China Continues To Dump U.S. Treasuries

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From Palisade Research: Earlier this week - news went by relatively unnoticed by the 'mainstream' financial media (CNCB and such) that Beijing's started selling their U.S. debt holdings.
NASDAQ:TLT September 23, 2018 6:37am

Moving Up in Credit Quality for Better Durability

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: Some investment-grade bonds are riskier than their ratings imply, while high-yield bonds have seen some positive tailwinds. Meanwhile, a large number of bank loan agreements now favor borrowers over lenders.
NYSE:HYG September 22, 2018 7:07am

How A Bond Revolution Went Mainstream

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From BlackRock: The iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) turns 15 years old this month. As Karen Schenone explains, the launch and growth of BlackRock's flagship U.S. investment grade bond ETF changed the game for investors by putting them firmly in the driver's seat.
NYSE:AGG September 20, 2018 5:56am

Quantitative Tightening Isn’t What Most People Think

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From BlackRock: Jean Boivin warns against the Q Trap-becoming trapped into thinking G3 central banks' quantitative tightening (QT) is quantitative easing (QE) in reverse.
NASDAQ:TLT September 18, 2018 6:24am

Are We Measuring Our Economy Correctly?

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From WisdomTree: On last week's "Behind the Markets" podcast, we spoke with Leonard Nakamura, an economist at the Federal Reserve (Fed) Bank of Philadelphia and a former professor at the Wharton School.
NYSE:AGGY September 12, 2018 6:50am

Keeping An Eye On U.S.-Germany Bond Yield Spreads

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From BlackRock: We see room for the U.S.-Germany bond yield spread to modestly widen. Richard Turnill explains why.
NASDAQ:TLT

Don’t Expect Much Movement In Interest Rates

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From Invesco: Invesco Fixed income shares its views on interest rates around the world, including a muted outlook at home.
NASDAQ:TLT September 9, 2018 7:35am

Maximizing Monthly Dividend Income

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From Contrarian Outlook: You might think a $500,000 nest egg isn't enough to retire on, and I wouldn't blame you. The financial media loves to tout $1 million as the end-all be-all mark of financial security.
NYSE:HYG

High-Yield Picks To Weather The Impending Market Storm

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From Contrarian Outlook: Readers often ask me how to build a portfolio that holds its own in down times but hands them more income than the measly 2.6% long-term US Treasuries pay.
NYSE:MUB September 7, 2018 6:53am

What Can History Tell Us About Bonds? (TLT)

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From BlackRock: In a future of lower expected price appreciation, investors should focus on the second leg of returns: income. ETFs make it incredibly easy to capture diversified sources of higher-yielding assets.
NASDAQ:TLT September 1, 2018 7:40am

Floating Rate Funds Still Looking Good (USFR)

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From WisdomTree: Volatility has been a persistent theme throughout 2018, as geopolitical concerns and rising interest rates have weighed heavy on investors' minds.
NYSE:USFR August 31, 2018 6:16am

Fed Protection: Digging Deeper Into Our Rising Rates Thesis

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From WisdomTree: In the first quarter of 2018, we highlighted the rationale for our highest-conviction fixed income trade over the next two years. Despite making headlines, Jamie Dimon's concern about a 5% 10-Year Treasury yield is probably only a 10% probability, in our view.
NYSE:AGGY August 30, 2018 6:31am

Is It Possible For Bond Yields To Go Even Lower? (TLT)

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From Chris Kimble: With numerous stock indices hitting all-time highs, is it possible that interest rates could be peaking?  It does seem unlikely in my humble opinion.
NASDAQ:TLT August 29, 2018 6:35am

Short-Maturity Bonds Continues To Be Appealing (SHY)

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From BlackRock: As yields increase, short-maturity bond funds can offer both higher income potential and a cushion against interest rate risk. Karen Schenone explains the mechanics, in part three of her Rising Rates series.
NYSE:SHY

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