BlackRock: Don’t Forget To Diversify Your Bonds (EMB)

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From BlackRock: Fundamental misconceptions about bond investing are common, according to new BlackRock research. Jeff Rosenberg shares three.
NYSE:EMB May 26, 2017 7:17am

Look To The SPDR High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) As A Stock Indicator

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From Chris Kimble: So Goes Junk, So Goes Stocks? Most of the time this is true. Stocks historically want to see Junk moving higher, not diverging against them.
NYSE:JNK May 25, 2017 10:06am

Treasury Bond ETFs In Focus Amid Rising Rate Volatility (SHY)

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Yesterday’s call activity in an intermediate duration fund IEF (iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond, Expense Ratio 0.15%) sparked some reader inquiries in the Fixed Income ETF space in general, so we will stay on the topic in today’s piece.
NYSE:SHY May 24, 2017 1:20pm

Don’t Be Surprised If The Fed Keeps Rates On Ice For A While (TLT)

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From Nilus Mattive: The Federal Reserve will hold its next meeting three weeks from today. And most market-watchers still expect U.S. monetary policymakers to announce another rate hike.
NASDAQ:TLT

Upside Call Buyers Betting On Lower Rates Via IEF

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We have seen interesting options activity in infrequently traded IEF (iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond, Expense Ratio 0.15%, $7.6 billion in AUM), involving June 107 calls in good size for the name.
NYSE:IEF May 23, 2017 1:49pm

Why Investors Should Avoid The iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT)

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From Mike Burnick: In 2013, Detroit went bust to the tune of $18 billion. And earlier this month Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy restructuring after amassing a staggering $74 billion in debt.
NASDAQ:TLT May 20, 2017 6:23am

What The iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) Says About Reflation

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From BlackRock: Global bond markets are flashing caution on the reflation trade. Yet we see the underlying reflationary dynamic as alive and well. Jeff Rosenberg explains.
NASDAQ:TLT May 19, 2017 7:52am

BlackRock: Forget About Rising Rates This Year

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From BlackRock: Russ Koesterich talks about why bond yields remain low this year, despite expectations of a rise.
NYSE:IEF May 18, 2017 6:06am

Forget “Sell In May,” Try “Switch In May” Instead

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From Grant Wasylik: Last year was another cruddy year for active equity managers.
NYSE:IWM May 17, 2017 4:14pm

Technicals Indicate Big Upside Could Be Ahead For Bonds

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From Chris Kimble: Bonds have been hit hard since the highs around the 4th of July last year. Could this big decline, be creating a bottoming pattern? Is it bottoms Up for bonds?
NASDAQ:TLT

Could TLT Outperform Stocks In The Second Half Of 2017?

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From Tony Sagami: Donald Trump, love him or hate him, has been anything but shy about laying out his political agenda, be it the repeal and replacement of Obamacare or the construction of a wall along the Mexican border.
NASDAQ:TLT

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

Goldman Is Suddenly Less Certain About June & September Fed Rate Hikes

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From Tyler Durden: Following disappointing CPI prints for two months in a row, even such stalwart believers in the Fed's tightening cycle as Goldman Sachs (recall Hatzius warned recently that the Fed may need to "shock" markets to tighten monetary conditions in light of the S&P relentless grind higher despite rising rates) are suggesting that the Fed's rate hike trajectory for the rest of 2017 is suddenly in question.
NASDAQ:TLT May 16, 2017 10:45am

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