Articles in Bonds


Jackson Hole Will Signal Hawkish Tone for Financial Markets

Jackson Hole Agenda   The annual Jackson Hole economic symposium, a three-day conference in Wyoming begins on Aug. 21 with the official topic of “Re-evaluating Labor Market Dynamics.”... Read >>


Why the Faltering Junk Bond Market May Signal Deeper Problems Ahead

Not many have noticed but the performance of high yield bonds (also known as "junk bonds") are breaking down.  The decline in high yield corporate debt has been modest  ( 1.5%) thus far,... Read >>


Bond Yield Carry Traders Need To Fade Upcoming Econ Events

Fading Strong Employment Reports    The trend in the bond markets the last several months, and basically all of 2014 has been to buy bonds in the dead periods of econ reports, or the... Read >>


Fed Officials Trying to Warn Bond Markets

The Purpose of Complacency Talk   The Fed officials have been coming out in speeches the last couple of weeks with rhetoric about ‘complacency’ and other such code words for chasing risk... Read >>

Steven Hansen

Lower Interest Rates to Stimulate the Economy?

Are interest rates too high stimulate the economy? Your initial reaction is likely that with the Federal Reserves' current zero interest rate policy interest rates cannot go any lower. ... Read >>

Martin Tillier

Europe: Don't Panic Yet, Watch The Bonds

I have been saying for a while now that if there were to be a serious shock to U.S. and even global markets this year, Europe would be the most likely catalyst. At the start of the year it was... Read >>


High Yield Bond ETFs Have Hit A Plateau

The high yield bond market has continued to reap the benefits of low interest rates and a hunger for yield that has fixed income investors climbing down the credit ladder. This healthy demand... Read >>

David Fabian

Not All Short-Term Bond ETFs Are Cut From The Same Cloth

The popularity of short-term bond ETFs has continued to gain steam in 2014. In the wake of Federal Reserve taper fears and rising interest rates last year , many fixed-income investors flocked... Read >>

Market Intelligence Center

Five reasons the bull market isn’t over

The first mistake everyone makes is to recognize the pattern. There is no pattern. What do I mean? Well, stocks have been rising a for several years, and at times, the market has seemed to... Read >>


Bull Market in Borrowing: Corporate Debt Skyrockets to $9.6 Trillion

How healthy are corporate balance sheets? It depends who you ask. One news outlet said that U.S. firms are hoarding a record $1.6 trillion in cash led by Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Shockingly,... Read >>

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