Treasury bond yields

Suddenly, Bonds are Riskier than Stocks

Bonds have outperformed stocks over the last 30-year period, but things are changing and bonds are no longer the safe haven they once were. In fact, bonds already look overvalued, and if rock-bottom interest rates keep moving higher, bond funds could plunge.

Treasury TIPS: A Looming Disaster for Small Investors

Hoping to add some safety against inflation to their portfolios, many folks have been investing in Treasury inflation-protected securities -- TIPS. So now that inflation is on the horizon, they should be sitting pretty, right? Unfortunately not. Here's why.

If These Big Names Are Right, Brace for Rising Rates

When pros like Warren Buffett and Goldman Sachs start making moves predicated on the expectation of higher rates, investors best take note. And if those smart-money bets are based on a strengthening U.S. economy, the impact on markets could be widespread.

Will a Rising Dollar Hammer Down Gold?

A rapidly growing list of reports shows a U.S. economic recovery that's far stronger than most had anticipated just months ago. And both deflation and inflation seem less likely to explode. All this is boosting the dollar -- and could soon dim the gold bugs' argument.

Treasury Bonds: From Ultra-Safe to Battered and Bruised

The bonds have the full backing of the U.S. government. But investors this week may be waking up to an entirely different risk: the alarming drop in bond values and rising yields that brightening economic prospects can bring.

Tax Cut Deal May Incite Bond Vigilantes, 'Dr. Doom' Warns

Nouriel Roubini, the NYU economics professor who has earned the nickname "Dr. Doom" for his predictions, says he's concerned the tax cut compromise struck by President Obama and GOP leaders could expose the U.S. to bond vigilantes who will drive up bond yields, resulting in higher borrowing costs for the federal government.

Double-Dip Recession? Yield Curve Says No

Despite what so many pundits say, the most accurate economic predictor -- the yield curve -- says we're not heading for a double-dip recession. But don't celebrate too much: We're still in the recession that started in 2007, and projections predict continued sluggish growth ahead.

The Treasury Bond Bubble: A Survival Guide for Investors

With more big names raising concerns about overheated T-bonds, what's an investor with a Treasury-heavy portfolio to do? Some ideas: Consider corporate bonds or perhaps stick with government debt, but only short-term securities.