What Do Rising Rates Mean For High Yield Bonds?

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From Invesco: US interest rates have defied market expectations in recent years, staying historically low despite solid economic growth. 
NYSE:JNK May 26, 2018 7:40am

The Bond Market Is Calling The Fed’s Bluff (TLT)

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From Adem Tumerkan: This week, the Federal Reserve's FOMC Minutes confirmed what we've been thinking - that the Fed will find a way to justify higher-inflation without raising rates faster.
NASDAQ:TLT May 25, 2018 6:27am

2-Month Treasury Bills Are Coming — Here’s What To Know

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From Invesco: After three years of discussion, the US Treasury appears ready to introduce a new 2-month Treasury bill (T-bill) into its auction schedule. Invesco Fixed Income believes a 2-month T-bill auction would be a positive addition to the Treasury's current lineup and would be unlikely to create market disruption.
NYSE:SHY

Don’t Ignore Muni Bonds (MUB)

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From Contrarian Outlook: Right now there are huge deals happening in a place far too few people care to look: municipal bonds.
NYSE:MUB

Treasury Yields Look Overextended Now

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The 10-year Treasury yield has been the topic of conversation lately among fixed-income investors. Earlier this month, the T-note closed above 3 percent for the first time since July 2011, prompting some market watchers to call time on the three-decade Treasury bull market. 
NYSE:IEF May 24, 2018 6:29am

What The Latest Fed Minutes Mean For Interest Rates (TLT)

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From Tyler Durden: The big question after the May FOMC statement was "how symmetric is The Fed's reaction function" to inflationary upside, i.e. how much will the Fed allow inflation to overshoot, and how much attention are they really paying to the collapsing yield curve? 
NASDAQ:TLT

U.S. Treasury Yields Break On Through (AGGY)

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From WisdomTree: Last Tuesday, May 15, represented a red-letter day for the U.S. Treasury (UST) market, as the 10-Year yield moved above a key technical level and ended up posting its highest numbers since 2011.
NYSE:AGGY

Don’t Assume The Fed Will Raise Rates Again (TLT)

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From Steven Vannelli, CFA: Yesterday John Williams, one of the newest members of the Federal Open Market Committee, wrote an article titled "The Future Fortunes of R-star: Are They Really Rising?" where he summarized his views on real neutral interest rates.
NASDAQ:TLT May 23, 2018 6:32am

Floating Rate Bank Loans: Rising Rates, Re-pricings, and the Real Income (HYLD)

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From Peritus Asset Management: Investing in floating rate bank loans has been a popular strategy this year given investor's concern about higher rates. 
NYSE:HYLD May 22, 2018 6:56am

How In Sync Are Global Central Banks?

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From WisdomTree: Without much fanfare, the Federal Reserve (Fed) provided its policy guidance earlier this month. Although no rate hike was implemented, the money and bond markets fully expect the U.S. central bank to continue on its tightening path for the remainder of 2018, if not beyond. While the lion's share of the focus has been Fed-centric on this front, it seems like a good exercise to check in on what the expectations are for the developed world's other key monetary policy makers
NYSE:AGGY May 21, 2018 6:32am

10-Year Treasuries Remain Above Key 3% Level (TLT)

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From Jill Mislinski: Let's take a closer look at recent activity in US Treasuries. The yield on the 10-year note ended Friday at 3.06% and the 30-year bond closed at 3.20%. The 2-10 yield spread is now at 0.51%.
NASDAQ:TLT May 20, 2018 7:17am

Treasuries Signaling A Major Inflationary Boom (TLT)

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From Steven Vannelli, CFA: Ten-year US treasury rates broke out this week on the back of news that looks unequivocally like an inflationary boom.
NASDAQ:TLT May 18, 2018 6:01am

Rates Are Rising — Is Your Portfolio Prepared?

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From Invesco: Interest rates continue their upward trend. In March, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) hiked the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to a target range of 1.5% to 1.75%, citing strength in the US labor market, a low unemployment rate and moderate economic growth.1 
NYSE:JNK

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