Why The Entire Bond Universe Looks Toxic In 2013 (TBT, TLT, IEF, TBF, SHY)

market bondsMartin Hutchinson: It was shaping up to be another be another strong year for U.S. Treasury Bonds right up until the moment it looked like a fiscal cliff deal would be reached.
NYSE:IEF January 16, 2013 1:01pm

Watch For A Major Shift In The Bond Market (TBT, TLT, TBF, SHV, BND, BOND)

Mike Burnick: The worst of the “fiscal cliff” impact may have been averted, at least for the moment. But now investors face a new concern: The debt ceiling drama.
NYSE:BND January 6, 2013 1:37pm

Bond Sell-Off Getting Serious?

Sy Harding: With my indicators on a sell signal for bonds since August 16, I have been warning about bonds being overbought and in danger of rolling over into a serious correction for several months.
NYSE:BND January 5, 2013 1:47pm

Why We Should’ve Jumped Off the Fiscal Cliff

Martin Hutchinson: In the end, a last-minute deal emerged. Just like that, the fiscal cliff crisis was averted. 
NYSE:IEF January 4, 2013 12:53pm

The (Very) Rich Get (Much) Richer

Jeff Nielson: How do we define the term “obscenely wealthy”? We start with people who already have more wealth than any humans in the history of our species. We then watch these people getting much wealthier, much faster than anyone else on the planet. And then we listen to them lusting foreven more wealth.
NYSE:IEF January 3, 2013 3:55pm

Why The Federal Reserve Is So Dangerous

Shah Gilani: The Federal Reserve System is a government-sanctioned private enterprise that functions as a socialist tool.
NYSE:IEF December 18, 2012 1:12pm

Will Interests Rates Rise In 2013?

Matt Tucker: When the Federal Reserve met this week, it announced that it would keep the target for its key interest rate near zero until the unemployment rate improves or inflation picks up. As MarketWatch remarked after the announcement, “Fed policy
NYSE:IEF December 17, 2012 12:24pm

German’s Incomplete Economic Recovery Supports the Bond Bull Market

The Daily Capitalist: Germany’s national economic statistical repository provides an interesting set of graphs that correlate with the collapsing interest rate structure in that country.  Two-year bunds now yield a negative 0.08% per year.  The 10-year bund yields 1.27%, down from
NYSE:IEF December 10, 2012 12:14pm

Fed Hints That QE Is Here To Stay; Implications May Continue To Be Bullish For Treasury Bond Prices

The Daily Capitalist: The Fed is hinting that quantitative easing is here to stay:  there may be no unwinding of its expanding balance sheet in 2015.  Bloomberg.com reports (LINK):
NYSE:IEF December 7, 2012 4:07pm

Why The Bond Bubble Is Finally About To Burst?

Shah Gilani: The Federal Reserve's multi-year prescription of targeting super-low interest rates on federal funds, along with various quantitative easing programs, has pushed yields down on all fixed-income instruments to the benefit of issuers and the detriment of investors.
NYSE:SHY December 3, 2012 4:03pm

How To Follow The Smart Money Betting On More Gridlock (TBF)

Tom Essaye: The election has come and gone. And while all the media focus remains on the results, the market’s focus will almost certainly immediately shift to the major hurdle to overcome this year: The Fiscal Cliff.
NYSE:TBF November 7, 2012 12:15pm

How To Build A Black Swan Hyperinflation Portfolio (IEZ, GLD, DVY, MOO, GDX, HAP, TBF, TIP)

Jared Cummans: The threat of hyperinflation in our current economic state is very minimal, though it is true that the U.S. is currently at the highest risk for such a phenomenon among major developed countries. Preparations for a hyperinflationary environment have heated
NYSE:DVY September 26, 2012 10:47am

Enough With The Fed’s Transparency Already (GLD, TBF)

Sy Harding: When Ben Bernanke became chairman of the Federal Reserve in 2006 he promised a significant change. The Fed would be much more ‘transparent’
NYSE:GLD September 16, 2012 10:09pm

U.S. Treasuries: So When Will This Bond Bubble Finally Burst? (TYO, DTYS, TBF)

Mike Burnick: A recent Bloomberg story called it “the biggest sell-off in Treasuries since 2010.”
NYSE:DTYS September 8, 2012 10:21am

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