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Treasury Market

Bonds

Why Investors Are Buying Negative-Yield Bonds

Negative-yield bonds are the next crazy result in a global economy turned upside-down by central banks.

Here's how these bonds work and why some investors are buying them...

Global Markets

World Leaders Will Use G20 to Whine About Donald Trump Instead of Fixing Economies

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew won't be quiet at the G20 Summit this weekend.

Not with Donald Trump as the GOP nominee.

In fact, we're expecting trash talk galore...

Washington

This Policy Will Beat Down U.S. Profits

The new rules from the U.S. Treasury and Congress on tax inversions will hurt U.S. corporate profits.

The Allergan/Pfizer deal makes these problems clear.

Here's what investors need to know about the new tax rules...

Washington

Border Patrol Budget Cuts Despite a 115% Surge in Immigrants

On Feb. 4, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security revealed they'd concocted a list of border patrol budget cuts for fiscal year 2017.

These budget cuts could threaten a program when it's needed the most.

Especially after the recently-reported 115% uptick in immigrants crossing our southern border...

Washington

Wasteful Government Spending: Walls That Melt in the Rain, Catfish Inspectors, and More

With a national debt of $18.4 trillion, you'd think that tracking down and eliminating wasteful government spending would be more of a U.S. priority.

In the tradition of retired Sen. Tom Coburn, two lawmakers, Rep. Steve Russell, R-OK, and Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, are now publishing examples of government waste.

Here are 11 hard-to-stomach instances of wasteful government spending...

Bond Market

Why the U.S. Treasury Market Is No Longer Safe

The U.S. Treasury market is worth more than $12 trillion. It's believed to be the safest market in the world. Whenever there's a panic and the markets freak out, investors dump stocks and buy Treasuries. That's the so-called "flight to quality."

However, back on Oct. 15, when the last flight to quality exploded, the U.S. Treasury market failed to do what it had always done.

It failed to be safe - and nobody's talking about it...