Posts Tagged ‘bonds’

Can The Stock and Bond Market Rallies Continue?

June 4th, 2014

wall-street-etfLast week, both stocks and bonds rallied. Bond yields fell to an 11-month low, with the yield on the10-year U.S. Treasury hitting 2.44% as prices correspondingly rose. Meanwhile, stocks also advanced, hitting new closing high records. Read more…


What’s Up With The Bond Market?

June 2nd, 2014

market bondsTyler Laundon: Stocks may have hit all-time highs last week but there is some unsettling action going on outside the scope of equities. And this is in the bond market. Read more…


Don’t Confuse Rising TIPS Prices With Inflation

May 30th, 2014

inflationDavid Fabian: Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, are an interesting subset of treasury bonds designed to protect your purchasing power from the effects of rising consumer prices.  However, many investors have fallen prey to the misconception Read more…


Bottom In The Bond Market?

May 30th, 2014

market bondsEconMatters: Everybody knew the GDP number was going to be revised down on this reading, and that it probably gets revised up for the next reading, and Bond Traders used the Revision in first quarter GDP to take the 10-Year Yield down to 2.4% on a nice push, Read more…


The Bond Market Issues Explained

May 28th, 2014

market bondsEconMatters: Questions – Low Yields: Read more…


5 Funds To Fight Inflation

May 20th, 2014

inflationDavid Fabian:  Judging by the price action and performance of conventional inflation hedges over the last 12 months, it appears the investing public’s worries over inflation are nearly non-existent. After all, the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented transparency Read more…


The Fixed Income Landscape: What A Difference A Year Makes

May 20th, 2014

Wall streetAs we are one third of the way into 2014, I think now’s a great time to check the fixed income returns score board and see how different segments of the market have performed so far. If you recall, as we entered the year there was broad consensus Read more…


Going All In On Bond ETFs?

May 19th, 2014

market bondsDavid Fabian: The most talked about trade of the year so far has been the snapback in bonds. After entering 2014 as one of the most hated asset classes (alongside commodities), the majority of fixed-income securities have outperformed stocks Read more…


The Bond Market Bubble Is About To Burst

May 19th, 2014

dollar money bubbleEconMatters: James Bullard Speech:  The biggest news to come out of Friday`s financial market activity was James Bullard’s thoughts on when he expects the Fed to start raising rates, he believes the Fed will start raising rates sometime near the end of the first quarter of 2015. Read more…


Is The Bond Market Sending Bearish Omens?

May 19th, 2014

market bondsChris Puplava: Summary: 1. The 10-Yr UST yield has fallen from a high of 3.05% in January to a low of 2.52% on Friday. 2. Low bond yields and stocks near highs are sending conflicting messages. 3. Several theories are at play, though I argue there is no bearish message coming from the bond market. Read more…


Treasuries Breaking Out To New Highs

May 15th, 2014

market bondsCorey Rosenbloom: File this under “I didn’t expect that!” – Treasury prices continue their recent rally and broke powerfully to new highs at roughly the same time the US Stock Market surged higher beyond resistance. Read more…


Why Now May Be The Right Time For Emerging Market Bonds

May 14th, 2014

emerging-marketsAfter several months of not hearing much about emerging market (EM) bonds (other than “Where’s the exit?”), we have recently been fielding questions on whether there is value in this space. A key focus is the relative value of USD denominated EM debt relative Read more…


3 Long Term Bond ETFs Surging As Rates Stay Low

May 8th, 2014

market bondsBond investing saw a trend reversal to start this year. While short-term bonds garnered investor attention last year, long-term bonds have started to captivate investors’ interest this year. Read more…


Corporate Bond ETF For Investors To Consider

May 6th, 2014

corporate bondThanks to rock-bottom interest rate of government backed bonds which offer safe haven opportunities, the U.S. corporate bond market has been on a rocky path as these normally yield higher than their Fed cousins. Also, a slow-but-steady U.S. market recovery Read more…


How To Find Junk Bonds That Don’t Stink

May 6th, 2014

GuggenheimAndrey Dashkov, Research Analyst:  Riddle me this: Why would anyone ever buy junk bonds or a junk bond fund? Before we get to the answer, I would like to point something out that seems to be a given, but that astonishingly few investors think Read more…


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