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Cullen Roche
Thoughts On The Bond Debacle By Cullen Roche - May 17, 2015

Earlier this year I discussed the fairly dramatic change in my view on long-term government bonds. In essence, I said that bonds were irrationally priced given the low likelihood of deflation that the...

Urban Carmel
Time To Sell Junk Bonds? Maybe Not By Urban Carmel - May 15, 2015

Summary Junk bonds (1) appear to be fairly valued relative to treasuries, (2) their underlying default levels are not ticking higher and (3) based on their short history, they will not likely lose ...

Marc Chandler
T-Bills, Bunds And The Euro By Marc Chandler - May 14, 2015

There are two separate but related developments that are lifting the euro to its best level in three-months against the US dollar. First, the US economy is off to a disappointing start to Q2 after the...

Chris Kimble
Did Weak USD Break Bond Support? By Chris Kimble - May 14, 2015

Did key bond ETF’s create long-term double tops over the past couple of years? The above 3-pack takes a look at three different bond ETF’s. (ARCA:AGG) and (ARCA:LQD) earlier this year ...

Marc Chandler
Developed Markets Sovereign Rating Model By Marc Chandler - May 14, 2015

We have produced this ratings model to assist investors in assessing relative sovereign risk over a wide range of Developed Markets (DM), 29 in all. Scores directly reflect a country’s ...

Ed Yardeni
Bonds: Sprechen Sie Deutsch? By Ed Yardeni - May 14, 2015

Yesterday’s much weaker than expected US retail sales report initially caused the US 10-Year Treasury bond yield to fall in the morning. Then it spent the rest of the day moving higher. The ...

Lance Roberts
Interest Rates In Perspective By Lance Roberts - May 13, 2015

During my daily radio broadcast Tuesday, I received a rather "panicked" call regarding the "dramatic plunge" in his bond funds due to the recent jump in interest rates. Of course, he is not alone. ...

Monty Guild
Bond Funds: A Bigger Risk Than You Think? By Monty Guild - May 10, 2015

Investors are so used to trading ETFs that they seldom ask themselves questions about how those ETFs are constructed. In the event of major market disruptions, though, that could prove problematic -- ...

Chris Kimble
If This Happens, Bond Decline Continues By Chris Kimble - May 08, 2015 1

Are bonds scared of copper heading higher? Are bonds scared of crude oil heading higher? Are bonds scared of the employment stats getting stronger? Humbly, I don’t just don't know. I do know ...