NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Investors seeking income often begin with U.S. government bonds as their first choice, given perceived safety considerations. It's ironic, following recent comments from Moody's, for example, that the U.S. credit rating may be under review for a downgrade in the next month. Given this news and the heavy supply of issuance needed to fund government operations, its odd yields remain near historic lows. The reason for this is a combination of factors: Quantitative easing operations have the Fed buying bonds, which takes some supply off the market. This QE is scheduled to end this month.
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