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Michael Harris
More Test of Support For This Bond ETF
By Michael Harris - Dec 20, 2013

The Barclays U.S. 20+ Year Treasury Bond Index tracking ETF (TLT) is about to test crucial support near $102.16 for the fifth time since August. Usually, when a support level is tested several times ...

Chris Kimble
JNK vs. SPY: Important Support
By Chris Kimble - Dec 19, 2013

When it comes to "what have you done for me lately", the junk-bond ETF JNK doesn't have much to brag about. Since early May, JNK is lagging SPY by almost 15%. I look at the S&P 500 as the general and ...

Jason Sen
Bund: Negative Outlook Below 100DMA
By Jason Sen - Dec 19, 2013

Bund held 140.45/50 resistance again and spiked lower to support at 139.80/75. We bottomed almost exactly here at 139.69 and returned to the recent range of 140.05/00 to 140.45/50. Only above 140.60 ...

Cam Hui
Watch That Risk Premium! (Taper Edition)
By Cam Hui - Dec 19, 2013

To be honest, I did not expect a December taper. That's because there was no consensus at the Fed as to what kind of forward guidance language to give Mr. Market so that it wouldn't freak out. The Fed...

Gary Gordon
Bond ETFs: Buy Them Ahead Of The Fed?
By Gary Gordon - Dec 17, 2013

Nearly every writer, speaker, analyst and prognosticator has convinced market participants that bond yields can only go higher from here. The rationale? U.S. economic growth is expanding, employers ...

John Mousseau
Munis: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
By John Mousseau - Dec 17, 2013

The Good After the bond market sell-off in June and July, which saw unprecedented bond redemptions, it's the intermediate- and longer-maturity bond yields that are the most attractive they've been in ...

Jason Sen
Bund: Unable To Break Above 140.60
By Jason Sen - Dec 17, 2013

Bund tested 140.45/50 resistance again but unable to break above 140.60. Only above here is more positive and can target 140.90/00. A high for the day is likely but if we continue higher look for a ...

Chris Kimble
On Rates And Real Estate
By Chris Kimble - Dec 16, 2013

In the last seven months, the S&P 500 has rallied 7%. Is all good in the neighborhood? Is this a big rally? Not when you compare it to the rally in yields! When it comes to interest rates, they've...

Wolf Richter
Fear And Trembling In Muni Land
By Wolf Richter - Dec 16, 2013

Municipal bond investors, a conservative bunch who want to avoid rollercoaster rides and cliffhangers, are getting frazzled. And they’re bailing out of muni bond funds at record rate, while they still...