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Are Treasuries Poised To Rally?
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 - Mar 23, 2014

Fed chairs are under intense scrutiny for their utterances. I can remember an interview with Paul Volcker who said that he felt so much under the microscope that when he went out to a restaurant, he ...

 
Shifting Focus In The Treasury Markets
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 - Mar 23, 2014

Treasuries once again experienced what amounts to a sharp curve flattening in recent days. The market action resembled what took place after the initial announcement of taper back in December (see ...

 
1994, Interest Rates And Your Portfolio
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 - Mar 21, 2014

Janet Yellen’s remarks Wednesday brought rising interest rates back into focus. If the bond market reacts and interest rates spike as they did in 1994, it could spell trouble for both stock and bond ...

 
Time To Get Into Municipal Bonds?
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 - Mar 20, 2014

Municipal bonds have been in the news recently and rocked with the troubles in Puerto Rico. That was until Vladdy Putsman decided he wanted a new vacation island home with views of the Black Sea on ...

 
US 10-Year Treasury Note Speculators Increase Bearish Positions
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 - Mar 17, 2014

Weekly CFTC Net Speculator Report 10 Year Treasuries: Large futures market traders raised their overall bearish bets in the 10-year Treasury note futures last week for a second week in a row, ...

 
Bonds About To Slip Lower
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 - Mar 16, 2014

With foreigners dumping US Bonds at a record rate, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised……one thing is for sure: it’s going to be a very interesting week ahead, particular with troll-doll making her ...

 
Yield Notes
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 - Mar 12, 2014

Since testing and ultimately being rejected by the upper limits of last September's highs, 10 year yields have consolidated in a narrow 20 basis point range between ~ 2.6-2.8%.  Our general take on ...

 
Sweden: 5Y Bonds To Be Introduced  
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 - Mar 11, 2014

Nordea Hypotek and SEB will introduce new 5Y bonds, which will be the next 5Y benchmark bonds deliverable in the 5Y bond forward. The coupon rates are set at 2.25% (SEB) and 3% (NDH), respectively, ...

 
Puerto Rico's Munis: A Big Deal
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 - Mar 10, 2014
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In March of 2011 I had this to say about Puerto Rico and its muni bonds: The weather is great. The beaches are beautiful. The food is good and the drinks are better. The bonds, on the other hand, ...

 
US10Y: Bears Remain Strong Despite Risk-Off Sentiment
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 - Mar 10, 2014

Bearish pressure continue to reign for the US 10Y Treasury Note, even though weak economic numbers over the weekend should have driven yields higher. To be fair, 10Y prices did rally higher but the ...

 
US 10-Year Treasury Note Speculators Added Sharply To Bearish Positions
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 - Mar 10, 2014

Weekly CFTC Net Speculator Report Large Speculators bearish positions increased sharply last week 10 Year Treasuries: Large futures market traders sharply increased their overall bearish bets in the ...

 
It's All About Asset Reallocation
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 - Mar 06, 2014

One factor that can serve as a tailwind to a positive equity market is investors repositioning their investment portfolios from a too-much-fixed-income allocation into a larger equity allocation. ...

 
Are Bonds About To Weaken?
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 - Mar 05, 2014

The bond market has been the star performer for 2014 with the 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) up nearly 6%. In January I discussed the bond chart I was watching and highlighted the positive ...

 
Bonds: Something Wicked This Way Comes
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 - Mar 04, 2014

The bond market is in trouble. As we all know, the Federal Reserve has been the biggest driver of bonds since the financial crisis. The central bank lowered its benchmark interest rate to near zero, ...

 
US 10-Year Treasury Note Speculators Cut Bearish Positions
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 - Mar 03, 2014

Weekly CFTC Net Speculator Report Large Speculators bearish positions decline for 2nd straight week 10 Year Treasuries: Large futures market traders cut back on their overall bearish positions in the...

 
Where Bonds Could Find Resistance
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 - Mar 02, 2014

I continue to believe the bull market in bonds is over and these will trade lower over the coming years, however small rallies within that downtrend will appear from time to time. Should this continue...

 
Focus Denmark: Foreign Investors Hold 31.5% Of Government Bonds  
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 - Feb 28, 2014

In January, Danish investors net purchased foreign bonds, while foreign investors net purchased Danish shares and net sold Danish bonds. In particular, foreign investors net sold DKK-denominated ...