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Peter Schiff: Low Rates are the Cause of, Not Solution to, Economic Malaise

From Peter Schiff: For years I have argued that ultra-low interest rates act more as an economic sedative than a stimulant. This idea has elicited laughter from the economic establishment.
NYSE:SHY September 10, 2016 7:07am

Jeffrey Gundlach: Interest Rates Have Bottomed, And No One Is Prepared For It

From ZeroHedge: In his latest webcast to DoubleLine investors and the general public, the "new bond king" Jeffrey Gundlach, who had taken a one month sabbatical from public appearances after warning (hyperbolically as he explained yesterday) to "Sell Everything, Nothing Here Looks Good", said that the Fed is determined to show it is independent from market forces, and may hike rates even as investors bet they will not.
NASDAQ:TLT September 9, 2016 9:09am

Goldman Sachs Brings New Short-Term Treasury ETF to Market

goldman-sachs-asset-management-gsam-logoGoldman Sachs Asset Management today announced a new short-term treasury ETF, the Goldman Sachs TreasuryAccess 0-1 Year ETF (NYSE:GBIL).
NYSE:GBIL September 8, 2016 10:10am

This ETF Offers a Different Way to Play Interest Rate Changes

The little-known PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Fund ETF (NYSE:ZROZ) may not be on many investors' radars yet, but that could change soon, given today's interest rate environment.
NYSE:ZROZ September 7, 2016 12:12pm

BlackRock: With Spreads Tightening, Corporate Bonds are Looking Good

From BlackRock: Global corporate bond spreads have shrunk this year and are expected to tighten further, should the European Central Bank (ECB) extend its asset purchases. Richard Turnill explains what this could mean to investors.

High-Yield, High-Risk Debt at Greatest Levels Since Great Recession

From ZeroHedge: A new report by S&P Global points out that the number of "at-risk" high-yield issuers (i.e. those with a B- or lower rating and negative outlook) soared in 2016 to the highest level since the "great recession" of 2009.
NYSE:HYG September 3, 2016 8:08am

Despite Falling Yields, Junk Bond ETFs are Still Attracting Huge Inflows

As investors continue to chase yield anywhere they can get it, the high-yield bond sector remains red hot, despite sharply higher risk levels.
NYSE:HYG September 2, 2016 1:13pm

Treasuries Are Testing a Key Yield Level Once Again

From David Fabian: If there is one major theme that pervades the financial markets this year, it’s the shift from stocks to bonds.  You can romanticize about the momentum in gold stocks.  You can peek over at emerging market strength, but nothing compares to the pervasive re-allocation of global assets.

Fed Says Negative Interest Rates Are Effective in Europe, Japan

Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said recently that negative interest rates seem to be working as intended where they're being used overseas, but stopped short of saying it's something the Fed would use themselves.
NASDAQ:TLT August 31, 2016 4:16pm

Corporate Bond Sales On Track to Eclipse $1 Trillion Soon

blue-percentAs investors the world over scramble to find low-risk assets with decent yields, corporate bond issuances are once again nearing the $1 trillion level for 2016.

Asian Bond Market Offers Few Options for Investors

From BlackRock: As the intensifying search for yield goes international, Matt Tucker examines and shares his thoughts on the different Asian bond markets.
NYSE:CHNB August 30, 2016 3:15pm

Unusual Options Activity on Inverse Bond ETF: Higher Rates Coming?

With bonds on the move last Friday during a tumultuous day of Fed commentary about the possible future path of interest rates, we saw some options activity in a levered inverse Bond fund that is worth pointing out.
NYSE:TBT August 29, 2016 5:17pm

Bill Gross on Janet Yellen’s Speech: “This is Not Capitalism”

Bond investing legend Bill Gross of Janus Capital Group Inc. had some choice words today when Bloomberg asked him to comment on Fed chair Janet Yellen's big Jackson Hole speech.
NASDAQ:TLT August 26, 2016 1:13pm

Danger Ahead for Short-Term Bond ETFs?

Image of business magazine with coinsFrom David Fabian: In 2014, the SEC legislated new guidelines concerning the function of money market funds. These rules will finally take effect in October 2016 as a response to the liquidity issues that several banks and fund companies experienced during the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

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