Treasury Bond ETFs In Focus Amid Rising Rate Volatility (SHY)

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Yesterday’s call activity in an intermediate duration fund IEF (iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond, Expense Ratio 0.15%) sparked some reader inquiries in the Fixed Income ETF space in general, so we will stay on the topic in today’s piece.
NYSE:SHY May 24, 2017 1:20pm

Don’t Be Surprised If The Fed Keeps Rates On Ice For A While (TLT)

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From Nilus Mattive: The Federal Reserve will hold its next meeting three weeks from today. And most market-watchers still expect U.S. monetary policymakers to announce another rate hike.
NASDAQ:TLT

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

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

What The iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas.Bond ETF (TLT) Says About Reflation

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From BlackRock: Global bond markets are flashing caution on the reflation trade. Yet we see the underlying reflationary dynamic as alive and well. Jeff Rosenberg explains.
NASDAQ:TLT May 19, 2017 7:52am

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

Technicals Indicate Big Upside Could Be Ahead For Bonds

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From Chris Kimble: Bonds have been hit hard since the highs around the 4th of July last year. Could this big decline, be creating a bottoming pattern? Is it bottoms Up for bonds?
NASDAQ:TLT May 17, 2017 11:52am

Could TLT Outperform Stocks In The Second Half Of 2017?

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From Tony Sagami: Donald Trump, love him or hate him, has been anything but shy about laying out his political agenda, be it the repeal and replacement of Obamacare or the construction of a wall along the Mexican border.
NASDAQ:TLT

Bond Market Is Calling The Fed’s Bluff On Further Rate Hikes This Year

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From Steven Vannelli, CFA: A recent run of weaker economic data, highlighted by the Citigroup Economic Surprise Index (CESI) plunging to -32 from 58 in mid-March has caught the attention of the US Treasury bond market.
NYSE:AGG

Goldman Is Suddenly Less Certain About June & September Fed Rate Hikes

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From Tyler Durden: Following disappointing CPI prints for two months in a row, even such stalwart believers in the Fed's tightening cycle as Goldman Sachs (recall Hatzius warned recently that the Fed may need to "shock" markets to tighten monetary conditions in light of the S&P relentless grind higher despite rising rates) are suggesting that the Fed's rate hike trajectory for the rest of 2017 is suddenly in question.
NASDAQ:TLT May 16, 2017 10:45am

Why Owning Long-Term Bonds Looks Very Dangerous Here

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From Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D.: When a sovereign nation can’t readily finance or pay its debts, it’s traumatic.
NASDAQ:TLT May 15, 2017 9:44am

Goldman Sachs Says Fed Should Be More Aggressive With Rate Hikes

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From Tyler Durden: Just hours after the Fed's March "dovish" rate hike, when stocks paradoxically surged to all time highs and yields tumbled, Goldman found something strange.
NASDAQ:TLT May 11, 2017 6:27am

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

Are Treasuries Undergoing A Major Reversal?

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From Jill Mislinski: Let's take a closer look at recent activity in US Treasuries. The yield on the 10-year note ended the day at 2.39% and the 30-year bond closed at 3.02%, well off their interim highs.
NASDAQ:TLT

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