Are Bonds Set To Outperform Stocks For The Rest Of 2017?

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From Chris Kimble: When it come to performance so far this year, would one be better off owning the S&P 500 or Long-Term Zero coupon bonds?
NYSE:ZROZ June 15, 2017 12:49pm

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.

iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond (ETF) (TLT): Fed Rate Hike Implications

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From Invesco: As was widely expected, the Federal Reserve (Fed) hiked its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points today to a range of 1% to 1.25%.

Bonds Heading Toward Another Bullish Breakout (TLT)

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From Chris Kimble: One year ago this month, investors were in love with bond (90% bulls) and the majority was convinced that the Fed would not raise rates.
NASDAQ:TLT June 14, 2017 11:45am

Municipal Bonds (MUB) In Focus As Illinois Approaches Junk Status

From Mike Burnick: I’ve talked extensively about the U.S. pension problem and warned of the dire consequences ahead.
NYSE:MUB June 13, 2017 9:08am

A Possible Reversal Is Forming In Treasuries (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 the day at 2.21% and the 30-year bond closed at 2.86%, well off their interim highs.

Analyst: “This Is The Beginning Of The End” For Junk Bonds (HYG)

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From Tyler Durden: One month ago, Goldman made an interesting observation: unlike the first big drop in oil prices in 2015/2016 when junk bonds, mostly those of energy companies, dropped alongside oil and in many cases decline with an even higher beta than energy equities, in 2017, the relationship had flipped, and it was HY Energy was resisting lower crude, even as stocks are sliding far more than the recent drop in oil would suggest.
NYSE:HYG June 9, 2017 6:06am

Bond ETF (TLT) In Focus As Fed Rate Hike Odds Plunge

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From Tyler Durden: While a June rate-hike is baked in the cake no matter how badly the economic data that The Fed is "dependent" upon collapses, it appears traders are losing faith in the rest of the year as the odds of a hike occuring in December is now above that of September (as both drop to around 25%).
NASDAQ:TLT June 8, 2017 6:30am

Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF Sees Major Inflows (LQD)

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LQD (iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond) has reeled in more than any other ETF as of late, with over $1 billion in net creations, and the fund trading at a new 52 week high just yesterday.
NYSE:LQD June 7, 2017 1:54pm

The Ultimate High-Yield ETFs For Retirees (VCLT)

From Contrarian Outlook: A couple days ago, we showed you how to get $4,000 in monthly income from just 4 stocks. A bonus? Each of these buys pays dividends every single month—precisely when your bills roll in.
NASDAQ:VCLT June 6, 2017 9:30am

Interest Rates, U.S. Dollar Pressured By Latest Employment Report (TLT)

From Bryce Coward, CFA: With the employment numbers in, the USD and rates are acting heavy. The USD index is down another 37bps as of this writing largely on the back of yen and euro strength.
NASDAQ:TLT June 2, 2017 11:22am

Corporate, Junk Bonds Still Look Like A Safe Bet (HYG)

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: The repeated financial market patterns of recent years have reminded some market professionals of the 1993 Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day. But according to Christopher Molumphy, CFA, chief investment officer of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group®, investors may be missing the most important lesson of that movie: take control of your destiny.

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

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

Important Indicator Shows Little Reason To Expect Rising Inflation (TLT)

From Chris Kimble: The economy continues to do well, along with the stock market, prompting many to be concerned about inflationary pressures picking up speed.
NASDAQ:TLT May 31, 2017 9:38am

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