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
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
Technical 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
From 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
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
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
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
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!