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Trend Situation Among Asset Classes

After the volatile start of the year for many asset classes, trends turned in the middle of February. Since then it has largely been a one-way move. 116 more words

Asset Classes

Do Record-Low Yields Really Indicate Substantial Duration Risk?

Every bond in Japan is yielding less than .4%.  Germany’s ten-year yield is hovering around 25 basis points.  The 10-year U.S. yield is less than the Federal Reserve’s inflation target 250 more words

Expect Munis to Best Treasuries/Taxables Medium-Term

On an appreciation-only basis, in Q1 muni bonds underperformed the broad fixed income market by 175 bps and lagged Treasuries by 210 bps–using the iShares National Muni Bond ETF ($MUB), the iShares Core US Aggregate Bond ETF ($AGG) and the iShares Core U.S. 356 more words

Macro

The latest IMF’s report highlights how important emerging markets are

Developments in emerging markets (EMs) account for more than a third of the variations in stock market and foreign exchange market returns worldwide, according to the IMF’s Global Financial Stability Report released last Monday. 272 more words

Currencies

Junkie

The world economy is acting more and more like a drug addict. The drug is easy money.

The parents (Central Banks) try to take the drug ( famous punch bowl) away and help their kid to stand on his own feet again and be productive and happy. 72 more words

Fixed Income