Is The U.S. Treasury Secular Bond Bull Market Dead?

market bondsAndrew Kassen:  By nearly all accounts, the secular bull market bonds have cycled through since the early 1980s is in its final days.
NYSE:IEF September 10, 2013 4:15pm

Why You Shouldn’t Abandon Your Bond Funds Yet

yieldBill Hall: Many investors expect interest rates (and yields) to keep rising, and it’s hard to argue with them.
NYSE:TBT August 22, 2013 2:42pm

Is The Economy Really Recovering?

economyThe mainstream media is heralding the recent employment numbers as evidence that the U.S. economy is steadily recovering.  But is that really true?  The number of jobs created in June was just a little bit more than what is required to keep
NYSE:DIA July 9, 2013 3:17pm

Unprecedented Carnage Happening In The Bond Market?

market bondsWhat does it look like when a 30 year bull market ends abruptly?  What happens when bond yields start doing things that they haven't done in 50 years?  If your answer to those questions involves the word "slaughter", you are probably on the right track. 
NYSE:DIA June 26, 2013 12:52pm

Three Unexpected High-Yielding ETF Opportunities (NLR, EWP, KWT)

Michael Johnston: With benchmark interest rates hovering at or near zero in many developed markets, investors of all types have been seeking out high-yielding asset classes to deliver
NYSE:EWP October 3, 2012 2:56pm

6 Of The Best Dividend Paying Stocks In The Market (SDY, ABB, T, GIS, COP, CVX, SI, INTC, AAPL)

Ben Gersten: Over the past few years there have been unprecedented swings in the major indexes, scaring some investors out of the markets altogether. 
NYSE:SDY June 21, 2012 12:13pm

Why A Greek Exit From The Euro Would Mean The End Of The Euro Zone (EUO, EWG, VGK, FXE, EWP, EWI)

Michael Snyder: What was considered unthinkable a few months ago has now become probable.  All over the globe there are headlines proclaiming that a Greek exit from the euro
NYSE:EUO May 14, 2012 11:46pm

Chairman Ben Bernanke: Invest In Stocks

Jeff Harding: The Fed didn’t change any policies yesterday, but they have really bought into the “jaw, jaw, jaw” theory of monetary policy by extending the low interest rate (ZIRP) policy out to late 2014 from their former mid-2013 target. That is, they believe if the markets rely on the Fed’s word to keep
NYSE:SDS January 26, 2012 1:59pm

Central Banks Dollar Liquidity Only Prolongs The Euro Debt Crisis (VGK, UUP, EUO, EWJ, EWG, EEM, VWO)

Dian L. Chu: Stock markets soared after the coordinated actions on Wed. Nov. 30 from six central banks around the world -- the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank (ECB), and the central banks of
NYSE:EEM December 4, 2011 10:43pm

Bond ETFs: Why It’s Time To Dump U.S. Treasury Bonds; Again! (TBX, TBF, TBT, TBZ, TMV, TYO)

Sy Harding: First let’s make sure we understand the basics of bonds. Bonds are a form of debt. When a company or a government  needs to borrow money it can borrow from banks and pay interest on the loan, or  it can borrow from investors by issuing bonds and paying interest on the bonds.
NYSE:TBF December 2, 2011 2:40pm

The Paradox of Active Fixed Income Management

Matt Tucker: Lately, I have been fielding a lot of questions from investors who have been disappointed with the performance of some of their fixed income investments. The basic story is always
NYSE:AGG December 1, 2011 10:47pm

U.S. Yield Curve Flattening To Prompt Fed Easing and Send Gold Prices To $1800 (GLD, GDX, DZZ, IAU)

Sam Kirtley:  Gold prices made yet more all time highs in the last trading session, propelled by what we think was a short squeeze. Many traders were probably betting that gold prices would decline once the US debt ceiling was resolved; however this was not the case. In this article we will outline
NYSE:DZZ August 4, 2011 12:20pm

ETFs Signal Economy Bottom (TYO, TMV)

recessionThe proliferation of ETFs has long been talked about and now there is basically an ETF for just about any investing situation you can think of.  The rise in popularity for managed ETFs has now opened the door for managers to make the ridiculous now possible. Need to find an ETF that tracks Uzbekistan goat-herding clean bio-fuel companies? No problem, we’ll slap one together for you!    But the arms race in ETFs has seemed to have taken a new turn—anti-American sentiment.  There is no shortage of bad news surrounding the US economy and foreign governments have made no secret of the fact that they would LOVE to see the US lose its place at the head of the table and fall back to “equal footing” with their own economies. The call for a new world currency is just the beginning of this sentiment.  
NYSE:TMV June 6, 2009 12:23pm

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