Global Markets Once Again Ignoring Excessive Levels Of Government Debt

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From Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D.: While Washington is buried in bungled health care reform and Wall Street is vexed about possibly jinxed tax reform, both seem to have lost sight of the one, giant, intractable monster in the economy that virtually no one talks about any more: Debt.
NYSE:AGG March 27, 2017 8:09am

Bond Bears Are Nowhere To Be Found, Despite More Rate Hikes Coming

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From Tyler Durden: Last week saw the largest drop in aggregate Treasury short positions since Brexit. Ironically, while bond bears felt the squeeze, traders piled into Eurodollar shorts (increased rate-hike bets) sending the short-end's positioning to record highs.
NASDAQ:TLT

Will Trumps’ Fiscal Stimulus Really Lead To Inflation?

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From Invesco: Financial markets have reacted strongly to the election of US President Donald Trump. While equities in the US and elsewhere have risen strongly (reflecting expectations of stronger growth and therefore improved corporate earnings), bond prices have fallen (reflecting higher yields, in turn a result of higher inflation expectations).
NYSE:TIP March 25, 2017 6:29am

An Inside Look At The World’s Largest Actively Managed ETF

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Considering the largest ETF proper in the U.S. listed product landscape is the $212 billion passive-index based SPY, smart-beta and actively managed ETFs still have quite a bit of work to do in terms of potential upside in asset growth.
NYSE:MINT March 24, 2017 11:21am

Small Caps Are Suddenly Back In Vogue As Q1 Draws To An End

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today focuses on a renewed interest in small cap stocks, reversing an earlier trend, along with big-time inflows into emerging markets amid end-of-quarter portfolio repositioning.
NYSE:IWM

Time To Buy Treasury Bond ETFs Again?

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From Bill Hall: Yes, I admit it. As a moneymaking professional investor, I am currently obsessed with the yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury.
NASDAQ:TLT

Traders Bet On Even More Upside For Emerging Markets Funds

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today looks at more outflows from the largest ETF on earth, a reversal of flows back into junk bond funds, and some upside options bets on emerging markets.
NYSE:EEM March 23, 2017 12:04pm

Bond Yields Are Actually Down Since The Fed Hiked Rates

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From Jill Mislinski: Let's take a closer look at US Treasuries since the Fed's rate hike last week. The yield on the 10-year note ended today at 2.40%, a drop of 11 basis points since the Fed's rate hike and the 30-year bond closed at 3.02%.
NASDAQ:TLT

Schwab: Fed Decision Was Already Fully Priced Into The Bond Markets

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From Omar Aguilar, Ph.D.: Global equity markets had fully priced in the Fed’s quarter-point rate hike, so the decision last week came as no surprise.
NYSE:AGG March 22, 2017 1:12pm

Volatility ETPs Finally See A Bounce Off All-Time Lows

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today sees volatility ETPs bouncing big off all-time lows, some new outflows from major equity funds, and finally some dip-buying in corporate junk bonds.
NYSE:VXX March 21, 2017 12:47pm

Access Environmentally Sustainable Debt With The VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF

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From Zacks: The days of fixed-income securities seem to be phasing out on rising rate concerns. The Federal Reserve hiked its key rates for the first time after almost a decade in December 2015, followed by the second hike in December 2016 and the third one in March 2017.
NYSE:GRNB

Watch The TLT As An Indicator For Where Stocks And Gold Are Going

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From Taki Tsaklanos: One of the key success factors of investors is to discover leading indicators which are able to forecast whether (specific) markets will become bullish or bearish in the future. InvestingHaven’s forecasting methodology has a fundamentally important leading indicator for the stock market. It is the 10-year Yield.
NASDAQ:TLT March 20, 2017 6:34am

Here’s Why Interest Rates Aren’t Going Anywhere, Despite Fed Hikes

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From Bill Hall: On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee announced – as expected – its decision to raise the benchmark federal funds rate by .25%, bringing it to .75%.
NYSE:AGG March 17, 2017 11:06am

Why Didn’t Bonds Sell Off When The Fed Raised Rates?

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From Bryce Coward, CFA: The post-Fed action in the bond market Wednesday was impressive, yet left some begging for answers. If the Fed raised short rates yesterday and reiterated its plans for the subsequent five rate increases through 2018, shouldn’t the long-end be selling off? If it were only that easy.
NASDAQ:TLT

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