Investors Begin Dumping Equities, Following Record Q1 Inflows

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From Tyler Durden: According to Bank of America's Michael Hartnett, citing EPFR data, in the latest week through April 5, there were $7.4BN in outflows from equities, the largest in 40 weeks.
NYSE:SPY April 7, 2017 11:19am

How To Use TIPS Funds To Hedge Against Inflation

From Zacks: The United States has been striving to reach its 2% inflation target. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point for the first time since 2006 in December 2015. This step was taken after keeping interest rates at near zero levels since the 2008-09 crisis.
NYSE:TIP April 5, 2017 7:16am

Bond Yield Trend Change Could Signal Stock Market Disruption Coming

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From Taki Tsaklanos: Our favorite leading indicator for stock markets is 10-year Yields. On its very long term chart we spot a potentially very disruptive event: a trend change after 4 decades.

BlackRock: Time To Get Bearish On European Bonds

From BlackRock: We are downgrading European sovereign bonds and credit to underweight as the second quarter begins. Richard Turnill explains, with the help of this week’s chart.

Bond Bounce Waning? Investors Starting To Dump The TLT

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, today pointing out continued interest in emerging markets, an exodus from a popular Treasury bond fund, and some bearish options bets being made against the financial sector.
NASDAQ:TLT April 4, 2017 11:49am

BlackRock: Here’s What Investors Need To Know About HYG

From BlackRock: The market’s first high yield bond ETF turns 10, and there is a lot about the fund that you may not know.

Investors Are Piling Back Into Junk Bond Funds

Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today looks at a return of capital back into junk bond funds, renewed interest in the energy sector, and continued interest in emerging market equities.
NYSE:HYG April 3, 2017 11:52am

Here’s Why The Market Is Ignoring The Fed’s Interest Rate Hikes

From Invesco: The Federal Reserve (Fed) raised interest rates in March and is likely to raise them again twice this year, yet the financial markets have taken this news in stride. Why is this? Simply put, the Fed is behaving dovishly, considering the positive growth pattern we are seeing.
NASDAQ:TLT April 2, 2017 6:15am

Could Trump’s Policies Soon Hurt Municipal Bond Investors?

From Invesco: In recent months, the Trump administration has discussed a number of initiatives that could impact the US municipal market — some potentially adversely. At the top of the list are tax reform and major increases in infrastructure spending.
NYSE:MUB March 31, 2017 7:58am

BlackRock: Understanding The Yield Curve Is Key To Successful Bond Investing

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From BlackRock: With the recent increase in short-term rates by the Federal Reserve, it’s a good time to go over what the yield curve is and what it says about the fixed income investment environment.
NYSE:IUSB March 30, 2017 7:26am

BlackRock: Here’s What Fed Rate Hikes Will Mean For The Markets

From BlackRock: We see market complacency as a risk as the Federal Reserve normalizes its pace of normalization. Jeff Rosenberg explains.
NASDAQ:TLT March 28, 2017 6:17am

Global Markets Once Again Ignoring Excessive Levels Of Government Debt

From Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D.: While Washington is buried in bungled health care reform and Wall Street is vexed about possibly jinxed tax reform, both seem to have lost sight of the one, giant, intractable monster in the economy that virtually no one talks about any more: Debt.
NYSE:AGG March 27, 2017 8:09am

Bond Bears Are Nowhere To Be Found, Despite More Rate Hikes Coming

From Tyler Durden: Last week saw the largest drop in aggregate Treasury short positions since Brexit. Ironically, while bond bears felt the squeeze, traders piled into Eurodollar shorts (increased rate-hike bets) sending the short-end's positioning to record highs.

Will Trumps’ Fiscal Stimulus Really Lead To Inflation?

From Invesco: Financial markets have reacted strongly to the election of US President Donald Trump. While equities in the US and elsewhere have risen strongly (reflecting expectations of stronger growth and therefore improved corporate earnings), bond prices have fallen (reflecting higher yields, in turn a result of higher inflation expectations).
NYSE:TIP March 25, 2017 6:29am

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