The Fed Finally Addresses The Elephant In The Room (AGG)

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From Invesco: Last Wednesday, the Federal Reserve announced it would raise the fed funds rate by a quarter point — its fourth rate hike since starting to tighten in December 2015.
NYSE:AGG June 20, 2017 6:25am

Suddenly Hawkish Fed Could Finally Pressure Bonds Soon (AGG)

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From WisdomTree: Here we are halfway through the FOMC meeting cycle for 2017, and the policy makers appear to be right on schedule with their projected rate hikes for the year.
NYSE:AGG June 15, 2017 7:23am

Invesco Expects Global Bond Yields To Rise, Led By Europe (AGG)

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From Invesco: Invesco Fixed Income shares its views of interest rates around the world, as the Eurozone economy kicks back into high gear.
NYSE:AGG June 1, 2017 1:40pm

Relaxed Regulations Mean Insurers Can Soon Invest In Bond ETFs (AGG)

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Bond ETFs are about to see a huge influx of capital amid sofer regulations for how insurance companies can deploy assets, according to analysts at BlackRock.
NYSE:AGG May 30, 2017 10:07am

Bond Market Is Calling The Fed’s Bluff On Further Rate Hikes This Year

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From Steven Vannelli, CFA: A recent run of weaker economic data, highlighted by the Citigroup Economic Surprise Index (CESI) plunging to -32 from 58 in mid-March has caught the attention of the US Treasury bond market.
NYSE:AGG May 17, 2017 6:05am

Global Bond Outlook Improves After French Election

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From Invesco: As European markets return to fundamentals, Invesco Fixed Income shares its views of rates around the world.
NYSE:AGG May 9, 2017 3:39pm

Big Challenges Are Coming To U.S. Treasury Investing

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From Steven Vannelli, CFA: In the table below we show the aggregate US Treasury maturity schedule. Due to stops and starts of the US Treasury issuing longer dated bonds over the last few decades, there is a huge gap in maturities available for investors.
NYSE:AGG May 1, 2017 12:04pm

How Will The Fed Deal With Weak March Jobs Growth?

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From BlackRock: What does weaker-than-expected March jobs growth mean for the path of rate normalization? Rick Rieder weighs in.
NYSE:AGG April 13, 2017 5:51am

Global Markets Once Again Ignoring Excessive Levels Of Government Debt

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From Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D.: While Washington is buried in bungled health care reform and Wall Street is vexed about possibly jinxed tax reform, both seem to have lost sight of the one, giant, intractable monster in the economy that virtually no one talks about any more: Debt.
NYSE:AGG March 27, 2017 8:09am

Schwab: Fed Decision Was Already Fully Priced Into The Bond Markets

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From Omar Aguilar, Ph.D.: Global equity markets had fully priced in the Fed’s quarter-point rate hike, so the decision last week came as no surprise.
NYSE:AGG March 22, 2017 1:12pm

Here’s Why Interest Rates Aren’t Going Anywhere, Despite Fed Hikes

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From Bill Hall: On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee announced – as expected – its decision to raise the benchmark federal funds rate by .25%, bringing it to .75%.
NYSE:AGG March 17, 2017 11:06am

So Far, The Bond Markets Are Calling Janet Yellen’s Rate Hike Bluff

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From Charles Roth: The Fed’s signals that rate increases could soon come seem to fall on deaf ears. U.S. stocks continue to climb as bond yields decline. Although recent data reflect accelerating economic growth, which is necessary to justify frothy valuations, structural challenges and unclear policy outcomes remain.
NYSE:AGG February 27, 2017 2:21pm

Bill Gross: Low Rates Will Continue Indefinitely, Amid Financial “Methadone”

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Janus Capital's "bond king" Bill Gross, in his usual hard-hitting style, didn't mince words in this monthly investment letter released today.
NYSE:AGG February 6, 2017 11:07am

WSJ: Federal Reserve Won’t Raise Rates Today

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According to a Wall Street Journal report, the Federal Reserve almost certainly won't lift the benchmark fed funds rate at the conclusion of today's meeting -- but it could tip its hand about future potential raises.
NYSE:AGG February 1, 2017 10:10am

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