Posts Tagged ‘bonds’

The Bond Market Is Still Broken, JPMorgan Says

June 1st, 2015

market bondsTyler Durden:  Last Saturday in “Behind The Scenes In FX Trading: What Is Really Going On”, we showed that as stop-hunting algos descend on the FX market, liquidity is drying up. Read more…


Should You Invest In Bonds?

June 1st, 2015

market bondsLawrence Meyers: Bond investors have really been struggling the past few years. Thanks to quantitative easing, the Fed was artificially buying into the bond market for several years, supporting the prices of bonds, which helped keep interest rates low. Read more…


Central Banks: The Root Of All Economic Evil

May 27th, 2015

federalreserveHarry Dent: France was in a bind. In the early 1700s, the country had run up astronomical debts from endless wars with the British. They needed money… desperately. Read more…


Should You Hold High-Yield Bond Funds Now?

May 26th, 2015

yieldKent Thune: High-yield bond funds and dividend stocks have supported the income needs of investors for several years as government bonds have paid almost nothing. But what happens to high-yield portfolio values in the next crisis? Read more…


Is The 505 Trillion Dollar Interest Rate Derivatives Bubble In Imminent Jeopardy?

May 26th, 2015

dollar money bubbleAll over the planet, large banks are massively overexposed to derivatives contracts.  Interest rate derivatives account for the biggest chunk of these derivatives contracts.  Read more…


Interest Rates Are Spiking Everywhere

May 19th, 2015

interest-ratesJohn Rubino: Just as ultra-low interest rates start to seem normal, the markets decide otherwise. US 10-year Treasury bonds yielded about 1.9% in April and are now above 2.20%: Read more…


Fed Rate-Hike To Trigger ‘Next Crash’ In 2016?

May 18th, 2015

market correction bearJeff Nielson: Over the first half of this year; several trends (and schemes) have seemed to emerge, as the One Bank herds the West (and most of the Rest of the World?) towards another mass-shearing. Indeed, now that “bail-ins” have been rubber-stamped by all Read more…


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…


Beware The Allure Of Leveraged ETFs

May 13th, 2015

leverage-decayDavid Fabian: Leveraged ETFs promise the benefits of fast profits with little concern towards common-sense investing risks. In fact, a good friend and colleague of mine recently wrote an article titled When Do Leveraged ETFs Make Sense?  Read more…


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…


Knowing When To Walk Away

May 11th, 2015

etfsMichael Fabian: Unlike a typical portfolio of ETFs or mutual funds traded at NAV, closed-end fund investors must decide from a fundamental perspective if a fund’s risk will ultimately be worth the reward.  ETF or mutual fund assets are always redeemable Read more…


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…


Grexit: Remaining In The Eurozone Is No Longer ‘The Base Case’ For Greece

April 21st, 2015

greeceAccording to the Wall Street Journal, Greece staying in the eurozone is no longer “the base case” for European officials, and one even told the Journal that “literally nothing has been achieved” in negotiations Read more…


Guess What Happened The Last Time Bond Yields Crashed Like This?

April 21st, 2015

yieldIf a major financial crisis was approaching, we would expect to see the “smart money” getting out of stocks and pouring into government bonds that are traditionally considered to be “safe” during a crisis.  Read more…


A Bond ETF With Huge Upside

April 7th, 2015

yieldJim Bach: The hunt for yield in Europe is positioning a certain bond ETF for big gains. Read more…


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