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Treasury Yields Boosted By Biden Nod To Second Powell Term As COVID Limits Europe

Treasury Yields Boosted By Biden Nod To Second Powell Term As COVID Limits Europe

The decision by US President Joseph Biden to nominate Jerome Powell for a second term as chair of the Federal…
Risk-Off Sentiment Hit Most Markets Last Week

Risk-Off Sentiment Hit Most Markets Last Week

US bonds edged higher for the trading week through Friday, Nov. 19, but red ink took a toll on the…
Fed “Taper” Is Good News For The Bond Market

Fed “Taper” Is Good News For The Bond Market

Investors are fretting over the prospect of a Fed Taper,” but history shows such will likely be good news for…
10-Year Treasury Yield ‘Fair Value’ Estimate Points Upward

10-Year Treasury Yield ‘Fair Value’ Estimate Points Upward

The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield has been moving higher in recent weeks. Does the shift signal an extended run higher?…
Did Long-Term Treasury Bonds Turn Risk On?

Did Long-Term Treasury Bonds Turn Risk On?

Tuesday saw the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ:TLT) close underneath its 50-Day moving average for two consecutive days…
Bank Pulse: Banks Reaping Pricing Benefits From Sustainable Bonds Issuance

Bank Pulse: Banks Reaping Pricing Benefits From Sustainable Bonds Issuance

Banks issued a record amount of EUR bonds this year, financing loans with dedicated environmental or social purposes. Helped by…
Bond Investors Unsettled By Inflation Amid Stagflation Talk, Black Swan Events

Bond Investors Unsettled By Inflation Amid Stagflation Talk, Black Swan Events

The bigger-than-expected jump in inflation last week led to a quick selloff of US Treasuries on Wednesday after data showed…
Turmoil In Government Bonds Reflects Deep Uncertainty About Economic Growth

Turmoil In Government Bonds Reflects Deep Uncertainty About Economic Growth

The big story last week was how hedge funds, which amplify their gains and losses with leverage, got burned as…
Reconciling High ‘Inflation’ And Low Bond Yields

Reconciling High ‘Inflation’ And Low Bond Yields

The US government just reported a 6.2% year-over-year increase in the CPI (refer to the following chart). This was the…
HYG And S&P 500: No Longer Bosom Buddies?

HYG And S&P 500: No Longer Bosom Buddies?

The symbol HYG is the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSE:HYG). It has a long history, and…
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