Posts Tagged ‘ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury ETF’

What To Do When A Rising Rate Environment Is NEAR

October 3rd, 2013

ratesMatt Tucker: With the Fed deciding to delay tapering at their last meeting, it looks like the rise in interest rates that many investors have been fearing won’t happen quite yet.  Eventually, as the Fed slows down and ultimately stops their bond-buying program Read more…


Proof That Interest Rates Will Keep Rising

October 2nd, 2013

ratesMike Larson: They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this week, you’re going to get 2,000 words that practically prove interest rates will rise. Read more…


Outer Limits of Monetary Policy and Inflation

October 2nd, 2013

inflationGary Tanashian: The ISM has once again expanded.  Policy is working, so please Dear Mr. Bernanke, begin to withdraw not only a token amount of Treasury bond asset buying in October; make a real statement for the ‘organic’ economy.  Read more…


The Best Investments For Rising Rates

September 24th, 2013

interest-ratesGreg Madison: Inflation can be tough to contend with, yet investors should guard against inflation lest it eat away at their portfolios – which isn’t hard to do if they know the best investments to hold when inflation rates rise. Read more…


Is The U.S. Treasury Secular Bond Bull Market Dead?

September 10th, 2013

market bondsAndrew Kassen:  By nearly all accounts, the secular bull market bonds have cycled through since the early 1980s is in its final days. Read more…


China and Japan Don’t Want Our Bonds

September 6th, 2013

market bondsIan Wyatt: Amid all the news about Syria and record oil prices, you may have missed a crucial red flag for the bond market. Read more…


Ben Bernanke Says Inflation Is Too Low?

July 12th, 2013

inflationFederal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said this week that inflation in the United States needs to be higher.  Yes, he actually came right out and said that.  It almost seems as if Bernanke is trying to purposely hurt the middle class.  Read more…


The Threat Of Higher Interest Rates Is Real

June 14th, 2013

interest-rates: The rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage has been creeping up higher and just broke the four-percent threshold. This is a telltale sign that higher financing rates are on the horizon. Read more…


Something Is Starting To Smell In The Bond Market

May 16th, 2013

market bonds: Since their peak in July of 2012, 30-year U.S. bonds have declined in value—they are down almost six percent. Trading above $153.00 in mid-2012, 30-year U.S. bonds now hover around $144.00, as depicted in the chart below. Read more…


Time To Abandon Bonds?

May 15th, 2013

exitsRuss Koesterich: While Warren Buffett has said that bonds are a “terrible” investment at the moment, Russ Koesterich, our chief investment strategist, takes a different view than the Oracle of Omaha. Read more…


Is The Bull Market In Bonds Over?

May 15th, 2013

bearbull21: When the financial crisis took grip on the U.S. economy, investors fled the stock market and ran towards bonds—more specifically, high-quality U.S. government bonds. The reason behind this was very simple: they would rather Read more…


Higher Inflation Rate Expected; Long-Term Investors In Danger?

May 9th, 2013

inflation: One of the biggest concerns for investors when it comes to long-term investing is the safe return of their capital. Following the 6.75% levy imposed by Cyprus on deposits of less than 100,000 euros, many investors Read more…


Bond Funds Buying Stocks?

May 6th, 2013

market bondsAccording to BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK), the biggest U.S. money manager by assets, $70.1 billion was funneled into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the first quarter of this year. What’s even more surprising is that 93% of all the inflows were in the U.S. Read more…


Peter Schiff: Even The Big Mac Indicator Shows 6% Inflation

May 1st, 2013

Peter SchiffGold Silver Worlds: In his latest video commentary, entitled GDP propaganda exposed (video included below), Peter Schiff comments on the latest disappointing US GDP figures. The first quarter of this year was expected to see a 3% increase, but the GDP grew only 2.5% Read more…


Gone Are The Days When The U.S. Bond Market Was The Place To Be

March 29th, 2013

market bonds: In 1980, the total outstanding debt in the U.S. bond market was about $2.5 trillion—this included municipal bonds, Treasury bonds, money market instruments, corporate debt, and asset-backed securities. Fast-forward to 2012, and the U.S. bond market stands Read more…


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