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The Fed and Bonds

Harry Dent has extensively researched cycles in stocks, real estate, business, politics and even sunspots! He mentioned that cycles that drive debt higher, like the one we’re in now, tend

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Understanding FedSpeak About Bonds

After the last meeting of the Federal Reserve, Chair Janet Yellen announced that the committee voted to lower its bond buying from $25 billion to $15 billion per month, and

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Bond Markets: Reach Across the Pond

For six years, investors have been stuck with exceptionally low interest rates in U.S. markets. Currently, 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds yield a paltry 2.5%. Buying these bonds with inflation sitting

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Repo Markets Won’t Kill the Economy

In the finance world of our economy and markets, repos are agreements to complete a transaction that will be reversed a day or a week later. When talking about repos,

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This Isn’t Good for the Markets

Participants in the markets yawned when the Federal Reserve recently announced it will reduce its monthly bond buying from$45 billion to $35 billion. It was widely telegraphed, and therefore had

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This Bond Is A Loser For Investors

In January 2014, the U.S. government began issuing Floating Rate Notes (FRNs). I was never a fan because the structure of the notes seems entirely one-sided. They call for investors

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Bonds Look Due for Another Drop

Ten-year Treasury-bond yields rose sharply — in other words, bond prices fell sharply —from May to September as investors prepared for the Fed taper that never happened. Following that move,

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Is the Bond Bubble Popping?

The Fed’s unprecedented levels of stimulus have indeed inflated risk assets and perturbed the natural equilibrium in a number of markets. Treasury bonds are no exception. In fact, the bubble

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Something’s Gotta Give

Dollar General and Neiman Marcus are both retailers, but other than that they don’t have a lot in common. Except one thing… they’re both growing. Interestingly, they serve opposite ends

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The Goldilocks of Bond Funds

It may well be true that struggling corporations are being lulled into a cheap money trap — taking advantage of Fed-manipulated rates to acquire cash, when what they really need