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Category: US Bonds

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

United STRAITS of America: The Muni Bond Crisis Is Here / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis November, the whole world tuned in as the greater part of the U.S.A.'s 50 states turned red -- and no, I don't mean the political shift to a republican majority during the November 2 mid-term elections. I mean "in the red" -- as in, financially fercockt, overdrawn, up to their eyeballs in debt.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Muni Bond Crisis, The One Thing You Must Know / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Q1_Publishing

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt’s a scary time for seemingly safe municipal bonds. The Boston Globe warns muni bonds “have been sinking like a rock” and the fall “signals turmoil ahead.” The New York Times suggests it is “akin to the one that brought Greece to its knees.” Time magazine warns they’re the “next financial land mine.” The mainstream media is all over the emerging muni bond crisis.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

U.S. Treasury Bond Yields Explode Higher, Opportunity to Buy 10 Year Bonds / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Levente_Mady

The bond market sold off a little more last week.  Not only did the Treasury market sell off quite sharply over the past few months, but other sectors in the fixed income space got hit even harder.  It appears that the market has been de-sensitized to all the sovereign problems of the basket case European countries.  Financial markets just shrug nonchalantly when headlines of another Irish or Greek bail-out come across the tape.  The sector that was perhaps even uglier than the European PIIGS over the past couple of weeks were the US municipal bonds.  In our new cozy world, investors will need to start getting used to the idea that government bonds might not be as infallible or default proof as previously thought and priced.  Meanwhile stocks remain close to 2 standard deviations expensive to bonds according to the Fed model I follow.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Fed Money Printing Triggers Bond Market Crash / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Mike_Larson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt’s always gratifying when the mainstream media picks up on a theme you’ve been banging away at for weeks. And boy is that happening now. Just get a load of the headlines we’ve seen in recent days:

“Fresh Attack on Fed Move; GOP Economists, Lawmakers Call for Abandoning $600 Billion Bond Purchase” — Wall Street Journal, November 15

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Where Are the Bond Vigilantes? Rise of the Dollar Vigilante / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Jeff_Berwick

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast seen in full force in the inflationary early 1980s, bond vigilantes were shadowy figures who were said to have rebelled and swore to keep central banks and governments honest by raising long term interest rates whenever the authorities kept their own interest rates too low, or let budget deficits grow out of control.

Yet now, with interest rates at near zero percent and budget deficits in the US stretching the boundaries of belief, not a peep.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bernanke in Big Trouble, Global Investors Prepare to Dump Trillions of Dollars / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Gary_North

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBen Bernanke is in trouble. Big trouble. Bigger trouble than any Federal Reserve Chairman has ever been in.

There is a cartoon video all over the Web that discusses "quantitative easing." It is a riot. This is very, very bad for Bernanke. When the public starts laughing at a senior government bureaucrat, he is in trouble.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Why Buying Bonds is a Bad Idea / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Richard_Daughty

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIf there are two things that you can count on, it is that you have got to be pretty quick to get the last piece of pizza before I snag it, and that I am never remiss in telling people that buying bonds at these insanely-low yields is the Exact Wrong Thing (EWT) to do.

Unfortunately, my latest "student" was the cashier at the grocery store, who, it turns out, knows absolutely squat about what bonds are, although she admits that she has heard the word before.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

BAC Rallying in Sync with U.S. Treasury Bonds TBT ETF? / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Mike_Paulenoff

The enclosed comparison chart supports my sense that the banks in general, and Bank of America (BAC) in particular, are sensitive to the recent shift in the shape of the yield curve.  In a loose sort of way, the patterns between the ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) and BAC exhibit some pattern similarity. Certainly, the April-August downtrends paralleled closely, which represented a relentless decline in longer-term interest rates (TBT) concurrent with the declining price of BAC.

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Bond Market Disaster For Treasury, Municipal and High Yield Bond Investors / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleElliott wave analysis can warn you of trend changes when the rest of the investment public least expects a market reversal. With that in mind, we have created a new report for our free Club EWI members: "The Next Major Disaster Developing for Bond Holders."

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

The Next Major Disaster Developing for Bond Market Investors / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleElliott wave analysis can warn you of trend changes when the rest of the investment public least expects a market reversal. With that in mind, we have created a new report for our free Club EWI members: "The Next Major Disaster Developing for Bond Holders."

In this free report, you get some of the latest commentary on fixed-income markets adapted from various Elliott Wave International's publications, including 2010 issues of Robert Prechter's monthly Elliott Wave Theorist and its sister publication, The Elliott Wave Financial Forecast.

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Monday, November 01, 2010

U.S. Treasury Bond Market Stabilises / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Levente_Mady

The bond market stabilized last week.  Although the economic data schedule was rather busy, trading was more heavily influenced by the Treasury auctions and month end activity as the second tier fundamental news did not offer any major surprises.  While the volatility in the currency markets continued, the chop was more sideways and less directional.  Trading in stocks and bonds had the same directionless character.  The Treasury auctions were somewhat strange during this cycle.  Normally the shorter maturities are relatively well received and the longest tranche can hit some bumps.  Last week the 2 year auction was mediocre, the 5 year was sloppy but the 7 year bonds were very well received on Thursday setting up – as advertised - a seasonal bond rally into month end very nicely.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

U.S. Treasury Bond Market Developing Disaster / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGreetings investor,

If you have money in mutual funds, Treasury bonds, municipal bonds or high-yield bonds, Robert Prechter has just issued a crystal-clear warning for you: Your money could be at risk.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

U.S. Treasury Bond Bubble about to POP! / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Claus_Vogt

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFinancial history shows that interest rates — and hence bond prices — have risen and fallen in long-term trends spanning decades. The following chart shows the 10-year Treasury since 1953.

As you can see, rates started rising shortly after the recession that ended in May 1954. In the second half of the 1960s this uptrend gathered speed. The market seemed to smell high inflation coming in the 1970s. And by the end of that decade and into 1980/81 rates soared. In fact, they peaked at slightly more than 15 percent — six times higher than the 1954 low!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fed Builds Bubble in Junk Bonds / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Mike_Shedlock

The Fed's misguided policies have not done a thing for small businesses, the unemployment rate, or the real economy in general but they have induced a mad dash for yield in junk bonds, easily in a bubble state right now.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Prechter on The Next Major Disaster Developing for U.S. Treasury Bond Holders / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: EWI

Greetings investor,

If you have money in mutual funds, Treasury bonds, municipal bonds or high-yield bonds, Robert Prechter has just issued a crystal-clear warning for you: Your money could be at risk.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

So, Who Is Selling U.S. Treasury Bonds? / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Sy_Harding

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleQE2 is coming, and it isn’t stocks the Fed buys in large quantities with its quantitative easing. It buys treasury bonds, in an effort to drive long-term interest rates down, which should drive the price of bonds up.

But the bond market hasn’t been as excited about the idea of all that buying as the stock market has been. In fact, just the opposite. Treasury bonds have been tumbling since late August.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Foreigners Buy $117 Billion of U.S. Treasury Bonds During August / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: OilPrice_Com

Dave Forest writes: The U.S. bond market is murky these days.

Yields have been plummeting. But some of the action is almost certainly due to the Federal Reserve once again buying Treasuries. Since August 19, the Fed has bought $40 billion in government bonds.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

U.S. Treasury and Junk Bonds, A Casino Royale? / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Kieran_Osborne

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Federal Reserve’s (Fed) extraordinarily low interest rate policies have encouraged fixed income investors to take on evermore exposure to credit risks. With the global economic recovery looking more and more unstable with every new piece of economic data released, fixed income investors may be following a strategy akin to gambling at the roulette table. Investors may want to be careful not to let this transpire into a bad vacation in Vegas; we are concerned many investors may find themselves left out of pocket, hung-over with a bad taste in their mouth.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Further Limiting Your Risk with CDs or Bonds / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Nilus_Mattive

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt’s now official: As I suggested last week, Social Security recipients are not getting any cost-of-living increase in 2011. This marks the second straight year of flat monthly checks.

That fact, combined with the paltry interest rates on many traditional income investments, is certainly causing a lot of people major angst right now.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Key U.S. Treasury Bond Yields When QE1 Was Put in Place / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Asha_Bangalore

The Fed announced plans to purchase government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) debt [$100 billion] and mortgage backed securities [$500 billion] on November 25, 2008 and increased the size of these purchases on March 18, 2009 to $200 billion and $1.25 trillion, respectively. Purchase of $300 billion of longer-term Treasury securities was also announced on the same day in March 2009.

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