U.S. Department of the Treasury

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has thrown cold water on plans to move ahead with privatizing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the Biden administration takes office.
It has been a rocky and wild ride in the financial markets in 2020. The recovery to all-time highs in stocks has been stellar, but the relative move in Bitcoin has been something else entirely. With...
The trillions and trillions of economic stimulus ultimately have to be paid for by some means. Now the whole world seems to be drowning in debt.
The Federal Reserve has announced an update to its Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF). The lending program may acquire up to $250 billion in outstanding corporate bonds and another...
Now that June is underway, the recent recovery in unemployment and the continued surge in the stock market have managed to surprise just about everyone. These are also hard to fathom in the wake of...
The United States government has been unleashing an unprecedented flood of money to stabilize the economy and act as stimulus. Interest rates are already now back at zero-percent, and the Federal...
When the Federal Reserve adopted a zero-interest rate policy (ZIRP) in the past, it was meant to be the ultimate economic stimulus package.
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions. The Federal Reserve, Treasury and even politicians in America have managed to forge together bailout and rescue packages to fight the COVID-19...
The interest rate climate was supposed to be stable for 2020. That all ended in an instant recession brought on by the coronavirus outbreak and after the situation was magnified after an oil share...
The Federal Reserve has gone out of its way to assure financial markets that it is entering into full-blown easing and stabilizing mode. In an unprecedented move for a Sunday, ahead of the global...
When markets are in panic and when they have decoupled from what was expected, governments have the power to intervene to keep the system running.
One of the biggest concerns in the financial markets at this time is that governments and central banks have few obvious policy tools to help keep their economies going if what was seen in China...
One of the biggest concerns in the financial markets at this time is that governments and central banks have few obvious policy tools to help keep their economies going if what was seen in China...
Long-term Treasury yields are at lows that have never been seen before, and parts of the yield curve are inverted. With a fresh case of the coronavirus in the United States, the markets are feeling...
With the Federal Reserve announcement on a decision on interest rates this week, many eyes will be focused on what is going on with Treasury yields over the coming days.