Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 1:17 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The introduction of new predators into an existing ecosystem wreaks havoc. That may be the case with today’s Treasury market. With the introduction of a mammoth bond buyer in the form of the Federal Reserve conducting Operation Twist, the natural habitat of the bond market has been altered. When there is a great demand for

Thursday, April 07, 2011 9:30 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Even if the federal government shuts down this weekend, the wheels still need to be greased so Treasury auctions will not be impacted by a government shutdown, Bloomberg.com reported on Monday. More worrying for the Treasury department would be a failure of Congress to raise the debt ceiling. Some House Republicans have vowed not to

Friday, October 15, 2010 1:51 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

On Wednesday the Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced another round of Treasury purchases. The tentative schedule calls for $32 billion worth of Treasury securities to be purchased through mid-November. There are probably more economic stimulus measures on the way. On Friday, Ben Bernanke gave a speech that outlined the Federal Reserve’s concerns about

Thursday, June 24, 2010 3:43 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

CD rates fell again this week in the weekly interest rate survey. Though one-year CD rates did rally enough to muster up one basis point, maturities between two and five years fell. Not by much, five-year CD rates lost 3 basis points to 2.02 APY. With short-term interest rates set by the Fed as low