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This morning’s economic reports ranged from dismal (PMI) to horrible (mortgage originations, new home sales). However the stock market is strong because – Ms Yellen will feel forced to take taper off the table and we’ll get more QE! 89 more words


A Start to Blogging: "Alternatives to fixed income - Bonds vs Preferred Shares"

How are preferred shares different from bonds?
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*Bonds are issued for a specific number of years such as 1, 3, 5, 10, etc. Both preferred and common shares do not have a time-frame as such.

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Inflation Indexed Notes-Piece #1 in 4 part series

We feel that inflation has a direct and indirect impact on financial and real assets. That effect can arguably be seen the most directly through Inflation Indexed Notes. 641 more words

Fixed Income

Italian Debt Looking More Promising Than Ever

Original Article (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-17/italian-10-year-yields-reach-record-low-amid-ecb-stimulus-bets.html )

This article from Bloomberg highlights the recent weekly gain on Italian bonds reflecting the 10-year yields falling to their lowest yield on record. 157 more words

Goldman Sachs just rang up one of its best quarters in investment banking

It wasn’t as bad as some expected.

In a quarter when most banks (except for Morgan Stanley) have had some truly terrible results, Goldman Sachs  290 more words

U.S. Treasury STRIPS - The Naked Truth

At KCS, we have been sharing ideas with plan sponsors to reconfigure their existing fixed income exposure into an enhanced asset allocation framework that might just stabilize a plan’s funded status and contribution costs.  362 more words

Bond investing today

Bond investing in today’s ultra-low rate environment has many investors frustrated and many professionals worried. Why? Because once interest rates start going up, the value of existing bonds goes down. 204 more words

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