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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…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

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…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY

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…

NYSE:BKLN

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…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

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…

NASDAQ:AGND, NASDAQ:HYND

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…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:IEF

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…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:SLV, NYSE:SPY

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…

NYSE:EUO, NYSE:GREK, NYSE:VGK

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…

NYSE:EWG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

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…

NYSE:IBND

Biggest Shortage Of U.S. 10-Year Treasury Notes Since June 2014

April 7th, 2015

market bondsTyler Durden:  We are glad to see that after beating the drum on the unprecedented bond market liquidity (and underlying) shortage for over two and a half years (and here and here and here), not only famous hedge fund managers but the mainstream media Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Bond ETFs Hit The Bearish Radar

March 27th, 2015

market bondsRick Pendergraft: After the market dropped pretty hard Wednesday, when I ran my scans I expected a fair number of stocks and ETFs on the bearish scan. Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:BOND, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Federal Reserve Rate Hike: Impatiently Patient

March 25th, 2015

Janet-YellenJonathan H. Todd:  The costs of a premature Federal Reserve rate hike are just too high. Read more…

NYSE:BND, NYSE:BOND, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Illiquid Corporate Bond Market Will End In “Very Unpleasant Fashion”

March 23rd, 2015

corporate bondTyler Durden: Yesterday, we pointed out that the industry is getting increasingly nervous about the possibility that a lack of liquidity in bond markets may indeed be the catalyst for the next collapse. Thanks to new regulations ostensibly designed to Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Is Inflation A Threat?

March 18th, 2015

inflationChris Ciovacco:  While the Federal Reserve likes to talk about the rising threat of inflation, global central bankers are more concerned about low inflation or deflation. Read more…

NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT




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