The Impossible Math Of The Federal Reserve (AGG)

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From Steven Vannelli, CFA: Yesterday the Federal Reserve officially signaled the beginning of its balance sheet run-off. At this point, that's old news. But, today the Fed released the Z.1 Flow of Funds, which adds to the intrigue of the balance sheet run-off. Why?
NYSE:AGG September 22, 2017 6:17am

Fed Spells Out The Beginning Of The End For QE (AGG)

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From Invesco: Today, the Federal Reserve (Fed) officially announced the start of its balance sheet unwinding process, embarking on a slow journey of reversing the quantitative easing (QE) policy that it launched in the wake of the global financial crisis.
NYSE:AGG September 21, 2017 6:33am

Federal Doesn’t Hike Rates, But Does Disclose Unwinding Strategy (TLT)

From Franklin Templeton Investments: The Federal Reserve's September policy meeting played out largely as expected, as US monetary policymakers left the central bank's benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged.

iShares Treasury Bond Funds Raking In Assets Lately (TLT)

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Today in our Fund Flows recap we point to the strong September that three well-known Treasury Bond ETFs from iShares have experienced in terms of attracting new assets.
NASDAQ:TLT September 20, 2017 11:43am

BlackRock: Bond Market Risks Are Poorly Understood (TLT)

From BlackRock: Selecting bonds that match your investment goals is easier said than done. Matt explains.

How To Know Whether Inflation Is Rising Or Not (TIP)

From BlackRock: The Inflation GPS incorporates big data on price trends and a daily-updated "nowcast" of inflation-related statistics to give a read on where core inflation is headed in major economies. Jean Boivin explains.

How To Protect Your Bond Portfolio With RISE

With the Fed meeting this week policymakers are expected to start the process of rolling back their $4.4 trillion balance sheet. The beginning of this reversal has left bond investors on edge.
NYSE:RISE September 19, 2017 10:19am

Will The Fed Start Normalization This Week? (AGG)

From Invesco: The dials of geopolitical and monetary risk are spinning in different directions across the globe. Of note in the US, markets are wondering whether glimmers of political bipartisanship bode well for reform legislation, and the Federal Reserve (Fed) is gearing up for what may be one of its most important meetings ever.

BlackRock: Fed’s Dovishness Stretches Back 20 Years (TLT)

From BlackRock: With the top two positions at the Federal Reserve soon to be open, Russ Koesterich discusses how the easy money era goes back a long way.
NASDAQ:TLT September 18, 2017 8:34am

Inflation On The Rise: Time To Buy TIPS?

From Zacks: Finally, U.S. consumer prices rebounded and hit a three-month high in August. Consumer prices in the United States rose 1.9% year over year in August 2017, ahead of July's 1.7% increase and market expectations of 1.8%.
NYSE:TIP September 16, 2017 7:14am

iShares Launches Three New Corporate Bond Funds (LQD)

The world's largest ETF issuer, iShares, is launching a suite of three new investment grade corporate bond funds to round out its current offerings in the highly popular space.
NYSE:LQD September 15, 2017 10:49am

The Best Junk Bond Funds To Own Right Now (HYG)

From Contrarian Outlook: Junk bonds can be a great source of retirement income, or a terrible idea altogether. It depends what you buy, and really, which managers and vehicles you entrust to find value in the bargain bin.

Can The Massive Treasury Rally Continue Through End Of Year? (SHY)

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From WisdomTree: As we put "pen to paper" for this blog post, U.S. Treasury (UST) 10-Year yields have fallen to levels not seen since right after Election Day. An obvious question comes to mind: Can this declining trend be sustained through Q4, and if so, where are the buyers going to come from?

A Long-Term Look At Long-Term Treasuries (TLT)

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From Jill Mislinski: Let's have a look at a long-term perspective on Treasury yields as of today's close. The chart below shows the 10-Year Constant Maturity yield since 1962 along with the Federal Funds Rate (FFR) and inflation.

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