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Bonds Analysis & Opinion

Marc Chandler
Euro And The German Bund: 1 Trade? By Marc Chandler - May 01, 2015

Over the past several months, the German bund has rallied and the euro has fallen. This Great Graphic from Bloomberg illustrates the co-movement. The 10-year bund yield is the white line. It fell ...

Dean Popplewell
German Bunds Plummet On Investor Advice By Dean Popplewell - Apr 29, 2015

Euro-area government bonds are falling out of favour. Top money managers are turning against securities after yields dropped to unprecedented lows across the region. Emerging signs of inflation are ...

Saxo Bank
The Market Is Noticing EU Bond Spreads By Saxo Bank - Apr 28, 2015

The 2-year vs. 10-year spread often steepens when there is uncertainty. The Italian 2 year vs. 10 year are an indication of "spill over" from Greece.... Not alarming yet, but the market is starting to...

Marc Chandler
Is Contagion Returning? By Marc Chandler - Apr 20, 2015

Many European officials are trying to reassure investors and send a signal to Greek officials that it is not 2010-2012. European countries are better positioned to deal with Greece. The banks are ...

Gary Christenson
The Rise Of The Paper Machines By Gary Christenson - Apr 20, 2015

Since 2011 the financial markets have been dominated by rises in paper markets and declines in commodity markets. Group One Paper Examples: T-Bonds, US Dollar Index, S&P 500 Index Group Two ...

Bill Witherell
China, Japan And U.S. Treasury Bonds By Bill Witherell - Apr 20, 2015

The US Treasury reported last week that in February Japan moved ahead of China and resumed its position as the largest foreign creditor of the US government, a position last held by Japan in 2008. In ...

Mark Lundeen
Mr Bear’s Bid For High Elected Office By Mark Lundeen - Apr 19, 2015

You may thinkthat this is April 2015, and for those who follow the calendar that is exactly correct. A month ago I couldn’t let Fluffy out at night without exposing the little girl to frostbite....