BlackRock: Fed Rate Hikes Won’t Stop Reflation

From BlackRock: The Federal Reserve has engineered a turnaround in March hike expectations, but Richard explains why we do not see gradually rising rates derailing reflation for now.
NYSE:TIP March 15, 2017 6:21am

Municipal Bond Funds Remain An Underutilized Tool For Investors

From Contrarian Outlook: Plenty of investors buy corporate bonds because they think they’re safe investments.
NYSE:MUB March 14, 2017 6:52am

The Fed Must Raise Rates This Week, Or Risk A Market Shock

From Chris Ciovacco: Markets do not like surprises. If the Fed raises interest rates at Wednesday’s FOMC meeting, it is not likely to be placed in the unexpected category.

The Fed Will Almost Certainly Hike Rates This Week, But Then What?

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From John Ross Crooks III: There are lots of naysayers and doomsdayers out there. And they will, with utmost confidence, tell you a financial market crisis is not just inevitable … but imminent.
NASDAQ:TLT March 13, 2017 9:39am

These Indexes Are The Best Indicators For A Potential Bear Market Developing

From Taki Tsaklanos: Global stock markets remain strong. The leading U.S. stock market indexes keep on moving near all-time highs. European stock market indexes refuse to go lower, and emerging stock markets touched multi-year highs very recently.

Fed’s Impending Rate Hike Will Have Little Effect On Bond Markets

From Invesco: Bond markets are likely to absorb rate increase with limited impact, but questions remain on Fed’s economic projections.
NASDAQ:TLT March 10, 2017 6:22am

BlackRock: Active Bonds Are An Underappreciated Niche

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From BlackRock: Rick Reider shares two reasons why we see abundant fixed income opportunities.

Investors Flee Corporate Bond Funds Amid Rate Hike Fears

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We have seen some smaller outflows in the largest Investment Grade Corporate Bond linked ETF in the U.S. listed universe, LQD (iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond, Expense Ratio 0.15%, $30.3 billion in AUM) this week to the tune of about $200 million.
NYSE:LQD March 9, 2017 12:58pm

Large Cap Equity Funds Continue To Attract Major Inflows

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out relentless investor interest in large cap equity funds, despite some current weakness, and more fixed income outflows prior to an expected interest rate hike next week.

Investors Should Be Paying More Attention To Inflation

From Nilus Mattive: If you’re like most investors, inflation is probably not the biggest — or even the fifth-biggest — worry on your list at the moment.
NYSE:TIP March 7, 2017 9:28am

High Yield Bond ETF Sees Major Uptick In Options Activity

From Corey Rosenbloom: File this under "interesting reference post," as these are the top ten stocks and ETFs that traded the most Put and Call Option volume (and activity) on Monday, March 6.

Return Of Federal Debt Ceiling Could Mean Big Trouble For Stocks, Bonds

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From Steven Vannelli, CFA: Since the election we’ve heard the rally in stocks characterized as a “Trump Trade” or a “reflation” trade. We think there is a really important element missing from this analysis that could change very quickly over the next several weeks.

Outflows Beginning To Pick Up In Major Bond Fund Amid Rate Hike Fears

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today picks up on relentless buying in the world's largest ETF, significant outflows in a popular fixed income fund, and some potential arbitrage moves in financials.
NASDAQ:TLT March 6, 2017 12:51pm

This Famous Fund Manager Hasn’t Been This Cautious On Bonds In 40 Years

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One of the world's most famous and venerable fund managers, Daniel Fuss, vice chairman of Loomis, Sayles & Company, recently spoke out against government bonds amid a litany of geopolitical uncertainties.

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