U.S. Department of the Treasury

With the deficit in the United States now over $22 trillion, there may come a day when deficits and credit actually matter again.
Jon C. Ogg
With another round of Presidential candidate debates on the docket, it’s time to talk about deficits. Realistically, it seems no one in Washington, D.C. has any great plans about how to deal...
Jon C. Ogg
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday released a plan to revitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored companies that hold about half the country's $11 trillion mortgage loan...
Paul Ausick
Explaining negative interest rates is arcane, almost as if it were medieval times and peasants were so desperate to protect their few coins they own from brigands and warlords that they were willing...
Jon C. Ogg
In the argument about who pays for negative interest rates, there may be no winners. It still looks like the odds of negative interest rates in the United States appear to be less than zero.
Jon C. Ogg
While the latest fallout after the trade war salvos seems to have priced in close to half of an additional interest rate cut from the U.S. Federal Reserve, it's time to wonder what will happen.
Jon C. Ogg
Just as China has more to lose than the United States in a trade war, it has more to potentially lose than the United States if it decides to dump its U.S. Treasury holdings entirely.
Jon C. Ogg
Global government debt reached the equivalent of $66 trillion at the end of 2018 according to a report from Fitch Ratings. That's almost twice as high as global debt at the end of 2007 -- and is now...
Jon C. Ogg
The Federal Reserve announced on Thursday that it had sent payments of more than $65 billion back to the U.S. Treasury from its estimated net income in 2018.
Jon C. Ogg
The FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile for the second quarter of 2018 indicates that commercial banks and savings institutions that are insured by the agency had a total net income of more than $60...
Jon C. Ogg
There are 10 takeaways that the investment community should take away from Fed Chair Powell's testimony.
Jon C. Ogg
The European Central Bank voted to leave interest rates and its policies unchanged on Thursday.
Jon C. Ogg
It turns out that the rumors that China was going to stop or seriously slow down its buying of Treasuries isn't true. That being said, there are still other risks to weigh for interest rates.
Jon C. Ogg
There is a point that the yield on Treasury bonds will compete with stocks. That's still a ways higher, but some serious consideration needs to be given to what is happening.
Jon C. Ogg
Forget about being too nervous about the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates. In the September FOMC meeting, Janet Yellen and the FOMC have indicated that most Fed governors are expecting just one...
Jon C. Ogg