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BlackRock: Time to Avoid Long-Term Treasuries

bonds 600X300From BlackRock: It's time to rethink the role of U.S. Treasuries in portfolios, and specifically to be cautious of long-duration U.S. government bonds. BlackRock Global Chief Investment Strategist Richard Turnill explains, with the help of this week's chart.
NASDAQ:TLT September 28, 2016 7:07am

Will Cash Perform Better Than Bonds Amid Fed-Induced Volatility?

negative-interest-ratesFrom BlackRock: Head of Global Asset Allocation Russ Koesterich discusses the implications of a higher rate regime for your portfolio. The answer may surprise you.
NYSE:SHY September 20, 2016 7:07am

Should the Fed Actually be Cutting Rates Instead of Raising Them?

janet-yellenA couple of years ago, the Federal Reserve planned out its strategy to return to "normal" interest rate levels, but given how much has changed since then, we may never see "normal" rates ever again.
NASDAQ:TLT

Is It Time for Investors and Advisors to Sell Bonds?

From Robert Huebscher: The bond market is “sniffing out” an unfriendly change in the direction of interest rates, according to Jeffrey Gundlach. Rates are going up, he said, and investors should position their portfolios defensively for a long-term secular rise in rates.
NASDAQ:TLT September 18, 2016 8:08am

Without a Strong Consensus, Fed Will Probably Not Raise Interest Rates

With inflation still well below target levels, and a lack of consensus one way or the other, the Federal Reserve is unlikely to hike interest rates at this month's meeting, says the Wall Street Journal's Jon Hilsenrath.
NASDAQ:TLT September 13, 2016 11:11am

Goldman Sachs: Bond Sell-Off Will Only Intensify

A Goldman Sachs analyst said today that he expects 10-Year Treasury yields to surge to 2% by early 2017, due to a combination of three big factors.
NYSE:IEF September 12, 2016 12:12pm

Deutsche Bank: The Multi-Decade Bond Bull Market is Officially Over

A group of Deutsche Bank analysts said recently in their annual long-term asset return study that the 35 year-long global bond bull market has come to an end, and the results for investors won't be pretty.
NASDAQ:TLT

Peter Schiff: Low Rates are the Cause of, Not Solution to, Economic Malaise

From Peter Schiff: For years I have argued that ultra-low interest rates act more as an economic sedative than a stimulant. This idea has elicited laughter from the economic establishment.
NYSE:SHY September 10, 2016 7:07am

Jeffrey Gundlach: Interest Rates Have Bottomed, And No One Is Prepared For It

From ZeroHedge: In his latest webcast to DoubleLine investors and the general public, the "new bond king" Jeffrey Gundlach, who had taken a one month sabbatical from public appearances after warning (hyperbolically as he explained yesterday) to "Sell Everything, Nothing Here Looks Good", said that the Fed is determined to show it is independent from market forces, and may hike rates even as investors bet they will not.
NASDAQ:TLT September 9, 2016 9:09am

Goldman Sachs Brings New Short-Term Treasury ETF to Market

goldman-sachs-asset-management-gsam-logoGoldman Sachs Asset Management today announced a new short-term treasury ETF, the Goldman Sachs TreasuryAccess 0-1 Year ETF (NYSE:GBIL).
NYSE:GBIL September 8, 2016 10:10am

This ETF Offers a Different Way to Play Interest Rate Changes

The little-known PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Fund ETF (NYSE:ZROZ) may not be on many investors' radars yet, but that could change soon, given today's interest rate environment.
NYSE:ZROZ September 7, 2016 12:12pm

Treasuries Are Testing a Key Yield Level Once Again

From David Fabian: If there is one major theme that pervades the financial markets this year, it’s the shift from stocks to bonds.  You can romanticize about the momentum in gold stocks.  You can peek over at emerging market strength, but nothing compares to the pervasive re-allocation of global assets.
NYSE:IEF September 2, 2016 6:06am

Fed Says Negative Interest Rates Are Effective in Europe, Japan

Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said recently that negative interest rates seem to be working as intended where they're being used overseas, but stopped short of saying it's something the Fed would use themselves.
NASDAQ:TLT August 31, 2016 4:16pm

Unusual Options Activity on Inverse Bond ETF: Higher Rates Coming?

With bonds on the move last Friday during a tumultuous day of Fed commentary about the possible future path of interest rates, we saw some options activity in a levered inverse Bond fund that is worth pointing out.
NYSE:TBT August 29, 2016 5:17pm

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