• U.S. 10-year yield at highest in four years

    6 monthes ago - By Reuters

    U.S. bond prices fell, with the 10-year yield hitting its highest in over four years, amid worries about growing government debt and inflation as oil and commodity prices climb. Aleksandra Michalska reports.
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  • Best's Special Report: Abrupt Interest Rate Hikes Could Pose Challenges to Life Insurers

    6 monthes ago - By A.M. Best

    How the U.S. Federal Reserve proceeds on interest rate hikes remains critical to the U.S. life/annuity insurance industry. According to a new A.M. Best special report, a slow, smooth ...
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  • Who's buying Treasuries?: Domestic vs. foreign ownernship of U.S. federal debt

    6 monthes ago - By FRED

    As long as a government runs deficits, it has to find buyers for its bonds. In the years after the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve was a willing buyer of U.S. Treasury bonds. Since 2014, though, the Fed has put its buying spree on hold. So, somebody else must be taking up the slack. But who? The graph above addresses this question. Contrary to some reports, foreigners are not soaking up federal government debt. It seems to be domestic private investors, given that their holdings have continued increasing, while foreigners' holdings have not. In terms of shares, as shown in the graph...
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