BlackRock: Bonds A Potential Loser In Today’s Reflationary Environment

From BlackRock: Animal spirits rule the markets these days. But does a period of penance await? Heidi Richardson discusses.
NASDAQ:TLT February 22, 2017 2:20pm

As Fed Rate Hike Odds Soar, So Does The Pressure To Signal The Decision Early

Brett Wander, Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income at Charles Schwab Investment Management, today examines the rising odds of a March interest rate hike, which seemed almost impossible just a month or two ago.
NASDAQ:TLT February 21, 2017 1:39pm

Long-End of US Yield Curve Is Flattening, Short-End Steepening

From Eric Bush: The spread between 30-year US treasuries and 10-year US treasuries has fallen to just 60 bps, which is the smallest spread in about 2 years.
NASDAQ:TLT February 18, 2017 8:26am

Here Are The Best ETFs For Retirement Income

From Michael Foster: Let’s say you want to lock in a passive retirement income of $80,000 per year. If you go with what most investors mistakenly see as the safest route, long-term US Treasuries, you’re going to need $3.3 million.
NYSE:XLU February 17, 2017 6:27am

Inflation Is Running Hot, Putting Pressure On The Fed To Raise Rates

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U.S. inflation surged in January, rising the most in four years, which will no doubt put additional pressure on the Federal Reserve to follow through with multiple interest rate hikes this year.
NASDAQ:TLT February 15, 2017 1:39pm

BlackRock: Don’t Abandon Bonds Just Because Rates Are Rising

From BlackRock: Bond investing is not easy, but avoiding the most commonly made mistakes can be. Matt Tucker explains.

Analyst: Janet Yellen Could Spur Bond A Bloodbath On Tuesday

At least one major Wall Street analyst is betting that Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen will spur a major bond selloff tomorrow when she testifies before the Senate Banking Committee.
NASDAQ:TLT February 13, 2017 4:06pm

BlackRock: Fed Could Still Hike Rates In March

From BlackRock: Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income Rick Rieder shares three reasons why a March Fed rate increase is a possibility.
NASDAQ:TLT February 10, 2017 6:45am

Fed’s Bullard: Rate Hikes Won’t Come Until Fiscal Uncertainty Resolved

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said Thursday that interest rates could stay low at least through the end of 2017, with the Federal Reserve under no pressure to lift rates unless the ongoing fiscal uncertainty is completely resolved.
NASDAQ:TLT February 9, 2017 12:27pm

Bond ETFs Back In Focus With Rates On The Decline

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To say that Treasury Bonds, especially longer durations, took a beating following Trump’s election to the Presidency last November is probably an understatement.
NYSE:TBT February 8, 2017 12:18pm

Traders Are Betting On Big Gains Ahead For The TLT

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out some interesting action in two of the largest ETFs, along with options traders hoping for more upside in Treasuries.

Trump, Not The Fed, Is What Moves Markets Now

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Brett Wander, Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income at Charles Schwab Investment Management, today breaks down the recent Fed meeting from a unique angle, making the case that the Federal Reserve is actually no longer relevant.
NASDAQ:TLT February 7, 2017 3:07pm

Volume Is Surging In This Lesser-Known Treasury Bond ETF

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A once little-known Treasury Bond ETF from iShares known as GOVT (iShares Core U.S. Treasury Bond, Expense Ratio 0.15%) has sprung to life lately in terms of mushrooming trading volume in the past week or so.
NYSE:GOVT January 26, 2017 12:27pm

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