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Erik Swarts
The 10-Year Yield's Fork In The Road
By Erik Swarts - Oct 16, 2013

After breaking down in September, 10-year yields have crept up and kissed the backside of their 50-day moving average. From a reference perspective to the two previous cycles (94' and 04') in which ...

Doug Short
Treasury Snapshot: A Columbus Day Perspective
By Doug Short - Oct 14, 2013

What's New: The bond market is closed for Columbus Day while equity markets are nudging higher in anticipation of an end to the congressional stalemate on government closure and the debt ceiling. I've...

James Picerno
The World Of Bond ETFs
By James Picerno - Oct 09, 2013

Bonds are in the news these days, and not necessarily for bullish reasons. Between the threat of rising interest rates and the possibility of a Treasury default in the US, the notion of fixed-income ...

Jason Sen
CGB; Holding The Downside
By Jason Sen - Oct 09, 2013

Ten-Year Government of Canada Bond support at 129.24 was tested and held the downside . If we continue lower today look for 129.00 then a buying opportunity at 128.82/77. A low for the day is likely ...

Jason Sen
CGB Support Currently At 129.24
By Jason Sen - Oct 08, 2013

Ten-Year Government of Canada Bond support at 129.24. If we continue lower look for 129.00 then a buying opportunity at 128.82/77. A low for the day is likely here but longs need stops below 128.65 ...

Tim Knight
If Only I Could Short Munis!
By Tim Knight - Oct 07, 2013

I just love this chart, but I don’t know of a good way to short municipal bonds. The bid/ask spread is wider than Roseanne Barr’s hips, and the borrow rate on the ETF -- if you can find ...

Charles Sizemore
Japan's Bond Market: Armageddon Postponed
By Charles Sizemore - Oct 07, 2013

You can’t call yourself a global macro trader until you have lost money shorting Japanese government bonds.-- John Mauldin delivered that one-liner, which he attributed to George Soros, in his outlook...

Jason Sen
CGB Close Below Support At 129.24
By Jason Sen - Oct 07, 2013

Ten-Year Government of Canada Bond double top pattern triggered selling as predicted and we closed below support at 129.24. If we continue lower look for 129.00 then a buying opportunity at 128.82/77....

Tim Knight
Pixel-Perfect Junk
By Tim Knight - Oct 04, 2013

While strolling through charts -- which is pretty much all I do with my life -- I was struck by how amazing the High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) is lining up with its various trendlines. It completed a ...

Simon Lack
How To Lose Money On 4-Week Treasury Bills
By Simon Lack - Oct 04, 2013

Here is the first in what may become a series of financial market oddities brought on by the Federal government’s shutdown and the threat of a debt-ceiling related default.I noted a report that ...

Simon Lack
PIMCO’s Low Rate Forecast
By Simon Lack - Oct 03, 2013

Bill Gross’s monthly investment outlook is invariably worth reading, and this month is no exception. His writing is engaging as well as insightful, and as the overseer of $2 trillion in assets he’s ...

John Mousseau
The Muni Bounce Back
By John Mousseau - Oct 02, 2013

After what can only be described as a miserable summer for the municipal bond market, the muni market came back to life in the second part of September. Really cheap blocks of 5%+ yields became harder...