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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

Bill Gross on Janet Yellen’s Speech: “This is Not Capitalism”

Bond investing legend Bill Gross of Janus Capital Group Inc. had some choice words today when Bloomberg asked him to comment on Fed chair Janet Yellen's big Jackson Hole speech.
NASDAQ:TLT August 26, 2016 1:13pm

Bloomberg Analyst: “The Fed Isn’t Hawkish”

yield-downFrom ZeroHedge: The Fed isn’t hawkish, exclaims Bloomberg's Mark Cudmore. In fact, in relative terms, recent rhetoric has been long-term dovish, which means the dollar will likely break the lower end of its range soon.
NASDAQ:TLT August 25, 2016 6:06am

Alan Greenspan Warns Interest Rates Could Suddenly Spike at Any Time

In a recent interview with Bloomberg Radio, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan cautioned that interest rates could soon rise at a rapid pace, despite the bond markets sending the exact opposite signal.
NASDAQ:TLT August 24, 2016 8:08am

Does Janet Yellen Have the Guts to Raise Rates Again?

FedNewNormalClipArtBasedFrom Chris Ciovacco: With important Fed commentary due later this week, let's look at whether the idea of a "new normal" policy will stick, or if Janet Yellen has another trick up her sleeve.
NASDAQ:TLT August 23, 2016 1:13pm

How to Protect Your Portfolio from Interest Rate Risks

The fixed income market might finally be approaching the late stages of its unprecedented bull market run.
NYSE:FLOT

Compared to Bonds, Stocks Actually Look Pretty Cheap Right Now

old bullFrom Newfound Research: A little over a year and a half ago, we started more prominently discussing our outlook for traditionally allocated risk-based portfolios.  For U.S. investors, these portfolios are predominantly filled with U.S. equities and U.S. fixed income. 

NYSE:SPY

Data Shows Foreign Demand for U.S. Bonds Has Dried Up Completely

BondsFrom ZeroHedge: Last week's TIC data confirmed something the Fed's Treasury custody account has indicated for the past several months: foreign demand for US government bonds has not only tumbled, but there has been aggressive selling.
NASDAQ:TLT

Investing Legend Says We’re in the “Biggest Bond Bubble in World History”

Hedge fund manager Paul Singer isn't bullish on bonds. In fact, he thinks that fixed income vehicles like government bonds are in their biggest bubble market in history.
NASDAQ:TLT August 22, 2016 9:09am

Here’s Why Investors Should Ignore Everything the Fed Says

From ZeroHedge: Yesterday, US Federal Reserve bankers released minutes from their last meeting, and traders moved some markets sharply in a knee-jerk reaction to what was contained in these minutes, but don’t let any irrational responses to Federal Reserve bankers steer your focus away from reality.
NASDAQ:TLT August 19, 2016 11:11am

Fed Notes Reveal Rising Hawkish Sentiment, but Bonds Rally Anyway

From Tyler Durden: Although the Federal Reserve seems to be getting more and more hawkish with each passing meeting, the bond market is simply not pricing in any potential for a rate hike this year.
NASDAQ:TLT August 17, 2016 2:14pm

Fed’s Dudley Says Rate Hike Could Come Sooner Than People Expect

Image of business magazine with coinsIn a Fox Business interview today, Federal Reserve Bank of New York president Bill Dudley said that bond markets are getting overdone, and that investors are the "markets were underpricing the odds of a second rise in official interest rates."
NASDAQ:TLT August 16, 2016 11:11am

Fed’s Expectation of a “Soft Landing” for Rates is Wishful Thinking

yield-downExcerpted from NFTRH.com: The Fed's recent worry that inflation isn't high enough is simply another ruse for them to keep interest rates lower for longer, and even implement QE again whenever necessary.
NASDAQ:TLT August 12, 2016 11:11am

For International Investors, U.S. Treasury Bond Yields are Already Negative

yield-percent-changeWhen factoring in currency translation effects, many overseas investors buying safe haven U.S. bonds are already seeing negative yields -- which could in turn erode demand for Treasuries.
NASDAQ:TLT August 9, 2016 6:06am

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