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  • Jeffrey Sheldon Jr., left, of Knight Capital Americas uses a controller while looking at his monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Apr. 18, 2011, the day Standard & Poor's issued a warning on U.S. government debt. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

    Confidence in U.S. bonds slipped well before threat of downgrade

    The threat of the first downgrade of U.S. government debt - for decades considered the safest investment in the world - came as a jolt to some in Washington last week, but financial markets foreshadowed the move for months.

  • Mortgage Q&A: Warning on QEII's end

    Last week, economist and bond expert William H. Gross, warned that when the Federal Reserve ends its second round of "quantitative easing," any recovery momentum in the economy may reverse. Quantitative easing is the term used to describe the Fed's policies of buying huge amounts of Treasury bonds in hopes of creating a demand for these instruments, keeping interest rates - including mortgage rates - down.

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