Posts Tagged ‘NYSEARCA:TBT’

How To Play The Strong GDP Growth

August 4th, 2014

manufacturing growthGeorge Leong: On one hand, it’s great the economic growth is showing renewed progress as the advance reading of the second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth came in at an annualized four percent, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Read more…


CPI Remains Stubbornly High as Yellen’s “Noise” Won’t Go Away

July 22nd, 2014

inflationTyler Durden:  Consumer Price Inflation was 2.1% in June (as expected) remaining above the Fed’s mandate levels and worryingly for all those who see the Fed as omniscient… refusing to go “noisily” down. Core CPI fell very modestly to 1.9% year-over-year but the jump Read more…


3 ETFs For The Contrarian Investor

July 18th, 2014

three 3Lawrence Meyers: There are many great things about ETFs, and that includes the ability to see whether money is flowing in or out of them, just like you can with mutual funds.  By tracking inflows and outflows, you can gauge market sentiment, Read more…


The Counter-Factual Case Against ZIRP

July 18th, 2014

percent rateEconMatters: The long held debate is what would the US economy being doing without ZIRP by the Federal Reserve, would we be doing worse, about the same, or better? The other delineation in the argument is whether there is a cutoff point Read more…


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…


Time To Prepare For Inflation?

July 17th, 2014

inflationWhile U.S. inflation remains at historic lows, it has ticked up recently, leaving many investors fearing that it’s time to prepare portfolios for rising prices. Read more…


Trying To “Fed Proof” Your Portfolio? Beware Of The Risks

July 10th, 2014

Federal reserveAs head of BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Portfolio & Investment Consulting team, I get a courtside seat to investor trends. Since the Fed’s tapering announcement last May, many investors have been extremely worried about how rising interest rates will affect their portfolios. Read more…


Ultra-Low Rates Could Last Another Decade

July 3rd, 2014

ratesCris Sheridan: Although many economists anticipated the official measurement of US economic growth in the first quarter to undergo another downward revision, they certainly weren’t expecting the huge plunge to negative 2.9%, which came in well below consensus estimates. Read more…


Expect A Counter Trend Move In The UltraShort 20+ Treasury ETF (TBT)

June 20th, 2014

market bondsMorpheus Trading: Stocks sold off during the morning session, but rallied late in the day to close in or near positive territory, and in the top third of the day’s range. Total volume was lighter on both exchanges, so there isn’t much to talk about in terms Read more…


Fed Revises Projections; Here’s What It Means For Your Money

June 19th, 2014

Janet-YellenDue to an improving economy following its previous meeting, the Fed said it will reduce its monthly mortgage and Treasury bond purchases (or quantitative easing) to $35 billion from its current $45 billion level, starting in July. Read more…


Why Negative Interest Rates Are Only The First Step

June 16th, 2014

percent rateJeff Thomas: In 1946, an American singer, Merle Travis, recorded a song called “Sixteen Tons.” The song told the story of a poor coal miner in Kentucky, who lived in a small coal mining town. The town’s economy revolved entirely around the mine. Read more…


Supreme Court Ruling Sparks Argentine Bond Rout

June 16th, 2014

Why The Fed’s Low Interest Rate Is Deflationary

June 11th, 2014

ratesEconMatters: In an unprecedented move to fight off the threat of deflation, ECB cut its main interest rate to near zero at 0.15%, and its interest rate on deposits to a negative 0.1% for the first time. This means ECB will now be charging banks 0.1% to hold their reserves. Read more…


The Central Bank Divide: 3 Implications For Investors

June 10th, 2014

europeMajor central banks are no longer moving in lockstep. Read more…


Hedging Rising Interest Rates

June 6th, 2014

ratesI continue to get questions about how the Fed’s tapering of bond purchases, which is currently underway, will impact investors’ fixed income positions and how to best prepare a portfolio for rising interest rates. As I explained in a recent Blog post, we expect rates Read more…


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