iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund ( TLT) -1.1% Long-term government bonds are taking a breather today as investors digest this morning jobs report. TLT has erased a good portion of the gains it had seen during its August run up. Meanwhile, ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF ( TBT) has staged an impressive recovery, erasing a good portion of last month's losses. All prices as of 2:15 PM EST -- Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.
'In the short term, share prices are going to be affected. If this situation at the legislature keeps going on goes on, share prices will be more heavily affected and foreign investors will start to waver.' -- Shih Hsiao-chi, economist, SinoPac Securities