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Portugal Sells 750 Million Euro 10-Year Bonds
By  - Apr 23, 2014

Portugal auctioned 750 million euros ($1.04 billion) in 10-year bonds on Wednesday at an average yield of 3.58 percent in its first auction since April 2011 as a full exit of its bailout program ...

Marc Chandler
What's Mrs. Watanabe Buying Now?
By Marc Chandler - Apr 23, 2014

Weekly MOF data shows Japanese investors have been sellers of foreign bonds in 11 out of the 15 weeks reported so far this year. The total outflow from foreign bonds year to date has been -$53.5 bln, ...

Matthew Bradbard
The Long-Bond Play
By Matthew Bradbard - Apr 17, 2014

Clearly the trend has been higher in the last four months as June 30-yr bonds futures have climbed 8 handles. This week's consolidation just below the 135'00 level could signal an interim top. A ...

David Merkel
Bonds: Size Matters
By David Merkel - Apr 15, 2014

There have been a few articles recently on Pimco's underperformance and the increasing concentration on the buy side of the bond market. There is danger, here, for large active managers and their ...

Mingze Wu
10-Year Yields Fall, Expect Demand To Follow
By Mingze Wu - Apr 14, 2014

US yields have gone down in recent weeks, pulling away from the fabled 3.00% line in the sand due to a myriad of reasons.On the economic front, we have weaker than expected US NFP numbers, while ...

Blair Jensen
Keep An Eye On Junk Bonds
By Blair Jensen - Apr 10, 2014

Over the past month High Yield (junk) bonds (SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (ARCA:JNK)) have lagged the performance of Investment Grade (high quality) bonds (iShares Investment Grade Bond Fund ...

Marc Chandler
Greek 10-Year Back At 2010 Levels
By Marc Chandler - Apr 09, 2014

This Great Graphic, made on Bloomberg, shows the yield of Greece's 10-year bond over the past five years. The big break in early 2012 was the private sector debt restructuring. As recently as Q4 ...

Jason Sen
Gilts: Support At 110.00/109.95
By Jason Sen - Apr 08, 2014

Gilts retested March highs at 110.25/32 as we become overbought short term. We topped exactly here with a good chance of profit taking midweek. We look for a test of support at 110.00/109.95. This ...

Jason Sen
Bund: Overbought Short Term
By Jason Sen - Apr 08, 2014

Bund beat 143.54/50 for a retest of resistance at 143.70/74. We topped almost exactly here at 143.79 and we should struggle here again today as we become overbought short term. However on a break ...

Danske Markets
Sweden's Fixed Income Market Watch     
By Danske Markets - Apr 04, 2014

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 ...