May 7th, 2009 17:12:21 GMT

Long bond auction not so hot

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The end of this week’s refunding was the clunker along the bunch. The US ended up offering about 8 bp more than expected for the $14 bln in 30 year bonds. the yield on the long bond was 4.288%.  With … Continue reading

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May 7th, 2009 15:14:13 GMT

Obama: We’re tightening our belt

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President Obama is on the tube, taking credit for finding some change under the cushions on the sofa. His administration has found $17 bln in savings in a $3.5 trln federal budget. Well done. Markets are taking a breather aftr … Continue reading

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May 7th, 2009 11:18:43 GMT

Scary talk from Geithner

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Reuters is running headlines quoting Tim Geithner. He says the will seek to maximize value for taxpayers in banks in which it becomes a common shareholder. The headline sound mundane enough but government stakes raise the specter of the government … Continue reading

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May 7th, 2009 07:09:33 GMT

Roll up!!! Roll up!!!

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Time is fast running out if you want to enter the non-farm payroll contest http://www.forexlive.com/24571/all/make-lost-jobs-your-gain

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May 7th, 2009 04:21:17 GMT

Geithner says bank stress tests “reassuring”

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US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said that none of the stress tested banks are insolvent and the results are reassuring. JPY crosses continue to ease off intraday highs.

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