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The ECB Should End QE Next Month
By EconMatters  - Mar 15, 2015

Mario Draghi backed into Unenviable Corner This was an instance where the markets pushed Mario Draghi in a direction that really wasn`t necessary, an area he knew deep down was fruitless, and in the ...

Mike Paulenoff
10-Year T-Bill And Next Week's Fed
By Mike Paulenoff - Mar 13, 2015

Is the U.S. 10-Year Treasury note telling us anything about what the Fed might say -- or not say -- next week? One thing that the recent upmove in yield suggests is that despite deflationary ...

Bill Holter
Charlie Brown And Interest Rates
By Bill Holter - Mar 11, 2015

Do you remember how Lucy always pulled the football each time Charlie Brown tried to kick it? To this day, he’s fallen on his rear end and every time while Lucy just snickers. This is exactly ...

Jay Kaeppel
Good Days For T-Bonds
By Jay Kaeppel - Mar 11, 2015

The Best Time of Month to Hold Bonds Let’s make this as simple as possible. The best period of the month for t-bonds is (drum roll please): The last five trading days of the month. Well it ...

EconMatters
6 Days Until Bond Market Crash Begins
By EconMatters  - Mar 11, 2015

Run for the Exits Early on Thursday morning, realizing this was going to be a robust selloff in equities, the ‘smart money’, i.e., the big banks, investments banks, hedge funds and the ...

Ed Yardeni
Inflection Point For Bonds?
By Ed Yardeni - Mar 09, 2015

The 2/27 WSJ reported that after Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s congressional testimony on February 24 and 25, Fed “officials fanned out to drive home the message that they are likely to start ...

Erik Swarts
Hot Cross Bunds: Government Bond Markets Cool
By Erik Swarts - Mar 04, 2015

Hot cross bunds. Hot cross bunds. One a penny, two a penny, hot cross bunds. If you have no daughters, give them to your sons; one a penny two a penny, hot cross bunds. - Mother Goose We'd venture to ...

Market Pulse
Negative Yields: What Could Go Wrong?
By Market Pulse - Mar 02, 2015

Some central banks have cut interest rates into negative territory in an effort to eke out some economic growth, but the step could spur unintended, counterproductive outcomes. “Negative rates ...