Yellen is open to considering 50-year bond issuance
Janet Yellen, Joe Biden's nominee for Treasury Secretary, said she's "very pleased" to look at the feasibility of issuing longer-term debt, including a 50-year bond, during her confirmation hearing in the
Seekingalpha · 6d ago
Cathie Wood Plans to Start Space ETF After Dominating With ARKK
After a stratospheric year, Cathie Wood’s Ark Investment Management is ready to take it a step further: Into space.
Bloomberg · 01/13 22:10
Trillions of Dollars in Index Funds Are Distorting the S&P 500
Bloomberg · 01/13 17:13
Capital Group Plans Push Into ETF Market With BlackRock Hire
Capital Group is gearing up to launch a slate of actively managed exchange-traded funds and hiring a former BlackRock Inc. executive to lead the way.
Bloomberg · 01/13 12:31
Goldman Strategists Flag Dollar, Junk Bonds for Risk-Off Hedges
Investors worried the current risk-asset euphoria portends a sell-off should look to the dollar and U.S. credit markets to hedge their portfolios, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
Bloomberg · 01/13 00:51
Bearish Bets Against Ark ETFs Surge After ‘Meteoric’ Rally
A cohort of contrarians are wagering that the torrid streak for the top three exchange-traded funds managed by Cathie Wood will soon fizzle out.
Bloomberg · 01/12 18:02
Quants With $2 Trillion Hit by Correlations at 20-Year High
Bloomberg · 01/12 14:16
Bitcoin Miner That’s Risen 1,400% Says More Regulation Is Needed
Bloomberg · 01/12 12:52
Markets Brace for Greater Chance of Blue Wave in Georgia Races
While the relentless spread of the coronavirus drove the equity market lower on Monday, there were also signs investors are preparing for a greater possibility that Democrats will gain control of the U.S. Senate.
Bloomberg · 01/04 21:04
Crypto Fund’s Price Diverges From Holdings in Latest Mispricing
Bloomberg · 01/04 19:49
ETFs’ Big Three Struggle to Make Mark in 2020’s Largest Launches
Three big players have long made up the majority of the $5.4 trillion U.S. exchange-traded fund industry, but their latest offerings were also-rans in a record year for new product launches.
Bloomberg · 01/04 16:10
China ADRs Fall as U.S. Ramps Up Pressure on Delisting Effort
Chinese stocks listed in the U.S., including China Telecom Corp. and Pinduoduo Inc., fell on the prospect of further sanctions that would remove more of the Asian nation’s biggest companies from American stock exchanges.
Bloomberg · 01/04 15:10
Dimon says he wouldn't touch Treasurys with a 10-foot pole
"Treasurys at these rates... I wouldn't touch them with a 10-foot pole," JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said at Goldman Sachs' annual financial services conference.The yield on the 10-year Treasury
Seekingalpha · 12/09/2020 08:52
Another election 2020 winner: Treasury bonds
Surging alongside stocks as the counting continues in the presidential race are long-dated government bonds. At just after 11 AM ET, the 10-year Treasury yield is down a full 13
Seekingalpha · 11/04/2020 16:29
Record Flows Pour Into ESG Funds as Their ‘Wokeness’ Is Debated
Bloomberg · 10/25/2020 11:00
The Impact Of Today's Low-Interest Rate Environment On Investors
In response to the global COVID-19 recession, central banks across the world unleashed synchronized monetary stimulus to backstop the economy.With the lack of inflation pressure, and higher tolerance for inflation overshoots, central banks globally are likely to keep interest rates low for a long time.Today’s low-interest rate environment creates some challenges for investors looking for adequate returns through bonds, but great opportunities for borrowers and equity investors.
Seekingalpha · 10/22/2020 10:48
'Blue Wave': The Other Side Of The Trade
Examine the possibility that a "blue wave" is not necessarily "growth-friendly" and how fixed-income investors should plan for such an outcome.A "blue wave" results in a potentially higher tax, an increased regulatory environment and a less "business-friendly" setting, which could ultimately result in slower economic growth.If the UST market does embrace "the other side of the trade," investors should take a more "strategic" approach to fixed-income asset allocation and be mindful of the current and prospective shape of the yield curve (relatively flat now, potentially steeper later).
Seekingalpha · 10/22/2020 09:02
A Historic Capital Rotation Is On Tap
Global economic growth has underwhelmed versus expectations generally since 2011.Lower than expected growth versus expectations has caused investors to chase growth at almost any price, and duration in their bond investments almost at any price.This crowded investment landscape is about to experience a wholesale change, with global growth outperforming expectations led by China and the United States.
Seekingalpha · 10/19/2020 03:48
Market Stumbles As Stimulus Hopes Fade
Over the last few weeks, we have discussed much of what happens to the stock market both pre- and post-presidential elections.With no stimulus currently on the horizon and a resurgence of economic weakness, there is more than a reasonable risk we may see more disappointment in economic data ahead.We currently have more equity exposure than we are comfortable with.However, technically, there is no reason to reduce exposure as trends remain positive sharply, the sentiment remains clearly bullish, and volatility remains suppressed.We are still hedging portfolios by holding slightly higher levels of cash and adjusting the duration of the bond portfolio to mitigate drawdown risk.
Seekingalpha · 10/18/2020 15:54
Weekly Commentary: Moral Hazard Pinnacle
European bond prices have an unmistakable correlation to European COVID infections.The strategy of ensuring the banking system remains well capitalized - while letting market-based finance run wild - may have plausible theoretical underpinnings.The "penalty rate" issue is key to mitigating moral hazard.
Seekingalpha · 10/18/2020 13:25
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