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What To Do When The Market Doesn’t Believe The Fed

July 24th, 2014

Federal reserveAs an investor, you may or may not pay much attention to every statement issued from the Federal Reserve, but I wanted to highlight how key points from Janet Yellen’s latest Congressional testimony don’t necessarily align with what is priced into the market. Read more…

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CPI Remains Stubbornly High as Yellen’s “Noise” Won’t Go Away

July 22nd, 2014

inflationTyler Durden:  Consumer Price Inflation was 2.1% in June (as expected) remaining above the Fed’s mandate levels and worryingly for all those who see the Fed as omniscient… refusing to go “noisily” down. Core CPI fell very modestly to 1.9% year-over-year but the jump Read more…

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Why The Fed Needs To Raise Rates Now

July 18th, 2014

ratesEconMatters:  The conditions in so many asset classes are unsustainable from a price perspective once interest rates rise even under a “new normalized rate environment” and the longer rates stay at ZIRP status these unsustainable price levels continue to move Read more…

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Why Income Investors Should Be Watching High Yield Bond ETFs

July 17th, 2014

yieldDavid Fabian: The Federal Reserve has mapped out its target for an October deadline to exit the quantitative easing measures that have helped stimulate the stock and bond markets for the last several years. The next step that economists are avidly trying Read more…

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Fed Officials Trying To Warn Bond Markets

July 14th, 2014

Federal reserveEconMatters: The Purpose of Complacency Talk. The Fed officials have been coming out in speeches the last couple of weeks with rhetoric about ‘complacency’ and other such code words for chasing risk ahead of what the Federal Reserve knows is going Read more…

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Trying To “Fed Proof” Your Portfolio? Beware Of The Risks

July 10th, 2014

Federal reserveAs head of BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Portfolio & Investment Consulting team, I get a courtside seat to investor trends. Since the Fed’s tapering announcement last May, many investors have been extremely worried about how rising interest rates will affect their portfolios. Read more…

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Ultra-Low Rates Could Last Another Decade

July 3rd, 2014

ratesCris Sheridan: Although many economists anticipated the official measurement of US economic growth in the first quarter to undergo another downward revision, they certainly weren’t expecting the huge plunge to negative 2.9%, which came in well below consensus estimates. Read more…

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The Key Support Level Bonds Must Hold To Prevent A Bearish Reversal

July 2nd, 2014

market bondsCorey Rosenbloom: What support level must bond fund (NYSEARCA:TLT) hold or else trigger a breakdown/reversal event? Read more…

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California Debt Upgrade Puts These Muni Bond ETFs In Focus

June 30th, 2014

market bondsAfter some pretty rough trading in 2013, the municipal bond market has found it easy going this year. Concerns about fluctuating interest rates and financial soundness that troubled the munis last year appear to have taken a back seat for the time being. Read more…

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Why Negative Interest Rates Are Only The First Step

June 16th, 2014

percent rateJeff Thomas: In 1946, an American singer, Merle Travis, recorded a song called “Sixteen Tons.” The song told the story of a poor coal miner in Kentucky, who lived in a small coal mining town. The town’s economy revolved entirely around the mine. Read more…

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Supply, Demand and Interest Rates: Why One Thing Leads To Another

June 16th, 2014

ratesAs we approach the mid-point of the year many casual investors are surprised to look in on the market and find that bond yields remain stubbornly low. In fact, as we have discussed in this space before, they have actually fallen during the year with the 10 year US Treasury Read more…

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Supreme Court Ruling Sparks Argentine Bond Rout

June 16th, 2014

Why The Fed’s Low Interest Rate Is Deflationary

June 11th, 2014

ratesEconMatters: In an unprecedented move to fight off the threat of deflation, ECB cut its main interest rate to near zero at 0.15%, and its interest rate on deposits to a negative 0.1% for the first time. This means ECB will now be charging banks 0.1% to hold their reserves. Read more…

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The Central Bank Divide: 3 Implications For Investors

June 10th, 2014

europeMajor central banks are no longer moving in lockstep. Read more…

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Hedging Rising Interest Rates

June 6th, 2014

ratesI continue to get questions about how the Fed’s tapering of bond purchases, which is currently underway, will impact investors’ fixed income positions and how to best prepare a portfolio for rising interest rates. As I explained in a recent Blog post, we expect rates Read more…

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