Treasury Snapshot: The Flight To Treasuries

market bondsDoug Short:  Let's take a closer look at US Treasuries in the wake of the turmoil in Europe following the Brexit leave vote in the UK. The flight to treasuries has accelerated dramatically, with the yield on the 10-, 20- and 30-year instruments hitting record lows.
NYSE:BOND July 6, 2016 2:51pm

“It Feels Like 2008” Government Bond Yields Signal “Something Very Nasty Is Coming”

yieldTyler Durden:  With global developed market bond yields crashing to record lows and almost $10 trillion of negative-yielding debt worldwide, it is no surprise that money managers are concerned that "it's starting to feel like 2008."
NYSE:TBT

Time To Rethink Your Love Affair With Bonds?

market bondsDavid Fabian:  Falling in love is one of the greatest experiences on earth.  However, it also leaves us blind to the flaws or shortcomings of our counterpart.  That is how I feel about bonds right now with the 10-Year U.S. Treasury Yield (TNX) at 1.56% and continuing to crater lower on an almost daily basis in June. 
NYSE:AGG June 21, 2016 3:29pm

The Bond Market Has A Message

bearbull1Taki Tsaklanos:  A key theme in our market outlook is the dynamics between markets. Particularly, comparing bonds with stocks gives a good idea of where markets are headed, and that is the reason why the bonds to stocks ratio is our favorite indicator for the outlook of markets.
NYSE:DIA June 3, 2016 11:57am

Best Bond ETFs To Consider Buying Now

etfsKent Thune:  Finding fixed-income ETFs is no problem. Picking the best bond ETFs to buy for the fixed-income portion of your portfolio now is a challenge, to say the least.
NYSE:AGG May 2, 2016 3:48pm

What Happens To Bond ETFs In Stressed Markets?

new etfsSince their introduction more than a decade ago, bond ETFs have become an important investment tool. Interestingly, their value is most obvious during times of bond market stress. Matt Tucker explains.
NYSE:BND April 22, 2016 2:54pm

The 10-Year Treasury: It’s Less Than You Think

wall-street-etfHarry Dent:  When the Fed was created in 1914, it was set to task of controlling short-term interest rates in an attempt to iron out financial cycles.
NYSE:TBT April 20, 2016 12:56pm

What Happens To Bond ETFs In Stressed Markets?

etfsSince their introduction more than a decade ago, bond ETFs have become an important investment tool. Interestingly, their value is most obvious during times of bond market stress. Matt Tucker explains.
ETF BASIC NEWS April 15, 2016 3:46pm

Credit Markets Point To Rising Default Rates

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco:  If an investor was given the opportunity to invest in two nearly identical bonds with one bond paying 2% per year and the other paying 6% per year, logic says most would choose to invest in the higher-yielding bond.
NYSE:HYG April 8, 2016 12:44pm

Regional Fed Manufacturing Overview: March Sees Increase, But Still Negative

Wall streetJill Mislinski:  Five out of the twelve Federal Reserve Regional Districts currently publish monthly data on regional manufacturing: Dallas, Kansas City, New York, Richmond, and Philadelphia.
NYSE:DIA March 29, 2016 3:53pm

Why Now May Be The Time For TIPS

inflationMatt Tucker explores the recently-resurfaced inflation conversation and discusses why now may be the time to revisit Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS).
NYSE:TBT March 2, 2016 3:07pm

Time For A Trend Change In TIPS?

market bondsDavid Fabian:  Investors have been flocking to the safety of treasury bonds in recent months as volatility in stocks has pressed interest rates markedly lower. In many instances, this has caused traditional treasuries to rally near the top end of their 52-week highs and may indicate
NYSE:IEF February 2, 2016 5:07pm

3 Bond ETFs That Didn’t Get The Rate Hike Boost Many Expected

etfsDavid Fabian:  A full month has now passed since the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the first time since 2006. This development created a far different environment than many investors anticipated. In fact, many of the funds that were considered at the top of a rate hike “play book” need to be reconsidered in light of current market trends.
BATS:IGHG January 20, 2016 6:05pm

Bonds May Be Key Bear Market Tell

market bondsChris Ciovacco:  Since maximum fear in the financial markets tends to create demand for safer-haven bonds, the chart of long-term Treasuries (NYSEARCA:TLT) should be helpful from a risk-assessment perspective.
NYSE:TBT January 6, 2016 4:13pm

Time To Buy Junk Bond ETFs?

new etfsBob Ciura:  Junk bonds, otherwise known as high-yield bonds, suffered mightily in 2015. The prospect of higher interest rates in the United States caused investors to flee from the junk bond market throughout the year.  In the last three months alone,
NYSE:HYG January 5, 2016 5:24pm

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