June 2, 2011
Brian Battle talks to CNN’s Paul R. LaMonica about the economic slowdown. "There doesn't seem to be a lot of economic growth. Fixed income investors already knew that and the stock market is just starting to figure that out," said Brian Battle, director with Performance Trust Capital Partners, a fixed-income trading firm in Chicago. As for QE2, Battle said Ben Bernanke isn't the only one that's attracted to bonds. "The bond market is not worried at all about the debt ceiling debate or the U.S. defaulting. The adults eventually have to take charge," he said. "And there are still willing buyers of Treasuries beyond the Fed."