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

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

How Much Higher Can Interest Rates Rise?

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From Bryce Coward, CFA: From the middle of April through yesterday, 10-year treasury rates rose from 2.17% to 2.40%, prompting the obvious question of how high will they rise.
NYSE:IEF May 10, 2017 12:52pm

Treasury ETFs Hitting New 52-Week Lows As Fed Hikes Rates

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In perhaps the most anti-climactic interest rate hike in history, the Federal Reserve boosted the Fed funds rate by 25 basis points, from 0.50% to 0.75%.
NYSE:IEF December 14, 2016 2:24pm

Fed Notes Seem To Echo Market’s 100% Rate Hike Odds

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From Tyler Durden: A lot has changed since the November 2nd FOMC statement -- most notably the world has suddenly become awesome again.
NYSE:IEF November 23, 2016 2:35pm

According to Market’s Reaction, Yellen’s Latest Speech Was Dovish

Janet YellenTechnical analyst Chris Ciovacco examines the Federal Reserve chairperson's latest speech, and concludes that the cartel remains firmly dovish -- despite some hints to the contrary.
NYSE:IEF October 17, 2016 1:23pm

Fed May Have No Choice but Negative Rates

Interest ratesFrom Chris Ciovacco: While the market believes the Fed will try to hike rates again sometime in the coming months, the long-term outlook for interest rates continues to remain tame by historical standards.
NYSE:IEF October 6, 2016 1:15pm

Goldman Sachs: Bond Sell-Off Will Only Intensify

A Goldman Sachs analyst said today that he expects 10-Year Treasury yields to surge to 2% by early 2017, due to a combination of three big factors.
NYSE:IEF September 12, 2016 12:06pm

Treasuries Are Testing a Key Yield Level Once Again

From David Fabian: If there is one major theme that pervades the financial markets this year, it’s the shift from stocks to bonds.  You can romanticize about the momentum in gold stocks.  You can peek over at emerging market strength, but nothing compares to the pervasive re-allocation of global assets.
NYSE:IEF September 2, 2016 6:47am

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

Open-Ended QE: A Game Changer For Stocks? (INDEXSP:.INX, SPY, IEF)

Chris Ciovacco: There is no question central banks around the globe are moving closer to more easing and more money printing, which should provide a tailwind for stocks and commodities.
NYSE:IEF August 27, 2012 10:16am

Building An All-American Bond ETF Portfolio (GOVT, SHV, SHY, IEI, IEF, TLH, TLT, MBB, AGZ, MUB, GNMA)

Matt Tucker: The July 4th holiday is here, which naturally leads many of us to think about our fixed income portfolios. What, just me?
NYSE:GOVT July 5, 2012 11:19am

U.S. Treasuries: This Is The End? (TLT, TBT, SHY, TBF, IEF)

Russ Koesterich:  Last week, the US Treasury market suffered its worst losing streak since 2006. This rapid risein yields has prompted investors to wonder whether the 30 year rally in bonds is finally

NYSE:IEF March 20, 2012 11:10pm

Is The Low-Rate Era Over; Is The Fed Losing Control Of Interest Rates? (TBT, TLT, SHY, IEF, TBF)

Mike Larson:  Interest rates are the lifeblood of the capital markets and the real economy. Lower rates and easy money fuel asset bubbles and economic activity. Higher rates and tighter money pop bubbles and restrain growth. It’s as simple as that!

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