Aggressive Fed Rate Hikes Could Put Junk Bond ETFs In Danger

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From John Ross Crooks III: We’re not in Kansas anymore. But we are in Kansas City, where Esther George is president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Fed. And the only thing transient is economic weakness.
NYSE:JNK April 24, 2017 10:13am

Rate Hikes, Weak Economic Growth Could Be Deadly For Stocks This Year

From Tyler Durden: While geopolitical concerns and French election uncertainty are factors, The Wall Street Journal notes that many markets are flashing red on growth as investors begin to return to pre-election bets on the old 'new normal' -- a persistently weak economic expansion.
INDEXDJX:.DJI April 23, 2017 6:54am

A Closer Look At A New Actively Managed Bond Fund

TETF (ETF Industry & Financial Services, Expense Ratio 0.64%) launched today, and fund literature suggests the high level of growth not only in ETF fund offerings that have occurred over time in recent years, but the proliferation of ETF issuers themselves.
NYSE:BLHY April 21, 2017 12:53pm

Staggering Inflows Continue For Emerging Markets Funds

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows report, which today points out some jaw-dropping inflows in a couple of major emerging markets funds.
NYSE:IEMG April 20, 2017 1:34pm

Emerging Market Bond ETFs Prove Incredibly Popular

From Zacks: Gone are the days when emerging bond ETFs required the fund manager’s active technique. These markets were believed to highly volatile and crammed with political upheavals. But the latest trading pattern and investors’ outlook say a different story.

Once Again, Bond Yields May Be Headed Significantly Lower

From Dana Lyons: The U.S. 10-Year Treasury Yield has dropped back below the line containing the past decade’s “extraordinarily low-rate” regime.

BlackRock Sees Big Opportunity In U.S. Corporate Bonds

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From BlackRock: Richard Turnill shares a few investing ideas to consider for a second quarter characterized by broadening reflation, low returns and the need for a different approach to diversification.

Here Are The Best Bond ETFs To Buy Right Now

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From Zacks: U.S. consumer price inflation hit the brake suddenly after improving for quite some time. Consumer prices in the U.S. rose 2.4% year over year in March 2017, below last month’s reading of a 2.7% rise as well as market expectations of a 2.6% increase.
NYSE:EMB April 19, 2017 7:22am

Despite Bond Market Rally, Rate Hike Bets Surge To New Record

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From Tyler Durden: Since their peak 'shortedness' in mid-January, US Treasury bond bears have covered 500,000 10-year-equivalent contracts, reducing the net speculative short to its lowest since before Thanksgiving 2016.
NASDAQ:TLT April 17, 2017 6:15am

Bond Yields Break Below Important Support as Economic Data Worsens

From Bryce Coward, CFA: After testing and bouncing off the important 2.32% level four times so far in 2017, the US 10-year bond finally broke below that important threshold.
NASDAQ:TLT April 13, 2017 6:09am

How Will The Fed Deal With Weak March Jobs Growth?

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From BlackRock: What does weaker-than-expected March jobs growth mean for the path of rate normalization? Rick Rieder weighs in.

Treasury Yields Might Be Forced Higher Amid Global Growth

From Invesco: At Invesco Fixed Income, we believe strong global growth should ultimately pressure US interest rates upward as global monetary policy tightens.
NASDAQ:TLT April 12, 2017 9:28am

The Fed’s Latest Minutes Show A Rapidly Changing Policy

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From Invesco: Interest rate hikes may not be the only form of monetary policy tightening we’ll see from the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) this year. After the release of the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) minutes last week, a new catch phrase should be gaining popularity with economists: “balance sheet normalization.”
NASDAQ:TLT April 11, 2017 6:40am

Deutsche Bank Analyst Suddenly Gets Bullish On Treasuries Again

From Tyler Durden: Six months ago, Deutsche Bank's Dominik Constam - who roughly one year ago was lamenting the trendy at the time "secular stagnation" theme as an example of "capitalism in crisis" and was blasting negative rates as the "failure of globalization" - turned from prominent bond bull to bond bear.
NASDAQ:TLT April 10, 2017 6:48am

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