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Chris Kimble
Bonds Beat Stocks: Does It Really Matter? By Chris Kimble - 9 hours ago

While stocks have done well this year, which would you rather have owned the past 90 days — the S&P 500 or Bond ETF ZROZ? Below looks at the performance of the S&P 500 and ZROZ over the ...

Marc Chandler
Short Summary Weekly MOF Portfolio Flows By Marc Chandler - Jun 23, 2017

Japan's Ministry of Finance reports portfolio flows on a week weekly basis. It provide more timely, even if less detailed information than contained in the monthly balance of payments data. In the ...

Jill Mislinski
Treasury Yields: A Long-Term Perspective By Jill Mislinski - Jun 18, 2017

Let's have a look at a long-term perspective on Treasury yields as of Friday's close. The chart below shows the 10-Year Constant Maturity yield since 1962 along with the Federal Funds Rate (FFR) and ...

Gregory W. Harmon
Equity Killing Bonds By Gregory W. Harmon - Jun 14, 2017

With the FOMC winding up their June meeting today, the financial news shows and press will be all about whether or not they will vote to increase short term rates, by how much and then immediately ...

Jay Kaeppel
A ‘Cheap’ Way To Hedge The Long Bond By Jay Kaeppel - Jun 11, 2017

Concerns regarding higher interest rates continue to run deep. But you wouldn’t know it from the recent action of the long-term treasury bond which rallied 8% in 3 months since bottoming in ...

Hale Stewart
Is The Fed's Fundamental Analysis Wrong? By Hale Stewart - Jun 05, 2017

As I observed over the last two weeks, most Fed presidents believe they have achieved their dual mandate – full employment and inflation near 2%. Today, I want to look at the counter-arguments ...