Betting Against Bonds Might Finally Work Later This Year (TBT)

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Since last week’s FOMC decision to raise target interest rates again, we have seen bond prices rally (yields fall), pulling bond ETFs such as TLT (iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond, Expense Ratio 0.15%) with them.
NYSE:TBT June 21, 2017 11:31am

Bond ETFs Back In Focus With Rates On The Decline

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To say that Treasury Bonds, especially longer durations, took a beating following Trump’s election to the Presidency last November is probably an understatement.
NYSE:TBT February 8, 2017 12:18pm

Bond Markets In Shambles As Post-Trump Yields Surge

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U.S. Treasuries are taking a cliff-dive today as rates are skyrocketing post Presidential election results.
NYSE:TBT November 9, 2016 1:19pm

Unusual Options Activity on Inverse Bond ETF: Higher Rates Coming?

With bonds on the move last Friday during a tumultuous day of Fed commentary about the possible future path of interest rates, we saw some options activity in a levered inverse Bond fund that is worth pointing out.
NYSE:TBT August 29, 2016 5:06pm

Janet Yellen About To Become The Most Powerful Person In The World

Janet-YellenShah Gilani: How do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume? It isn't easy, but I'll try...  Lulu, To Sir, With Love (1967)
NYSE:HYG October 27, 2013 12:02pm

The Best Investments For Rising Rates

interest-ratesGreg Madison: Inflation can be tough to contend with, yet investors should guard against inflation lest it eat away at their portfolios - which isn't hard to do if they know the best investments to hold when inflation rates rise.
NYSE:GLD September 24, 2013 3:18pm

Is It Time to Look for Reversal?

morningcallScott Redler: World markets are mixed this morning as investors try to figure out what's next. Last week we discussed the small head and shoulders pattern that was forming in the market and some weakness in sectors that could lead to a pull-back. The signal to pare down some risk on a short time-frame came when
ETF BASIC NEWS August 19, 2013 9:15am

How Will Market Handle WSJ Fed Exit Strategy Article?

Ben BernankeUS stock futures are set for a slightly lower open Monday morning following another week where indices stretched to all-time highs. The big headline over the weekend was an article in the Wall Street Journal from Fed expert John Hilsenrath, who suggested the Fed is plotting its exit strategy from QE. Better than
NYSE:TBT May 13, 2013 10:23am

The ‘End’ of QE – Hype or Tripe?

federalreserveAndy Sutton: I am going to say right up front that there is going to be quite a bit of sarcasm in this essay. I say this simply because of the ludicrous nature of our marionette-esque talking heads in the mainstream financial press in this country.
NYSE:TBT March 3, 2013 12:40pm

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

Seven Leveraged ETFs Every Day Trader Must Know (TZA, FAZ, SDS, TVIX, UCO, TBT, NUGT)

Stoyan Bojinov: The proliferation of exchange-traded products has opened up the investing landscape to participants of all styles and experience levels. Virtually anyone with a personal brokerage account can now tap into any number of global asset classes; whether its domestic
NYSE:FAZ October 9, 2012 11:54am

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!

NYSE:IEF

U.S. Treasuries: Betting On The Treasury Bubble With ETFs (TBF, TBT, TYBS, TMV)

Stoyan Bojinov:  U.S. Treasuries were the talk of the town in 2011 as this asset class shielded investors from the rampant volatility that ripped through equity markets as debt woes on both sides of the

NYSE:TBF March 19, 2012 11:27pm

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