debt ceiling Tag

International Demand Explodes for Short-Term US Treasuries

06 Jun, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Economy, News

Two weeks ago, we noted that Congress would soon raise the debt ceiling, but that this could set up unexpected consequences for investors. Now that that the debt ceiling is raised until 2025, the US Treasury is free to fund the government’s liabilities since January....

Warming to Duration

30 May, by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Markets

Leading into the weekend, where the debt ceiling had not been settled, markets were exhibiting very interesting positioning. To start, US Treasuries across the maturity spectrum were hugely out of favor. Net speculator positioning in options and futures were as short as they have every...

Investors Only Have Eyes for Cash

22 May, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Markets

If you are starting to have a case of déjà vu around the current debt ceiling negotiations, you are not alone. In 2011, markets were relatively flat during the year before Congress and the White House (temporarily) buried the hatchet with the passage of the...