiro Ozawa, who had made it clear he would spend heavily to revive the economy, in an election for the top job in the governing Democratic Party of Japan. ... more info

15 Sep 2010: GREECE PLANNING "DIASPORA" BONDS - FINANCE MINISTER
LONDON (Reuters) - Greece plans to sell bonds to Greeks abroad as it eyes a return to international bond markets some time next year, the country's finance minister said on Wednesday. ... more info

15 Sep 2010: CATTLES BOND HOLDERS END TALKS WITH KEY CREDITORS
[at MarketWatch] - U.K. subprime lender Cattles said Wednesday that a steering committee of bondholder creditors of the company, which holds around one-third of its outstanding bonds, have ended talks with other key financial creditors over any solvent restructuring of Cattles. ... more info

15 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: ONLY THE NASDAQ ENDS HIGHER, AND NOT BY MUCH
The gains on retail sales and business inventories were kept in check by new worries about the European economy. ... more info

14 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS GAIN ON ECONOMIC WORRIES, FED SPECULATION
[at Reuters] - * Persistent worries over recovery pace supports bonds * Talk of Fed s enlarged purchase program supports market * Pending index changes seen stoking bond demand ... more info

14 Sep 2010: BARCLAYS BANK PLC LAUNCHES $1 BLN COVERED BONDS
[at Reuters] - Barclays Bank Plc on Tuesday launched $1.0 billion in five-year covered bonds, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. The bonds are expected to yield 90 basis points over mid-swaps, according to IFR. ... more info

14 Sep 2010: UPDATE - BRAZIL SELLS $500 MLN OF 2041 BONDS AFTER RALLY
[at Reuters] - * Brazil sells $500 mln of 2041 bonds to yield 5.2 pct * ItauBBA, HSBC managed Brazil reopening * Brazil bond sale seeks to benefit from market rally ... more info

14 Sep 2010: BRAZIL SELLS $500 MLN OF 2041 BONDS AT 5.202 PCT
[at Reuters] - Brazil s government said on Tuesday it sold $500 million of 2041 global bonds to yield 5.202 percent. The bonds were sold at a spread of 142 basis points above comparable U.S. Treasuries and priced at 106.407 percent of face value, the finance ministry said. ... more info

14 Sep 2010: BRAZIL LAUNCHES $500 MLN OF 2041 BONDS - IFR
[at Reuters] - Brazil s government launched $500 million of 2041 global bonds at a spread of 142 basis points above comparable U.S. Treasuries, International Financing Review said on Tuesday. ... more info

14 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS RISE, BRUSH OFF SOLID RETAIL SALES DATA
[at Reuters] - * Bonds trim gains briefly after solid retail sales report * German ZEW economic sentiment reading disappoints * Fed s enlarged bond purchase seen supporting market ... more info

14 Sep 2010: UPDATE - BRAZIL PLANS $500 MLN REOPEN OF 2041 BOND ON RALLY
[at Reuters] - * Brazil plans $500 million sale of 2041 bonds: source * ItauBBA, HSBC hired to manage Brazil reopening * Brazil bond sale seeks to benefit from market rally ... more info

14 Sep 2010: [$$] THE LONG-TERM ALLURE OF BONDS
[at The Wall Street Journal] - The Long-Term Allure of Bonds Is time running out for the bond rally that has lasted 30 years so far? With rates at zero and yields at record lows, bond-market bears warn that the clock is ticking—but that might be too simplistic. ... more info

14 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET EXTENDS SEPTEMBER RALLY
Investors sent bank stocks higher following new global regulatory requirements and China’s economy continued its robust growth. ... more info

13 Sep 2010: MORE CORPORATE BONDS COMING!
[at CNBC] - Midday Thoughts: What s up with September? Supposedly the worst month of the year, it s up nearly 7 percent so far. ... more info

13 Sep 2010: ANALYST KEEPS LEAR OUTPERFORM RATING, WITH CAUTION
[AP] - A Gimme Credit analyst is maintaining her Outperform rating of auto parts maker Lear Corp., but said her outlook for its bonds is cautious because the forecast for car and truck sales remains uncertain. ... more info

13 Sep 2010: TREASURY YIELDS EASE AFTER LAST WEEK S CLIMB
[CNNMoney.com] - Treasury yields eased Monday as investors swung back into U.S. government bonds, reversing the momentum from last week s sharp sell-off that pushed yields to monthly highs. ... more info

13 Sep 2010: ECB BOND BUYING SIGNALS NEW STRAINS
[at Financial Times] - The European Central Bank bought €237m of government bonds last week - the biggest amount since the middle of August - in a sign of continuing problems in the eurozone. ... more info

13 Sep 2010: JAPANESE BONDS SLIDE ON ELECTION SPECULATION
Japanese government bonds fell because of speculation that Ichiro Ozawa, who has promised heavy spending to boost the economy, may beat Prime Minister Naoto Kan in Tuesday's race to lead the ruling Democratic Party of Japan. ... more info

13 Sep 2010: BARCLAYS SHIFTS VIEWS ON DEBT
Barclays says its disclosure of sovereign debt holdings in July's European bank stress tests didn't exclude any government bonds it was holding in its trading books. ... more info

12 Sep 2010: RISKINESS OF BONDS MAY BE OVER-INFLATED
[at Financial Times] - Jonathan Davis took a strong line last week when warning readers against investment in government bond markets at current prices. ... more info

10 Sep 2010: IMPROVING ECONOMIES LIFT OIL TO MONTH HIGH
[at Financial Times] - Friday 21:15 BST. Better economic indicators pushed bonds yields and oil to monthly highs, but gains in the stock market were hard to come by as governments struggled to convince investors they could keep the recovery on track. ... more info

10 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS SLIDE, POST WORST WEEK SINCE MARCH
[at Reuters] - * U.S. government debt loses ground for 3rd straight day * Bonds log their worst week since March * Long-dated yields touch highest levels in about a month ... more info

10 Sep 2010: SAVERS GIVEN OPTION TO OUTWIT INFLATION
[at Financial Times] - Investors who want to protect their savings against inflation will have another option from next week, when M&G launches the first ever index-linked UK corporate bond fund. This new fund will hold inflation-linked bonds issued by UK companies, with the aim of delivering returns in excess of the consumer price index over the medium to long term. ... more info

10 Sep 2010: US CORPORATE BOND SALES SET WEEKLY RECORD FOR 2010
[at Reuters] - U.S. corporate bond issuance reached a weekly record for 2010, with $34.4 billion in bonds sold this week as companies took advantage of low borrowing costs, according to data from IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. ... more info

10 Sep 2010: BUY REAL ESTATE, SELL BONDS: CHARTS
[at CNBC] - With real estate indexes on the rise and long-term government bonds under pressure, investors should turn to bricks and real estate, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Group told CNBC on Friday. ... more info

10 Sep 2010: EQUITY INFLOWS PICK UP, BUT CASH ALLOCATIONS GROW-EPFR
[at Reuters] - * Global equity funds see $8 bln in inflows, most going to US * High yield bond funds attract $700 mln in week * Emerging market stocks still hot, bonds less so ... more info

10 Sep 2010: INTRINSIC VALUE | STRANGE DAYS FOR BLUE CHIPS
[at Forbes] - J&J issued bonds at a record low yield. Some market pundits have cleverly dubbed this madness return-free risk. ... more info

11 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES EDGE UP AGAIN AS INVESTORS STAY UPBEAT
Stocks have moved steadily higher this month, helped by encouraging economic signals, including a report Friday that wholesale inventories rose in July. ... more info

10 Sep 2010: US CORPORATE BOND SALES SET WEEKLY RECORD FOR 2010
[at Reuters] - U.S. corporate bond issuance reached a weekly record for 2010, with $34.4 billion in bonds sold this week as companies took advantage of low borrowing costs, according to data from IFR, a Thomson Reuters service. ... more info

10 Sep 2010: BUY REAL ESTATE, SELL BONDS: CHARTS
[at CNBC] - With real estate indexes on the rise and long-term government bonds under pressure, investors should turn to bricks and real estate, Royce Tostrams, technical analyst at Tostrams Group told CNBC on Friday. ... more info

10 Sep 2010: IMPROVING ECONOMIES LIFT OIL TO MONTH HIGH
[at Financial Times] - Friday 21:15 BST. Better economic indicators pushed bonds yields and oil to monthly highs, but gains in the stock market were hard to come by as governments struggled to convince investors they could keep the recovery on track. ... more info

10 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS SLIDE, POST WORST WEEK SINCE MARCH
[at Reuters] - * U.S. government debt loses ground for 3rd straight day * Bonds log their worst week since March * Long-dated yields touch highest levels in about a month ... more info

10 Sep 2010: SAVERS GIVEN OPTION TO OUTWIT INFLATION
[at Financial Times] - Investors who want to protect their savings against inflation will have another option from next week, when M&G launches the first ever index-linked UK corporate bond fund. This new fund will hold inflation-linked bonds issued by UK companies, with the aim of delivering returns in excess of the consumer price index over the medium to long term. ... more info

10 Sep 2010: EQUITY INFLOWS PICK UP, BUT CASH ALLOCATIONS GROW-EPFR
[at Reuters] - * Global equity funds see $8 bln in inflows, most going to US * High yield bond funds attract $700 mln in week * Emerging market stocks still hot, bonds less so ... more info

10 Sep 2010: INTRINSIC VALUE | STRANGE DAYS FOR BLUE CHIPS
[at Forbes] - J&J issued bonds at a record low yield. Some market pundits have cleverly dubbed this madness return-free risk. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: PHILIPPINES SAYS SELLS $1 BLN GLOBAL PESO BONDS
[at Reuters] - The Philippines raised an equivalent of $1 billion from its maiden issue of 2021 global peso bonds with a yield of 5.0 percent at the low end of yield guidance of 5-5.25 percent, the government said on Friday. ... more info

10 Sep 2010: EQUITY INFLOWS PICK UP, BUT CASH ALLOCATIONS GROW-EPFR
[at Reuters] - * Global equity funds see $8 bln in inflows, most going to US * High yield bond funds attract $700 mln in week * Emerging market stocks still hot, bonds less so ... more info

10 Sep 2010: INTRINSIC VALUE | STRANGE DAYS FOR BLUE CHIPS
[at Forbes] - J&J issued bonds at a record low yield. Some market pundits have cleverly dubbed this madness return-free risk. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: PHILIPPINES SAYS SELLS $1 BLN GLOBAL PESO BONDS
[at Reuters] - The Philippines raised an equivalent of $1 billion from its maiden issue of 2021 global peso bonds with a yield of 5.0 percent at the low end of yield guidance of 5-5.25 percent, the government said on Friday. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS TAKE A HIT FROM PERKY DATA, POOR AUCTION
[at Reuters] - * Less dismal jobs, trade data pare safety bids for bonds * 30-yr auction tails, dealing Treasuries another blow * 30-years under-performed in swaps; yield curve steeper ... more info

9 Sep 2010: VALE DENIES POTASHCORP PLAN AMID BOND ISSUE
[at Financial Times] - Vale has issued $1.75bn in bonds amid speculation that the Brazilian mining group may be considering acquisitions in the fertiliser sector. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: IRISH BONDS REBOUND, BANKS HOLD GROUND AFTER ANGLO
[AP] - Investors welcomed Ireland s plan to split up its most debt-crippled bank, Anglo Irish, by bidding strongly Thursday for government bonds. Ireland s battered bank shares also held their ground. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: IRISH BONDS, BANKS REBOUND AFTER ANGLO SPLIT PLAN
DUBLIN (AP) -- Investors welcomed Ireland's plan to split up its most debt-crippled bank, Anglo Irish, by bidding strongly Thursday for government bonds and bank shares. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: IRISH BONDS, BANKS REBOUND AFTER ANGLO SPLIT PLAN
[AP] - Investors welcomed Ireland s plan to split up its most debt-crippled bank, Anglo Irish, by bidding strongly Thursday for government bonds and bank shares. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: STOCKS RISE ON BETTER US JOBS DATA
[at Financial Times] - Thursday 16:35 BST. Traders are moving into stocks and out of bonds after better than expected US jobs data buttress hopes for the economic recovery and ameliorate lingering fears surrounding eurozone debt. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: US MUNICIPAL BONDS
[at Financial Times] - The otherwise unremarkable town of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, made global headlines 31 years ago after an accident at the nearby Three Mile Island nuclear plant. Investors in America s $2,800bn municipal bond market now fear it will be the epicentre of another meltdown as the city decides to skip payments on a bond issue without declaring bankruptcy. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: JAPAN ALARM OVER CHINA S JGB PURCHASES
[at Financial Times] - Japan has raised concerns about China s recent sharp increase in purchases of Japanese government bonds, highlighting nervousness about its impact on the strengthening yen. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: IRELAND, HUNGARY SELL DEBT SUCCESSFULLY
Recent announcements helped restore some confidence as Ireland sold $509 million of Treasury bills but paid lower yields than previously, while Hungary sold 40% more bonds than planned. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES REBOUND AS INVESTORS’ CONCERN OVER PORTUGUESE DEBT SUBSIDES
Shares followed European markets higher as investors put aside some concerns about the European financial sector. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: JAPAN ALARM OVER CHINESE JGB PURCHASES
[at Financial Times] - The Japanese finance minister has raised concerns about China s recent sharp increase in purchases of Japanese government bonds, highlighting nervousness about its impact on the strengthening yen. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: PROS SAY: TIRED OF STOCKS AND BONDS? TRY THESE FOUR ALTERNATIVES
[at CNBC] - With the stock market bland and the bond market bubbling, investors may have to search elsewhere in the months ahead for return. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: NODA: FEELS ODD JAPAN CAN T BUY CHINESE GOVT BONDS
[at Reuters] - Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on Thursday he feels it is strange that Japan is unable to buy Chinese government bonds, despite a recent surge in Japanese bond investment by Chinese investors. ... more info

9 Sep 2010: [$$] BLUE-CHIP BORROWERS ISSUE DEBT IN DROVES
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Credit Markets Blue-Chip Borrowers Issue Debt in Droves Hewlett-Packard and other companies are filling the bond market with fresh debt. An estimated $51 billion in corporate bonds and leveraged loans have hit the market in two days. ... more info

8 Sep 2010: BLUE-CHIP BORROWERS ISSUE DEBT IN DROVES
Hewlett-Packard and other companies are filling the bond market with fresh debt. An estimated $51 billion in corporate bonds and leveraged loans have hit the market in two days. Yield-hungry investors are buying. ... more info

8 Sep 2010: BOND REPORT: BONDS UP; U.S. SELLS DEBT AT 2ND LOWEST YIELD EVER
[at MarketWatch] - The government saw solid demand at its auction of $21 billion in 10-year notes, at the second-lowest yield on record. ... more info

8 Sep 2010: ECB STEPS UP EUROZONE BOND BUYING
[at Financial Times] - The European Central Bank has stepped in to shore up the eurozone government bond markets in what appears to be its biggest such intervention since early July. The ECB has bought between €100m and €300m of Greek, Irish and Portuguese bonds so far this week, traders said on Wednesday, as worries over the health of some highly indebted eurozone economies resurfaced. ... more info

8 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS SLIP BUT U.S. DEBT AUCTION CUSHIONS FALL
[at Reuters] - * Rising stocks hurt safe-haven government bonds * Portugal sale tempers Europe woes despite higher yields * U.S. 10-year notes auction limits Treasuries losses ... more info

8 Sep 2010: HUNGARY WON T SEEK TO RENEW IMF, EU LOANS
[AP] - Hungary will not seek any more loans from the International Monetary Fund or the European Union and will be able to meet its financing needs by selling bonds to international and domestic investors, Economics Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy said Wednesday. ... more info

8 Sep 2010: UPDATE - VALE PLANS 10-YR BOND SALE, REOPENS 2039 DEBT
[at Reuters] - * Iron ore giant plans 10-yr sale, reopens 2039 debt * Vale hires Credit Suisse, JPMorgan to manage bond sale SAO PAULO, Sept 8 - Brazilian mining giant Vale said on Wednesday it plans to sell global bonds, looking to benefit from growing demand for emerging market securities and a rally in debt markets to raise funds at lower costs. ... more info

8 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: RENEWED EUROPEAN WORRY HURTS SHARES
Concerns about the health of banks resurfaced in Europe as finance ministers met to consider a new levy on lenders. ... more info

8 Sep 2010: CHINA BUYS MORE JAPANESE BONDS IN JULY
China ramped purchases of Japanese government bonds in July, adding to speculation that the growing money flow could be contributing to the strong yen. ... more info

8 Sep 2010: [$$] GOLDMAN IN BOND DEAL
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Goldman in Bond Deal Goldman Sachs Group is about to start selling municipal bonds directly to Mom and Pop. ... more info

7 Sep 2010: GOLDMAN IN BOND DEAL
Goldman Sachs Group is about to start selling municipal bonds directly to Mom and Pop. ... more info

7 Sep 2010: RISKS OF CHASING HIGH RETURNS WITH BONDS
With banks offering low interest rates, the temptation may be to seek higher rates elsewhere. But you should be aware of the risks.

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7 Sep 2010: EUROPEAN OFFICIAL WANTS BONDS TO PAY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
Jos Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, called for new financing for building projects to create jobs and reduce unemployment. ... more info

7 Sep 2010: GREECE S NBG TO RAISE EURO2.8 BILLION
[AP] - Greece s National Bank says it plans to raise euro2.8 billion by the end of October. NBG says it will raise the money by offering new shares and selling convertible bonds -- and helped by the proposed sale of a minority stake in its Turkish subsidiary Finansbank. ... more info

7 Sep 2010: EUROPEAN OFFICIAL WANTS BONDS TO PAY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
[at New York Times] - Jos Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, called for new financing for building projects to create jobs and reduce unemployment. ... more info

7 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-EUROPE WORRIES, STRONG US AUCTION BOOST GOVT BONDS
[at Reuters] - * Strong three-year notes sale fuels further gains * Worries over Europe, stocks drop revive safe-haven bid * Long bonds up 2 points ... more info

7 Sep 2010: TIRED OF STOCKS AND BONDS? TRY THESE FOUR ALTERNATIVES
[CNBC] - With the stock market bland and the bond market bubbling, investors may have to search elsewhere in the months ahead for return. ... more info

7 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, EURO FALL ON EUROPEAN BANKING FEARS
[at Reuters] - * Major U.S. stock indexes open down * Euro falls broadly on Europe s banking concerns * Government bonds firmer; oil price falls ... more info

7 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, EURO DOWN ON EUROPE BANKING CONCERNS
[at Reuters] - * MSCI world equity index down 0.4 percent at 291.98 * Euro falls broadly on Europe banking concerns * Government bonds firmer; oil tumbles ... more info

7 Sep 2010: MANY LINE UP TO GO PUBLIC, BUT MARKET MOOD IS IFFY
[at New York Times] - Two years after the financial crisis, the stock market remains fragile. While there has been a robust rally in bonds, with companies aggressively issuing debt to take advantage of low interest rates, the appetite for equity remains weak. ... more info

7 Sep 2010: STOCKS & BONDS: IN LIGHT EUROPEAN TRADING, MARKETS MAKE MODEST GAINS
While markets were closed in the United States for Labor Day, indexes in Britain, Germany and France climbed. ... more info

7 Sep 2010: BANKRUPTCY COURT IS LATEST BATTLEGROUND FOR TRADERS
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Bankruptcy Court Is Traders Battleground Traders in the beaten-down bonds and loans of troubled companies have turned bankruptcy court, which was created as a place for ailing firms to heal, into a venue for large investors to apply their sophisticated techniques in quest of profits. ... more info

6 Sep 2010: WHERE'S THE APPETITE FOR RISK?
From stocks to bonds to commodities, the question is when investors will want to take on more risk. Was last week's run-up, the Dow Industrials' best pre-Labor Day week in two decades, the start of a fall rally or just another surge to be followed by an equivalent decline? ... more info

6 Sep 2010: CLIMBING TREASURY YIELDS TO HELP AUCTIONS
The Treasury market is in the middle of a price correction spurred by encouraging economic data, which bodes well for this week's auctions of $67 billion in notes and bonds. ... more info

6 Sep 2010: SPANISH LENDERS RETURNING TO BONDS
[at Financial Times] - Spanish banks that were squeezed out of wholesale finance markets in May have returned in force with a series of bond issues since late July and raised more than $4bn in the first five days of September alone, according to company announcements and figures from Dealogic, the data provider. ... more info

6 Sep 2010: EUROPEAN BANKS RETURN TO COVERED BONDS
Following a brief intermission for the summer, Europe's covered-bond markets are booming again—good news for banks that need to refinance huge amounts of maturing debt. ... more info

6 Sep 2010: FINANCIAL REPRESSION
[at Financial Times] - Investors expect and fear deflation. That, at least, is a common explanation for the current low yields on government bonds. Maybe, but in the US and UK these markets cleared at higher yields during the Great Depression when deflation was actual and sharp, not merely potential. ... more info

6 Sep 2010: JAPANESE POLITICAL BATTLE JOLTS BONDS
The risk of a new prime minister who strongly favors higher fiscal spending continues to send yields in Japan's jittery government bond market sharply higher. ... more info

6 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-ASIA STOCKS HIT 1-MONTH HIGH, EUROPE GAINS
[at Reuters] - * Asia stocks up 1.2 percent on global growth hopes * U.S. dollar vulnerable near 15-year low on yen * Gold, government bonds ease ... more info

6 Sep 2010: RPT-GLOBAL MARKETS WEEKAHEAD-POISED FOR A RISK RALLY?
[at Reuters] - With little fanfare, equity markets have started to rally, investors have become sated with government bonds and cash levels are high enough to prompt a search for better yield. ... more info

6 Sep 2010: [$$] CENTRAL HUIJIN PLANS MORE BOND SALES THIS MONTH
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Central Huijin Plans More Bond Sales This Month The domestic investment arm of China s sovereign-wealth fund plans to sell up to $8.09 billion worth of bonds in mid-September, the second tranche of its planned $27.57 billion issuance this year. ... more info

6 Sep 2010: CENTRAL HUIJIN PLANS MORE BOND SALES THIS MONTH
The domestic investment arm of China's sovereign-wealth fund plans to sell up to $8.09 billion worth of bonds in mid-September, the second tranche of its planned $27.57 billion issuance this year. ... more info

6 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-ASIA STOCKS HIT 1MTH HIGH ON US JOBS RELIEF
[at Reuters] - * Asia stocks up 0.7 percent; U.S. jobs not as bad as thought * U.S. dollar vulnerable near 15-year low on yen * Gold, government bonds ease ... more info

5 Sep 2010: BANKS BOUGHT BONDS AMID DEBT CRISIS
A report from the Bank of International Settlement suggested that the European Central Bank inadvertently encouraged institutions to increase their risk. ... more info

5 Sep 2010: DO NOT FALL FOR TALK OF EUROPEAN SOLVENCY
[at Financial Times] - While the Europeans are celebrating the end of the financial crisis, something strange is happening in the bond markets. The gap in the yields - the spread - between the 10-year bonds of peripheral eurozone countries and Germany has been growing at an alarming rate. ... more info

4 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET FINISHES HIGHER FOR THE WEEK
A better report on job creation was the latest piece of good news on the economy, and pushed shares higher. ... more info

3 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, COMMODITIES GAIN ON LABOR MARKET REPORT
[at Reuters] - * Risk assets rally on jobs report, falter on other data * Dollar falls vs most currencies as risk aversion slips * U.S. bonds fall sharply, then pare losses on ISM report ... more info

3 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, DOLLAR GAIN AFTER U.S. JOBS DATA
[at Reuters] - * Risk assets rally on jobs report, falter on other data * Dollar rallies versus yen after U.S. jobs data * U.S. bonds fall sharply, then pare losses on ISM report ... more info

3 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS WEEKAHEAD-POISED FOR A RISK RALLY?
[at Reuters] - With little fanfare, equity markets have started to rally, investors have become sated with government bonds and cash levels are high enough to prompt a search for better yield. ... more info

3 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-UPBEAT US JOBS REPORT BOOSTS WORLD STOCKS
[at Reuters] - World stocks jumped on Friday while the low-yielding yen and government bonds tumbled after a closely-watched U.S. jobs report showed a smaller-than-expected decline in non-farm payrolls. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: RATINGS ON $55BN MUNI DEBT FACE CUT
[at Financial Times] - Credit ratings on almost 900 municipal bonds, or $50bn to $55bn of debt, could be cut by up to three notches by Moody s Investors Service, creating the potential for higher interest rates for some municipalities struggling with budget deficits. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS PULL BACK AFTER JOBS DATA, TIPS AUCTION
[at MarketWatch] - Treasury prices decline slightly following an auction of 10-year TIPS bonds and weekly jobless-claims data. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: U.S. TO SELL $67 BILLION IN NOTES AND BONDS
[at Reuters] - For details of the U.S. Treasury s auctions of 3-year notes, 10-year notes and 30-year bonds, see see: For details on 3-year note see: http://www.treasurydirect.gov/instit/annceresult/press/preanre/2010/A_20100902_1.pdf ... more info

2 Sep 2010: LISA TWARONITE S THIS WEEK IN JAPAN: OZAWA SHOCK ROILS GOVERNMENT BONDS
[at MarketWatch] - Ichiro Ozawa, an unpopular but stubborn Japanese politician, might end up being just the catalyst some hedge funds have been waiting for, amid the latest maneuvering for power in Tokyo. ... more info

4 Sep 2010: EU FINANCE MINISTERS FACE TOUGH AGENDA
When EU finance ministers assemble next week, they face an unpleasant reality: Rising yields on the bonds of Europe's wobbliest countries. ... more info

4 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET FINISHES HIGHER FOR THE WEEK
A better report on job creation was the latest piece of good news on the economy, and pushed shares higher. ... more info

3 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, COMMODITIES GAIN ON LABOR MARKET REPORT
[at Reuters] - * Risk assets rally on jobs report, falter on other data * Dollar falls vs most currencies as risk aversion slips * U.S. bonds fall sharply, then pare losses on ISM report ... more info

3 Sep 2010: TREASURYS, BUNDS, GILTS SELL OFF ON JOBS REPORT
Treasurys and government bonds in Germany and the U.K. weakened as smaller-than-forecast U.S. jobs losses eased worries about a double-dip recession. ... more info

3 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS, DOLLAR GAIN AFTER U.S. JOBS DATA
[at Reuters] - * Risk assets rally on jobs report, falter on other data * Dollar rallies versus yen after U.S. jobs data * U.S. bonds fall sharply, then pare losses on ISM report ... more info

3 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS FALL AS DATA SIGNAL RECOVERY IN LESS JEOPARDY
[at Reuters] - * Growth in Aug private payrolls weighs on Treasury prices * Some losses erased after weaker-than-forecast ISM index * Bonds focused on stocks ... more info

3 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS WEEKAHEAD-POISED FOR A RISK RALLY?
[at Reuters] - With little fanfare, equity markets have started to rally, investors have become sated with government bonds and cash levels are high enough to prompt a search for better yield. ... more info

3 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-UPBEAT US JOBS REPORT BOOSTS WORLD STOCKS
[at Reuters] - World stocks jumped on Friday while the low-yielding yen and government bonds tumbled after a closely-watched U.S. jobs report showed a smaller-than-expected decline in non-farm payrolls. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: RATINGS ON $55BN MUNI DEBT FACE CUT
[at Financial Times] - Credit ratings on almost 900 municipal bonds, or $50bn to $55bn of debt, could be cut by up to three notches by Moody s Investors Service, creating the potential for higher interest rates for some municipalities struggling with budget deficits. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS PULL BACK AFTER JOBS DATA, TIPS AUCTION
[at MarketWatch] - Treasury prices decline slightly following an auction of 10-year TIPS bonds and weekly jobless-claims data. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: U.S. TO SELL $67 BILLION IN NOTES AND BONDS
[at Reuters] - For details of the U.S. Treasury s auctions of 3-year notes, 10-year notes and 30-year bonds, see see: For details on 3-year note see: http://www.treasurydirect.gov/instit/annceresult/press/preanre/2010/A_20100902_1.pdf ... more info

2 Sep 2010: LISA TWARONITE S THIS WEEK IN JAPAN: OZAWA SHOCK ROILS GOVERNMENT BONDS
[at MarketWatch] - Ichiro Ozawa, an unpopular but stubborn Japanese politician, might end up being just the catalyst some hedge funds have been waiting for, amid the latest maneuvering for power in Tokyo. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: LISA TWARONITE S THIS WEEK IN JAPAN: OZAWA SHOCK ROILS JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BONDS
[at MarketWatch] - Ichiro Ozawa, an unpopular but stubborn Japanese politician, might end up being just the catalyst some hedge funds have been waiting for, amid the latest maneuvering for power in Tokyo. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: TREASURYS FALL AFTER WEEKLY JOBS DATA
[at MarketWatch] - Treasury prices declined Thursday morning after the Labor Department said jobless claims fell by 6,000 to 472,000 in the latest week. Yields on 10-year notes were up 4 basis points to 2.61%, while yields on 30-year bonds added 4 basis points to 3.69% -- rates and prices move in opposite directions. ... more info

3 Sep 2010: EU FINANCE MINISTERS FACE TOUGH AGENDA
When EU finance ministers assemble next week, they face an unpleasant reality: Rising yields on the bonds of Europe's wobbliest countries. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: QUICK TESTS AFTER EU'S SUMMER BREAK
When EU finance ministers assemble next week, an unpleasant reality will be on the agenda: Despite efforts to stabilize the euro zone, yields on the bonds of Europe's wobbliest countries have spent their vacation rising. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: RATINGS ON $55BN MUNI DEBT FACE CUT
[at Financial Times] - Credit ratings on almost 900 municipal bonds, or $50bn to $55bn of debt, could be cut by up to three notches by Moody s Investors Service, creating the potential for higher interest rates for some municipalities struggling with budget deficits. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS PULL BACK AFTER JOBS DATA, TIPS AUCTION
[at MarketWatch] - Treasury prices decline slightly following an auction of 10-year TIPS bonds and weekly jobless-claims data. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: LISA TWARONITE S THIS WEEK IN JAPAN: OZAWA SHOCK ROILS GOVERNMENT BONDS
[at MarketWatch] - Ichiro Ozawa, an unpopular but stubborn Japanese politician, might end up being just the catalyst some hedge funds have been waiting for, amid the latest maneuvering for power in Tokyo. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: OZAWA SHOCK ROILS GOVERNMENT BONDS
[at MarketWatch] - Ichiro Ozawa, an unpopular but stubborn Japanese politician, might end up being just the catalyst some hedge funds have been waiting for, amid the latest maneuvering for power in Tokyo. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: U.S. TO SELL $67 BILLION IN NOTES AND BONDS
[at Reuters] - For details of the U.S. Treasury s auctions of 3-year notes, 10-year notes and 30-year bonds, see see: For details on 3-year note see: http://www.treasurydirect.gov/instit/annceresult/press/preanre/2010/A_20100902_1.pdf ... more info

2 Sep 2010: TREASURYS FALL AFTER WEEKLY JOBS DATA
[at MarketWatch] - Treasury prices declined Thursday morning after the Labor Department said jobless claims fell by 6,000 to 472,000 in the latest week. Yields on 10-year notes were up 4 basis points to 2.61%, while yields on 30-year bonds added 4 basis points to 3.69% -- rates and prices move in opposite directions. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: LISA TWARONITE S THIS WEEK IN JAPAN: OZAWA SHOCK ROILS JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BONDS
[at MarketWatch] - Ichiro Ozawa, an unpopular-but-stubborn Japanese politician, might end up being just the catalyst some hedge funds have been waiting for, amid the latest maneuvering for power in Tokyo. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: OZAWA SHOCK ROILS JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BONDS
[at MarketWatch] - Ichiro Ozawa, an unpopular-but-stubborn Japanese politician, might end up being just the catalyst some hedge funds have been waiting for, amid the latest maneuvering for power in Tokyo. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: UPDATE - MARKET CHATTER -- CORPORATE FINANCE PRESS DIGEST
[at Reuters] - The following corporate finance-related stories were reported by media on Thursday: * China s Ministry of Finance plans to issue up to 8 billion yuan in government bonds in Hong Kong as early as this month, a local newspaper reported on Thursday. ... more info

2 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET SURGES AFTER GOOD REPORTS
Wall Street surged out of the gate and then kept going, fueled by upbeat economic news from Australia, China and, somewhat surprisingly, American manufacturing. ... more info

1 Sep 2010: SUMMARY BOX: BONDS FALL AS TRADERS EMBRACE RISK
[AP] - DOWN AGAIN: Treasurys sold off again on Wednesday, taking nearly a full point off of the 10-year note and pushing its yield back up to 2.58 percent. ... more info

1 Sep 2010: OVERPAYING FOR SAFETY IN BONDS
[at Forbes] - Many stocks can be had at bargain prices but right now investors are more interested in the idea of safety in government bonds. ... more info

1 Sep 2010: BRUSSELS CONSIDERS THRESHOLDS FOR SHORTING
[at Financial Times] - Traders and investors would be required to tell national regulators about significant net short positions in EU sovereign bonds and there would be new thresholds for disclosure of net short positions in shares under draft proposals on new pan-EU short-selling rules circulating in Brussels. ... more info

1 Sep 2010: FUND ASSETS RISE ON STRENGTH OF BONDS
Long-term mutual funds had an estimated $1.73 billion of inflows in the latest week, as bond funds took in $5.96 billion. ... more info

1 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-US BONDS FALL ON PICKUP IN GLOBAL MANUFACTURING
[at Reuters] - * Data revives global appetite for riskier assets * Bond losses steepen after U.S. ISM manufacturing report * Market shrugs off surprise ADP private sector jobs loss ... more info

1 Sep 2010: JAPAN PM:SHOULDN T ISSUE DEFICIT BONDS FOR PLEDGES
[at Reuters] - Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on Wednesday that deficit financing bonds should not be issued merely to carry out the ruling Democratic Party s campaign pledges. ... more info

1 Sep 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS : A FLAT DAY BUT A DOWN MONTH ON WALL STREET
The latest housing data was more upbeat, and consumer confidence rose in August. But traders were still concerned about Friday’s jobs report. ... more info

1 Sep 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STRONG ASIAN DATA BOOSTS WORLD STOCKS
[at Reuters] - * MSCI world equity index up 0.3 pct at 279.99 * Data from China, Australia boost risk sentiment * Oil rises; dollar, government bonds fall ... more info

1 Sep 2010: SPAIN REACHES OUT TO CHINA ON BONDS
Spanish leader expresses hope for deal with Beijing, as China's massive foreign currency reserves make it an increasingly attractive source of capital for corporate and political leaders ... more info

1 Sep 2010: TREASURIES-FALL IN ASIA AS STOCKS GAIN ON CHINA DATA
[at Reuters] - U.S. Treasuries fell in Asia on Wednesday as investors shifted funds to stocks from the safe-haven government bonds after data showing a moderate rebound in China s manufacturing sector. ... more info

1 Sep 2010: [$$] CORPORATE BONDS STILL WINNING FRIENDS IN EUROPE
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Corporate Bonds Winning Friends in Europe Europe s corporate credit market has been in the sweet spot for 18 months—and doesn t seem likely to be dislodged. Strong demand, resilient credit quality and low yields on other asset classes should continue to support the market. ... more info

31 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-US BONDS GAIN AS FED UNDERSCORES ECONOMY RISKS
[at Reuters] - * Aug. 10 Fed minutes highlight risks to growth * Market looks ahead to monthly jobs report * 30-year bond regains a good portion of Friday s losses ... more info

31 Aug 2010: GRIM AUGUST FOR EUROPE GOVERNMENT DEFAULT INDEX
An index showing the cost of insuring bonds issued by 15 Western European sovereign borrowers against default, posted its worst monthly performance since it started trading nearly a year ago. ... more info

31 Aug 2010: BUILD AMERICA BONDS WORSE FOR INDIVIDUALS: STUDY
[at MarketWatch] - Build America Bonds introduced in 2009 that give municipalities federal subsidies but don t offer tax breaks to buyers give worse after-tax yields to individual investors than traditional municipal bonds, according to a study published in the National Bureau of Economic Research. ... more info

31 Aug 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS RISE ON MONTH-END BUYING
[at MarketWatch] - Investors follow a typical pattern of buying bonds on the last day of the month to remain in line with benchmark indexes. ... more info

31 Aug 2010: [$$] CORPORATE BONDS STILL WINNING FRIENDS
[at The Wall Street Journal] - Corporate Bonds Still Winning Friends Europe s corporate credit market has been in the sweet spot for 18 months—and doesn t seem likely to be dislodged. Strong demand, resilient credit quality and low yields on other asset classes should continue to support the market. ... more info

31 Aug 2010: TREASURYS UP ON MONTH-END BUYING BEFORE DATA
[at MarketWatch] - Treasury prices rose on Tuesday, pushing yields down, as investors followed a typical pattern of buying bonds on the last day of the month to keep in-line with benchmark indexes. Yields on 10-year notes , which move inversely to prices, fell 3 basis points to 2.50%. ... more info

31 Aug 2010: LACK OF FAITH IN POLICYMAKERS HITS RISK
[at Financial Times] - Tuesday 10:00 BST. A sense that fiscal and monetary authorities are bumbling their lines in the face of a dangerous plot twist for the global economy is gripping markets, pushing traders away from riskier assets and back into havens such as core government bonds. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: FUNDAMENTALLY: BETTING ON GROWTH WHILE PLAYING DEFENSE
While investors have rushed to the safety of Treasury securities, risky sectors like junk bonds and emerging-market stocks have also done well this year.

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31 Aug 2010: RPT-GLOBAL MARKETS-ASIA STOCKS SLIDE, SLOWING US ECONOMY EYED
[at Reuters] - * Worries over U.S. economy again weigh on markets * Nikkei down 2.6 pct, erasing Monday s rally * Government bonds rise as move to havens continues ... more info

30 Aug 2010: YIELDS FALL ON U.S. TREASURY BONDS
[CNNMoney.com] - After ending last week with a sell-off of Treasurys, investors swung back to U.S. government bonds Monday when a move by the Bank of Japan reignited jitters about the global economy. ... more info

30 Aug 2010: DOMINION RESOURCES, SARA LEE SELLING BONDS
[at MarketWatch] - Dominion Resources and Sara Lee plan to sell debt on Monday, pushing the month s corporate bond sales over the $80 billion mark, according to Informa Global Markets. Dominion, an energy producer and transporter, is expected to issue $250 million in 5-year bonds to redeem debt. ... more info

30 Aug 2010: THE LESSONS TO BE LEARNT FROM JAPANESE BONDS
[at Financial Times] - One of the more popular predictions at the turn of the year was that 2010 would be the year in which the bond market would finally call Japan to account for years of fiscal profligacy. ... more info

30 Aug 2010: TRANSCRIPT: GEORGE WALKER
[at Forbes] - Neuberger Berman CEO George Walker says high-yield bonds still have room to go. ... more info

30 Aug 2010: YIELDS FALL ON U.S. TREASURY BONDS
After ending last week with a sell-off of Treasurys, investors swung back to U.S. government bonds Monday when a move by the Bank of Japan reignited jitters about the global economy. ... more info

30 Aug 2010: TRANSCRIPT: GEORGE WALKER (AT FORBES)
Neuberger Berman CEO George Walker says high-yield bonds still have room to go. ... more info

30 Aug 2010: RPT-GLOBAL MARKETS-NIKKEI JUMPS, YEN SLIPS AS BOJ MEETS (AT REUTERS)
* BOJ begins emergency meeting to ease monetary policy * Nikkei up 3 pct; short-covering, shift out of bonds helps * JGBs tumble, yield curve steepens sharply ... more info

29 Aug 2010: HSBC'S SELS LIKES HIGH-YIELD BONDS
Willem Sels, head of investment strategy for HSBC Private Bank, U.K. & Channel Islands, tells the Wall Street Journal why he is keen on high-yield bonds. ... more info

28 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: A SELL-OFF OF BONDS DESPITE ASSURANCES FROM BERNANKE
Shares rose after the latest revision in the second-quarter growth came in slightly better than expected, but the market still posted a losing week. ... more info

28 Aug 2010: A SELL-OFF OF BONDS DESPITE ASSURANCES FROM BERNANKE
Shares rose after the latest revision in the second-quarter growth came in slightly better than expected, but the market still posted a losing week. ... more info

28 Aug 2010: [$$] PLAYING THE YIELD GAME ON STOCKS (AT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Playing the Yield on Stocks There is a reason why the yield on five-year government bonds is well below that available on stocks in many European countries and the U.S. ... more info

27 Aug 2010: INVESTORS FIND HOPE IN BERNANKE COMMENTS (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Friday 19.40 BST. Investors are ending the week feeling better about stocks and are less keen on government bonds, but the moves on Friday are classic signs of tired markets squaring the ledger ahead of the weekend. ... more info

27 Aug 2010: OVERVIEW: BERNANKE SOOTHES FEARS OVER ECONOMY (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Growing fears about the outlook for the US economy sent nervous investors scrambling for the perceived safety of government bonds and the yen for most of this week as equities and commodities racked up hefty losses. ... more info

27 Aug 2010: RETAIL INVESTORS RESIST SIREN CALL OF EQUITIES (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Retail investors are resisting the siren call of bullish Wall Street equity analysts and high dividend paying stocks as they keep pumping money into bonds, contributing to the lowest stock trading volumes for August in more than a decade. ... more info

27 Aug 2010: BOND REPORT: U.S. YIELDS UP MOST SINCE JUNE ON BERNANKE (AT MARKETWATCH)
Treasury extend a decline after Fed Chairman Bernanke discusses no triggers for further purchases of bonds. ... more info

27 Aug 2010: U.S. YIELDS UP MOST SINCE JUNE ON BERNANKE (AT MARKETWATCH)
Treasury extend a decline after Fed Chairman Bernanke discusses no triggers for further purchases of bonds. ... more info

27 Aug 2010: [$$] PLAYING THE YIELD ON STOCKS (AT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Playing the Yield on Stocks There is a reason why the yield on five-year government bonds is well below that available on stocks in many European countries and the U.S. ... more info

27 Aug 2010: GO FOR STABLE ALTERNATIVES, SAY ADVISERS (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Income investors are being advised to steer clear of bond funds and instead consider infrastructure, property and equity income funds, as yields on government bonds slide. ... more info

27 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-PRICES FALL AS BERNANKE DISAPPOINTS ON BOND BUYING (AT REUTERS)
* Bonds drop after Bernanke * Not-so-grim GDP data encourages profit-taking NEW YORK, Aug 27 - U.S. Treasuries prices fell on Friday on profit-taking from recent rallies, the selling triggered by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke s widely anticipated speech, which signaled no imminent bond buying by the central bank. ... more info

27 Aug 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS EXTEND LOSSES AFTER BERNANKE (AT MARKETWATCH)
Treasury extend a decline after Fed Chairman Bernanke discusses no triggers for further pruchases of bonds. ... more info

27 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET FALTERS AFTER EARLY RISE
Stocks fell Thursday after early gains from a better-than-expected report on jobless claims. The Dow Jones industrial average closed below 10,000 for the first time since early July. ... more info

26 Aug 2010: SPANISH CREDIT FEARS EASE (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
International banks have used a record amount of Spanish government bonds as collateral to borrow money in the markets this week, sparking hopes that credit problems in the troubled eurozone are easing. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: FUNDAMENTALLY: BETTING ON GROWTH WHILE PLAYING DEFENSE
While investors have rushed to the safety of Treasury securities, risky sectors like junk bonds and emerging-market stocks have also done well this year.

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26 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-US BONDS DRIFT AFTER BETTER JOBS DATA (AT REUTERS)
* Bonds lose most gains after less-bad jobs data * The mixed jobless claims leave bonds debate unresolved ... more info

26 Aug 2010: BLINDER: FED IS RUNNING LOW ON AMMO (AT MARKETWATCH)
The Federal Reserve is running low on ammo, according to the Fed s former vice chairman, Alan Blinder, in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal. He pointed out that with mortgage-backed security and Treasury yields both low, the Fed would have more success buying private assets like corporate bonds, syndicated loans, small business loans and credit-card receivables -- a technical as well as political challenge. ... more info

26 Aug 2010: JGBS SAG; PROFITS TAKEN ON TREASURIES, POLITICS (AT REUTERS)
* Investors take profits on ruling party leadership challenge * Japan sets lowest 2-year coupon in five years TOKYO, Aug 26 - Japanese government bonds slipped on Thursday on profit-taking as U.S. ... more info

26 Aug 2010: BOND BUBBLE, DOLLAR DOOM - EMBRACE THE FEAR SAYS FISHER (AT FORBES)
Bond Bubble Forming: Author and Wharton Professor Jeremy Siegel says a bubble is forming in the bond market, and that those who continue to rush into bonds are making the same kind of mistake investors made back during the technology bubble of the late 1990s. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: NEWSLETTERS & RESEARCH: A BOND BUBBLE AND A BRUISED TECH BULL (AT MARKETWATCH)
Scarred equity investors continue to pile into bonds, but could the bond market be forming a new bubble? Mark Hulbert thinks so, and cites the recent instances of companies tapping the capital markets via 100-year bond issuances as evidence of this possibility. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: BRIEF-MOODY S AFFIRMS JUNIPER GENERATION S BA3 RATING (AT REUTERS)
Juniper Generation: Moody s Investors Service affirmed Juniper Generation LLC s Ba3 on the senior secured bonds and changed the outlook to stable from negative. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-US BONDS SLIP ON PROFIT-TAKING AS STOCKS RISE (AT REUTERS)
* Profit-taking weighs on bond prices * Modest stock gains damp safe-haven bid * Dismal economic news limits extent of selling ... more info

25 Aug 2010: BETTING ON GROWTH WHILE PLAYING DEFENSE (AT NEW YORK TIMES)
While investors have rushed to the safety of Treasury securities, risky sectors like junk bonds and emerging-market stocks have also done well this year. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: UPDATE - PETROMINERALES OFFERS FUNDING TO NORWAY S INTEROIL (AT REUTERS)
* Offers to buy up to 28 mln InterOil shrs at NOK16/shr * Places order for $49 mln InterOil bonds * Offers financing to InterOil as per existing facility ... more info

24 Aug 2010: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: WHERE ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR MONEY NOW?
When it comes to finding a safe place for your money these days, the pickings are slim. Investors worried about a double-dip recession continue to move out of stocks and into bonds with record-low yields. And there's that possibility of a bond-market bubble to consider. ... more info

26 Aug 2010: STOCKS & BONDS: WALL STREET OVERCOMES LATEST ECONOMIC DATA
Toll Brothers reported its first quarterly profit in three years, bolstering Wall Street in the final hour. ... more info

26 Aug 2010: JGBS SAG; PROFITS TAKEN ON TREASURIES, POLITICS (AT REUTERS)
* Investors take profits on ruling party leadership challenge * Japan sets lowest 2-year coupon in five years TOKYO, Aug 26 - Japanese government bonds slipped on Thursday on profit-taking as U.S. ... more info

26 Aug 2010: BOND BUBBLE, DOLLAR DOOM - EMBRACE THE FEAR SAYS FISHER (AT FORBES)
Bond Bubble Forming: Author and Wharton Professor Jeremy Siegel says a bubble is forming in the bond market, and that those who continue to rush into bonds are making the same kind of mistake investors made back during the technology bubble of the late 1990s. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: NEWSLETTERS & RESEARCH: A BOND BUBBLE AND A BRUISED TECH BULL (AT MARKETWATCH)
Scarred equity investors continue to pile into bonds, but could the bond market be forming a new bubble? Mark Hulbert thinks so, and cites the recent instances of companies tapping the capital markets via 100-year bond issuances as evidence of this possibility. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: A BOND BUBBLE AND A BRUISED TECH BULL (AT MARKETWATCH)
Scarred equity investors continue to pile into bonds, but could the bond market be forming a new bubble? Mark Hulbert thinks so, and cites the recent instances of companies tapping the capital markets via 100-year bond issuances as evidence of this possibility. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: PORTUGAL AUCTION SEES STRONG DEMAND
Portugal sold $1.65 billion in Treasury bonds at only modestly higher yields than previous similar auctions, surprising some skeptics who thought the euro-zone periphery country would face a tough auction. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: PORTUGAL AUCTION SEES STRONG DEMAND
Portugal sold $1.65 billion in Treasury bonds at only modestly higher yields than previous similar auctions, surprising some skeptics who thought the euro-zone periphery country would face a tough auction. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: FUNDAMENTALLY: BETTING ON GROWTH WHILE PLAYING DEFENSE
While investors have rushed to the safety of Treasury securities, risky sectors like junk bonds and emerging-market stocks have also done well this year.

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25 Aug 2010: BRIEF-MOODY S AFFIRMS JUNIPER GENERATION S BA3 RATING (AT REUTERS)
Juniper Generation: Moody s Investors Service affirmed Juniper Generation LLC s Ba3 on the senior secured bonds and changed the outlook to stable from negative. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-US BONDS SLIP ON PROFIT-TAKING AS STOCKS RISE (AT REUTERS)
* Profit-taking weighs on bond prices * Modest stock gains damp safe-haven bid * Dismal economic news limits extent of selling ... more info

25 Aug 2010: BETTING ON GROWTH WHILE PLAYING DEFENSE (AT NEW YORK TIMES)
While investors have rushed to the safety of Treasury securities, risky sectors like junk bonds and emerging-market stocks have also done well this year. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: UPDATE - PETROMINERALES OFFERS FUNDING TO NORWAY S INTEROIL (AT REUTERS)
* Offers to buy up to 28 mln InterOil shrs at NOK16/shr * Places order for $49 mln InterOil bonds * Offers financing to InterOil as per existing facility ... more info

25 Aug 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURYS TURN MOSTLY LOWER AFTER 5-YEAR AUCTION (AT MARKETWATCH)
Amid a picture of a faltering economy, yields on 10-year notes and 30-year bonds remain lower, but prices retreat for two-year notes in the wake of the government s auction of five-year notes. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: US BONDS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO A BUBBLE : ADVISOR (AT CNBC)
The US bond market may be rallying, but it s far from hitting bubble territory, Richard Bernstein, the CEO of Richard Bernstein Capital Advisors, told CNBC on Wednesday. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: PORTUGAL SELLS BONDS AMID SOVEREIGN JITTERS (AT MARKETWATCH)
Portugal sold 1.3 billion euros worth of government bonds at auction Wednesday, finding solid demand despite European financial markets that remain jittery about the potential for sovereign-debt problems in the 16-nation euro zone. ... more info

24 Aug 2010: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: WHERE ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR MONEY NOW?
When it comes to finding a safe place for your money these days, the pickings are slim. Investors worried about a double-dip recession continue to move out of stocks and into bonds with record-low yields. And there's that possibility of a bond-market bubble to consider. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: PORTUGAL RAISES $1.65 BILLION
Portugal sold $1.65 billion in Treasury bonds at only modestly higher yields than previous similar auctions, surprising some skeptics who thought the euro-zone periphery country would face a tough auction. ... more info

25 Aug 2010: PORTUGAL RAISES $1.65 BILLION
Portugal sold $1.65 billion in Treasury bonds at only modestly higher yields than previous similar auctions, surprising some skeptics who thought the euro-zone periphery country would face a tough auction. ... more info

24 Aug 2010: S&P DOWNGRADES IRISH GOVERNMENT DEBT RATING
Standard & Poor s Ratings Services on Tuesday downgraded Irish government bonds by one notch, citing the high costs of supporting the nation s troubled financial system. ... more info

24 Aug 2010: OPTIONS ACTION: TLT (AT CNBC)
With the yield on the 10-year trading near its lowest levels since March 2009, how should you game the bonds, in the face of a potential bubble? ... more info

24 Aug 2010: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: WHERE ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR MONEY NOW? (AT MARKETWATCH)
When it comes to finding a safe place for your money these days, the pickings are slim. Investors worried about a double-dip recession continue to move out of stocks and into bonds with record-low yields. ... more info

24 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-US BONDS RISE, YIELDS SINK ON WEAK ECONOMY (AT REUTERS)
* Bonds climb as home sales drop shows weak economy * Long bonds up 2 points, yields hit 16-month low * 10-year notes up about a point, yields at 17-month low ... more info

24 Aug 2010: DON T BE BLIND TO BOND BUBBLE RISK (AT FORBES)
The bubble rally in bonds may continue but investors still piling in need to be aware of the extreme risks. ... more info

24 Aug 2010: GILTS TRIP (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Jane Austen would not be happy. Her lovestruck souls and her social climbers alike relied for their livings on government bonds earning 4 per cent. On Tuesday, Britain s 30-year gilt yield dropped below 4 per cent, reaching levels seen on only two occasions before. ... more info

24 Aug 2010: PROFILE-ARGENTINE ECONOMY MINISTER AMADO BOUDOU (AT REUTERS)
Position: Argentina s economy minister Incumbent: Amado Boudou, 47 Term: Appointed in July 2009 Key Facts: -- Boudou led the country s offer to swap up to $18.3 billion in defaulted bonds, which concluded in June 2010 with an acceptance rate among bondholders of about 67 percent. ... more info

24 Aug 2010: AUCTION FOR TWO-YEAR NOTES SEES LOWEST YIELD EVER (AT CNBC)
U.S. Treasurys extended their gains in early New York trade on Tuesday, sending 30-year bonds up more than a point in price, on a weak Wall Street stocks outlook that followed a poor showing by global equities markets. ... more info

24 Aug 2010: WHERE ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR MONEY NOW? (AT MARKETWATCH)
When it comes to finding a safe place for your money these days, the pickings are slim. Investors worried about a double-dip recession continue to move out of stocks and into bonds with record-low yields. ... more info

24 Aug 2010: PERSONAL FINANCE DAILY: WHERE ARE YOU PUTTING YOUR MONEY NOW?
When it comes to finding a safe place for your money these days, the pickings are slim. Investors worried about a double-dip recession continue to move out of stocks and into bonds with record-low yields. And there's that possibility of a bond-market bubble to consider. ... more info

24 Aug 2010: ANOTHER VIEW: GLEANING THE BOND MARKET S MESSAGE (AT NEW YORK TIMES)
Daniel Alpert, managing partner of Westwood Capital, notes that while the bond market does not lie, its message can be confusing.Much has been made lately of a possible bubble in bonds. ... more info

24 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-DISMAL HOUSING DATA LIFTS US GOVT BONDS (AT REUTERS)
* Bonds soar on return of economic fear * Dismal housing data the latest sign of weakness * Long bonds up 2 points, yields hit 16-month low ... more info

24 Aug 2010: WORRIES ABOUT US RECOVERY DEEPEN (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Tuesday 15.15 BST. Starkly disappointing US economic data is driving a surge in demand for low-yielding assets, with the Japanese yen setting another 15-year high and government bonds at further record low yields. ... more info

24 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: AS BIG DEALS PERCOLATE, PESSIMISM HURTS INDEXES
Concerns about jobs and the overall economy led to small downturns on Wall Street. ... more info

23 Aug 2010: OVERESTIMATING THE SAFETY OF BONDS
Investors may not realize what could happen to their bond mutual funds when interest rates go up.

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22 Aug 2010: FUNDAMENTALLY: BETTING ON GROWTH WHILE PLAYING DEFENSE
While investors have rushed to the safety of Treasury securities, risky sectors like junk bonds and emerging-market stocks have also done well this year.

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23 Aug 2010: NORFOLK SOUTHERN'S CENTURY BONDS ROLL
In what bankers hope will be the first in a new round of 100-year bond sales, Norfolk Southern Corp. raised $250 million by selling debt that it won't have to repay until the next century. ... more info

23 Aug 2010: INTEREST RATES LOWER AS TRADERS REMAIN CAUTIOUS
Interest rates are near their lowest level of the year Monday as doubts linger about the health of the economy. Not even a new round of corporate dealmaking was enough to get investors to give up positions in Treasury bonds in favor of stocks. ... more info

23 Aug 2010: CURRENT BUBBLE: BOND BUBBLE BELIEVERS (AT CNBC)
Why the 10-year Treasury and other government bonds could continue to go higher, sending yields even lower. ... more info

23 Aug 2010: CORRECTION: WALL STREET WEEK AHEAD STORY
In a story Aug. 22 about the rally in Treasury bonds, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Treasury bonds maturing in 20 years or more have returned 2.1 percent so far this year. ... more info

23 Aug 2010: NORFOLK SOUTHERN REOPENS CENTURY BOND
Seeking to tap selective investor appetite for 100 year bonds, Norfolk Southern reopened a century bond it issued in March 2005. ... more info

23 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-LONG BONDS WEAKEN AHEAD OF INFLATION-LINKED SUPPLY (AT REUTERS)
* Longer bonds slightly lower * Swap spreads tighten * Market awaits $109 billion in supply this week * $7 billion 30-year TIPS auction at 1 p.m. ... more info

23 Aug 2010: MOODY S ISRAEL UNIT CUTS RATING FOR PARTNER BONDS (AT REUTERS)
Ratings agency Midroog lowered on Monday its debt rating for bonds of Israeli mobile phone operator Partner Communications to Aa3 from Aa2 and raised its outlook to stable from negative . ... more info

22 Aug 2010: BANKERS PITCH 100-YEAR BONDS
Bond investors are buying almost anything the market throws at them. Now some bankers want to put those appetites to a full test. They have begun sounding out investors about 100-year bonds. ... more info

22 Aug 2010: UK MUNI BOND MARKET COULD BE REVIVED (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
The once-thriving market for UK municipal bonds could be revived if the Con-Lib government tightens local authorities borrowing arrangements as part of its deficit-cutting plans, according to the New Local Government Network think-tank. ... more info

22 Aug 2010: FUNDAMENTALLY: STOCK MARKET BETS THAT EMPHASIZE BOTH GROWTH AND CAUTION
While investors have rushed to the safety of Treasury securities, risky sectors like junk bonds and emerging-market stocks have also done well this year.

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21 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: MARKETS END WEEK MIXED AS ECONOMIC WORRIES CONTINUE
There was little news Friday that could blunt Thursday’s disappointing reports that growth in the American economy continued to slow. ... more info

22 Aug 2010: BETTING ON GROWTH WHILE PLAYING DEFENSE (AT NEW YORK TIMES)
While investors have rushed to the safety of Treasury securities, risky sectors like junk bonds and emerging-market stocks have also done well this year. ... more info

21 Aug 2010: [$$] BONDS V. STOCKS: WHO S RIGHT ABOUT RECESSION? (AT BARRON S ONLINE)
Equities markets, though down on the week, are reflecting a positive outlook based on close-up views of lots of well-run companies. The bond markets, though, are taking a longer macro view, and don t like what they see. ... more info

21 Aug 2010: [$$] WHERE TO INVEST NOW (AT BARRON S ONLINE)
Putnam s asset-allocation chief says that the old ways aren t working. Big on high-yield bonds, European and big-cap stocks, lukewarm on Treasuries. ... more info

20 Aug 2010: EMERGING MARKET BONDS LAND HIGH RETURNS (AT CNBC)
Even if you re on the staycation plan this year, your investments can land in exotic places-like Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico-and yield attractive returns in their emerging market bonds. ... more info

20 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-LATE SELL-OFF COOLS HOT MARKET BEFORE SUPPLY (AT REUTERS)
* Bonds slip in late sell-off as Wall Street trims losses * 10-yr yield at fresh 17-month low, 30-yr at 16-month low * 2-year yield touches new record low of 0.46 pct ... more info

20 Aug 2010: BREAKING EVEN IS STILL LOSING MONEY IN STOCKS AND BONDS (AT FORBES)
Inflation, though low, is still causing real returns and yields to be negative for many securities. In other words, it costs money to save money. ... more info

20 Aug 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS AT 1-MONTH LOW, BONDS RISE ON GROWTH FEARS (AT REUTERS)
* World stocks, oil plunge on persistent economic worries * Euro falls over 1 pct on dovish central banker comments * Yields on 10, 30-year Treasury bonds at 1-1/2 year lows ... more info

20 Aug 2010: K.N.O.C. MAKES $2.9 BILLION BID FOR DANA (AT NEW YORK TIMES)
Korea National Oil Corp. made its hostile bid for Dana Petroleum public on Friday, offering 1.87 billion cash to the holders of Dana shares and convertible bonds. ... more info

20 Aug 2010: EMERGING MARKETS REPORT: CHINA TO ENCOURAGE MORE FOREIGN YUAN-BOND ISSUES (AT MARKETWATCH)
China s Cabinet is seeking to ease foreign enterprises ability to issue bonds and list stocks in the country. The State Council lists 20 directives, including a call to support qualified foreign investments in China in conducting stock offers and issuing bonds and medium-term corporate notes. ... more info

21 Aug 2010: [$$] BONDS V. STOCKS: WHO S RIGHT ABOUT RECESSION? (AT BARRON S ONLINE)
Equities markets, though down on the week, are reflecting a positive outlook based on close-up views of lots of well-run companies. The bond markets, though, are taking a longer macro view, and don t like what they see. ... more info

21 Aug 2010: [$$] WHERE TO INVEST NOW (AT BARRON S ONLINE)
Putnam s asset-allocation chief says that the old ways aren t working. Big on high-yield bonds, European and big-cap stocks, lukewarm on Treasuries. ... more info

21 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: MARKETS END WEEK MIXED AS ECONOMIC WORRIES CONTINUE
There was little news Friday that could blunt Thursday’s disappointing reports that growth in the American economy continued to slow. ... more info

20 Aug 2010: EMERGING MARKET BONDS LAND HIGH RETURNS (AT CNBC)
Even if you re on the staycation plan this year, your investments can land in exotic places-like Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico-and yield attractive returns in their emerging market bonds. ... more info

20 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-LATE SELL-OFF COOLS HOT MARKET BEFORE SUPPLY (AT REUTERS)
* Bonds slip in late sell-off as Wall Street trims losses * 10-yr yield at fresh 17-month low, 30-yr at 16-month low * 2-year yield touches new record low of 0.46 pct ... more info

20 Aug 2010: BREAKING EVEN IS STILL LOSING MONEY IN STOCKS AND BONDS (AT FORBES)
Inflation, though low, is still causing real returns and yields to be negative for many securities. In other words, it costs money to save money. ... more info

20 Aug 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS AT 1-MONTH LOW, BONDS RISE ON GROWTH FEARS (AT REUTERS)
* World stocks, oil plunge on persistent economic worries * Euro falls over 1 pct on dovish central banker comments * Yields on 10, 30-year Treasury bonds at 1-1/2 year lows ... more info

20 Aug 2010: EUROPEAN STOCKS SLIDE AS BONDS RISE
European stock markets fell Friday, after Thursday's disappointing U.S. data undermined confidence in the pace of the global economic recovery. ... more info

20 Aug 2010: INVESTORS STICK TO GOVERNMENT DEBT
The price of 30-year U.S. Treasury bonds fell from early session highs but remained broadly higher, while other bonds were flat. ... more info

20 Aug 2010: EUROPEAN STOCKS SLIDE AS BONDS RISE
European stock markets fell Friday, after Thursday's disappointing U.S. data undermined confidence in the pace of the global economic recovery. ... more info

20 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES FALL ON NEWS OF SLOW RECOVERY
New applications for unemployment insurance reached a half million last week, pointing to a job market that is struggling. ... more info

20 Aug 2010: K.N.O.C. MAKES $2.9 BILLION BID FOR DANA (AT NEW YORK TIMES)
Korea National Oil Corp. made its hostile bid for Dana Petroleum public on Friday, offering 1.87 billion cash to the holders of Dana shares and convertible bonds. ... more info

20 Aug 2010: EMERGING MARKETS REPORT: CHINA TO ENCOURAGE MORE FOREIGN YUAN-BOND ISSUES (AT MARKETWATCH)
China s Cabinet is seeking to ease foreign enterprises ability to issue bonds and list stocks in the country. The State Council lists 20 directives, including a call to support qualified foreign investments in China in conducting stock offers and issuing bonds and medium-term corporate notes. ... more info

20 Aug 2010: VENEZUELA OIL FIRM TO ISSUE $2 BILLION IN BONDS
President Hugo Chavez says Venezuela s state-run oil company plans to soon issue $2 billion in public debt bonds. Chavez says the securities to be offered by PDVSA will be bought and sold in a new public bond market. ... more info

19 Aug 2010: CHINA TO ENCOURAGE MORE FOREIGN YUAN-BOND ISSUES (AT MARKETWATCH)
China s Cabinet is seeking to ease foreign enterprises ability to issue bonds and list stocks in the country. The State Council lists 20 directives, including a call to support qualified foreign investments in China in conducting stock offers and issuing bonds and medium-term corporate notes. ... more info

19 Aug 2010: FOR HIGH-YIELD BONDS, SLOWING GROWTH IS OK
Even if a double dip isn't a given, a continued economic slowdown is. That doesn't bode well for stocks, but high-yield bonds may have less to fear. ... more info

19 Aug 2010: BRISK DEMAND FOR CORPORATE BONDS: MORGAN KEEGAN EXEC (AT CNBC)
Banking on investment-grade corporate bonds, not for the investor who likes quick returns, is just right the CD, Treasury or agency buyer, they fit the bill, a fixed-income specialist told CNBC Thursday. ... more info

19 Aug 2010: FITCH GIVES A RATING TO MCDONALD S CHINESE BONDS
Fitch Ratings on Thursday gave McDonald s Corp. s $30 million in Chinese bonds an A investment-grade rating. The outlook on the bonds is Stable. ... more info

19 Aug 2010: OVERWEIGHT HIGH-YIELD BONDS (AT FORBES)
Northern Trust CIO Bob Browne says corporate balance sheets encourages him to overweight high-yield bonds. ... more info

19 Aug 2010: INVESTORS SHRUG OFF JAPANESE DEBT FEARS (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Not even a year ago, amid widespread concerns over Greece s debt crisis, any mention of Japanese government bonds would spur a discussion on whether the market was destined eventually to collapse under the weight of government debt. ... more info

19 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-U.S. 30-YR BOND GAINS TWO POINTS IN RALLY (AT REUTERS)
The U.S. Treasury s 30-year bond gained two full points on Thursday as investors sought safe-haven bonds amid fears of an economic slowdown. ... more info

19 Aug 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS AT 1-WK HIGH; BOJ EASING VIEW HITS YEN (AT REUTERS)
* MSCI world equity index up 0.3 pct at 289.58 * Yen falls, Japanese shares gain on BOJ easing speculation * Oil firmer; government bonds slip ... more info

19 Aug 2010: SEC SUES NEW JERSEY OVER BOND OFFERINGS
New Jersey settled SEC charges that the state misled investors about the fiscal health of its two largest state pensions while issuing billions of dollars in bonds. ... more info

19 Aug 2010: JAPANESE STEP UP FOREIGN BOND BUYS (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Japanese investors are buying foreign bonds at a record pace as excess cash, the strong yen and low domestic yields prompt a search for higher returns outside of Japan. ... more info

18 Aug 2010: OVERVIEW: JITTERY INVESTORS FIND FRESH APPETITE FOR BONDS (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Government bonds in the US, Germany and Japan were back in demand as uncertainty about the global recovery returned to unsettle equity and crude oil prices. ... more info

18 Aug 2010: SEC SUES N.J. OVER BOND OFFERINGS
New Jersey settled SEC charges that the state misled investors about the fiscal health of its two largest state pensions while issuing billions of dollars in bonds. ... more info

18 Aug 2010: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS BOND MARKET AND BUBBLE (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
It is notoriously hard to spot a bubble when you re living in one. So after the sharp rise in prices and fall in yields of the past month, it is worth asking: is there a bubble in bonds? ... more info

18 Aug 2010: NEW JERSEY SETTLES FRAUD CHARGES OVER MUNICIPAL BONDS (AT NEW YORK TIMES)
The state had been accused of failing to inform bond investors that it was underfunding its largest pension plans. ... more info

18 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS DIP AS STOCK GAINS PARE SAFE-HAVEN BIDS (AT REUTERS)
* Bonds dip on light trade as stocks rise for 2nd day * Thirty-year bonds cling to earlier gains * Market divided whether summer bond rally is near end ... more info

18 Aug 2010: INVEST IN MUNI BONDS CAREFULLY: VANGUARD MANAGER (AT CNBC)
Investing in municipal bonds, or munis, has plusses and minuses, a Vanguard manager told CNBC Wednesday, but overall he recommends putting money in select ones. ... more info

18 Aug 2010: NEW JERSEY SETTLES FRAUD CHARGES OVER BONDS (AT NEW YORK TIMES)
The state had been accused of failing to inform municipal bond investors that it was underfunding its pension plans. ... more info

18 Aug 2010: REFINANCING DEMAND BRINGS LITTLE CHEER FOR MORTGAGE BONDS (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Applications by US homeowners to refinance their mortgages have surged in the past week as interest rates touch record lows. ... more info

18 Aug 2010: N.J. SETTLES CHARGES OVER BOND OFFERINGS
The SEC sued the state of New Jersey, accusing the state of fraudulently misleading investors about the fiscal health of its two largest state pensions while issuing billions of dollars in bonds. A settlement was reached. ... more info

18 Aug 2010: CANADA HOUSING TRUST SELLS C$3.55 BLN BONDS (AT REUTERS)
Canada Housing Trust sold C$3.55 billion of mortgage bonds in two parts, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters on Wednesday. ... more info

18 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-BID FOR BONDS RETURNS (AT REUTERS)
* U.S. stocks fall after Tuesday s rally * Treasury prices retrace gains following a sell-off * Traders dismiss Treasuries short of the decade talk ... more info

18 Aug 2010: [$$] SPREAD WATCHING (AT THESTREET.COM)
The spread between the yield on the 30-year and 10-year bonds is worth keeping an eye on. ... more info

18 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: STOCKS RISE, HELPED BY WAL-MART AND HOME DEPOT REPORTS
The data provided a slice of optimism and some reassurance that the economy continued to expand, albeit slowly. ... more info

18 Aug 2010: ROBERT POWELL S YOUR PORTFOLIO: IN YOUR FLIGHT TO SAFETY, DON T CRASH (AT MARKETWATCH)
These are tricky times for investors. The economic recovery appears to be flagging. Fears of deflation are becoming widespread. And investors are building portfolio safety nets -- stashing cash in money markets, gold, government bonds and the like. ... more info

18 Aug 2010: WEDNESDAY LOOK AHEAD: STOCKS, BONDS COULD SEE FOLLOW-THROUGH WEDNESDAY (AT CNBC)
Stocks and bonds could continue to trade counter to recent trends Wednesday, traders said. ... more info

17 Aug 2010: IN YOUR FLIGHT TO SAFETY, DON T CRASH (AT MARKETWATCH)
These are tricky times for investors. The economic recovery appears to be flagging. Fears of deflation are becoming widespread. And investors are building portfolio safety nets -- stashing cash in money markets, gold, government bonds and the like. ... more info

18 Aug 2010: ROBERT POWELL'S YOUR PORTFOLIO: IN YOUR FLIGHT TO SAFETY, DON'T CRASH
These are tricky times for investors. The economic recovery appears to be flagging. Fears of deflation are becoming widespread. And investors are building portfolio safety nets -- stashing cash in money markets, gold, government bonds and the like. But this flight to safety is an overreaction, some say. ... more info

17 Aug 2010: IRELAND DEBT SALE GOES WELL
Ireland successfully sold $1.9 billion of bonds in a sale that was closely watched for signs of trouble given resurfacing worries about financial problems in the euro zone. ... more info

17 Aug 2010: BEIJING OPENS UP ON BONDS
China's central bank said it will widen overseas access to its domestic bond market as part of a program to promote the use of its yuan currency in international trade. ... more info

17 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-PROFIT-TAKING COOLS RED-HOT U.S. BOND MARKET (AT REUTERS)
* Profit-taking emerges after Monday s sharp gains * Technical signs point to severely overbought condition * Survey shows investors most bullish on bonds since Dec ... more info

17 Aug 2010: US GOVERNMENT BONDS (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Want to reduce the interest rate on your debt? If you are the US government just borrow more and lenders will flock. Borrow more to pay less is still working brilliantly for the US government. ... more info

17 Aug 2010: DUBLIN FORCED TO PAY HIGH YIELDS (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Investors demanded big premiums from Ireland to buy government bonds on Tuesday, prompting worries over the health of the eurozone debt markets. ... more info

17 Aug 2010: FED BUYS $2.55 BILLION IN TREASURY BONDS (AT MARKETWATCH)
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $2.551 billion in Treasury debt maturing from 2014 to 2016 on Tuesday. It s the first buyback operation after officials said last week that the central bank would reinvest cash from maturing mortgage-backed securities and housing agency debt back into the bond market to support the economic recovery. ... more info

17 Aug 2010: DUBLIN FORCED TO PAY HIGH YIELDS AT DEBT AUCTION (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Investors demanded big premiums from Ireland to buy government bonds on Tuesday, prompting worries over the health of the eurozone debt markets. ... more info

17 Aug 2010: STRONG IRISH AUCTION EASES EURO-ZONE FEARS
Ireland successfully sold $1.9 billion of bonds in a sale that was closely watched for signs of trouble given resurfacing worries about financial problems in the euro zone. ... more info

17 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: IN LIGHT TRADING, INDEXES CLOSE LITTLE CHANGED
Trading was light with a smattering of strength in technology shares, which bolstered the Nasdaq modestly. ... more info

17 Aug 2010: IRELAND SELLS 1.5 BLN EUROS IN GOVERNMENT BONDS (AT MARKETWATCH)
Ireland on Tuesday auctioned 1.5 billion euros in government bonds, the maximum amount on offer. The National Treasury Management Agency said it sold 500 million euros worth of three-year bonds, with bids exceeding the amount on offer 5.4 times, compared to a bid-to-cover ratio of 3.1 at a previous auction, Dow Jones Newswires reported. ... more info

17 Aug 2010: DON T TOUCH 10, 30 YEAR US BONDS: MARC FABER (AT CNBC)
Investors should stay clear of 10 and 30-year U.S. government bonds, warns Marc Faber, editor & publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, following the Treasury Department s report that China s ownership of American debt has fallen to its lowest level in a year. ... more info

16 Aug 2010: RISK AVERSION GIVES EDGE TO BONDS AND GOLD (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Investors sought top-tier government bonds and gold on Monday as risk aversion kept most global equity markets on the defensive. ... more info

16 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-LONG-DATED BONDS RALLY IN SCRAMBLE FOR YIELD (AT REUTERS)
* Some analysts call Monday s surge a capitulation move * U.S. 10-yr yield near 17-mo low, 30-yr yield 16-mo low * Two-to-10-yr yield curve flattest since April 2009 ... more info

16 Aug 2010: ECB HOLDS OFF BUYING BONDS (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Emergency government bond purchases by the European Central Bank remained close to zero last week, despite resurging nervousness about the countries worst hit by this year s crisis over eurozone public finances. ... more info

16 Aug 2010: TEN-YEAR MUNI YIELDS CONTINUE RECORD-BREAKING FALL (AT REUTERS)
Yields on top-rated, 10-year municipal bonds continued their record-breaking fall, dropping 2 basis points on Monday to 2.39 percent on Municipal Market Data s benchmark triple-A scale. ... more info

16 Aug 2010: WEALTH MANAGERS PLOUGH FUNDS INTO INVESTMENT TRUSTS (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Private client wealth managers are ploughing money into investment trusts in search of income, amid a climate of low savings rates and falling yields on bonds. ... more info

16 Aug 2010: JUNK BONDS SUGGEST 25% CHANCE OF A DOUBLE DIP (AT MARKETWATCH)
The junk-bond market may be booming, but prices suggest there’s a 25% chance of a double-dip recession, according to recent research. ... more info

16 Aug 2010: UPDATE - US SEES NET OVERALL CAPITAL OUTFLOW IN JUNE (AT REUTERS)
The United States recorded a net capital outflow in June for the first time in five months, the Treasury Department said on Monday, and China trimmed its holdings of U.S. government bonds for a second straight month. ... more info

16 Aug 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-SWISS FRANC, BONDS RISE ON GROWTH CONCERNS (AT REUTERS)
* Swiss franc rallies broadly on safe-haven demand * Dollar index falls after rising for five days * 10-yr, 30-yr U.S. Treasury yields hit 16-month lows ... more info

16 Aug 2010: 30-YEAR BOND YIELD AT LOWEST IN 16 MONTHS
The yield on U.S. 30-year Treasury bonds fell to its lowest level in 16 months on Monday with investors favoring the long-end as inflation fears ebbed in the wake of recent weak economic data. ... more info

16 Aug 2010: TRANSCRIPT: BOB BROWNE (AT FORBES)
Northern Trust Chief Investment Officer Bob Browne says he s still investing in high-yield bonds. ... more info

16 Aug 2010: 6 STOCKS WITH DIVIDENDS BEATING BOND YIELDS (AT THESTREET.COM)
Investors in low-yielding corporate bonds should consider switching to stocks that pay big dividends. ... more info

16 Aug 2010: IRISH DEFAULT INSURANCE COSTS SEE PRE-AUCTION RISE (AT MARKETWATCH)
The cost of insuring Irish government debt against default continued to rise Monday, reflecting ongoing worries about the nation’s banking sector and jitters a day ahead of an upcoming auction of up to 1.5 billion euros in government bonds. ... more info

16 Aug 2010: 6 STOCK-DIVIDEND YIELDS OUTPACING BONDS (AT THESTREET.COM)
Investors in low-yielding corporate bonds should consider switching to stocks that pay big dividends. ... more info

16 Aug 2010: INVESTORS PULL BACK FROM RISK ASSETS AFTER JAPAN DATA (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Monday 10.15 BST. The risks of a slowing global economy and potential deflation remain at the centre of traders attention, as government bonds see fresh low yields. ... more info

16 Aug 2010: ARE UK BONDS A SAFE HAVEN? (AT CNBC)
In what was said to be one of the most important meetings of the Federal Reserve, the US central bank moved last week to support lower borrowing costs by reinvesting funds from maturing mortgage-backed securities to buy longer-term government bonds. ... more info

15 Aug 2010: CHURCH BONDS: WINNERS OR SINNERS?
The church bond market can pay higher interest rates than corporate bonds and Treasurys, and defaults have historically been minimal. ... more info

15 Aug 2010: STRATEGIES: DOUBLE-DIP RECESSION? A TIPPING POINT MAY BE NEAR
Amid fears of renewed recession, Treasury bonds are still ruling the roost. ... more info

14 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES FALL AGAIN AS THE RECOVERY LOOKS LETHARGIC
Several reports, including retail sales data and the consumer price index, reminded investors of how sluggish the recovery is. ... more info

14 Aug 2010: CORPORATE-BOND RALLY KILLERS (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Investors are fleeing to the safety of investment-grade corporate bonds. But are they really as safe as people think? ... more info

13 Aug 2010: SHORT U.S. 10Y TREASURY BETS TUMBLE IN LATEST WEEK (AT REUTERS)
Speculative traders short positions in U.S. 10-year Treasury futures tumbled as the bond market rallied this week on the Federal Reserve s move to buy government bonds, Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday showed. ... more info

13 Aug 2010: TEN-YEAR MUNIS OFF AGAIN AT NEW RECORD LOW (AT REUTERS)
The yield on top-rated 10-year municipal bonds set another record low on Friday, easing 2 basis points to 2.41 percent, according to Municipal Market Data s benchmark triple-A scale. ... more info

13 Aug 2010: INDIAN FUND TO AIM FOR RETURNS OF 12% (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Investors seeking the higher yields offered by emerging market bonds now have a new way to gain exposure; an India fixed-income fund. ... more info

13 Aug 2010: SALES OF JUNK BONDS SET TO REACH NEW HIGH (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Companies sold junk bonds in record volumes this week as investors favoured the credit markets over equities in an environment of rising uncertainty over economic growth. ... more info

13 Aug 2010: WEAK ITALIAN AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS EURO DEBT WORRIES (AT MARKETWATCH)
Resurfacing euro zone debt worries were reinforced Friday after the Italian government s sale of government bonds attracted lackluster demand. ... more info

13 Aug 2010: 'JUNK' BONDS ISSUED AT RECORD PACE
U.S. companies issued risky "junk" bonds at a record clip this week, taking advantage of investor appetite for returns amid declining interest rates and tepid stock markets. ... more info

13 Aug 2010: LONG BONDS LEAD SAFETY BID
Long-dated Treasurys rose on Friday as worries about the global economic outlook bolstered demand for safe assets. ... more info

14 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES FALL AGAIN AS THE RECOVERY LOOKS LETHARGIC
Several reports, including retail sales data and the consumer price index, reminded investors of how sluggish the recovery is. ... more info

14 Aug 2010: CORPORATE-BOND RALLY KILLERS (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Investors are fleeing to the safety of investment-grade corporate bonds. But are they really as safe as people think? ... more info

13 Aug 2010: 'JUNK' BONDS ISSUED AT RECORD PACE
U.S. companies issued risky "junk" bonds at a record clip this week, taking advantage of investor appetite for returns amid declining interest rates and tepid stock markets. ... more info

13 Aug 2010: CORPORATE-BOND RALLY KILLERS (AT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Will the Bond Rally End Badly? Investors are fleeing to the safety of investment-grade corporate bonds. But are they really as safe as people think? ... more info

13 Aug 2010: SHORT U.S. 10Y TREASURY BETS TUMBLE IN LATEST WEEK (AT REUTERS)
Speculative traders short positions in U.S. 10-year Treasury futures tumbled as the bond market rallied this week on the Federal Reserve s move to buy government bonds, Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday showed. ... more info

13 Aug 2010: TEN-YEAR MUNIS OFF AGAIN AT NEW RECORD LOW (AT REUTERS)
The yield on top-rated 10-year municipal bonds set another record low on Friday, easing 2 basis points to 2.41 percent, according to Municipal Market Data s benchmark triple-A scale. ... more info

13 Aug 2010: INDIAN FUND TO AIM FOR RETURNS OF 12% (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Investors seeking the higher yields offered by emerging market bonds now have a new way to gain exposure; an India fixed-income fund. ... more info

13 Aug 2010: SALES OF JUNK BONDS SET TO REACH NEW HIGH (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Companies sold junk bonds in record volumes this week as investors favoured the credit markets over equities in an environment of rising uncertainty over economic growth. ... more info

13 Aug 2010: WEAK ITALIAN AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS EURO DEBT WORRIES (AT MARKETWATCH)
Resurfacing euro zone debt worries were reinforced Friday after the Italian government’s sale of government bonds attracted lackluster demand. ... more info

13 Aug 2010: LONG BONDS LEAD SAFETY BID
Long-dated Treasurys rose on Friday as worries about the global economic outlook bolstered demand for safe assets. ... more info

13 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: MARKETS FALL A 3RD DAY ON SLOWDOWN SIGNS
Unemployment claims, Cisco earnings and other data weighed on investors around the world. ... more info

13 Aug 2010: [$$] J&J BORROWS AT RECORD-LOW RATES (AT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)
J&J Borrows at Record-Low Rates Johnson & Johnson sold $1.1 billion of bonds at the lowest rates ever for 10-year and 30-year corporate debt securities, illustrating how eager investors are to buy corporate bonds at a time of record-low yields on government debt. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: J&J BORROWS AT RECORD-LOW RATES
Johnson & Johnson sold $1.1 billion of bonds at the lowest rates ever for 10-year and 30-year corporate debt securities, illustrating how eager investors are to buy corporate bonds at a time of record-low yields on government debt. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: HEDGE FUNDS CROWD INTO U.S. BONDS
U.S. Treasury bonds, often a top choice for risk-averse investors, are attracting more interest from hedge funds, according to a study released Wednesday by consulting firm Greenwich Associates. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ SNAPS 2-DAY SLIDE, BONDS DECLINE (AT REUTERS)
* C$ ends at 95.90 U.S. cents * Currency neared C$1.05 before turning higher * Bond prices slip after two-days of big gains ... more info

12 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-PRICES DIP AS INVESTORS CASH IN ON RECENT GAINS (AT REUTERS)
* 30-year auction rounds out Treasury s $74 bln refunding * Bonds find support on Fed s plan to buy government bonds ... more info

12 Aug 2010: 10-YR MUNI YIELD SINKS TO NEW RECORD-LOW OF 2.43 PCT (AT REUTERS)
The yield on top-rated 10-year municipal bonds fell 3 basis points to 2.43 percent on Thursday, continuing a string of record-setting lows on Municipal Market Data s benchmark triple-A scale. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: [$$] J&J TO BORROW AT RECORD-LOW RATES (AT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)
J&J to Borrow at Record-Low Rates Johnson & Johnson is set to price a bond offering at the lowest rates ever for 10-year and 30-year bonds, in a sign that investors are continuing to bet on corporate debt at a time of record-low interest rates on government bonds. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: WHY BERNANKE IS RIGHT TO FRET ABOUT DEFLATION (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
A week is a long time in the markets. Just seven days ago, a summer rally in equities was under way and investors were playing down speculation that the US Federal Reserve might start buying bonds once again. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: CORPORATE BONDS BOOST EM TRADING VOLUMES IN Q2-EMTA (AT REUTERS)
* Emerging debt trading volume jumps 57 pct year-on-year * Local-market instruments see 79 pct increase in volume * Eurobond trading volume grows 24 pct year-on-year ... more info

12 Aug 2010: NEW 30-YR AUCTION AT LOWEST YIELD SINCE MARCH 2009 (AT MARKETWATCH)
The Treasury Department sold $16 billion in 30-year bonds on Thursday at a yield of 3.954%, the lowest since March 2009. Investors offered to buy 2.77 times the amount of debt sold, compared to an average of 2.44 times at the last four new sales of 30-year bonds . ... more info

12 Aug 2010: J&J TO BORROW AT RECORD-LOW RATES
Johnson & Johnson is set to price a bond offering at the lowest rates ever for 10-year and 30-year bonds, in a sign that investors are continuing to bet on corporate debt at a time of record-low interest rates on government bonds. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: TREASURYS LOWER AFTER AUCTION
Treasurys were lower after demand on a $16 billion sale of 30-year bonds was relatively weak compared with other sales earlier in the week. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-30Y BONDS HIT SESSION HIGHS BEFORE $16 BLN SALE (AT REUTERS)
U.S. 30-year Treasury bond prices rose to session highs in mid-morning trading on Thursday as a wave of buying emerged in advance of a $16 billion auction of new 30-year supply. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: [$$] ECB BUYS IRISH GOVERNMENT BONDS TO CALM MARKET (AT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)
ECB Buys Irish Bonds to Calm Market The ECB has bought short-dated Irish government bonds over the past 24 hours in a bid to calm rising market volatility stemming from concerns on the creditworthiness of Irish banks. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: ECB BUYS IRISH BONDS TO CALM MARKET: REPORT (AT MARKETWATCH)
The European Central Bank purchased short-dated Irish government bonds in an effort to calm volatile markets amid worries over the creditworthiness of Irish banks, Dow Jones Newswires reported Thursday. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: ECB BUYS IRISH BONDS TO CALM MARKET
The ECB has bought short-dated Irish government bonds over the past 24 hours in a bid to calm rising market volatility stemming from concerns on the creditworthiness of Irish banks. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: HEDGE FUND MANAGERS LEAP INTO GOVERNMENT BONDS (AT NEW YORK TIMES)
According to an investor survey from Greenwich Associates, The Financial Times reports that hedge fund managers now account for one-fifth of all trading volume in the $10,000 billion U.S. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: NUNS SUE MORGAN STANLEY
A group of Irish investors, including hundreds of nuns, filed a class-action suit alleging Morgan Stanley failed to satisfy contractual obligations related to bonds they purchased. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-SUPPORTED IN ASIA AS STOCKS SLIDE (AT REUTERS)
U.S. Treasuries were supported in Asia on Thursday, with the 10-year yield near a 16-month low, after global shares slumped as investors switched to the safety of bonds from riskier assets. ... more info

12 Aug 2010: HEDGE FUNDS: HEDGE FUNDS PILE INTO TREASURY BOND MARKET (AT MARKETWATCH)
U.S. Treasury bonds, often a top choice for risk-averse investors, are attracting more interest from hedge funds now, according to a new study. ... more info

11 Aug 2010: WORLD EQUITIES SLIDE AS MARKETS SHUN RISK (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Global equity markets fell sharply on Wednesday and investors sought the safety of government bonds as a deteriorating outlook for economic growth, led by the US, fanned an aversion for holding risky assets. ... more info

11 Aug 2010: OVERVIEW: FLIGHT TO SAFETY AS RECOVERY HOPES FADE (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Fading confidence in the global recovery sent investors scrambling for the perceived safety of the yen, the dollar and government bonds on Wednesday as investors took fright at the Federal Reserve s downgrade of its view on the US economic outlook. ... more info

11 Aug 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS PLUNGE, DOLLAR RALLIES ON GROWTH FEARS (AT REUTERS)
* US stock indexes fall 2 pct to 3 pct, turn lower for 2010 * Dollar hits 15-yr low vs yen; gains vs other currencies * Oil down 2.8 pct; government bonds rally ... more info

11 Aug 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ SLIDES TO 3-WK LOW, BONDS SOAR ON GLOOMY DATA (AT REUTERS)
* C$ falls to 95.67 U.S. cents, up from session low * Bond prices soar on flight to safety * Canada trade deficit widens; to drag on Q2 growth ... more info

11 Aug 2010: TREASURY YIELDS TUMBLE ON FED MOVE (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said on Wednesday that it would purchase $18bn of Treasury bonds over the next month, as yields on their targeted maturities fell within sight of record lows reached at the height of the financial crisis. ... more info

11 Aug 2010: HEDGE FUNDS DEVELOP TASTE FOR US TREASURY BONDS (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Hedge fund managers have piled into the US government bond market this year in an attempt to profit from growing volatility and pricing inefficiencies arising from the US Federal Reserve s unorthodox monetary policies. ... more info

11 Aug 2010: INVESTORS FLOCKING TO CORPORATE BONDS (CNBC)
If you needed any more proof about how risk averse investors have become, look no further than the corporate bond market. With interest rates at record lows, corporate America is coming to the debt market in droves. ... more info

11 Aug 2010: HEDGE FUNDS PILE INTO TREASURY BOND MARKET (AT MARKETWATCH)
U.S. Treasury bonds, often a top choice for risk-averse investors, are attracting more interest from hedge funds now, according to a new study. ... more info

11 Aug 2010: U.S. FED CONDUCTS $540 MLN REVERSE REPOS WEDNESDAY (AT REUTERS)
The New York Federal Reserve said on Wednesday the U.S. central bank conducted a $540 million one-day reverse repurchase agreement operation that accepted Treasuries, agency debt and mortgage bonds as collateral. ... more info

11 Aug 2010: JAPAN BONDS SURGE
Japanese government bonds surged as investors flocked to safe-haven assets on concern the soaring yen and weaker economic recoveries overseas could trip Japan's export-dependent economy. ... more info

11 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-US 30-YEAR BOND BRIEFLY TRADES A POINT HIGHER (AT REUTERS)
U.S. 30-year Treasury bonds briefly traded a point higher in price on Wednesday as stocks fell sharply and boosted the safe-haven allure of lower-risk government debt. ... more info

11 Aug 2010: HEDGE FUNDS BECOME MORE ACTIVE IN TREASURIES (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Hedge fund trading of US government bonds has surged in 2010, according to a comprehensive new survey of fixed income investors. ... more info

11 Aug 2010: U.S. FED CONDUCTS $540 MLN REVERSE REPOS WEDNESDAY (AT REUTERS)
The New York Federal Reserve said on Wednesday the U.S. central bank conducted a $540 million one-day reverse repurchase agreement operation that accepted Treasuries, agency debt and mortgage bonds as collateral. ... more info

11 Aug 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-FED WEIGHS ON STOCKS, YIELDS; YEN SHINES (AT REUTERS)
* MSCI world equity index down 0.8 percent * Dollar hits 15-yr low vs broadly firmer yen after Fed * Oil down 1.2 pct; government bonds firmer ... more info

11 Aug 2010: GLOBAL MARKETS-FED S ECON VIEW WEIGHS ON STOCKS, DLR/YEN (AT REUTERS)
* MSCI world equity index down 0.6 percent * Dollar near 15-yr low vs yen after Fed; recovers vs basket * Oil down 0.9 pct; government bonds firmer ... more info

11 Aug 2010: EURO FALLS 1 PCT ON DAY VS DOLLAR (AT REUTERS)
The euro fell 1 percent on the day versus the dollar on Wednesday as investors pared back risk in the wake of the Federal Reserve s decision to reinvest proceeds from maturing mortgage bonds into government debt. ... more info

11 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-FUTURES HIT 17-MTH HIGH IN ASIA AFTER FED (AT REUTERS)
* 10-yr yield falls to 16-mth low * 2-yr/10-yr yield spread drops to tightest since May 2009 By Rika Otsuka TOKYO, Aug 11 - U.S. Treasury futures hit their highest in 17 months on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced a plan to reinvest the money from maturing mortgage bonds in government debt to help its flagging economy. ... more info

11 Aug 2010: FED OFFERS FRESH AID TO SHAKY RECOVERY
The Federal Reserve on Tuesday took a small but significant step to counter a weakening U.S. economic recovery, saying it would use cash from maturing mortgage bonds it holds to buy more government debt. ... more info

10 Aug 2010: THE FED CAN PRINT MORE MONEY, BUT IT CAN T PRINT JOBS (AT CNBC)
Did the Fed choose stimulus over dollar stability? The greenback fell and gold rose after the FOMC signaled today that it would keep its balance sheet steady by reinvesting the proceeds of mortgage bonds into Treasurys. ... more info

10 Aug 2010: DOLLAR SHEDS EARLY GAINS (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
The dollar pared early gains, and US stocks stemmed some of their losses while short- to medium-term government debt advanced after the Federal Reserve said it would begin funnelling proceeds from maturing mortgage bonds into Treasuries in an effort to support an economic recovery. ... more info

10 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-BONDS RISE AFTER FED SAYS TO BUY LONG-DATED DEBT (AT REUTERS)
* Fed makes bold move by renewing purchase of govt bonds * Fed plans to use money from maturing mortgage securities * Fed plans to start buying 2-yr-10-yr issues on Aug 17 ... more info

10 Aug 2010: FED TAKES FRESH STEPS TO SUPPORT FRAGILE RECOVERY
The Federal Reserve on Tuesday took a small but significant step to counter a weakening U.S. economic recovery, saying it would use cash from maturing mortgage bonds it holds to buy more government debt. ... more info

10 Aug 2010: CANADA FX DEBT-C$ TRIMS LOSSES, BONDS UP AFTER FED STATEMENT (AT REUTERS)
* C$ pares losses, ends down at 96.87 U.S. cents * Bonds firm; 10-yr yield hits lowest level since April * C$, bonds both underperformers against peers ... more info

10 Aug 2010: TREASURY BOND YIELDS POINTING TO A BEAR MARKET FOR STOCKS (CNBC)
In the latest battle over who does a better job of forecasting market movements, bonds are nearing a strong signal that a bear market for stocks is right around the bend. ... more info

10 Aug 2010: TREASURYS ADD TO GAINS AS FED SET TO BUY DEBT (AT CNBC)
U.S. Treasury debt prices rose Tuesday, keeping benchmark yields near 15-month lows, as stocks dipped, bolstering the safe-haven appeal of bonds in cautious trade as the Federal Reserve began a one-day policy meeting. ... more info

10 Aug 2010: US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-WALL ST TRIMS LOSSES AFTER FED STATEMENT (AT REUTERS)
U.S. stocks trimmed losses on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve said it would begin channeling proceeds from its maturing mortgage bonds into longer-term government debt in an effort to support a flagging economic recovery. ... more info

10 Aug 2010: DOLLAR WEAKENS VS YEN, EURO AFTER FED ANNOUNCEMENT (AT REUTERS)
The U.S. dollar fell against the yen and pared gains against the euro on Tuesday after the Federal Reserve said it would begin reinvesting proceeds from maturing mortgage bonds into longer-term government debt to support a flagging economy. ... more info

10 Aug 2010: RISK OF U.S. DEFLATION IS RISING: PIMCO
The United States faces a rising risk of deflation that could bolster prices of safe-haven U.S. government bonds, while hurting the prices of real estate and stocks, the world s biggest bond fund management company said on Tuesday. ... more info

10 Aug 2010: TREASURY BOND YIELDS POINTING TO A BEAR MARKET FOR STOCKS (AT CNBC)
In the latest battle over who does a better job of forecasting market movements, bonds are nearing a strong signal that a bear market for stocks is right around the bend. ... more info

10 Aug 2010: HOSPITAL BOND ISSUE FACES NEBRASKA COUNTY VOTERS
Fillmore County, Neb., voters are being asked whether they want authorities to issue up to $18 million in bonds to build a hospital in Geneva. ... more info

10 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-STEADY TO HIGHER AS POSSIBLE SELLOFF EYED AFTER FED (AT REUTERS)
* Bonds sell-off possible if Fed does not act aggressively * Fed expected to acknowledge softening economic recovery * Three-year notes to be auctioned near record low yield ... more info

10 Aug 2010: CENTRAL HUIJIN PLANS BOND SALES
Central Huijin, an arm of China's CIC, will sell its first batch of bonds as soon as this month and aims to issue up to $27.7 billion of bonds by 2011 to maintain its stakes in large banks, a person familiar with the situation said. ... more info

10 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES GAIN AS INVESTORS AWAIT FED MEETING
Economic data in the United States continues to point toward a slowdown, which has added to the importance of Tuesday’s Fed meeting. ... more info

10 Aug 2010: BUY AMERICAN, AS IN BUILD AMERICA BONDS (AT BARRON S ONLINE)
Top-quality taxable munis yield more than middling corporates; also, Pimco at a discount. ... more info

9 Aug 2010: ANADARKO LOOKS BEYOND SPILL WITH $2BN ISSUE (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Anadarko, the US partner to BP in the oil well at the centre of the Gulf of Mexico spill, sold $2bn in bonds on Monday, highlighting renewed confidence in the sector as well as strong demand for corporate debt in the US. ... more info

9 Aug 2010: [$$] DON T IGNORE THE BOND MARKET S WORRIES (AT BARRON S ONLINE)
When stocks and bonds say different things about the investor appetite for risk, it is better to listen to bonds. ... more info

9 Aug 2010: ARE MUNICIPAL BONDS A SMART CHOICE FOR INVESTORS? (AT CNBC)
With municipal bonds you have to take your tax rate into consideration, the lower your tax rate the less attractive muni s are, Ben Thompson, founding principal of Samson Capital Advisors told CNBC. ... more info

9 Aug 2010: FITCH RATINGS RATES KKR LONG-TERM BONDS AT A
Fitch Ratings said Monday it has assigned an A mid-level investment-grade rating to global asset manager KKR & Co. LP, with a stable outlook. ... more info

9 Aug 2010: TREASURY-SHORTING ETFS YIELD LOSSES
Betting against Treasury bonds was supposed to be the no-brainer strategy for 2010. Instead, shorting government debt has brought steep losses so far. ... more info

9 Aug 2010: GOLDMAN LOST OVER $100 MILLION ON 3 DAYS IN QUARTER (AT NEW YORK TIMES)
Goldman Sachs, the bank that makes the most revenue trading stocks and bonds, lost money in that business on 10 days in the second quarter, ending a three-month streak of loss-free days at the start of the year. ... more info

9 Aug 2010: FALCONE SEEKING WIRELESS INVESTORS (AT NEW YORK TIMES)
Philip A. Falcone has hired UBS to line up investors to finance building a high-speed wireless network, Reuters reports. Mr. Falcone s hedge fund, Harbinger Capital Partners, is pledging billions of dollars in stock, bonds, corporate loans and other assets as collateral for the deal. ... more info

9 Aug 2010: A PUSH FOR BONDS AS SHARES FALL (AT NEW YORK TIMES)
The bond market in the United States rallied on Friday and stocks retreated after a snapshot of the national job market came in weaker than expected, stoking concerns about the economy. ... more info

8 Aug 2010: GREEK BONDS STILL OFF-LIMITS FOR MANY
What does Greece have to do to get a little credit from investors? There are good reasons, though, for the lack of action. ... more info

8 Aug 2010: MANAGING MONEY GETS MORE DIFFICULT (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Return figures for the first half of 2010 did not make for inspiring reading. Government bonds performed rather well and some high yield and emerging market credits much better still. ... more info

8 Aug 2010: AN EVANGELIST FOR CONVERTIBLE BONDS SINGS THEIR PRAISE (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
More than a century after their invention, the market for convertible bonds still only amounts to about $500bn , compared with something like $26,000bn for corporate bonds and $42,000bn for equities. ... more info

7 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: A PUSH FOR BONDS AS SHARES FALL
Treasury prices rose, but rates fell. The yield on the two-year Treasury note briefly fell below 0.50 percent for the first time ever. ... more info

6 Aug 2010: HOME LOAN BANKS TAKE HITS ON BONDS
Two Federal Home Loan Banks reported second-quarter losses in part because of larger loss provisions for the so-called private-label mortgage securities. ... more info

6 Aug 2010: A PUSH FOR BONDS AS SHARES FALL
Treasury prices rose, but rates fell. The yield on the two-year Treasury note briefly fell below 0.50 percent for the first time ever. ... more info

6 Aug 2010: ARGENTINA S CORDOBA SELLS $400 MLN IN 2017 BONDS (AT REUTERS)
Argentina s Cordoba province on Friday sold $400 million worth of seven-year bonds at par, paying a yield of 12.375 percent, an investor who purchased some of the bonds said. ... more info

6 Aug 2010: STOCKS, BONDS DIVERGE
Treasury yields fell to historic new lows after the jobs report, but major indexes rebounded from an intraday drop to finish nearly unchanged. ... more info

6 Aug 2010: BOND REPORT: TREASURY YIELDS TOUCH NEW LOWS AFTER PAYROLLS (AT MARKETWATCH)
A weak report on the U.S. labor market raises expectations that the Federal Reserve may take steps next week toward using monetary policy to support the economy. Prices for Treasury notes and bonds gain as their yields once again give ground. ... more info

6 Aug 2010: EUROPE'S EYE-CATCHING DIVIDENDS
Average dividend yields on European stocks are now higher than those on government bonds for only the third time in 30 years. ... more info

6 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES SLIP AS TRADERS AWAIT JULY JOBS REPORT
Markets weighed reports that claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly last week and that retailers reported only modest growth in sales in July. ... more info

6 Aug 2010: SELL G7 BONDS AHEAD OF FED MEETING: STRATEGIST (AT CNBC)
Get out of the G7 bond market excluding Canada ahead of next Tuesday s Federal Reserve meeting, Marc Ostwald, a strategist at Monument Securities, said. ... more info

5 Aug 2010: CHILE S ENAP SAYS $500 MLN BOND SALE OVERSUBCRIBED (AT REUTERS)
Chilean state oil company ENAP said on Thursday it s sale of $500 million in 10-year bonds with a 5.303 percent yield was five times oversubscribed. ... more info

5 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-WEAK JOBS DATA BOOSTS BONDS AHEAD OF PAYROLLS (AT REUTERS)
* Weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rise * Position squaring sets in ahead of payrolls By Burton Frierson NEW YORK, Aug 5 - U.S. Treasuries rose on Thursday after gloomy jobs data supported expectations that the economy will remain on a path of low growth and subdued inflation. ... more info

5 Aug 2010: [$$] BETTING ON THE RALLY, WITHOUT BUYING STOCKS (AT THESTREET.COM)
We don t like buying strength, so we re going short bonds. ... more info

5 Aug 2010: JOBS REPORT TO HELP DELINEATE RUNNING OF THE BULLS
Friday's July jobs report will test the mettle of bulls in both bonds and stocks. ... more info

5 Aug 2010: [$$] ACER SEEKS $500 MILLION VIA CONVERTIBLE BONDS (AT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)
Acer Seeks $500 Million Taiwanese personal computer manufacturer Acer is looking to raise $500 million through a mix of five-year and seven-year convertible bonds. ... more info

5 Aug 2010: ACER SEEKS $500 MILLION
Taiwanese personal computer manufacturer Acer is looking to raise $500 million through a mix of five-year and seven-year convertible bonds. ... more info

5 Aug 2010: SPAIN SELLS BONDS AT LOWER YIELDS
The Spanish Treasury sold the maximum intended $4.61 billion in a short-dated government-bond auction at sharply lower yields than previously. ... more info

5 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES TURN HIGHER AS TRADERS LOOK TO JOBS REPORT
Shares were driven by reports that private employers added 42,000 jobs in July and that growth in the services sector was better than expected. ... more info

5 Aug 2010: JAPAN BANK BUYING HELPING TO PUSH DOWN U.S. YIELDS (AT REUTERS)
*Japanese foreign bond buying about $130 bln over 12 weeks *Smaller Japanese banks now buying U.S. Treasuries *Japanese favouring 5-year U.S. bonds ... more info

5 Aug 2010: JAPAN'S 40-YEAR BONDS SELL WELL
New 40-year Japanese government bonds received strong demand at Thursday's auction despite a low yield, confirming the popularity of safe-haven assets. ... more info

4 Aug 2010: U.S. TREASURY REFUNDING: $74 BILLION TOTAL
The U.S. Treasury Department will sell a smaller amount of notes and bonds next week in its quarterly refunding auctions and expects to keep cutting auction sizes gradually as the economy slowly recovers. ... more info

4 Aug 2010: EMERGING MARKETS-VENEZUELAN BONDS RALLY, US DATA LIFTS PESOS (AT REUTERS)
* Mexican peso up 0.4 pct after U.S. jobs, services data * Chilean peso hits strongest level in nearly 5 months * Brazil s investors cautious over cenbank intervention ... more info

4 Aug 2010: SALE OF US 30-YEAR BONDS CAUSES FRICTION (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
A split is emerging among investors and dealers in the US government bond market over how the US Treasury should finance its record borrowing needs, with the scale of 30-year debt sales causing particular friction. ... more info

4 Aug 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: SHARES SLIP ON LOWER HOME SALES AND FLAT SPENDING
Mixed earnings reports on Tuesday took some excitement away from the big gains to start August. ... more info

4 Aug 2010: JAPAN SENGOKU:YIELD FALLS SHOW MONEY FLOWING TO BONDS (AT REUTERS)
Japan s top government spokesman said on Wednesday that a decline in government bond yields globally reflects a shift of money into fixed-income assets. ... more info

4 Aug 2010: JAPANESE GOVERNMENT BOND YIELD HITS SEVEN-YEAR LOW (AT MARKETWATCH)
Japanese government bonds rose in Wednesday trading, with the yield on the 10-year bond dropping below the 1% mark for the first time in seven years, according to reports. The yield on the newly issued 10-year bond fell 2.5 basis points to 0.995%, the lowest since Aug. 14, 2003. ... more info

3 Aug 2010: STRATEGIST: TAX-EXEMPT BONDS COULD CONTINUE RALLY (AT CNBC)
Data suggests that tax-exempt bonds may continue to rally from current, historic high prices and low yields. But why? This strategist thinks there are at least three reasons. ... more info

3 Aug 2010: TREASURIES-TREASURIES CLIMB AS INVESTORS MULL FED DIRECTION (AT REUTERS)
* WSJ report raises prospects of Fed buying bonds * Two-year note yield falls to record low * Pending home sales, factory orders data bolster gains ... more info

3 Aug 2010: U.S. 2-YEAR YIELDS TOUCH NEW RECORD LOW (AT MARKETWATCH)
Treasury prices rose, pushing yields on 2-year notes to fresh historic lows, after an article in The Wall Street Journal saying the Federal Reserve may consider a modest change in how they manage their massive portfolio, by using receipts from maturing mortgage debt or Treasury bonds to purchase more debt. ... more info

2 Aug 2010: JAPAN NODA: LOWER BOND YIELDS DUE TO TRUST IN JGBS (AT REUTERS)
Japanese Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda said on Tuesday current long-term interest rates reflect the market s trust in Japanese government bonds. ... more info

2 Aug 2010: DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS MARKETING HIGH-YIELD BONDS (AT REUTERS)
So You Think You Can Dance has been a hit with reality television fans, but will junk bond investors be willing to bet on the series? ... more info

2 Aug 2010: INVESTORS RENEW INTEREST IN JUNK BONDS (AT FINANCIAL TIMES)
Investor interest in junk bonds rebounded sharply last month as strong returns from the sector fuelled a sharp increase in issuance. ... more info

2 Aug 2010: US TREASURY TO BORROW $350 BLN IN JULY-SEPT QTR (AT REUTERS)
The U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday it plans to borrow $350 billion in the July-September quarter by issuing new government bonds. ... more info

2 Aug 2010: ECB BUYS FEWER GOVERNMENT BONDS
The European Central Bank cut its purchases of government bonds by more than 50% last week, reinforcing impressions that it has all but withdrawn from public-debt markets. ... more info

1 Aug 2010: RELIABLE INCOME AND CAPITAL PRESERVATION (AT MARKETWATCH)
High-yield bonds, though alternately seen as either sleepy or risky, can serve as part of a core investment strategy, especially during times like ours, when exuberant equity expectations have been subdued and look like they will remain that way for a while. ... more info

1 Aug 2010: JUNK BONDS: SAVVY INVESTMENT OR FOOL S GOLD?
A sideways stock market has investors searching for other places to make a decent return on their money. And junk bonds, for better or worse, are starting to look like gems to many. ... more info

31 Jul 2010: STOCKS AND BONDS: WALL STREET SETTLES DOWN AFTER TAKING IN G.D.P. REPORT
Investors were particularly fretful about the G.D.P. report because it comes at the end of a run of worse than expected economic data and a warning from the Fed. ... more info

30 Jul 2010: ARE BONDS EXPENSIVE? STOCKS CHEAP? OR BOTH?
After lagging behind bond performance this year, stocks appear historically cheap compared to bonds, offering investors reason to favor stocks, particularly if they are optimistic about the economic outlook. ... more info

29 Jul 2010: FADING FEARS LIFT BUND YIELDS, BUT UPSIDE LIMITED (AT MARKETWATCH)
The safe-haven appeal of German government bonds has faded, but it’s not likely to disappear.