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19 Sep 2018: STOCKS RALLY FOR A SECOND DAY, SETTING ASIDE TRADE FEARS
World stock markets rallied for a second straight day on Wednesday, while safe-haven assets such as U.S. bonds and the Japanese yen slipped to multi-week lows on bets the ongoing U.S.-China trade spat would inflict less damage than feared.
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13 Sep 2018: INVESTORS FAVOR LOWER-RISK BONDS IN LATEST WEEK: LIPPER
Investors favored lower-risk U.S. bond exposure during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, as trade conflicts, an emerging market crisis and contradictory economic news spoiled the idea...
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10 Sep 2018: FORGET THE STOCK. TESLA'S BONDS ARE IMPLODING
Red lights are flashing on Wall Street about Tesla's ability to pay back a boatload of debt. ... more info

11 Sep 2018: HOW CALIFORNIA FIRES AFFECT POWER COMPANIES
At the end of August California passed legislation that allows utilities to “securitize” billions of dollars in fire disaster liabilities. Companies will be able to issue bonds to cover fire damages, potentially even when they have failed to follow safety procedures, provided the CPUC agrees. ... more info

10 Sep 2018: THE BEST BONDS FOR RISING RATES
New York This is a tough time to be buying bonds Prices have become very rich over the last several years and on top of sky high valuations and low yields the risk of rising rates causing big losses is high as the Fed sticks to its hawkish path With that in mind ... more info

10 Sep 2018: FORGET THE STOCK. TESLA'S BONDS ARE IMPLODING
Red lights are flashing on Wall Street about Tesla's ability to pay back a boatload of debt. ... more info

11 Sep 2018: HOW CALIFORNIA FIRES AFFECT POWER COMPANIES
At the end of August California passed legislation that allows utilities to “securitize” billions of dollars in fire disaster liabilities. Companies will be able to issue bonds to cover fire damages, potentially even when they have failed to follow safety procedures, provided the CPUC agrees. ... more info

6 Sep 2018: NOW IS THE TIME FOR FLOATING RATE BONDS
New York The Fed looks set for another hike in September and likely another before the end of the year That means that fixed income is a very tricky market as many bonds will likely see losses So how can one protect their portfolio but still earn reliable income ... more info

6 Sep 2018: MUNIS OFFER SOME TEMPTING YIELDS
New York You wouldn t usually think of muni bonds when you are looking for juicy yields at least not investment grade munis However if you look further out on the yield curve there are some very interesting bonds For instance there are AAA rated 15 year munis ... more info

7 Sep 2018: TESLA'S BELOW-INVESTMENT-GRADE BONDS SINK TO LOWEST LEVELS EVER
Tesla's below-investment-grade bonds sink to lowest levels ever ... more info

2 Sep 2018 : BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY'S CEO WARREN BUFFETT SAYS APPLE OFFERS 'AN EXTRAORDINARY' PRODUCT
Berkshire Hathaway's CEO Warren Buffett spoke on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Alley’ with Becky Quick on the day of his 88th birthday this week in an exclusive interview. He came out with some pithy comments talking amongst other things about stocks versus bonds, the company's Apple holding and social media use. ... more info

27 Aug 2018: THE EASIEST WAY TO BUY BONDS
New York Retail investors have often had trouble accessing the corporate bond markets Bond are traded in 1 000 increments and usually move in multi million Dollar transactions putting the asset out of the reach of most new corporate bond ETFs aside However there is ... more info

23 Aug 2018: TREASURIES LOOK LIKE A GREAT BET
New York One of Wall Street s favorite trades has gone down the tubes this year and for a classic reason One of the hottest trades of this year has been to short ten year Treasury bonds Many institutional money managers believed that the bonds would see their yields ... more info

20 Aug 2018: THE BIG TROUBLE BREWING IN BONDS
New York Anyone who pays attention to the bond markets will know that there has been an extraordinary run up in BBB rated bonds since the Financial Crisis From just 700 bn worth of bonds in 2008 to a whopping 3 tn now Using the metaphor that such bonds which are ... more info

16 Aug 2018: HOW TO GET AROUND THE INVERTED YIELD CURVE
New York A lot of investors are worried about the potential for an inverted yield curve and not just because of what it could mean for markets and the economy If you are holding long term bonds that will be yielding less than shorter term bonds you are likely going to ... more info

13 Aug 2018: THE BIG GROWING RISK IN CREDIT
New York It is no secret that credit has expanded mightily in the last several years The investment grade corporate bond market has completely ballooned but leveraged loans have been another important area of growth And while the risk of IG corporate bonds is ... more info

3 Aug 2018: MONEY FOR NOTHIN' AND THE BONDS FOR FREE
If someone offered to sell you a $1 bill for $0.87, would you do it?  Unless you’re simply terrible at math (or for some reason you don’t like money), the answer should be a resounding yes, of course.  But why even bother asking such a ridiculous question?  Economics 101 teaches us that it is not rational for anyone ... more info

23 Aug 2018: TREASURIES LOOK LIKE A GREAT BET
New York One of Wall Street s favorite trades has gone down the tubes this year and for a classic reason One of the hottest trades of this year has been to short ten year Treasury bonds Many institutional money managers believed that the bonds would see their yields ... more info

22 Aug 2018: INVESTORS IN TESLA BONDS, OPTIONS SHOW SKEPTICISM ON BUYOUT
Investors in the debt and in the equity options of electric carmaker Tesla are betting the take-private deal described by Chief Executive Elon Musk will not materialize.
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21 Aug 2018: MARKET EXTRA: CHICAGO MULLS SALE OF DEBT TO FILL PENSION FUNDING HOLE — HERE’S WHY IT’S A BAD IDEA
As Chicago nears a decision on a multibillion sale of pension obligation bonds, analysts say the bonds have rarely succeeded at topping up unfunded public pensions, and are historically linked to fiscal stress and municipal debt defaults.
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20 Aug 2018: THE BIG TROUBLE BREWING IN BONDS
New York Anyone who pays attention to the bond markets will know that there has been an extraordinary run up in BBB rated bonds since the Financial Crisis From just 700 bn worth of bonds in 2008 to a whopping 3 tn now Using the metaphor that such bonds which are ... more info

20 Aug 2018: MACAU BANKS INVOLVED IN ISSUING SPECIAL BONDS FOR THE GUANGDONG-HONG KONG-MACAU GREATER BAY
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Macau), Luso Bank, and the Bank of China, Macau Branch will distribute special bonds worth 5 billion renminbi (RMB) issued by the government of Guangdong Province. ... more info

17 Aug 2018: INVESTORS FLEE RISK AS BEAR MARKETS MULTIPLY: BAML
Investors pulled billions from equities this week, shifting into bonds and high dividend-yielding sectors as Turkey's currency crisis sparked a global selloff and emerging markets entered bear...
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16 Aug 2018: HOW TO GET AROUND THE INVERTED YIELD CURVE
New York A lot of investors are worried about the potential for an inverted yield curve and not just because of what it could mean for markets and the economy If you are holding long term bonds that will be yielding less than shorter term bonds you are likely going to ... more info

13 Aug 2018: THE BIG GROWING RISK IN CREDIT
New York It is no secret that credit has expanded mightily in the last several years The investment grade corporate bond market has completely ballooned but leveraged loans have been another important area of growth And while the risk of IG corporate bonds is ... more info

13 Aug 2018: WORLD EQUITIES SLIP ON TURKEY CURRENCY WOES
NEW YORK - Turkey's worsening currency crisis sent world equities lower and cut into the value of emerging market stocks and currencies on Monday, while boosting the prices of German bonds and other stable assets.
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10 Aug 2018: TURKISH CURRENCY'S FREEFALL ROCKS WORLD EQUITY MARKETS, EURO
A plunge in the Turkish lira rocked global equities and emerging markets on Friday and fear of further fallout sent investors scurrying for safety in assets like the yen and U.S. government bonds.
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10 Aug 2018: GLOBAL MARKETS-TURKISH CURRENCY'S FREEFALL ROCKS WORLD EQUITY MARKETS, EURO
A plunge in the Turkish lira rocked global equities and emerging markets on Friday and fear of further fallout sent investors scurrying for safety in assets like the yen and U.S. government bonds.
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7 Aug 2018: TESLA BONDS RALLY AS DOES STOCK AFTER CEO MUSK TWEETS ON TAKING COMPANY PRIVATE
Tesla bonds rally as does stock after CEO Musk tweets on taking company private ... more info

7 Aug 2018: BOND REPORT: 10-YEAR, 30-YEAR U.S. GOVERNMENT DEBT HALT 3-SESSION RALLY AS GLOBAL STOCKS RISE
Long-dated government bonds on Tuesday end a three-session rise, pushing yields higher, as global equity benchmarks took cues from global stock markets,
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5 Aug 2018: MUNICH RE TO BACK AWAY FROM COAL-RELATED BUSINESS: CEO
Munich Re , the world's biggest reinsurer, will stop investing in bonds and shares of companies that generate more than 30 percent of their sales with coal-related business, its chief executive said, caving to pressure from investors.
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3 Aug 2018: MONEY FOR NOTHIN' AND THE BONDS FOR FREE
If someone offered to sell you a $1 bill for $0.87, would you do it?  Unless you’re simply terrible at math (or for some reason you don’t like money), the answer should be a resounding yes, of course.  But why even bother asking such a ridiculous question?  Economics 101 teaches us that it is not rational for anyone ... more info

3 Aug 2018: SELLOFF OF ITALIAN DEBT HIGHLIGHTS CONCERNS OVER POLITICS, BANKS
A recent selloff in government bonds in Italy has highlighted renewed investor concern over the politics and banks of a country that routinely sparks regional jitters. ... more info

2 Aug 2018: ASIAN SHARES FACE HEADWINDS FROM FRESH TRADE WORRIES, BONDS FRAGILE
MSCI#39;s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was off less than 0.1 percent in early trade while Japan#39;s Nikkei was flat. ... more info

1 Aug 2018: ASIAN SHARES SLIDE ON FRESH TRADE WORRIES, BONDS FRAGILE
Asian stocks dropped on Thursday as the latest escalation in the Sino-U.S. trade war hit Chinese shares, while global bond markets were rattled by increased borrowing by Washington and Japan's new tolerance for higher yields.
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1 Aug 2018: GLOBAL MARKETS-ASIAN SHARES SLIDE ON FRESH TRADE WORRIES, BONDS FRAGILE
Asian stocks dropped on Thursday as the latest escalation in the Sino-U.S. trade war hit Chinese shares, while global bond markets were rattled by increased borrowing by Washington and Japan's new tolerance for higher yields.
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31 Jul 2018: NIKKEI GAIN; YEN, BOND YIELDS FALL AFTER BOJ POLICY TWEAKS
Japanese shares pared losses while the yen fell and yields on Japanese and U.S. bonds declined on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan made minor policy tweaks, staying away from making drastic changes to its accommodative policy.
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28 Jul 2018: REFILE-UPDATE 2-DRAGHI'S PLEDGE ON LOW INTEREST RATES HITS EURO, LIFTS BONDS
The euro fell, stocks extended gains and bond yields pulled off their highs on Thursday, after ECB boss Mario Draghi reaffirmed a commitment to keep interest rates low "through" next summer, even though he saw inflation picking up by the end of the year.
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27 Jul 2018: TIME TO BAIL OUT OF BONDS INTO THE RELATIVE SAFETY OF STOCKS?
A simple asset allocation consisting of moderate equity risk with ample downside protection and short duration Treasuries is worth a close look in today's market environment. ... more info

27 Jul 2018: AMERICAN MEDIA QUIETLY SEEKING $425 MILLION IN BONDS AS LEGAL AND POLITICAL SPECTACLE SWIRLS
American Media Inc(AMI) 's CEO David Pecker - "our friend David" in Trump fixer Michael Cohen'srecorded parlance - is fending off criticism for burying a story about Trump's extramarital affairand is allegedly facing legal questionsabout the incident. ... more info

27 Jul 2018: TIME TO BAIL OUT OF BONDS INTO THE RELATIVE SAFETY OF STOCKS?
A simple asset allocation consisting of moderate equity risk with ample downside protection and short duration Treasuries is worth a close look in today's market environment. ... more info

24 Jul 2018: WHAT THE TREASURY MELTDOWN MEANS
New York US Treasury bonds got walloped yesterday Yields on the ten year fell over 10 basis points following weeks of relative calm The big move happened in the early afternoon yesterday and sent ETFs sharply lower The jump in yields was not contained to the 10 ... more info

24 Jul 2018: STOCKS ARE GROWING WHILE BONDS UNDER PRESSURE
The situation in the world markets 160 looks 160 controversial Shares are growing after strong reporting of companies 160 The shares of Alphabet Google jumped by 3 6 after 160 the market closed 160 on Monday bringing capitalization of the company to 870 billion on strong ... more info

24 Jul 2018: PORTUGAL CLOSE TO ISSUING DEBT IN THE CHINESE MARKET
The process of Portugal issuing public debt in the Chinese market by means of Panda bonds or debt contracted by foreign entities in Chinese currency is in its final phase, Finance Minister Mrio Centeno recently stated. ... more info

23 Jul 2018: FOREIGN INVESTORS TAKE LESS U.S. TREASURY SUPPLY AT AUCTIONS
Overseas investors purchased fewer U.S. government debt issues at auctions in early July, supporting the view that foreign appetite for U.S. bonds is waning due to trade friction and a strong dollar.
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19 Jul 2018: HOW TO LOSE 17% OR MORE... EASILY
Bond prices are largely about 3 things: current interest rates, spreads (differences in yield) among different types of bonds, and math. There is not much more to it. . As I say to investors all the time, stocks are about companies, bonds are about math. And the math does not lie. ... more info

19 Jul 2018: REWRITING EUROPE’S NARRATIVE
Nearly a decade of austerity in member states has undermined the European Union's economic promise, strained the bonds of solidarity, and paved the way for a resurgence of toxic ideologies. If the EU is to survive, it needs a new collective identity – and the ability to intimidate others. ... more info

18 Jul 2018: WHY MUNIS ARE A GREAT BUY
New York All the focus in the fixed income world is currently centered around whether the yield curve will invert However investors should know something the yield never inverts in municipal bonds That s right the muni yield curve has never inverted The reason why ... more info

17 Jul 2018: ANGOLA PLANS TO ISSUE ANOTHER US$500 MILLION IN EUROBONDS
The Angolan government is negotiating an additional US$500 million on the issue of US$1.25 billion in 30-year bonds issued in May, along with another issue of US$1.5 billion over 10 years, Reuters reported. ... more info

13 Jul 2018: INVESTORS SWITCH TO DEFENSIVE EQUITIES AND BONDS: BAML
Investors switched to defensive equities and bonds in the week to July 11 as the U.S. slapped tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports and then raised the stakes by threatening another round on an...
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12 Jul 2018: A GREAT TIME TO BUY MUNI BONDS
New York Those who only pay causal attention to muni bonds might be scared away from the market by negative stories about big buildups in debt bankruptcies and a general erosion in credit quality However this year nothing could be further from the truth There has been ... more info

10 Jul 2018: THE BOND BEAR MARKET HAS BEGUN
New York Everyone knows it has not been a good year for bonds especially Treasuries and long dated bonds However did you know that it is July and the bond market is on pace for its worst annual performance in a century yes you read that correctly Global bonds are ... more info

9 Jul 2018: TOP PERFORMING BOND ETFS THIS YEAR
Cinthia Murphy, Managing Editor, ETF.com It’s been a challenging year to be a fixed income investor, from rising interest rates, to dropping bond prices, to a pick up in volatility making the entire ride a bumpy one, it hasn’t been easy to invest in bonds. Still, with the first half of 2018 now gone, ETF.com’s ... more info

10 Jul 2018: BLUEMOUNTAIN HIRES FOUR PORTFOLIO MANAGERS TO BUILD OUT RELATIVE-VALUE FOCUS
BlueMountain Capital Management on Tuesday said it hired four portfolio managers to build out the hedge fund's new fixed-income strategy focused on relative-value investments in G7 government bonds,...
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5 Jul 2018 : INVESTMENT GRADE BONDS KEEP CHUGGING ALONG - WHICH IS IMPORTANT FOR EQUITIES
A quick update on the investment grade bond market, an explanation of recent weakness and why the strength in this market should continue to support large cap stocks. ... more info

5 Jul 2018: THE BIG SECRET KEEPING YIELDS LOW
New York Yields have been pinned for several weeks now Ten year US Treasuries are currently trading around 2 86 and have been at that level for some time while thirty year bonds are also under 3 The typical reasons cited for this are the looming trade war and fear ... more info

29 Jun 2018: INVESTORS ARE THE MAIN LENDERS TO U.S. BUSINESSES, AND THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND THE RISKS
Businesses offset a decline in bank lending by flooding the marekt with bonds. This is a transfer of lending risk from banks to bondholders, especially in the U.S.. With the ratio of corporate debt to GDP at an unprecedented high, bondholders face risks that they may be ill-equipped to understand. ... more info

29 Jun 2018: HOW CHINA MIGHT WEAPONIZE ITS TREASURIES
Beijing One of the big downside risks for the US in its current trade war with China concerns the fact that Beijing owns 1 18 tn of US Treasuries They also own billions of US mortgage bonds The big question is whether they will decide to use such ownership as a ... more info

28 Jun 2018: YOU’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT JUNK BONDS ALL WRONG
New York One of the biggest arguments of the junk bond market is this one needs to be careful of junk bond indexes because they automatically skew investors to the companies with the most debt making portfolios inherently more risky The argument has a seemingly sound ... more info

26 Jun 2018: FOUND: ROSA PARKS’S ARREST WARRANT, AND MORE TRACES OF CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY
When the Montgomery bus boycott electrified the struggle against segregation, it was all recorded in appeals bonds, court motions and $10 fines. A forgotten trove has turned up in a courthouse vault. ... more info

25 Jun 2018: MORGAN STANLEY SAYS YIELDS HAVE PEAKED
New York Many investors are worried about rising yields which could wreak havoc on everything from the economy to income stocks to all manner of bonds Well for what it is worth Morgan Stanley has just put out a piece arguing that the 3 12 yield seen on the ten ... more info

26 Jun 2018: INDIVIDUALS CAN PURCHASE ANGOLA’S DEBT SECURITIES ONLINE
Angolan citizens will be able to buy Treasury bonds directly through an investor website that will be available on the Internet next July, the chairman of the Board of the Angolan Debt and Stock Exchange (Bodiva) said recently in Luanda. ... more info

19 Jun 2018: ARE WE IN A CORPORATE-DEBT BUBBLE?
In the decade since the global financial crisis, the value of nonfinancial companies' outstanding bonds has nearly tripled, owing not least to growth in corporate debt in emerging markets. But while a correction seems likely as defaults rise, the broad shift toward bond financing is actually a welcome development. ... more info

22 Jun 2018: MICHIGAN STATE TO FUND $500 MILLION SEX-ABUSE SETTLEMENT WITH BONDS
Michigan State to fund $500 million sex-abuse settlement with bonds ... more info

19 Jun 2018: ARE WE IN A CORPORATE-DEBT BUBBLE?
In the decade since the global financial crisis, the value of nonfinancial companies' outstanding bonds has nearly tripled, owing not least to growth in corporate debt in emerging markets. But while a correction seems likely as defaults rise, the broad shift toward bond financing is actually a welcome development. ... more info

19 Jun 2018: BOND REPORT: U.S. GOVERNMENT 10-YEAR YIELD DIPS BELOW 100-DAY MOVING AVERAGE AMID TRADE JITTERS
U.S. government bonds rally early Tuesday, driving yields lower, as President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on up to $450 billion in Chinese goods, dialing up a trade conflict between the world’s largest superpowers and sending investors rushing to assets perceived as safe.
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16 Jun 2018: WHAT THIS WEEK'S FED MOVE MEANS FOR YOUR BONDS
With the Fed raising rates again, what does this mean for your bond investments? What is the market currently implying about prospects for bond portfolios? ... more info

15 Jun 2018: HOW TO DOUBLE YOUR SAFE MUNI BOND RETURNS
Most “high bracket” investors love the idea of tax-free muni bonds. But they aren’t sure where to buy them, and often end up using ETFs ... bad idea. ... more info

14 Jun 2018: GOLDMAN SACHS MADE MILLIONS IN MALAYSIA. NOW MALAYSIA WANTS SOME MONEY BACK.
Goldman Sachs earned $600 million in fees helping sell bonds for the state investment fund at the center of a scandal that helped put the country deeply in debt. ... more info

14 Jun 2018: EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK SETS END DATE FOR $3 TRILLION STIMULUS PROGRAM
Since launching quantitative easing in March 2015, the European Central Bank has bought trillions of euros worth of bonds. ... more info

12 Jun 2018: NIKKO AM'S HOUSE VIEW THROUGH JUNE 2019: GLOBAL ECONOMIC REBOUND AND EQUITY REFLATION
Despite uninspiring global equity performance in the last three months, at least for USD-based investors, we continue to be positive on global equities on a one-year view, particularly those in Japan, Europe and the Asia Pacific, but remain unenthusiastic on global bonds. ... more info

11 Jun 2018: THE TRAIN WRECK IN JUNK BONDS IS COMING
New York Investors beware the fundamentals of the junk bond market are looking terrible The deterioration of the market has been happening for a long time and thus it makes it easier not to realize it The junk bond market is now about twice the size it was in 2007 ... more info

9 Jun 2018: THE ALBINO COMMUNITY IN GHANA: ‘I’M MOTIVATED TO BELIEVE THAT I CAN SURVIVE’
In recent years, a community of people living with albinism have forged connections on platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp, turning a societal stigma into social bonds and offline friendship. ... more info

9 Jun 2018: THE ALBINO COMMUNITY IN GHANA: ‘I’M MOTIVATED TO BELIEVE THAT I CAN SURVIVE’
In recent years, a community of people living with albinism have forged connections on platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp, turning a societal stigma into social bonds and offline friendship. ... more info

7 Jun 2018: A BIG BOND ROUT IS COMING
New York Investors hang onto your hats a big fixed income rout might be coming While it was easy to write Italy s big bond losses off to its recent political crisis the Wall Street Journal is arguing that all risky bonds may be in for a reckoning There are a ... more info

8 Jun 2018: JAPAN INVESTORS BUY RECORD AMOUNT OF SPANISH BONDS, RETURN TO U.S. IN APRIL
* Japanese buying of Spanish bonds at record high for a 2nd month
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4 Jun 2018: WHERE TO FIND SAFE 5% YIELDS
New York Safe 5 yields sound very enticing right now don t they Well they are actually not as hard to find as you think if you take a broader perspective That perspective is to look at standard municipal bonds and examine their real world yields or how they compare ... more info

30 May 2018: ITALY IS ALREADY PAYING A HIGH PRICE FOR ITS POLITICAL CRISIS
Italy found buyers for nearly ?6 billion ($7 billion) of its bonds on Wednesday but interest rates on its debt have doubled since April. ... more info

30 May 2018: ITALIAN IMBROGLIO SPLITS HEDGE FUNDS ON BANK BETS
LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds are split on how to position billions of dollars in bets they have taken on Italian banks as the country's political tumult takes its toll on bonds, shares and the euro.
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29 May 2018: RED FLAGS ARE SUDDENLY RAMPANT IN MARKETS
Europe’s deepening troubles and disappointing global growth signals are sparking a sudden rally in haven bonds like U.S. Treasurys: Risk aversion is back. ... more info

27 May 2018: ARE BOND AND STOCK BEARS SCARING YOU? TRY THESE UNCORRELATED ASSETS
It’s a scary, volatile market with asset correlations that may result in making emotional investment decisions. Don’t react. Hit the pause button and take a look at smart alternatives such as Catastrophe Bonds and Longevity-Contingent Assets. ... more info

24 May 2018: THE 2020S MIGHT BE THE WORST DECADE IN U.S. HISTORY
There's a looming credit crisis stemming from high-yield junk bonds. The crisis itself will have massive consequences for investors, but that’s not the worst part. ... more info

27 May 2018: ARE BOND AND STOCK BEARS SCARING YOU? TRY THESE UNCORRELATED ASSETS
It’s a scary, volatile market with asset correlations that may result in making emotional investment decisions. Don’t react. Hit the pause button and take a look at smart alternatives such as Catastrophe Bonds and Longevity-Contingent Assets. ... more info

27 May 2018: BLOCKCHAIN AIMS TO BE THE BIGGEST STAGE FOR EMPOWERING MUSIC ARTISTS
In the music industry, blockchain can change how artists connect with fans. But, how can blockchain-based tokenization can help Indie-artists artists unlock new financing opportunities and strengthen bonds with their biggest, most loyal fans? Read more here. ... more info

24 May 2018: THE 2020S MIGHT BE THE WORST DECADE IN U.S. HISTORY
There's a looming credit crisis stemming from high-yield junk bonds. The crisis itself will have massive consequences for investors, but that’s not the worst part. ... more info

14 May 2018: WHY CLIENTS WILL PUSH BACK ON BOND FEES
New York Individual bond sales to retail clients may be about to take a hit The reason why is a new set of rules being enacted on brokers that require them to disclose the price at which they bought bonds before they sell them to clients if it occurs on the same day ... more info

10 May 2018: WHY BONDS ARE POISED TO GAIN
New York There has been a lot of fear about bonds lately Higher inflation readings a more hawkish Fed and 3 Treasury yields have gotten investors nervous However bonds might be in for some big gains especially Treasuries The reason why is that there is a huge pile ... more info

1 May 2018: WILL JUNK BONDS HOLD UP?
New York Something very interesting is going on in the junk bond market things are good The market for risky corporate debt has seen a resurgence over the last couple of months and even as benchmark yields have risen returns for junk bonds have been positive The ... more info

18 May 2018: ITALIAN BONDS: OUT IN THE COLD
The re-emergence of political risk in Italy risks resurrecting bad memories of the eurozone crisis, when contagion spread across the continent. For now, though, Italian misery may stay within its borders. ... more info

18 May 2018: ITALIAN BONDS: OUT IN THE COLD
The re-emergence of political risk in Italy risks resurrecting bad memories of the eurozone crisis, when contagion spread across the continent. For now, though, Italian misery may stay within its borders. ... more info

17 May 2018: FORBES BIZ BRIEFING: STANDARD CHARTERED'S KELVIN LAU URGES INVESTORS TO WATCH U.S. TREASURY BONDS
The latest episode of the Forbes Asia Biz Briefing comes from Standard Chartered's Kelvin Lau. He tells us what's caught his eye this week, and what he'll be watching for next week. ... more info

16 May 2018: RISING RATES ARE BAD FOR... STOCKS OR BONDS?
Given that the yield on the 10-Year U.S. Treasury has more than doubled since July 8, 2016, the real “risk” in the financial markets has been in bonds, not stocks. ... more info

17 May 2018: FORBES BIZ BRIEFING: STANDARD CHARTERED'S KELVIN LAU URGES INVESTORS TO WATCH U.S. TREASURY BONDS
The latest episode of the Forbes Asia Biz Briefing comes from Standard Chartered's Kelvin Lau. He tells us what's caught his eye this week, and what he'll be watching for next week. ... more info

16 May 2018: RISING RATES ARE BAD FOR... STOCKS OR BONDS?
Given that the yield on the 10-Year U.S. Treasury has more than doubled since July 8, 2016, the real “risk” in the financial markets has been in bonds, not stocks. ... more info

17 May 2018: FORBES BIZ BRIEFING: STANDARD CHARTERED'S KELVIN LAU URGES INVESTORS TO WATCH U.S. TREASURY BONDS
The latest episode of the Forbes Asia Biz Briefing comes from Standard Chartered's Kelvin Lau. He tells us what's caught his eye this week, and what he'll be watching for next week. ... more info

14 May 2018: WHY CLIENTS WILL PUSH BACK ON BOND FEES
New York Individual bond sales to retail clients may be about to take a hit The reason why is a new set of rules being enacted on brokers that require them to disclose the price at which they bought bonds before they sell them to clients if it occurs on the same day ... more info

10 May 2018: WHY BONDS ARE POISED TO GAIN
New York There has been a lot of fear about bonds lately Higher inflation readings a more hawkish Fed and 3 Treasury yields have gotten investors nervous However bonds might be in for some big gains especially Treasuries The reason why is that there is a huge pile ... more info

1 May 2018: WILL JUNK BONDS HOLD UP?
New York Something very interesting is going on in the junk bond market things are good The market for risky corporate debt has seen a resurgence over the last couple of months and even as benchmark yields have risen returns for junk bonds have been positive The ... more info

1 May 2018: BEWARE LONG-TERM BONDS
New York Barron s has just put out a strong warning telling investors that they should stay away from long term bonds If you step back from the day to day movements the picture is clearly that yields are moving higher For instance they started April at 2 7 and are now ... more info

11 May 2018: ITALY'S POLITICS FAIL TO RATTLE ITS FINANCIAL MARKETS
A likely government coalition, once considered a threat to the Italian economy and the eurozone itself, hasn’t stopped its stocks and bonds from outperforming. ... more info

16 May 2018: DEEP DIVE: 15 DIVIDEND STOCKS WHOSE 4%-PLUS YIELDS BEAT TREASURY BONDS
Companies including Qualcomm, Navient and Exxon Mobil made the cut in a stringent stock screener.
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16 May 2018: FANGZHENG JOURNAL: A CHINESE TOWN’S DEEP BONDS WITH JAPAN BRING WEALTH AND HATRED
Fangzheng has close ties to Japan going back to the days of Japanese imperial control in this part of China. Now it’s a target of nationalist ire. ... more info

15 May 2018: MEET TESLA'S NEW BONDHOLDER: BILLIONAIRE GEORGE SOROS
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The investment firm founded and chaired by billionaire George Soros took a stake in Tesla Inc bonds during the first three months of the year, giving the electric carmaker run by Elon Musk a prominent supporter.
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14 May 2018: WHY CLIENTS WILL PUSH BACK ON BOND FEES
New York Individual bond sales to retail clients may be about to take a hit The reason why is a new set of rules being enacted on brokers that require them to disclose the price at which they bought bonds before they sell them to clients if it occurs on the same day ... more info

11 May 2018: ITALY'S POLITICS FAIL TO RATTLE ITS FINANCIAL MARKETS
A likely government coalition, once considered a threat to the Italian economy and the eurozone itself, hasn’t stopped its stocks and bonds from outperforming. ... more info

11 May 2018: ANGOLA OWES US$21.5 BILLION TO CHINA AT THE END OF 2017
Angola's bilateral and commercial debt to China stood at US$21.5 billion at the end of 2017, according to the prospectus of the US$3 billion issue of Eurobonds placed in London this month. ... more info

9 May 2018 : DID THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT MAKE TREASURIES MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN MUNIS?
Treasury bonds offer more value than municipal bonds of equivalent credit quality even after adjusting for their tax benefits. If I were a Treasurer at a large bank or insurance company that invested in municipals, I would want these charts posted on the walls of my Portfolio Managers’ offices. ... more info

10 May 2018: WHY BONDS ARE POISED TO GAIN
New York There has been a lot of fear about bonds lately Higher inflation readings a more hawkish Fed and 3 Treasury yields have gotten investors nervous However bonds might be in for some big gains especially Treasuries The reason why is that there is a huge pile ... more info

10 May 2018: U.S-BASED EMERGING MARKET STOCK FUNDS POST LARGEST OUTFLOWS SINCE 2016
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors are wavering on one of their favorite bets of the last year, walloping emerging-market stocks and hunkering down in short-term bonds.
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9 May 2018 : DID TAX CUTS AND THE JOBS ACT MAKE TREASURYS MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN MUNIS?
Treasury bonds offer more value than municipal bonds of equivalent credit quality even after adjusting for their tax benefits. If I were a Treasurer at a large bank or insurance company that invested in municipals, I would want these charts posted on the walls of my Portfolio Managers’ offices. ... more info

9 May 2018: U.S. BOND FUNDS TAKE IN CASH FOR ELEVENTH STRAIGHT WEEK: ICI
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors are shifting from stocks to bonds and piled into debt markets for an 11th straight week, Investment Company Institute (ICI) data showed on Wednesday.
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7 May 2018: ANGOLA’S EUROBOND ISSUE EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS
The recent issue of Angolan debt with the placement of US$3 billion in Eurobonds was a historic step towards extending the maturity curve, and exceeded expectation, according to the economic studies unit of Portuguese bank Banco Portugus de Investimento (BPI). ... more info

6 May 2018 : FOLLOW THESE DIVIDEND LEADERS FOR 5% TO 12% YIELDS PLUS UPSIDE
It’s been a rough year thus far for many high paying investments. From utilities to REITs (real estate investment trusts) to high yield bonds, many are getting crushed as rates rise. But we don’t dumbly buy these indices... ... more info

4 May 2018 : HOW TO PLAY COMMODITIES: HEDGING WITH FUNDS
Having a portfolio consisting primarily of U.S. stocks and bonds means you don’t have diversification and downside protection. Commodities and inflation hedges tend to do well in the late stage of a cycle. Four newsletter advisors and contributors to MoneyShow.com share favorite commodity funds. ... more info

4 May 2018 : ARGENTINA'S CENTRAL BANK'S CREDIBILITY 'DAMAGED' IN CRAZY RATE MOVES
Argentina has a delicate tango to perform: keep foreign investors from drawing down investments in stocks and bonds. The government has little space to cover for those outflows. ... more info

4 May 2018: DEMAND FOR ANGOLA’S EUROBOND OUTRSTRIPS SUPPLY THREE-FOLD
Investors from the United States, Europe and Asia submitted 500 buy proposals for Angola's recent issue of US$3 billion in Eurobonds, with demand at around US$9 billion, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement posted on its website. ... more info

3 May 2018: TESLA SHARES, BONDS DROP AS CEO MUSK BITES HAND OF WALL STREET
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk's refusal to answer "boring" Wall Street questions about finances sent the electric vehicle maker's shares down as much as 7 percent on Thursday, jarring investors and raising concerns about its ability to raise money in the future.
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3 May 2018: ANGOLA ISSUES US$3 BILLION IN EUROBONDS
The Angolan government has placed about US$3 billion in Eurobonds through two 10- and 30-year debt issues, with interest rates ranging from 8.25% to 9.5%, according to the Bloomberg financial news agency. ... more info

1 May 2018: WILL JUNK BONDS HOLD UP?
New York Something very interesting is going on in the junk bond market things are good The market for risky corporate debt has seen a resurgence over the last couple of months and even as benchmark yields have risen returns for junk bonds have been positive The ... more info

1 May 2018: BEWARE LONG-TERM BONDS
New York Barron s has just put out a strong warning telling investors that they should stay away from long term bonds If you step back from the day to day movements the picture is clearly that yields are moving higher For instance they started April at 2 7 and are now ... more info

1 May 2018: MARKET EXTRA: BONDS AREN’T A HAVEN FROM EVERYDAY VOLATILITY, BUT STILL DELIVER DURING RECESSIONS, SAYS PIMCO
Investors may no longer depend on bonds to guard against short-term market volatility as price pressures erode the negative correlation between stock and bond values
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26 Apr 2018: INVESTORS ARE DIVING INTO SHORT-TERM BONDS
New York Alongside the rise in bond yields investors have been pouring money into short term bonds says Barron s With rates and yields rising short term bonds have less rate risk But even more their yields look very attractive versus long term bonds Two year ... more info

26 Apr 2018: AIRLINE TAP – PORTUGAL HAS 122 MILLION EUROS RETAINED IN ANGOLA
Portuguese airline TAP- Portugal in 2017 doubled to 80.8 million euros its subscribed amount of Angola's Treasury Bonds, indexed to the dollar exchange rate risk, given that a year earlier the amount applied was 39.654 million euros, according to the air carrier's annual report and accounts for the 2017 financial year. ... more info

24 Apr 2018: ADD CHINESE BONDS TO YOUR INCOME PORTFOLIO
Chinese bonds are gathering more attention from investors - for good reason - they are performing well and have lots of total return potential still left. ... more info

24 Apr 2018: HANDICAPPING THE NEXT CHINA BUBBLE
China’s central bank is embarking on a new easing cycle, and the nation’s bond market is suddenly on a tear. But in the past, China has had trouble easing without blowing big bubbles in more dubious assets than government bonds. ... more info

23 Apr 2018: MONEY ON A MISSION: ARE GREEN BONDS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Shutterstock photo The financial services industry is constantly developing new products to serve the ever-changing wants and needs of a diverse array of investors. While Wall Street financial innovation can lead to problems ( e.g. , the exotic mortgage debt instruments that helped fuel the 2008 financial ... more info

20 Apr 2018: ASIA SHARES HIT BY TECH WARNING, OIL HOLDS NEAR HIGHS
Asian shares slipped on Friday as a warning on smartphone demand from the world#39;s largest contract chipmaker slugged the tech sector, while lofty oil prices stirred inflation fears and undermined sovereign bonds. ... more info

19 Apr 2018: ASIA TECH SHARES SPOOKED BY PHONE WARNING, OIL NEAR HIGHS
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on Friday as a warning on smartphone demand from the world's largest contract chipmaker slugged the tech sector, while high oil prices stirred inflation fears and undermined sovereign bonds.
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19 Apr 2018: GLOBAL MARKETS-ASIA TECH SHARES SPOOKED BY PHONE WARNING, OIL NEAR HIGHS
SYDNEY, April 20 (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped on Friday as a warning on smartphone demand from the world's largest contract chipmaker slugged the tech sector, while high oil prices stirred inflation fears and undermined sovereign bonds.
... more info

19 Apr 2018: WHY VOLATILE MARKETS ARE GOOD NEWS FOR CAREFUL INVESTORS
Managing money involves a balancing act that trades off risk against return. This year is proving more challenging, with stocks and bonds swinging about. But it also shows how a return to a more normal level of market volatility might be good news for careful investors. ... more info

19 Apr 2018: RESOURCE STOCKS RALLY AS OIL SURGES, BONDS SUFFER
Resource stocks were on a roll in Asia on Thursday as oil prices hit heights not seen since late 2014, though the potential boost to inflation globally also pressured fixed-income assets. ... more info

17 Apr 2018: ASIAN SHARES EDGE AHEAD WITH WALL STREET, BUT CHINA LAGS
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares crept ahead on Wednesday after Wall Street took heart from upbeat corporate earnings, though nagging concerns about trade barriers and the global growth outlook kept currencies and bonds subdued.
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15 Apr 2018: TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE NAFTA NOISE THROUGH MEXICAN BONDS
If we use Mexico as a case study on the impact of renegotiating trade deals, then look at the Mexican bond yield curve. The short-term noise surrounding NAFTA can be a huge opportunity. ... more info

3 Apr 2018 : MARCH BADNESS
Volatility is back, and not for a short visit. And the bond market, while it will provide a temporary hiding place for one of the biggest segments of investors around, the “balanced” portfolio devotees, bonds have their own issues and are not a long-term solution for any investor. ... more info

27 Mar 2018: WHY MUNIS WILL STAY SOLID
New York One of the most popular fixed income assets for wealthy US investors are municipal bonds Their tax exempt status has made them continually popular but what will their fate be during a period of rising rates There are currently fears that tax cuts and rising ... more info

20 Mar 2018: WHY THE 'ALL-WEATHER' PORTFOLIO HAS STUMBLED
About a year and a half ago I wrote an article analyzing the ‘All-Weather’ portfolio developed by hedge fund manager Ray Dalio at the request of Tony Robbins.  This multi-asset strategy was put together as a simple, but effective, way for everyday investors to own a combination of stocks, bonds and commodities.  ... more info

19 Mar 2018: FORGET ABOUT A BEAR MARKET FOR BONDS
New York All the biggest names in bonds Gross Gundlach Dalio have been warning that a major bond bear market is on the way However Bloomberg is arguing that bears may have to wait as the tide in the bond market is reversing Treasury yields rise has stalled and ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

29 Mar 2018: U.S. FUNDS RECOMMEND SWITCHING CASH INTO BONDS IN MARCH: REUTERS POLL
BENGALURU (Reuters) - U.S. fund managers switched recommended global portfolios slightly more in favor of bonds in March, in part on concerns trade barriers between the world's two biggest economies...
... more info

29 Mar 2018: EUROPEAN FUNDS BUY BONDS, SEE EURO GROWTH CYCLE PEAK: REUTERS POLL
LONDON (Reuters) - European investors have raised their bond allocations in March while keeping their equity exposure at six-month lows, in a month marked by a sharp tech sector selloff and brewing...
... more info

29 Mar 2018: MORTGAGE RATES DIP AS INVESTORS ROTATE BACK TO BONDS
Mortgage rates dip as investors rotate back to bonds ... more info

27 Mar 2018: WHY MUNIS WILL STAY SOLID
New York One of the most popular fixed income assets for wealthy US investors are municipal bonds Their tax exempt status has made them continually popular but what will their fate be during a period of rising rates There are currently fears that tax cuts and rising ... more info

20 Mar 2018: WHY THE 'ALL-WEATHER' PORTFOLIO HAS STUMBLED
About a year and a half ago I wrote an article analyzing the ‘All-Weather’ portfolio developed by hedge fund manager Ray Dalio at the request of Tony Robbins.  This multi-asset strategy was put together as a simple, but effective, way for everyday investors to own a combination of stocks, bonds and commodities.  ... more info

19 Mar 2018: FORGET ABOUT A BEAR MARKET FOR BONDS
New York All the biggest names in bonds Gross Gundlach Dalio have been warning that a major bond bear market is on the way However Bloomberg is arguing that bears may have to wait as the tide in the bond market is reversing Treasury yields rise has stalled and ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

29 Mar 2018: U.S. FUNDS RECOMMEND SWITCHING CASH INTO BONDS IN MARCH: REUTERS POLL
BENGALURU (Reuters) - U.S. fund managers switched recommended global portfolios slightly more in favor of bonds in March, in part on concerns trade barriers between the world's two biggest economies...
... more info

29 Mar 2018: EUROPEAN FUNDS BUY BONDS, SEE EURO GROWTH CYCLE PEAK: REUTERS POLL
LONDON (Reuters) - European investors have raised their bond allocations in March while keeping their equity exposure at six-month lows, in a month marked by a sharp tech sector selloff and brewing...
... more info

29 Mar 2018: MORTGAGE RATES DIP AS INVESTORS ROTATE BACK TO BONDS
Mortgage rates dip as investors rotate back to bonds ... more info

27 Mar 2018: WHY MUNIS WILL STAY SOLID
New York One of the most popular fixed income assets for wealthy US investors are municipal bonds Their tax exempt status has made them continually popular but what will their fate be during a period of rising rates There are currently fears that tax cuts and rising ... more info

20 Mar 2018: WHY THE 'ALL-WEATHER' PORTFOLIO HAS STUMBLED
About a year and a half ago I wrote an article analyzing the ‘All-Weather’ portfolio developed by hedge fund manager Ray Dalio at the request of Tony Robbins.  This multi-asset strategy was put together as a simple, but effective, way for everyday investors to own a combination of stocks, bonds and commodities.  ... more info

19 Mar 2018: FORGET ABOUT A BEAR MARKET FOR BONDS
New York All the biggest names in bonds Gross Gundlach Dalio have been warning that a major bond bear market is on the way However Bloomberg is arguing that bears may have to wait as the tide in the bond market is reversing Treasury yields rise has stalled and ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

27 Mar 2018: WHY MUNIS WILL STAY SOLID
New York One of the most popular fixed income assets for wealthy US investors are municipal bonds Their tax exempt status has made them continually popular but what will their fate be during a period of rising rates There are currently fears that tax cuts and rising ... more info

20 Mar 2018: WHY THE 'ALL-WEATHER' PORTFOLIO HAS STUMBLED
About a year and a half ago I wrote an article analyzing the ‘All-Weather’ portfolio developed by hedge fund manager Ray Dalio at the request of Tony Robbins.  This multi-asset strategy was put together as a simple, but effective, way for everyday investors to own a combination of stocks, bonds and commodities.  ... more info

19 Mar 2018: FORGET ABOUT A BEAR MARKET FOR BONDS
New York All the biggest names in bonds Gross Gundlach Dalio have been warning that a major bond bear market is on the way However Bloomberg is arguing that bears may have to wait as the tide in the bond market is reversing Treasury yields rise has stalled and ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

20 Mar 2018: WHY THE 'ALL-WEATHER' PORTFOLIO HAS STUMBLED
About a year and a half ago I wrote an article analyzing the ‘All-Weather’ portfolio developed by hedge fund manager Ray Dalio at the request of Tony Robbins.  This multi-asset strategy was put together as a simple, but effective, way for everyday investors to own a combination of stocks, bonds and commodities.  ... more info

19 Mar 2018: FORGET ABOUT A BEAR MARKET FOR BONDS
New York All the biggest names in bonds Gross Gundlach Dalio have been warning that a major bond bear market is on the way However Bloomberg is arguing that bears may have to wait as the tide in the bond market is reversing Treasury yields rise has stalled and ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

20 Mar 2018: WHY THE 'ALL-WEATHER' PORTFOLIO HAS STUMBLED
About a year and a half ago I wrote an article analyzing the ‘All-Weather’ portfolio developed by hedge fund manager Ray Dalio at the request of Tony Robbins.  This multi-asset strategy was put together as a simple, but effective, way for everyday investors to own a combination of stocks, bonds and commodities.  ... more info

19 Mar 2018: FORGET ABOUT A BEAR MARKET FOR BONDS
New York All the biggest names in bonds Gross Gundlach Dalio have been warning that a major bond bear market is on the way However Bloomberg is arguing that bears may have to wait as the tide in the bond market is reversing Treasury yields rise has stalled and ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

22 Mar 2018: JANUS' GROSS SAYS U.S., GLOBAL ECONOMIES TOO LEVERAGED FOR AGGRESSIVE FED
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors' expectations for three or four rate hikes by the Federal Reserve in 2018 are likely overblown while a bear market in bonds will be gradual and "non-threatening,"...
... more info

20 Mar 2018: WHY THE 'ALL-WEATHER' PORTFOLIO HAS STUMBLED
About a year and a half ago I wrote an article analyzing the ‘All-Weather’ portfolio developed by hedge fund manager Ray Dalio at the request of Tony Robbins.  This multi-asset strategy was put together as a simple, but effective, way for everyday investors to own a combination of stocks, bonds and commodities.  ... more info

19 Mar 2018: FORGET ABOUT A BEAR MARKET FOR BONDS
New York All the biggest names in bonds Gross Gundlach Dalio have been warning that a major bond bear market is on the way However Bloomberg is arguing that bears may have to wait as the tide in the bond market is reversing Treasury yields rise has stalled and ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

22 Mar 2018: JANUS' GROSS SAYS U.S., GLOBAL ECONOMIES TOO LEVERAGED FOR AGGRESSIVE FED
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors' expectations for three or four rate hikes by the Federal Reserve in 2018 are likely overblown while a bear market in bonds will be gradual and "non-threatening,"...
... more info

20 Mar 2018: WHY THE 'ALL-WEATHER' PORTFOLIO HAS STUMBLED
About a year and a half ago I wrote an article analyzing the ‘All-Weather’ portfolio developed by hedge fund manager Ray Dalio at the request of Tony Robbins.  This multi-asset strategy was put together as a simple, but effective, way for everyday investors to own a combination of stocks, bonds and commodities.  ... more info

19 Mar 2018: FORGET ABOUT A BEAR MARKET FOR BONDS
New York All the biggest names in bonds Gross Gundlach Dalio have been warning that a major bond bear market is on the way However Bloomberg is arguing that bears may have to wait as the tide in the bond market is reversing Treasury yields rise has stalled and ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

23 Mar 2018: STOCKS TUMBLE, BONDS AND YEN GAIN AS TRADE WAR FEARS DRIVE RUSH TO SAFETY
TOKYO (Reuters) - The rumblings of a global trade war shook stock and currency markets on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump announced long-promised tariffs on Chinese goods and China retaliated with a pledge to fight to the end any such war.
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22 Mar 2018: JANUS' GROSS SAYS U.S., GLOBAL ECONOMIES TOO LEVERAGED FOR AGGRESSIVE FED
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors' expectations for three or four rate hikes by the Federal Reserve in 2018 are likely overblown while a bear market in bonds will be gradual and "non-threatening,"...
... more info

23 Mar 2018: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS TUMBLE, BONDS AND YEN GAIN AS TRADE WAR FEARS DRIVE RUSH TO SAFETY
* Dollar/yen drops below 105.00 for first time since Nov 2016
... more info

20 Mar 2018: WHY THE 'ALL-WEATHER' PORTFOLIO HAS STUMBLED
About a year and a half ago I wrote an article analyzing the ‘All-Weather’ portfolio developed by hedge fund manager Ray Dalio at the request of Tony Robbins.  This multi-asset strategy was put together as a simple, but effective, way for everyday investors to own a combination of stocks, bonds and commodities.  ... more info

19 Mar 2018: FORGET ABOUT A BEAR MARKET FOR BONDS
New York All the biggest names in bonds Gross Gundlach Dalio have been warning that a major bond bear market is on the way However Bloomberg is arguing that bears may have to wait as the tide in the bond market is reversing Treasury yields rise has stalled and ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

19 Mar 2018: FORGET ABOUT A BEAR MARKET FOR BONDS
New York All the biggest names in bonds Gross Gundlach Dalio have been warning that a major bond bear market is on the way However Bloomberg is arguing that bears may have to wait as the tide in the bond market is reversing Treasury yields rise has stalled and ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

19 Mar 2018: FORGET ABOUT A BEAR MARKET FOR BONDS
New York All the biggest names in bonds Gross Gundlach Dalio have been warning that a major bond bear market is on the way However Bloomberg is arguing that bears may have to wait as the tide in the bond market is reversing Treasury yields rise has stalled and ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

15 Mar 2018: JPMORGAN TO LAUNCH UMBRELLA BOND INDEX COVERING ALL SECTORS
LONDON (Reuters) - JPMorgan will launch a new overall bond index on Thursday that will unify all of the bank's flagship bond indexes that cater to specific areas such as government bonds and emerging...
... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

15 Mar 2018: JPMORGAN TO LAUNCH UMBRELLA BOND INDEX COVERING ALL SECTORS
LONDON (Reuters) - JPMorgan will launch a new overall bond index on Thursday that will unify all of the bank's flagship bond indexes that cater to specific areas such as government bonds and emerging...
... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

15 Mar 2018: JPMORGAN TO LAUNCH UMBRELLA BOND INDEX COVERING ALL SECTORS
LONDON (Reuters) - JPMorgan will launch a new overall bond index on Thursday that will unify all of the bank's flagship bond indexes that cater to specific areas such as government bonds and emerging...
... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

15 Mar 2018: STOCKS RETREAT, BONDS ADVANCE AS SIMMERING TRADE WOES CURB RISK APPETITE
TOKYO (Reuters) - Stock markets slipped broadly on Thursday while government bonds attracted safe-haven demand amid mounting investor concerns that growing trade tensions would hurt the global economy.
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13 Mar 2018: U.S. JUNK BONDS EXHIBIT STRESS, INVESTORS WANT STRONGER TERMS
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cracks have been surfacing in the junk bond market.
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14 Mar 2018: ANGOLA ISSUES US$3.05 BILLION IN DEBT TO PAY ARREARS
The Angolan President authorised the issuance of 656.1 billion kwanzas (US$3.05 billion) in public debt in the form of Treasury Bonds to settle arrears related to the execution of State Budgets for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, according to a presidential order. ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

13 Mar 2018: U.S. JUNK BONDS EXHIBIT STRESS, INVESTORS WANT STRONGER TERMS
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cracks have been surfacing in the junk bond market.
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13 Mar 2018: ANGOLA ISSUES MORE DEBT TO RESOLVE BAD DEBTS IN THE BANKING SECTOR
The Angolan government will issue 50 billion kwanzas (US$233 million) in Treasury Bonds to finance Recredit, a state-owned company with "the specific objective of supporting the recovery of the national banking system, particularly public banks," according to a presidential order. ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

12 Mar 2018: MARKET EXTRA: CORPORATE PENSION PLANS COULD BECOME FULLY FUNDED ONCE THE 10-YEAR YIELD EXCEEDS 3.0%, SAYS FUNDSTRAT’S LEE
As rates on government bonds climb this year, investor anxiety over higher borrowing costs overlooks the benefits of rising yields on pension plans
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9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

9 Mar 2018: ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT APPROVES STRATEGY FOR SECOND ISSUE OF EUROBONDS
Angola's second issue of Eurobonds, worth US$2 billion, will improve the composition of the country's foreign debt stock, according to an order signed by President Joo Loureno, green-lighting the strategy for issuing sovereign bonds on international markets. ... more info

9 Mar 2018: INVESTORS ARE GETTING MORE INTERESTED IN BOND ETFS
New York One of the biggest surprises in the rise of ETFs has been the dominance of stocks over bonds Bonds have always had some liquidity challenges for individual investors so at the outset one would have expected bond ETFs to do well since they greatly ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

9 Mar 2018: ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT APPROVES STRATEGY FOR SECOND ISSUE OF EUROBONDS
Angola's second issue of Eurobonds, worth US$2 billion, will improve the composition of the country's foreign debt stock, according to an order signed by President Joo Loureno, green-lighting the strategy for issuing sovereign bonds on international markets. ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

9 Mar 2018: ANGOLAN GOVERNMENT APPROVES STRATEGY FOR SECOND ISSUE OF EUROBONDS
Angola's second issue of Eurobonds, worth US$2 billion, will improve the composition of the country's foreign debt stock, according to an order signed by President Joo Loureno, green-lighting the strategy for issuing sovereign bonds on international markets. ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

6 Mar 2018: HERE IS WHAT’S NEXT FOR BONDS
New York PIMCO perhaps the most famous bond investor in the world has just published a piece covering their view of where yields are headed Their conclusion is that they do see the risk for rates rising as the US budget deficit grows and the economy strengthens but ... more info

6 Mar 2018: THE TELL: BLACKROCK SEES RESTORED APPEAL IN BONDS MOST VULNERABLE TO AGGRESSIVE FED
Strategists at BlackRock say short-dated Treasurys have become more attractive than their long-dated peers
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3 Mar 2018: U.S. JUDGE DISMISSES VW BONDHOLDER LAWSUIT OVER EXCESS EMISSIONS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge late Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by institutional investors who purchased bonds from Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit and claimed the automaker had made false and misleading statements before its massive diesel emissions scandal became public.
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3 Mar 2018: U.S. JUDGE DISMISSES VW BONDHOLDER LAWSUIT OVER EXCESS EMISSIONS
WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge late Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by institutional investors who purchased bonds from Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit and claimed the automaker had made false and misleading statements before its massive diesel emissions scandal became public.
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1 Mar 2018 : EXCLUSIVE: HOW JEFFREY ALTMAN GAINED 21% BY AVOIDING FANG STOCKS AND BETTING AGAINST BILL ACKMAN
Owl Creek's Jeff Altman gained over 21% net of fees by finding opportunity in everything from shorting Toy’s R Us bonds, to going long the restructuring of casino giant Caesars Entertainment and betting against Bill Ackman’s multi-year battle against Herbalife. ... more info

27 Feb 2018: ASIAN SHARES LURCH LOWER AS WEAK CHINA PMI ADDS TO FED RATE WORRIES
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares extended losses on Wednesday and bonds were sold off as weak factory data from China revived worries about global economic growth amid fears of faster rate rises in the United States.
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27 Feb 2018: TOP STOCKPICKER T. ROWE PRICE HAS BOOSTED BONDS, CASH ALLOCATIONS
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Winning stockpicker T. Rowe Price Group Inc has a message for investors: do not give up on bonds.
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27 Feb 2018: TOP STOCKPICKER T. ROWE PRICE HAS BOOSTED BONDS, CASH ALLOCATIONS
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Winning stockpicker T. Rowe Price Group Inc has a message for investors: do not give up on bonds.
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27 Feb 2018: FED IN NO RUSH TO RAISE RATES: BLACKROCK'S RIEDER
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is in no rush to hike rates, creating an opportunity for risk assets but posing a threat to long-term bonds, top BlackRock Inc portfolio manager Rick Rieder...
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25 Feb 2018: IS THE MARKET’S FIXATION ON BONDS JUSTIFIED?
The Macro PerspectiveThe Macro Perspective Global bond markets had been in a bull market for around 2 decades having had arguably their best run in history This has been a prolonged and strong trend which at times looked unstoppable 160 Many benchmark government bonds yielded zero or ... more info

26 Feb 2018: GLOBAL MARKETS-ASIAN SHARES MOSTLY FIRMER, DOLLAR LOSES EARLY EDGE
* Dollar losing ground, bonds firm ahead of Fed chief testimony
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25 Feb 2018: GLOBAL MARKETS-ASIAN SHARES TURN CAUTIOUS, DOLLAR LOSES EARLY EDGE
* Dollar losing ground, bonds firm ahead of Fed chief testimony
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23 Feb 2018: WHAT ARE TREASURIES, AND WHY DO THEY AFFECT STOCKS SO MUCH?
I have pointed out here in the past that while most retail traders and investors focus almost entirely on the stock market, the pros in dealing rooms around the world keep a wary eye on bonds, and in particular, U.S. Treasuries. Over the last couple of weeks, it has become clear why that is so. The stock market ... more info

24 Feb 2018: BUFFETT SAYS 'TERRIBLE MISTAKE' FOR LONG-TERM INVESTORS TO BE IN BONDS
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire Warren Buffett prodded ordinary investors on Saturday to stay invested in U.S. stocks, ignoring price swings, guidance from people with fancy credentials and the temptation to load up on bonds.
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22 Feb 2018: THE BOND BULL MARKET IS FAR FROM OVER
New York In an article that contrasts strongly to some others we are running today here is a different view on bonds coming out of the Wall Street Journal that the bull market is far from over The argument is based on two interconnected factors The first is that rates ... more info

22 Feb 2018: HOW TO TRADE BONDS WITH TREASURIES AT 3%
Washington Whether one likes it or not Treasury yields hitting 3 which they look bound to do will be a major event The big question is what to do once it happens Is it the signal of a sharp move higher in yields or will it be the climax to a short lived selloff ... more info

22 Feb 2018: U.S. FUND INVESTORS CREEP BACK IN TO MARKET: LIPPER
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors inched back in to the markets during the most recent week, putting $2.5 billion into bonds and $1.1 billion into stocks, Lipper data showed on Thursday.
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21 Feb 2018: ARE TREASURIES AT 3% GOOD NEWS?
New York Here is a tough question to judge are Treasury bonds yielding 3 good news or bad for the markets Investors themselves haven t made up their minds At first the prospect of rising yields spooked investors but they have recently grown much more tolerant While ... more info

20 Feb 2018: HIGH YIELD ETFS DEMONSTRATE FORMIDABLE STRENGTH
There is a saying on Wall Street that “credit leads.” The meaning of this adage is that high yield investments are often the first to falter during a significant downturn.  Junk bonds, bank loans, and other riskier types of debt have often been analogized to the canary in the coal mine when gauging the health of ... more info

14 Feb 2018: WHERE SHOULD YOU PUT YOUR MONEY IF YOU THINK THE MARKET WILL CRASH?
It's impossible to know when the next crash will be. Create a mix of stocks and bonds that will limit the downside to something you can tolerate. ... more info

15 Feb 2018: THE SAFEST 8%+ YIELDS IN TODAY'S MANIC MARKETS
If you take the mainstream financial media at face value, you might be under the impression that all high yield bonds are in big trouble with interest rates on the move. Wrong! ... more info

12 Feb 2018: THE WINTER OLYMPICS VISIT THE STOCK MARKET
The best antidote to serious corrections is a well-diversified portfolio. But, most of this correction was technical in nature and long government bonds, commodities and gold (GLD) all fell. This simultaneous fall is rare and difficult to imagine a fundamental scenario under which this continues. ... more info

16 Feb 2018: DON'T ABANDON DIVIDEND STOCKS; TWEAK YOUR STRATEGY INSTEAD
A few years ago, when it became clear that interest rates were going to stay "lower for longer" , there were many pundits advising investors to look to dividend paying stocks rather than bonds for yield. In the context of ultra-low rates and an economy that was still operating at well below capacity, that made ... more info

15 Feb 2018: TREASURY YIELDS HIT FOUR-YEAR HIGH AS LOSSES MOUNT
New York The market did something that seems quite odd yesterday Despite inflation coming out ahead of expectations and Treasury bonds commensurately selling off stocks rose strongly It was the first time the two asset classes had moved in significantly opposite ... more info

15 Feb 2018: THE SAFEST 8%+ YIELDS IN TODAY'S MANIC MARKETS
If you take the mainstream financial media at face value, you might be under the impression that all high yield bonds are in big trouble with interest rates on the move. Wrong! ... more info

15 Feb 2018: U.S. 'JUNK' BOND FUNDS HIT BY SECOND BIGGEST CASH WITHDRAWALS: LIPPER
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors fled the riskier corners of the debt market, pulling the second-highest amount of cash on record from high-yield "junk" bonds during the latest week, Lipper...
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15 Feb 2018: WHAT MARKETS TELL US ABOUT JACOB ZUMA'S DEMISE
South Africa’s rand has already performed strongly this year, while President Jacob Zuma’s departure may help keep the country’s bonds in an elite club that investors all but have to own. ... more info

15 Feb 2018: ANGOLA MAKES SECOND ISSUE OF EUROBONDS IN FEBRUARY
Angola is expected to make its second issue of Eurobonds later this month, of around US$2 billion, Finance Minister Archer Mangueira said in statements issued on Wednesday in Luanda at the National Assembly. ... more info

14 Feb 2018: WHERE SHOULD YOU PUT YOUR MONEY IF YOU THINK THE MARKET WILL CRASH?
It's impossible to know when the next crash will be. Create a mix of stocks and bonds that will limit the downside to something you can tolerate. ... more info

14 Feb 2018: LONG BONDS A 'SIGNIFICANT RISK' AS INFLATION REVS: BLACKROCK'S RIEDER
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Long-dated bonds "represent a significant risk" as investors focus on signs inflation is rising, a top portfolio manager with BlackRock Inc said on Wednesday.
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12 Feb 2018: THE WINTER OLYMPICS VISIT THE STOCK MARKET
The best antidote to serious corrections is a well-diversified portfolio. But, most of this correction was technical in nature and long government bonds, commodities and gold (GLD) all fell. This simultaneous fall is rare and difficult to imagine a fundamental scenario under which this continues. ... more info

12 Feb 2018: STOCKS TRY A TENTATIVE BOUNCE, BONDS FRET ON U.S. INFLATION
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets found a semblance of calm on Monday as S&P futures extended their bounce, though global investors were still fretting about the risks from looming U.S. inflation data after last week's sharp sell-off.
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12 Feb 2018: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS TRY A TENTATIVE BOUNCE, BONDS FRET ON U.S. INFLATION
SYDNEY, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Asian share markets found a semblance of calm on Monday as S&P futures extended their bounce, though global investors were still fretting about the risks from looming U.S. inflation data after last week's sharp sell-off.
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9 Feb 2018: JUNK BONDS ARE STARTING TO PLUNGE TOO
New York So far all the attention of the selloff has been confined to two major areas Treasury bonds and to a greater extent equity markets Treasuries have stabilized a bit given all the turmoil in equities but one of the areas investor need to watch carefully is ... more info

9 Feb 2018 : TRENDY GREEN BONDS OFFER LITTLE BEYOND FEEL-GOOD VIBES FOR ISSUERS, INVESTORS
Although green bonds are growing in popularity in the municipal market, the largely unregulated structure may not amount to much more than a marketing tool to drive interest in an issuance. ... more info

8 Feb 2018: STOCKS CHANGED, BUT BONDS STILL SOUND THE SAME
Trouble for stocks has often been a boon to bonds in recent years. But recent turmoil seems unlikely to have the same outcome. The economic backdrop is simply too bond-unfriendly. ... more info

6 Feb 2018: WHY THE BOND MARKET COULD GET A LOT UGLIER
New York One of the guiding ideologies of the bond market over the last few years has been to buy the dips Every time that bond yields have risen some it has been smart to go long bonds as they inevitably came back down However this time looks very different ... more info

7 Feb 2018: POLAND’S ‘DEATH CAMP’ LAW TEARS AT SHARED BONDS OF SUFFERING WITH JEWS
The president signed a law making it a crime to blame “the Polish nation” for the crimes of Nazi Germany. Scholars say it could whitewash history. ... more info

5 Feb 2018 : THE REAL REASON FOR LAST FRIDAY'S MARKETS ROUT
Last Friday’s decline in the markets startled many investors. It has been two years since we saw anything resembling a “selloff,” and this one struck stocks as well as bonds. It was one of those days where a very small number of securities moved up in value, and the majority took a real bath. ... more info

5 Feb 2018: ASIA SHARES SKID AS INFLATION SHADOW SPOOKS BONDS
MSCI#39;s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan shed 1.8 percent in the largest daily drop since late 2016. ... more info

4 Feb 2018: STOCKS PUMMELED AS INFLATION SHADOW SPOOKS BONDS
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares fell the most in over a year on Monday as fears of resurgent inflation battered bonds, toppled Wall Street from record highs and sparked speculation that central banks globally might be forced to tighten policy more aggressively.
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4 Feb 2018: GLOBAL MARKETS-STOCKS PUMMELLED AS INFLATION SHADOW SPOOKS BONDS
* Emerging markets pressured as borrowing costs rise globally
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4 Feb 2018: DEEP DIVE: BOND FUND MANAGER WHO CALLED DOLLAR’S SLIDE SAYS ‘IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO MOVE OUT OF U.S. BONDS’
Jack McIntyre of Brandywine Global says emerging markets are still the place to look for attractive yields on sovereign bonds.
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4 Feb 2018: BOND MARKET SAYS, 'WHAT EUROPE CRISIS?'
Rising yields and shrinking ECB bond purchases were supposed to be bad for bonds from indebted southern European governments. So far, at least, it isn’t working out like that: southern Europe is the place to be. ... more info

2 Feb 2018: THIS IS WHY THE DOW IS PLUNGING
The Dow is dropping because investors are worried about the Fed, interest rates, bonds and politics. ... more info

30 Jan 2018: WHY IT ISN'T YET TIME TO WORRY ABOUT EMERGING-MARKET BONDS
Despite yields on benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasurys ticking higher, edging above 2.70% this week, the reaction in emerging-market bonds has been muted. ... more info

30 Jan 2018: ANGOLA ISSUES TREASURY BONDS INDEXED TO THE DOLLAR TO PAY DOWN DEBT
The Angolan Finance Minister plans to issue Treasury Bonds to pay down debt and finance projects from the beginning of the 2018 financial year until the approval of the General State Budget for this year, under a presidential order. ... more info

29 Jan 2018: U.S. PENSIONS SEEN ADDING BONDS, PARING STOCKS: WELLS FARGO
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. pensions are expected to shift more money into bonds and out of equities to rebalance their holdings at month-end in the wake of strong gains in the stock market in January,...
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24 Jan 2018: THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET IN ON HIGH YIELD BONDS
New York A lot of analysts and market gurus are currently talking down the high yield sector Credit spreads have been rising and it does look like we are headed into a higher rate environment so the arguments seem reasonable However Barron s says there is still time ... more info

23 Jan 2018: WHAT THE NEW TAX LAW MEANS FOR MUNI BONDS
It was clear before the final tax bill was voted on and signed by the president that Congress had the municipal bond market in its crosshairs. But there are still safe investments for individuals if you know where to look. ... more info

19 Jan 2018: THREE 'RISK-FREE' BONDS, THREE VERY DIFFERENT OUTCOMES
Are bonds in a bear market? It depends who you ask, although with 10-year Treasury yields hitting their highest since 2014, the case is building. For bonds issued when yields fell to record lows in 2016, the effect of the rise in yields has been stacking up. ... more info

18 Jan 2018: THE TAX PACKAGE’S BIG NEGATIVE FOR BONDS
New York Stock investors may be in for some big upside surprises while bond investors hearts may sink The new tax regime may have a major unintended consequence for bond markets With the new lower corporate tax rate many multinationals are likely to repatriate hundreds ... more info

18 Jan 2018: U.S. FUND INVESTORS PULL MOST CASH FROM 'JUNK' IN TWO MONTHS: LIPPER
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors pulled $3.1 billion from high-yield "junk" bonds during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, offering new warning signs about risk appetite...
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18 Jan 2018: DEEP DIVE: FIVE-STAR MANAGER SAYS BOND MARKET’S FEAR IS OVERBLOWN
A shrinking gap between high-yield bonds and Treasurys is typically a warning of bad times ahead, but Jim Brilliant believes it’s different this time.
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17 Jan 2018: MAKING SENSE OF THE BOND TURMOIL
New York The media and many bond market gurus would have you think the ceiling is caving in on bonds Talk of a massive bear market surging inflation and big losses abound How to make sense of it all The answer if there is one is that reversals in rate environments ... more info

17 Jan 2018: U.S. INVESTORS' LOVE AFFAIR WITH BONDS UNSHAKEN BY RISING YIELDS
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors stampeded into bonds and world stocks during the latest week, ignoring warning signs about stretched prices, according to the Investment Company Institute...
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12 Jan 2018: MORGAN STANLEY SAYS BONDS WILL BE FINE
New York The big bond gurus of Wall Street Bill Gross and Jeffrey Gundlach both struck fear in the hearts of bond investors yesterday saying that the recent Treasury sell off confirmed that a bond bear market had begun However Morgan Stanley is now pushing back ... more info

11 Jan 2018: WHY THE BOND BULL MARKET IS OVER
New York Some of the biggest names in bonds are making a bold proclamation that all investors need to hear that the 30 year bond bull market is over Both Bill Gross and Jeffrey Gundlach are saying that with Treasury yields rising currently sitting about 2 5 on ten years ... more info

11 Jan 2018: ASIAN SHARES WEAKEN ON TRADE WORRIES, BONDS RECOVER AS CHINA REBUTS REPORT, BITCOIN SLUMPS
TOKYO (Reuters) - The New Year rally in Asian shares petered out on Thursday due to concerns about rising U.S. protectionism, while bonds rebounded after China's regulator called a report about Beijing slowing or halting of its U.S. bond buying possibly wrong.
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10 Jan 2018: BETS ON U.S. INFLATION HEAT UP IN BOND MARKET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More investors are favoring U.S. bonds that profit from a pickup in inflation as the global economy gathers momentum with oil and other basic commodity prices recently hitting...
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11 Jan 2018: GLOBAL MARKETS-ASIAN SHARES WEAKEN ON TRADE WORRIES, BONDS RECOVER AS CHINA REBUTS REPORT, BITCOIN SLUMPS
* Bitcoin skids as S Korea prepares bill to ban cryptocurrency trade
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10 Jan 2018: IS THE GREAT BOND BLOWOUT FINALLY HAPPENING?
The bond market has had an early alarm call in 2018. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield has risen to its highest since March; bond guru Bill Gross says the move confirms a bear market. Bonds still have support, but that could erode quickly. ... more info

4 Jan 2018: RISING TIDE IN U.S. MARKETS HELPS BONDS, GLOBAL STOCKS
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors sitting on U.S. stock returns need a place to put the money, and the big winners are international markets and high-rated debt issuers from corporations to governments.
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3 Jan 2018 : 4 'PREFERRED' DIVIDENDS UP TO 7.2% - 2 BUYS, 2 SELLS
Investors looking for income with low risk tend to gravitate heavily toward bonds, but their efforts are often better spent in preferred stocks. ... more info

3 Jan 2018: THE ROOTS OF WESTERN TRIBALISM
The nationalist, populist, anti-immigrant, and anti-globalization movements of the past few years have revived tribal politics, which favors in-group identity over civic bonds based on shared values. The problem is not merely inequality, as one often hears, but also a neglect of the humanities in public life. ... more info

28 Dec 2017: THE BEST BOND TRADE OF 2018
New York Views on what bonds will do next year are all over the map Many are worried there is going to be a reckoning in credit and spreads and yields are going to rise Others like us think yields are only going to rise slowly So what is the best trade Barron s says ... more info

29 Dec 2017: WHY BONDS HAD A GREAT YEAR FOR DOING NOTHING
For bond markets, 2017 was the year of going nowhere slowly: With the risk of deflation defeated but higher inflation yet to arrive, bonds were stuck in no man’s land. ... more info

28 Dec 2017: WHY A STRONGER DOLLAR COULD SPOIL THE EMERGING-MARKET PARTY
When it comes to emerging markets, the dollar giveth, and the dollar taketh away. In 2017, it has been generous: a softer dollar has buoyed equities and bonds and juiced returns for foreign investors. But nobody should take that for granted. ... more info

26 Dec 2017: INVESTORS DIVING INTO RISKY BANK BONDS
Cocos are hot again. The junior bonds that are designed to help shore-up banks during a crisis are ending 2017 with yields near record lows but they can become risky in sudden and unexpected ways. ... more info

21 Dec 2017: HOW TAX CUTS WILL CAUSE A BOND MARKET MELTDOWN
New York One of the FT s senior columnists has published an exhaustive look at how the US tax cut package may affect stocks bonds and emerging markets His conclusion is that stocks have little more to gain after having the cuts priced in outside of some big ... more info

21 Dec 2017: ASIA STOCKS SUBDUED AS US TAX CUTS BATTER BONDS
MSCI#39;s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.1 percent in thin trade, while Australian stocks lost 0.3 percent. ... more info

20 Dec 2017: WHY YOU SHOULDN'T ADD BITCOIN TO YOUR RETIREMENT PORTFOLIO
Once you start expanding your investment horizon beyond a broadly diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds, you may wind up "di-worse-ifying" rather than diversifying. ... more info

20 Dec 2017: THE MARKET FOR MUNICIPAL BONDS IS CHANGING
Chicago Municipal bonds are a huge asset class and increasingly important to the portfolios of retirees However the market for them is about to change rapidly The reason why of course is the new Republican tax plan While their tax exempt status should make them ... more info

21 Dec 2017: ASIA STOCKS SUBDUED AS U.S. TAX CUTS SLUG BONDS
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets offered a muted reception on Thursday to the passage of U.S. tax cuts as benefits to company bottom lines were already baked into stock prices, while bonds were spooked by the blowout in government debt needed to fund the giveaways.
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21 Dec 2017: GLOBAL MARKETS-ASIA STOCKS SUBDUED AS US TAX CUTS SLUG BONDS
* Treasury sell-off takes 10-year yields to highest since March
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19 Dec 2017: ONE CHART THAT SHOWS THE BOND BULL MARKET IS OVER
The market for so-called “High Grade U.S. Bonds” is made up of U.S. Treasury securities and U.S. Corporate Bonds with a rating of AAA-BBB. For more than 3 ½ decades, that market has been a reliable source of both income which is the main reason investors used to buy bonds. ... more info

17 Dec 2017: 2 BUYS FOR 9.3% DIVIDENDS AS RATES RISE
It’s one of the biggest worries I hear from investors who hold bonds: what’s going to happen to my portfolio when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates? ... more info

12 Dec 2017: THE BIGGEST INVESTMENT BUBBLE OF THEM ALL (NOT BITCOIN)
New York While all the bubble focus has been on bitcoin lately and with good reason Barron s points out that bitcoin s fervor pales in comparison to the largest bubble of them all the bond market In particular the trillions of Dollars of bonds that are trading at ... more info

7 Dec 2017: ACTUALLY, HERE'S WHY STOCKS CAN KEEP GOING UP
The environment still looks more friendly for stocks than bonds. Global growth is broad and momentum appears good. Earnings have recovered and are forecast to rise further around the world in 2018. ... more info

6 Dec 2017: TRUMP MAY SPARK A BEAR MARKET FOR BONDS
New York In an article that argues exactly the opposite of our own house view the Financial Times is contending that Trump may be about to spark a bear market for bonds They argue that the best analogue to the present is the middle of the 1960s when the economy was ... more info

5 Dec 2017: THERE IS BIG TROUBLE COMING IN BONDS
New York There has been a lot of worry about the bond market lately Many feel high yield bonds are very overpriced and some are worried about how bonds and Treasuries in particular will react if the Fed goes on a faster tightening cycle than expected However the ... more info

4 Dec 2017 : PERU IS NOT READY TO JOIN THE OECD, SAY ITS LAND BONDHOLDERS
A new report produced on behalf of the Peruvian Land Bond holders says Peru is "not ready" for membership of the OECD, saying the country is in default on Sovereign Land Bonds and has poor financial reporting, weak rule of law, and fails to adhere to OECD “core values”. ... more info

29 Nov 2017: ILLINOIS' $750 MILLION BONDS WON BY BOFA WITH STILL HEFTY YIELDS
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch won $750 million of Illinois bonds in competitive bidding on Wednesday as the state faced a lingering market penalty for its fiscal and political...
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22 Nov 2017: ILLINOIS RETURNS TO MUNI MARKET WITH $750 MILLION BOND SALE
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois, which sold $6 billion of bonds last month to raise money to pay overdue bills, will be back in the U.S. municipal market next week with another $750 million of debt.
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22 Nov 2017: ILLINOIS RETURNS TO MUNI MARKET WITH $750 MILLION BOND SALE
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois, which sold $6 billion of bonds last month to raise money to pay overdue bills, will be back in the U.S. municipal market next week with another $750 million of debt.
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23 Nov 2017: DOLLAR DUMPED, BONDS BUOYANT ON FED INFLATION CAUTION
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar was on the defensive Thursday after suffering its worst drubbing in five months while bonds celebrated a comeback on speculation the Federal Reserve might not tighten U.S. policy as aggressively as previously thought.
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22 Nov 2017: ILLINOIS RETURNS TO MUNI MARKET WITH $750 MILLION BOND SALE
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois, which sold $6 billion of bonds last month to raise money to pay overdue bills, will be back in the U.S. municipal market next week with another $750 million of debt.
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23 Nov 2017: GLOBAL MARKETS-DOLLAR DUMPED, BONDS BUOYANT ON FED INFLATION CAUTION
* Fed minutes show "many" worried inflation would stay too low
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20 Nov 2017: OUTSIDE THE BOX: HERE’S HOW BITCOIN CAN FIT WITH YOUR STOCKS AND BONDS
Cryptocurrency, like gold and other alternative assets, has a place in an investment portfolio.
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19 Nov 2017: BOND MARKETS ON THE EDGE
If the great bond rally of the past decade is nearing a top, the losses could be bigger than many people think. Even blue-chip U.S. corporate bonds, traditionally regarded as the next safest thing to government debt, could harbor nasty surprises. ... more info

18 Nov 2017: STOP COMPARING HIGH YIELD BONDS TO THE S&P 500
Recent hype about what high yield bonds mean for stocks has missed that the stocks of companies with high yield debt, got hit hard and early. ... more info

18 Nov 2017: STOP COMPARING HIGH YIELD BONDS TO THE S&P 500
Recent hype about what high yield bonds mean for stocks has missed that the stocks of companies with high yield debt, got hit hard and early. ... more info

15 Nov 2017: REMINGTON BONDS CRATER INTO DISTRESS AS 'TRUMP SLUMP' IN GUN SALES RAISES REFINANCING CONCERNS
This morning, Remington Outdoor disclosed a dramatic plunge in earnings for the third quarter of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA fell by 78% year-over-year to $7.4 million, on net sales of $154 million, down 30%. ... more info

14 Nov 2017: VENEZUELA IS IN DEFAULT, AND YOU MAY OWN ITS DEBT
Venezuela has been declared in default. One prominent government critic calls its debt "hunger bonds," and it's held by almost all major mutual funds in the United States. ... more info

13 Nov 2017: THE SAUDI ASSET GRAB MAY BE FORCING SELLING ACROSS GLOBAL STOCKS, BONDS, GOLD
Into the latter part of last week, we had some indiscriminate selling in some key markets. First it was Japanese stocks that followed a new 25-year high with a 1,100 point drop... ... more info

13 Nov 2017: CALPERS CONSIDERS UPPING FIXED-INCOME INVESTMENT, LOWERING VOLATILITY
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The California Public Employees’ Retirement System is considering more than doubling its investment in municipal bonds and other fixed-income assets while lowering volatility,...
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10 Nov 2017: TESLA JUNK BONDS TRADING UNDERWATER — A POTENTIAL RED FLAG FOR ELON MUSK
Tesla junk bonds trading underwater — a potential red flag for Elon Musk ... more info

7 Nov 2017: GUNS, AMMO LUMPED WITH HOSPITALS, GREETING CARDS IN U.S. FUND FILINGS
BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. investors who want to divest from firearms and ammunition makers may find it not so straightforward: They are hidden among the stocks and bonds of hospitals, toymakers and...
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7 Nov 2017: TEVA'S STOCK, BONDS FALL AFTER CREDIT RATING SLASHED TO JUNK AT FITCH
Teva's stock, bonds fall after credit rating slashed to junk at Fitch ... more info

3 Nov 2017: BELIEVE IN GENDER EQUALITY? NOW YOU CAN INVEST IN IT
There's growing demand for social bonds, including investments in companies who are leaders in gender equality in the workplace. ... more info

26 Oct 2017: VOLATILITY FAILS TO SCARE INVESTORS IN U.S. STOCK, BOND FUNDS: LIPPER
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors endured jolts to both stocks and bonds, pouring even more cash into funds tracking both markets during the latest week, according to Lipper data released on Thursday.
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25 Oct 2017: GUGGENHEIM'S MINERD SAYS U.S. BULL MARKET IN BONDS 'SOUNDLY IN PLACE'
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. bull market in bonds is "still soundly in place" despite the rise of the 10-year yield above 2.4 percent this week, Scott Minerd, global chief investment officer at...
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24 Oct 2017: HOW OUR CHOICE IN MUSIC MOVES THE STOCK MARKET (OR NOT)
As with dieting, exercising, and balancing your checkbook, there are no reliable shortcuts to success with disciplined long-term investing. Diversify your investments appropriately across stocks, bonds, and cash. ... more info

25 Oct 2017: INDIAN BANKS, SHARES SURGE ON GOVT'S $32.4 BLN RECAPITALISATION PLAN
MUMBAI, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Indian banking shares soared on Wednesday, sending indexes to record highs after the cabinet approved a $32.43 billion plan to recapitalise its state banks over the next two years, although bonds fell given the injection will be funded with debt.
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20 Oct 2017: HOW MUCH RISK FOR JUNK BONDS IF RATES RISE?
New York The prevailing opinion of the Trump administration seems to be that Janet Yellen s Fed has not raised rates fast enough Combine that with the fact that Trump is set to appoint a new Fed chief and the reality that the economy is doing well and the likelihood ... more info

18 Oct 2017: WHAT ARE TREASURIES AND THE DOLLAR TELLING US ABOUT STOCKS?
The relationships between different financial markets are inherently complicated, and it is often a mistake to read too much into movement in one if you are trading another. Stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities and other types of securities all have their own specific influences, and those are the biggest ... more info

19 Oct 2017: FIDELITY RETIREMENT FUNDS WARM TO CANADA, COOL TO EMERGING MARKETS
BOSTON (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments has cut exposure to red-hot emerging markets stocks in its age-based retirement funds while putting more money into Canadian stocks and U.S. government bonds.
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18 Oct 2017: FUND INVESTORS WARY OF GREED AMID U.S. STOCK RALLY
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors stockpiled more cash abroad and in bonds during the latest week, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday, resisting the temptation to chase...
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14 Oct 2017: ECB FACES BOND BOTTLENECK
The European Central Bank is down to its last €300 billion. That’s the amount of bonds that the ECB could purchase next year under its giant bond-buying program without changing the rules, according to two people familiar with the matter ... more info

10 Oct 2017: THE BOND BEAR MARKET IS ABOUT TO ARRIVE
New York The world s global thought leader in bonds is pretty much undisputed Love him or hate him everyone knows and respects Bill Gross name when it comes to fixed income Well Gross has come out with a warning that the bull market in bonds might be over For him ... more info

6 Oct 2017: TRUMP SENDS PUERTO RICAN BONDS NOSEDIVING
San Juan President Trump just shocked the bond market Speaking on the devastation of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria Trump commented that the island s debt might have to be entirely wiped out In an interview Trump said that Puerto Rico owed a lot of money to Wall ... more info

13 Oct 2017: ASSURED GUARANTY WITHDRAWS PREPA LAWSUIT IN HURRICANE MARIA AFTERMATH
Oct 13 (Reuters) - Bond insurer Assured Guaranty Ltd said on Friday it voluntarily withdrew its lawsuit against Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) over the failure to apply pledged revenue to the payment of bonds because of the utility's need to focus on restoring the power grid damaged by Hurricane Maria.
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12 Oct 2017: HOWARD GOLD'S NO-NONSENSE INVESTING: FIVE THINGS TO DO WHEN EVERY INVESTMENT IS TOO EXPENSIVE
Here’s practical advice for investors who worry about a frothy market for stock and bonds.
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11 Oct 2017: HOW TO INVEST FOR LIFETIME INCOME AND LONG-TERM GROWTH
I'm considering rolling my retirement savings into a lifetime annuity because I like the idea of a guaranteed payment. Would I be better off putting some of my savings into a low-risk account for living expenses and then investing the rest in a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds? ... more info

10 Oct 2017: THE BOND BEAR MARKET IS ABOUT TO ARRIVE
New York The world s global thought leader in bonds is pretty much undisputed Love him or hate him everyone knows and respects Bill Gross name when it comes to fixed income Well Gross has come out with a warning that the bull market in bonds might be over For him ... more info

11 Oct 2017: WATCH OUT AS RISKY LOANS OVERTAKE JUNK BONDS
Yield-hungry investors have made borrowing easier than ever for riskier companies. One sign: this year loans have raced ahead of bonds as the preferred form of debt. But when interest rates rise, this preference could mean trouble. ... more info

6 Oct 2017: TRUMP SENDS PUERTO RICAN BONDS NOSEDIVING
San Juan President Trump just shocked the bond market Speaking on the devastation of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria Trump commented that the island s debt might have to be entirely wiped out In an interview Trump said that Puerto Rico owed a lot of money to Wall ... more info

6 Oct 2017: TRUMP SENDS PUERTO RICAN BONDS NOSEDIVING
San Juan President Trump just shocked the bond market Speaking on the devastation of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria Trump commented that the island s debt might have to be entirely wiped out In an interview Trump said that Puerto Rico owed a lot of money to Wall ... more info

6 Oct 2017: CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-U.S. TREASURY OUTLINES SWEEPING REFORM OF CAPITAL MARKETS
* Report proposes fixes to stock, bonds, derivatives market rules
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4 Oct 2017: PUERTO RICO BONDS TUMBLE TO RECORD LOWS AFTER TRUMP SUGGESTS DEBT FORGIVENESS
Puerto Rico bonds tumble to record lows after Trump suggests debt forgiveness ... more info

2 Oct 2017: JEFF REEVES'S STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: HERE’S WHY JUNK BONDS COULD SUFFER A BIG HIT
Lack of a big risk-premium is a warning sign for the high-yield bond market, writes Jeff Reeves.
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12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

27 Sep 2017: INVESTORS SCOOP UP BILLIONS IN BONDS, MOST SINCE JULY: ICI
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors throttled up their bond exposure in the latest week, adding the most cash to U.S.-based debt funds since July as momentum for U.S. stock funds stalled, Investment...
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12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

27 Sep 2017: INVESTORS SCOOP UP BILLIONS IN BONDS, MOST SINCE JULY: ICI
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors throttled up their bond exposure in the latest week, adding the most cash to U.S.-based debt funds since July as momentum for U.S. stock funds stalled, Investment...
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12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

27 Sep 2017: INVESTORS SCOOP UP BILLIONS IN BONDS, MOST SINCE JULY: ICI
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors throttled up their bond exposure in the latest week, adding the most cash to U.S.-based debt funds since July as momentum for U.S. stock funds stalled, Investment...
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12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

13 Sep 2017: U.S. FUND INVESTORS HESITANT ON DOMESTIC STOCKS: ICI
NEW YORK (Reuters) - International stocks and taxable bonds raked in cash for the 40th week in a row as investors tiptoed away from the domestic equity market, Investment Company Institute (ICI) data...
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12 Sep 2017: COMPANIES ARE THE NEW TOP DOG IN CORPORATE BONDS
New York It used to be that companies issued bonds and asset managers bought them The situation has changed making companies the new top dog in the market Because of their huge un patriated cash piles companies are buying up each other s debt in huge volumes ... more info

6 Sep 2017 : MUNICIPAL BONDS: WALL STREET'S HIDDEN 6.5% INCOME SECRET
Wall Street says you have to settle for the pathetic 2% yields most folks scrape by on from 10-year Treasuries, or your typical S&P 500 stock. Don’t believe them. ... more info

5 Sep 2017 : WANT TO JUMPSTART YOUR BUSINESS OR CAREER? RESEARCH SUGGESTS YOU SHOULD TRAVEL MORE.
Looking to take your career or business to the next level? Maybe strengthen bonds with coworkers or fellow founders? Then you better go grab a plane ticket, because research suggests you should travel more. ... more info

3 Sep 2017: YEN, BONDS AND GOLD GAIN AFTER NORTH KOREA TESTS 'HYDROGEN BOMB'
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Japanese yen, gold and sovereign bonds all rose on Monday as North Korea's latest nuclear test provoked the usual knee-jerk shift to safe havens, though equity losses were modest amid expectations the flare-up would prove fleeting.
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3 Sep 2017: GLOBAL MARKETS-YEN, BONDS AND GOLD GAIN AFTER N.KOREA TESTS 'HYDROGEN BOMB'
* South Korea stocks pare losses down 0.6 pct, Nikkei off 0.9 pct
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25 Aug 2017: TRUMP BARS BANKS FROM BUYING VENEZUELA STATE BONDS
The White House announced the new sanctions on Friday. ... more info

25 Aug 2017: TRUMP BARS BANKS FROM BUYING VENEZUELA STATE BONDS
The White House announced the new sanctions on Friday. ... more info

24 Aug 2017: THE ECB'S MARIO DRAGHI IS THE BANKER U.S. BONDHOLDERS SHOULD WATCH FOR AT JACKSON HOLE
Demand for U.S. corporate bonds from European investors "is a lot higher than it was three years ago, and it's steadily growing," said bond trader Zachary Chavis. "That's your marginal buyer, that's why spreads are still tight." ... more info

24 Aug 2017: THE ECB'S MARIO DRAGHI IS THE BANKER U.S. BONDHOLDERS SHOULD WATCH FOR AT JACKSON HOLE
Demand for U.S. corporate bonds from European investors "is a lot higher than it was three years ago, and it's steadily growing," said bond trader Zachary Chavis. "That's your marginal buyer, that's why spreads are still tight." ... more info

23 Aug 2017: ANGOLA TO RETURN TO EUROBOND MARKET THROUGH RUSSIAN BANK VTB
The Angolan government has selected Russian bank VTB to set up and lead the country's second issue of eurobonds to raise up to US$2 billion, according to a presidential order dated 21 August. ... more info

22 Aug 2017: COMPANIES ARE SELLING BONDS TO PAY PENSIONS
Chicago While investors are starting to doubt the President s ability to push through tax reforms next year companies are not taking any chances Many companies are now issuing bonds to raise money to put more towards their pension contributions The reason why is that ... more info

18 Aug 2017: TRIPLING DOWN ON EMERGING MARKETS WITH A NEW LEVERAGED ETF
Direxion, the firm behind popular funds that bet on gold mining companies, oil prices and Chinese stocks, launches an ETF that aims to triple the returns of emerging-market bonds. ... more info

17 Aug 2017: WHAT IS A BOND?
Bonds are an integral part of most portfolios, yet many investors don't really know what a bond is. On the basis that you should never invest in something that you don’t understand, it's worth laying out a brief explanation of bonds; what types there are, how they work, and how they are priced. The Basics: A bond ... more info

11 Aug 2017: WALL STREET BANK BANS SOME VENEZUELAN BONDS
Credit Suisse is banning its bond traders from buying Venezuelan bonds, citing the country's ongoing political crisis. ... more info

10 Aug 2017: LOADING UP ON BONDS OF COMPANIES THAT HAVE GOTTEN PRICED AS IF THEY'RE NEVER GOING TO SURVIVE
Jim Brilliant: The CM Advisors Fixed Income Fund (NASDAQ: CMFIX) is a total return bond fund. We primarily invest in U.S. securities where we think we will have above average appreciation. We're not only looking at the income component, but we're also looking at the appreciation of the bond [...] ... more info

10 Aug 2017: U.S. STOCK FUNDS POST LARGEST WITHDRAWALS IN FIVE WEEKS: LIPPER
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors reduced their exposure to stocks and bought bonds during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, as saber-rattling between the United States and...
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9 Aug 2017: INSTITUTIONS BEAT INDIVIDUALS ON THE ACTIVE INVESTMENT FOOL’S ERRAND: JAMES SAFT
(Reuters) - Institutions do better than individuals at active fund management, but given that both come out losers the underlying message is that picking stocks and bonds is a game neither group...
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8 Aug 2017: MADRID WANTS A EUROZONE BUDGET AND EUROBONDS
Spain will call for a eurozone budget and finance minister to oversee it at an August 28th summit with France, Germany and Italy, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Monday. ... more info

2 Aug 2017: STOCKS ARE TOO RISKY, BONDS PAY TOO LITTLE. WHERE DO I INVEST?
If you arrive at an appropriate mix of stocks and bonds for your retirement portfolio, you can balance the risk of stocks with the low returns of bonds. ... more info

1 Aug 2017: THE BOND BUBBLE IS POISED TO BURST
New York One of the biggest names in bonds has just warned that the market looks set for huge losses Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan has just said that while stocks don t look poised for a downturn it will be a meteoric fall when bonds finally collapse Greenspan said ... more info


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