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Bonds Analysis & Opinion

US Treasury Bonds Are Still Outperforming Everything
By  - Jul 31, 2014

U.S. Treasury Bonds are still the ultimate winner, in spite of the balance sheet problems the US government faces. As the chart below illustrates, 20+ year Treasury bonds are outperforming every other...

James Picerno
Are Lower Yields Signaling Higher Risk?
By James Picerno - Jul 30, 2014

A funny thing happened on the way to higher interest rates: yields took a surprising turn lower. The 10-Year Treasury yield yesterday dipped under 2.47%, near the lowest level since a swoon in ...

Bond Funds: The World’s Most Crowded Trade
By  - Jul 30, 2014

With over $900 billion invested into bond funds by mom-and-pop investors since the global financial crisis, the great law of unintended consequence is gearing up to rear its ugly head. Once again, ...

Erik Swarts
The U.S. 10 Year: Next Dip Down
By Erik Swarts - Jul 24, 2014

If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there with ya. - Cowboy saying The Treasury market continues to ignore the sharp shouts of rising rates,...

Tim Knight
Interest-Rate Break
By Tim Knight - Jul 23, 2014

Here on Slope, we’ve been watching CBOE 10-Year Treasury Note Yield Index and iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury (ARCA:TLT) for quite some time, waiting for a definitive move. Interest rates have been...

Tiho Brkan
Yield Curve Continues To Flatten
By Tiho Brkan - Jul 23, 2014

Chart 1: The long maturity end of the bond market has rebounded in ’14… Long Bond Performance Source: Short Side of Long Coming into 2014, just about every trader, investor, economist, ...

Tommy Humphreys
Trouble In Bond Land
By Tommy Humphreys - Jul 22, 2014

For the first time in nearly a year there is trouble brewing in bond land: HYG – High-Yield Corporate Bond ETF S&P 500 vs. HYG vs. PowerShares Leveraged Loan ETF (TO:BKL) This could be the first ...