Treasuries considered to be safer

...My father told me U.S. Treasury securities are both safer...have any comments? What are Treasury securities and how are they...seems father does know best. Treasuries are considered safer than...fairly comparable to CDs. Treasury securities are basically obligations...

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.23 percent

...level.Mortgage rates often follow the yield on the 10-year Treasury note. The 10-year note traded at 2.62 percent Wednesday...bond prices fall.The increase in the yield on the benchmark Treasury bond was stoked by speculation in financial markets that the...

Fed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for considerable period

...about 25 points to a record high.The yield on the 10-year Treasury note edged up to 2.62 percent from 2.59 percent late Tuesday...said it will make another $10 billion cut in the pace of its Treasury and mortgage bond purchases, which have been intended to keep...

New rules aim to reduce default rates in reverse mortgages amid signs program is rebounding

...70 billion over a 30-year period, FHA was forced last year to receive a $1.7 billion emergency cash infusion from the Treasury, in large part because of losses from reverse mortgages during the downturn. The total projected losses, the most recent...

Don't blame Obama only

...Security's trust funds, which hold $2.76 trillion in Treasury securities (16.5 percent of the debt). Another creditor is the Federal Reserve, which holds $2.1 trillion worth of Treasuries (12.4 percent of the debt). So when Republicans claim...

Foreign holdings of Treasury debt top $6 trillion

...WASHINGTON - Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings in...6 trillion for the first time.The Treasury Department reports that total foreign...that the two biggest foreign owners of Treasury securities reduced their holdings slightly...

Dollar value, oil deflate stocks

...stocks sliding Wednesday as the prospect of inflation and rising interest rates sank in on Wall Street. Yields on long-dated Treasuries surged to an eight-month high, and the Dow Jones industrial average skidded 107 points. A gradual acceleration of inflation...

Commission disbands after overseeing return of looted gold

...up more than a half-century ago to oversee the return of about $4 billion in gold plundered by the Nazis from European treasuries, ended its mission Wednesday by urging similar justice for individuals. The commission, set up by Britain, France and...

US job growth drops to 142,000, slowest in 8 months

...industrial average initially fell, but stocks returned to positive territory by Friday afternoon. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note dropped to 2.43 percent from 2.45 percent late Thursday. That suggests that some investors sought the safety of bonds...

Fannie, Freddie post profits in 2Q; pay dividends

...Fannie will pay a dividend of $3.7 billion to the U.S. Treasury next month. With its previous payments totaling $126.7...entire net worth above $2.4 billion in each quarter to the Treasury. Fannie and Freddie said their net worth in the first quarter...