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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Rate Hikes Already Priced Into The U.S. Dollar Index

March 13th, 2015

dollar etfEconMatters:  All those bemoaning what rate hikes could potentially portend for the US Dollar need to get a grip, the rate hikes are already priced in. That`s how markets work, buy the rumor and sell the news or actual event. Read more…

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Worries About The Looming Fed Hike Spill Over

March 10th, 2015

ratesMany investors are anxious about a possible bubble in stock markets, but those fears seem overblown to us. The greater near-term danger may be a more aggressive Federal Reserve. Read more…

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What Is A Key Ratio Saying About Stock Market Risk?

March 5th, 2015

riskaheadChris Ciovacco:  If you knew (or thought) a bear market in stocks was just around the corner, would you prefer to be invested in 100% stocks or 100% bonds? Since the S&P 500 lost over 50% in the last two bear markets (2000-2002 and 2007-2009), the answer is easy. Read more…

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How To Balance Your Approach To Bonds

March 5th, 2015

market bondsIn today’s low yield environment, some investors are struggling with how to generate yield. Matt Tucker describes the landscape and shares a potential solution to help balance your bond portfolio. Read more…

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America’s Biggest Financial Institutions Are Loading Up On Treasuries

February 26th, 2015

bankMike Burnick: A recent Bloomberg story caught my eye by posing a very good question: “What do America’s banks know about the state of the U.S. economy that has them hoarding ultra-safe bonds?” Read more…

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Time For Junk Bond ETFs?

February 25th, 2015

new etfsAfter a dismal performance in late 2014, junk (high yield) bonds seem back on track this year on investors’ drive for higher yields. Countries across the globe has chosen loose monetary policies either by cutting interest rates or buying government bonds Read more…

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Lowest Interest Rates EVER

February 25th, 2015

percent rateJohn Rubino:  Business Insider’s Myles Udland just posted a chart, drawn from research by the Bank of England, showing interest rates for the past 3,000 years. Read more…

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What To Make Of The Pullback In Treasury Bond ETFs

February 20th, 2015

market bondsDavid Fabian:  The pullback in Treasury bond ETFs over the last three weeks has caught many fixed-income investors off guard. The stock market volatility in January pushed yields on the 30-Year Treasury Note Yield (TYX) to all-time lows Read more…

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