Concern about the Federal Reserve's pulling back on its purchases of Treasurys may be alleviated by new collateral rules for insurers, hedge funds and others, according to this article. The $633 trillion over-the-counter derivatives market will seek trillions of dollars' worth of Treasurys to satisfy collateral rules, observers say. "This is going to be a new, very powerful engine that drives demand for Treasurys," said Ted Leveroni of Omgeo, a trade processor.

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