Lame Duck Fed Means Big Bond Disruption Could Loom (TLT)

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From Invesco: One of the key themes I've identified for 2017 and beyond is global disruption. Disruption can take many forms and be either a positive or negative force.
NASDAQ:TLT July 18, 2017 6:22am

Why Investors Should Avoid The iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT)

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From Mike Burnick: In 2013, Detroit went bust to the tune of $18 billion. And earlier this month Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy restructuring after amassing a staggering $74 billion in debt.
NASDAQ:TLT May 20, 2017 6:23am

Here’s Why the Fed Keeps Hinting at Raising Rates, Yet Never Will

federalreservePeter Schiff: Theodore Roosevelt’s famous mantra “speak softly and carry a big stick” suggested that the United States should seek to avoid creating controversies and expectations through loose or rash pronouncements, but be prepared to act decisively, with the most powerful weaponry, when the time came.
NYSE:TLT July 28, 2016 2:41pm

Bond Yields Drop as Fed Begins its Meeting

federalreserveYields on U.S. Treasuries were falling on Tuesday morning, as the Federal Reserve Open Committee kicks off its regularly scheduled two-day meeting.
NYSE:TLT July 26, 2016 7:24am

Fed Unlikely to Find the Courage to Raise Rates This Year

ratesFrom The Sovereign Investor: I am not quite the grandmaster at the classic board game chess, but I do enjoy playing and teaching the game to my kids.
NYSE:TLT July 25, 2016 12:18pm

Bonds Rise Following Turkey Coup Attempt

BondsU.S. Treasuries rallied Monday morning, following a tumultuous weekend in Turkey that saw a failed military coup.
NASDAQ:TLT July 18, 2016 8:50am

Why Bond Yields Could Stay Low Forever

BondsFrom Zerohedge: Ben Bernanke's recent visit to Japan may signal not only a fresh round of "helicopter money," but also perpetual bonds with sub-zero rates.
NASDAQ:TLT July 14, 2016 7:47am

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

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

The 4 Charts Stock Market Bears Do Not Want To See (INDEXSP:.INX, SPY, TLT, VEU, RWM, EFA)

Chris Ciovacco: Today, we explore the question, “Should I favor stocks or bonds in the coming months?” As we outlined in detail on August 10, inter-market relationships continue to:
NYSE:RWM August 16, 2012 12:49pm

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

Why A German Shift May Have QE-Like Impact On Stocks (DBC, EEM, SPY, GLD, SLV, XME, TLT, EFA, VXX)

Chris Ciovacco: To the casual observer, the announcements made late last week in Europe may appear to be just another in a series of “do the minimal to get by” moves by policymakers. In reality, Germany moved off their hard-line stance, which may mark a watershed
NYSE:DBC July 2, 2012 12:36pm

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

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