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The Effect of Interest Rates on Bonds

For the first time in many years the Federal Reserve is looking at raising interest rates.  They have already increased rates by a quarter of a point.   1,501 more words


More Random Numbers

Another BLS “jobs” day. The mighty Wurlitzer spits out, as usual a set of lagged, mostly meaningless and highly over-adjusted numbers and the markets start whipping around as people variously try to make economic sense from nonsense or simply prey up the people who think they can see what’s actually going on. 16 more words


Gold rallies but how long?

We are witnessing a flight to safety as money flows out of stocks and into bonds, driving 10-year Treasury yields as low as 1.88 percent. Breach of support at 2.0 percent suggests that another test of primary support at 1.5 percent lies ahead. 184 more words

US & Canada

Bill Levy - Tired of market volatility? And, losing money?

It’s probably time to start considering “alternative investments.” Institutional investors have 53% of their total portfolios in this sector, while retail investors are below 20%. 248 more words



Overnight, despite denying any such intention as little as a week ago, the BoJ “went negative,” charging 0.1% for holding new reserves created by QE. This drove Japanese bond yields to record lows, with the 10-year at 0.09% and the 30-year at 0.99%. 25 more words

Fixed Income