Tag Archives for: Bonds

China Dumped $34 Billion Worth of U.S. Bonds in September

BondsFrom Tyler Durden: China's central bank sold a record amount of U.S. government debt last month, in a move that may signal the odds of a rate hike are increasing substantially.
NASDAQ:TLT October 26, 2016 6:56am

Bond Markets Sending Mixed Inflationary Signals

questionAnalyst Gary Tanashian dives into what looks like a rising yield curve, and finds that bonds are signaling higher inflation -- or perhaps the exact opposite.
NASDAQ:TLT October 25, 2016 3:02pm

Worried About Tax Reform? Try Muni Bond Funds

Image of business magazine with coinsLast week I presented at the MoneyShow in Dallas, where sentiment toward gold was a bit muted compared to other recent conferences I’ve attended.

What Should Investors Do About Falling Muni Bond Prices?

Municipal BondsFrom David Fabian: Municipal bond funds are typically held for their tax-free income properties and low risk profile rather than their growth prospects. These investments are beloved and often over-weighted in large taxable accounts for their ability to skirt IRS levies that traditional bond income generates.
NYSE:MUB October 24, 2016 1:53pm

Volcker: Fed Can’t Raise Rates Because of Rapidly Growing Debt

Interest ratesFrom Tyler Durden: In an op-ed posted by Paul Volcker and Peter Peterson in the NYT, the two financial titans start off by pointing out just how "strange" the current presidential campaign is in its historical context.

The Rate Rollercoaster: The Scariest Part is the Beginning

Interest ratesMany investors have expressed concerns about the bond markets, specifically the negative rates being experienced around the globe as central banks attempt to boost economic activity by lowering rates.
NYSE:SHY October 22, 2016 7:44am

Investors Are Flocking Back Into Floating Rate Funds

Floating ratesFund manager David Fabian examines the big recent inflows into floating rate and variable rate funds, and what the trend may mean for investors.
NYSE:BKLN October 19, 2016 7:36am

Investors Are Very Worried About a Bond Market Crash

bonds 600X300According to the latest research from analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, investors are increasingly worried about a massive bond market pullback.
NASDAQ:TLT October 18, 2016 11:38am

According to Market’s Reaction, Yellen’s Latest Speech Was Dovish

Janet YellenTechnical analyst Chris Ciovacco examines the Federal Reserve chairperson's latest speech, and concludes that the cartel remains firmly dovish -- despite some hints to the contrary.
NYSE:IEF October 17, 2016 1:23pm

How to Interpret the Fed’s Latest Cryptic Commentary

RatesFrom Tyler Durden: The markets are still trying to digest a recent cryptic speech from the Fed and its ramifications for the bond markets -- not to mention the economy as a whole.

BlackRock: Get Prepared for December Rate Hike

Interest ratesBlackRock’s Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income, Rick Rieder, explains the multiple ways the U.S. economy is moving on two tracks, and what this means for monetary policy.
NYSE:SHY October 14, 2016 12:00pm

Fed’s Rosengren Warns That Rate Hikes May Come Very Quickly

Federal ReserveA top official said today that the Federal Reserve may get aggressive with interest rate raises over the next two years, if unemployment and other data keep improving.

BlackRock: Risk Rising for Long-Duration Bonds

Bond YieldIn this explainer on duration, Head of iShares Americas Fixed Income Strategy Matthew Tucker talks about some of the risks and opportunities in a potentially rising interest rate environment.
NASDAQ:TLT October 10, 2016 6:56am

Treasury Bond Market Forecast for 2017

Bond marketAnalyst Taki Tsaklanos takes the temperature of the bond markets, and comes away with the conclusion that bonds' performance will likely determine how equities fare next year as well.
NASDAQ:TLT October 9, 2016 7:23am

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