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Treasuries Gain as Fed Indicates Slow Approach to Rate Increases

bloomberg.com — Treasuries rose as the Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged and signaled it's open to raising interest rates in June. Bonds were set to gain for the first time in eight days, which would snap the longest slide since 2014, after officials held their target range for the federal funds rate at 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent following a two-day meeting in Washington.

Why Wells Fargo Finally Joined the Bond World's Most Select Club

bloomberg.com — At a time when Wall Street banks say they're running out of reasons to trade with the U.S. government, Wells Fargo & Co. is jumping into the market. For Wells Fargo, though, it's not so much about dealing with the U.S.

Treasury Market’s Fastest Traders Don’t Like Trading Treasuries

bloomberg.com — Sam Priyadarshi knew the Federal Reserve's March statement was good for the Treasury market before he'd read a word of it. Just as the statement was released, Vanguard Group's head fixed-income derivatives trader saw a chart of 10-year Treasury futures prices go vertical.

Push for Treasuries Trading Data May Gather Steam by Year-End

wealthmanagement.com — Copyright Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government expects to come up with a plan by year-end to gather more complete data on trading in the Treasuries market. It may also decide how much of the information -- if any -- it will release to taxpayers.

Push for Treasuries Trading Data May Gather Steam by Year-End

bloomberg.com — The U.S. government expects to come up with a plan by year-end to gather more complete data on trading in the Treasuries market. It may also decide how much of the information -- if any -- it will release to taxpayers. The Treasury Department is developing a plan for regulators to access "all cash Treasuries data," U.S.

Treasuries Gain as Global Investors Boost Demand at Note Auction

bloomberg.com — Treasuries fluctuated, paring earlier losses, after reports showed retail sales and wholesale prices fell short of economist projections in March. Benchmark 10-year yields were little changed before the U.S. sells $20 billion of the debt in the second of three auctions of coupon securities this week. The Commerce Department reported sales at U.S.

Bond Market's Fed Forecasters on Hold as Long End Comes in Focus

bloomberg.com — The bond market's Federal Reserve forecasting mechanism is idling as traders figure out how to work international economic factors into their outlook for U.S. interest rates. Treasuries maturing in two to five years staged the biggest gains during the past month's rally in government debt.

Goldman Taps Rofey to Head U.S. Rates Amid Trader Turnover

bloomberg.com — Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has promoted Scott Rofey to head its U.S. interest-rates business amid personnel turnover in that group. Rofey, who was named partner in 2012, will lead the U.S. interest-rate products trading group, according to a March memo from Kostas Pantazopoulos, global head of interest-rate products, obtained by Bloomberg News.

`Risk-On' Rally Loses Luster When Viewed Against Haven Markets

bloomberg.com — From stocks to developing-nation currencies, riskier assets around the world have been flashing the all-clear signal for over a month. But for investors in the world's safest securities, nothing has changed, and that may spell trouble. Some of the world's great haven destinations have proven resilient amid a rally that's sent global equities surging more than 11 percent from their February lows.

Treasuries Rally Intact as Global Woes Outweigh U.S. Job Gains

bloomberg.com — Benchmark Treasuries logged their best week since January even as data pointed to U.S. job-market strength. The rally shows traders are betting the Federal Reserve is focusing more on the struggling global economy than on data back home, according to Aaron Kohli of BMO Capital Markets.
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Apr 29, 2016

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Apr 28, 2016

RT @lisaabramowicz1: Do flash crashes really make financial markets less stable? In currencies, maybe not. bloomberg.com/gadfly/article…

Apr 28, 2016

RT @georgepearkes: Yen futures positioning...net position as % of total OI. pic.twitter.com/RTL3hDHT5F

Apr 27, 2016

Things we can all agree on: 'The Risk Of Non-Performance From The Gods' would be a killer band name. ftalphaville.ft.com/2016/04/26/216… v @izakaminska

Apr 27, 2016

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Apr 27, 2016

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Apr 27, 2016

Here's the US dollar's move after the Fed, otherwise known as the "DOLLAR BULLS HIT A WALL" technical formation pic.twitter.com/trfskocBzg

Apr 27, 2016

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Apr 27, 2016

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