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Why you should care about the yield curve

by Paddy Hirsch Sep 9, 2015
It reflects what investors think will happen to the economy.
Think of the yield curve in terms of "Chutes and Ladders"
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By The Numbers

A bill is not a bond is not a note

by Jonathan Karp Oct 15, 2013
Treasuries come in all ages and levels of maturity.
Raising the Debt Ceiling

Debt ceiling fears push financial institutions to sell Treasuries

by , and Oct 11, 2013
Some financial institutions, worried they might not get their money back if the Treasury defaults on its debt, are selling their short term government debt. This presents risks to the financial system and to the economy.
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What's a floating-rate note and how does it work?

by Paddy Hirsch Aug 6, 2012
The Treasury Department is planning to roll out a floating-rate note program in about a year. But what is a floating-rate note and why do we need one? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains with a boat analogy.
The Treasury Department is planning to roll out a floating-rate note program in about a year. But what is a floating-rate note and why do we need one? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
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Explaining the Fed's 'Operation Twist' with diamonds

by Paddy Hirsch Jun 26, 2012
The Federal Reserve's most recent policy move is simply a way of driving down interest rates. But how does it work? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains Operation Twist with a simple analogy.
The Federal Reserve's most recent policy move is simply a way of driving down interest rates. But how does it work? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains Operation Twist with a simple analogy.
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Final Note

Who are the biggest holders of U.S. debt?

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 4, 2012
There's always talk that foreigners -- China, especially -- hold all of our debt, but that isn't true.
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Why the Fed is buying back Treasuries and how that helps

by Paddy Hirsch Sep 1, 2010
Here's an email I got earllier this week:...

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When you hear us warning that the credit market shows signs of severe stress, what's the index to watch? There's no easy answer. There's a...