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The Rate Rise Timeline To Watch For Now

August 27th, 2014

percent rateAs market watchers dissect Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s widely anticipated Jackson Hole Symposium comments, many are focusing on her statements regarding how the U.S. jobs market has not yet fully recovered. Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Four Ways To Increase Your Corporate Bond Exposure

August 19th, 2014

market bondsIn my last Blog post, I discussed how the search for income in a low interest rate environment sparked flows into high yield bonds, and how this segment has seen a sell-off in recent months. Looking at the corporate bond market over the past few years, Read more…

NYSE:CSJ, NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD

What’s Driving The Recent High Yield Sell-Off?

August 12th, 2014

yieldWe have written a few times on The Blog about the ongoing effects of the low Fed Funds rate and quantitative easing. They have pushed interest rates down across markets, propelling investors into asset classes such as corporate bonds and emerging market debt Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:JNK

High Yield Bond ETFs See Huge Outflow, Where To Go?

August 11th, 2014

market bondsHigh yield mutual funds and ETFs, which were popular among investors for years at a time of record-low interest rates, now appear to be losing steam. With the U.S. economy picking up at an accelerated pace of 4% in Q2 and the U.S. labor market improving, Read more…

NYSE:EDV, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:IEI, NYSE:TLT

Are Treasurys About to Spike?

July 24th, 2014

treasuryIt pays to stay diversified among many asset classes, including bonds. Today, I’m seeing signs of U.S. Treasurys strengthening relative to corporate bonds (and probably in absolute terms as well). We can find out which one is likely to outperform the other by looking at a relative strength chart of two ETFs: the  Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TLT

Why The Fed Needs To Raise Rates Now

July 18th, 2014

ratesEconMatters:  The conditions in so many asset classes are unsustainable from a price perspective once interest rates rise even under a “new normalized rate environment” and the longer rates stay at ZIRP status these unsustainable price levels continue to move Read more…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Why Income Investors Should Be Watching High Yield Bond ETFs

July 17th, 2014

yieldDavid Fabian: The Federal Reserve has mapped out its target for an October deadline to exit the quantitative easing measures that have helped stimulate the stock and bond markets for the last several years. The next step that economists are avidly trying Read more…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:HYS, NYSE:SPY

Supply, Demand and Interest Rates: Why One Thing Leads To Another

June 16th, 2014

ratesAs we approach the mid-point of the year many casual investors are surprised to look in on the market and find that bond yields remain stubbornly low. In fact, as we have discussed in this space before, they have actually fallen during the year with the 10 year US Treasury Read more…

NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

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…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TLT

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…

NYSE:HYG, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

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…

NYSE:EMB, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:LQD

Another Way To Build Your Fixed Income Portfolio

April 29th, 2014

ETFsIn today’s interest rate landscape, the search for yield can be a difficult pursuit, particularly when you consider that yields on traditional core bond funds are less than half of what they were in 2008.1 With the Fed and other central banks maintaining Read more…

NYSE:CSJ, NYSE:FLOT, NYSE:HYG, NYSE:MBB

Beware Of Overreaching For Yield

April 14th, 2014

yieldThe stretch for yield looks set to continue now that fears over an imminent Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hike have diminished, though investors may want to think twice before overreaching for yield. Read more…

NYSE:HYG

Treasury Snapshot: 10-Year Yield Closes Near Its 2014 Low

April 11th, 2014

market bondsDoug Short: What’s New: The daily close yield on the 10-year note has been relatively range-bound since early February, with low of 2.60% on March 3rd and a high of 2.82% on April 2nd, which was the record closing high for the S&P 500. Read more…

NYSE:DIA, NYSE:SPY, NYSE:TBT, NYSE:TLT

Interest Rate Hikes On The Horizon?

April 9th, 2014

ratesMatt Machaj: Recent weeks were not bad for those gold investors’€™ hearts filled with golden hopes. The price of gold depends on many factors, but past patterns can give us important hints and suggest which of them are to be carefully studied and properly comprehended. Read more…

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