Bonds Analysis & Opinion

Simon Lack
Barron's New Approach To Bonds Not So New
By Simon Lack - Jul 12, 2015

Countless investors and financial advisors wrestle currently with the conundrum of how to approach bonds. We are reminded constantly of the likelihood of rising interest rates; most recently Fed chair...

Danske Markets
Fixed Income Market Watch: Sweden  
By Danske Markets - Jul 08, 2015

A quantitative run through of the Swedish Fixed Income market, starting with the Riksbank and money markets before moving on to government and mortgage bonds. To Read the Entire Report Please Click...

Chris Kimble
Are U.S. Yields Breaking Down?
By Chris Kimble - Jul 07, 2015

From the first of February to the end of June, the yield on the 10-year note shot up nearly 40%. This sharp rally hurt bond funds big time, as (ARCA:TLT) suffered one of worst short-term declines in ...

Mike Paulenoff
10-Year T-Bill On Corrective Path
By Mike Paulenoff - Jul 06, 2015

In reaction to a somewhat disappointing jobs report last Thursday -- along with some flight-to-safety behavior in response to Greece's 'No' vote -- the 10-year YIELD declined from 2.48% to 2.31% in ...

Tiho Brkan
Here's Why The Bond Market Is Smarter
By Tiho Brkan - Jul 06, 2015

Today I will post a few charts, all of which show that major asset classes are at some kind of a short term inflection points. It is difficult to predict whether support and resistance levels for ...

John Mousseau
Balance Of 2015 Looks Good For Munis
By John Mousseau - Jul 01, 2015

The muni bond market was buffeted by a number of headwinds in the first half of the year. Extremely Heavy Supply Through May 2015 total supply in the muni market was approximately $179 billion. The ...

Ashraf Laidi
Bunds See No Grexit
By Ashraf Laidi - Jul 01, 2015

The Bunds-Euro relationship remains intact, as both continue to converge along the crucial trendline support since the April bottom. With yet another yield bounce off the support today, bunds are ...

Simit Patel
TLT Now Nearing Critical Support Zone
By Simit Patel - Jun 29, 2015

iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (ARCA:TLT), an ETF tracking long-dated US Treasury bonds, has been declining at a fairly remarkable rate since it topped at the end of January. We are now at a critical ...

Marc Chandler
Who Snapped Up Fed-Held Treasuries?
By Marc Chandler - Jun 24, 2015

The Federal Reserve offers custodial services for foreign central banks. Precisely which countries use these services is confidential as is who patronizes a commercial bank's services. There was a ...

Michael Ashton
Whither Bonds? Rob Arnott Answers
By Michael Ashton - Jun 24, 2015

I really enjoy reading, and listening to, Rob Arnott of Research Affiliates. He is one of those few people – Cliff Asness is another – who is both really smart, in a cutting-edge-research ...