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Are Floating-Rate Bond Funds A Buy?

May 15th, 2015

ratesKent Thune:  With the Federal Reserve prepared to potentially raise interest rates as early as later this year, fixed-income investors have grown increasingly nervous and are now looking for the best way to protect against interest rate risk. Read more…

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Negative Duration Bond ETFs: Right Time To Bet?

May 12th, 2015

market bondsWith increasing energy prices, growing inflationary expectations and an improving job market, the Treasury yields have been on the rise yet again in recent weeks. Yields on 10-year Treasury notes saw a sudden and sharp jump from $1.890 on April 16 Read more…

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Experts Are Warning That The 76 Trillion Dollar Global Bond Bubble Is About To Explode

May 4th, 2015

dollar money bubbleWarren Buffett believes “that bonds are very overvalued“, and a recent survey of fund managers found that 80 percent of them are convinced that bonds have become “badly overvalued“.  Read more…

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The Fed Is Leveraged At A Higher Ratio Than That Of Lehman Before It Collapsed

September 15th, 2014

financial crisisDavid Zeiler: When the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the U.S. Federal Reserve meets next week (Sept. 16-17) to consider when it should raise interest rates, it will have a huge disincentive to do so. Read more…

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High Yield Bond ETFs See Huge Outflow, Where To Go?

August 11th, 2014

market bondsHigh yield mutual funds and ETFs, which were popular among investors for years at a time of record-low interest rates, now appear to be losing steam. With the U.S. economy picking up at an accelerated pace of 4% in Q2 and the U.S. labor market improving, Read more…

NYSE:EDV, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:IEI, NYSE:TLT

What To Do When The Market Doesn’t Believe The Fed

July 24th, 2014

Federal reserveAs an investor, you may or may not pay much attention to every statement issued from the Federal Reserve, but I wanted to highlight how key points from Janet Yellen’s latest Congressional testimony don’t necessarily align with what is priced into the market. Read more…

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CPI Remains Stubbornly High as Yellen’s “Noise” Won’t Go Away

July 22nd, 2014

inflationTyler Durden:  Consumer Price Inflation was 2.1% in June (as expected) remaining above the Fed’s mandate levels and worryingly for all those who see the Fed as omniscient… refusing to go “noisily” down. Core CPI fell very modestly to 1.9% year-over-year but the jump Read more…

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Why The Fed Needs To Raise Rates Now

July 18th, 2014

ratesEconMatters:  The conditions in so many asset classes are unsustainable from a price perspective once interest rates rise even under a “new normalized rate environment” and the longer rates stay at ZIRP status these unsustainable price levels continue to move Read more…

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Why Income Investors Should Be Watching High Yield Bond ETFs

July 17th, 2014

yieldDavid Fabian: The Federal Reserve has mapped out its target for an October deadline to exit the quantitative easing measures that have helped stimulate the stock and bond markets for the last several years. The next step that economists are avidly trying Read more…

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Fed Officials Trying To Warn Bond Markets

July 14th, 2014

Federal reserveEconMatters: The Purpose of Complacency Talk. The Fed officials have been coming out in speeches the last couple of weeks with rhetoric about ‘complacency’ and other such code words for chasing risk ahead of what the Federal Reserve knows is going Read more…

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Trying To “Fed Proof” Your Portfolio? Beware Of The Risks

July 10th, 2014

Federal reserveAs head of BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Portfolio & Investment Consulting team, I get a courtside seat to investor trends. Since the Fed’s tapering announcement last May, many investors have been extremely worried about how rising interest rates will affect their portfolios. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

The Key Support Level Bonds Must Hold To Prevent A Bearish Reversal

July 2nd, 2014

market bondsCorey Rosenbloom: What support level must bond fund (NYSEARCA:TLT) hold or else trigger a breakdown/reversal event? Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Why Negative Interest Rates Are Only The First Step

June 16th, 2014

percent rateJeff Thomas: In 1946, an American singer, Merle Travis, recorded a song called “Sixteen Tons.” The song told the story of a poor coal miner in Kentucky, who lived in a small coal mining town. The town’s economy revolved entirely around the mine. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Supply, Demand and Interest Rates: Why One Thing Leads To Another

June 16th, 2014

ratesAs we approach the mid-point of the year many casual investors are surprised to look in on the market and find that bond yields remain stubbornly low. In fact, as we have discussed in this space before, they have actually fallen during the year with the 10 year US Treasury Read more…

NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Supreme Court Ruling Sparks Argentine Bond Rout

June 16th, 2014



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