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3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

 1. UK – Some Easter Egg-citement

No sooner had we recovered from the chocolate hangover of the Easter weekend than UK Prime Minister Theresa May pulled her own bunny out of a hat by announcing a surprise general election to be held on June 8th. 1,032 more words

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Volatility and Tail Risk on the Rise: What to Do?

After months of complacency, volatility is coming back amid concerns about the escalation in the Middle East and Asia and the upcoming presidential elections in France. 654 more words

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French Election Countdown

On Sunday April 23, the eyes of millions of Europeans will be on the outcome of the first round of French Presidential elections, as the vote is considered a test for the future of the European Union. 617 more words

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Weather Report - Interim - 04162017

Current Positions  (Changes)

I(Intl) – exit; S(Small Cap) – exit; C(S&P) –exit

F(bonds) – up to 100%; G (money market) – remainder

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Weekly Momentum Indicator (WMI) last 4 weeks, thru 04/14/17… 342 more words

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Market Values Tighten: What’s Next for US Investors?

Ken Taubes is Chief Investment Officer, US.

We continue to believe credit sectors offer modest value compared to government securities. Although global yields have risen from their July lows, many short-term non-US developed market sovereign debt continues to trade at negative nominal yields, and 10-year bonds offer zero to modest positive yields. 853 more words

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3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

1. German Short-Dated Bonds Revisited

A couple of weeks ago in our blog we noted how the short-end of the German sovereign yield curve had become very expensive, and wondered if that richening, particularly against swaps, might reverse. 930 more words

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Should the Fed be More Concerned about Inflation?

Ken Taubes is Chief Investment Officer, US.

We believe inflation is rising more quickly than many appreciate, and that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) risks falling behind the curve. 538 more words

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