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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 · 01/19 17:45
UVXY, URA, LABU and DRIP among weekly ETF movers
Gainers: Northshore Global Uranium Mining ETF (URNM) +14%.S&P Biotech Bull 3X Direxion (LABU) +13%.Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF (BDRY) +10%.G-X Uranium ETF (URA) +8%.Ultra VIX Short-Term Fut Proshares (UVXY) +8%.Losers: S&P Biotech
Seekingalpha · 12/13/2020 07:53
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
Mystery Surrounds $7 Billion Outflow From Vanguard S&P 500 Fund
Bloomberg · 12/04/2020 14:01
Flutter Accelerates U.S. Push With $4.2 Billion FanDuel Deal
Bloomberg · 12/03/2020 13:57
Nomura Quant Warns Trend Followers May Ditch All Treasury Longs
Bloomberg · 12/03/2020 13:40
Crashing a $5.2 Trillion Party: Debut ETF Issuers Hit Record
Wall Street firms are entering the world of exchange-traded funds like never before.
Bloomberg · 12/02/2020 18:22
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
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
It's Time For Inflation Hedges: Consider Gold, Mining Stocks And Farmland
Increasing inflation has implications for businesses and workers, but this article will focus on investors.The classic inflation hedges are gold, other commodities, real estate and, some argued, stocks.There are possibilities in all these categories, though investors should not expect any of these to work perfectly.There is no asset that is obviously a slam dunk for an inflation hedge, but gold, mining stocks and farmland should be considered.
Seekingalpha · 10/18/2020 13:22
Finding Income And Value In Preferred Securities
We believe the overall credit health of the preferred market remains strong.Fixed income markets have seemingly come full circle thus far in 2020.Preferreds with exposure to commercial real estate, consumer spending, and energy all still offer above-average yield and total return potential.
Seekingalpha · 10/18/2020 12:25
Weighing The Week Ahead: Will Strong Earnings Signal An Economic Rebound?
There are continuing political and pandemic stories that could dominate the news cycle at any time.Many of the normal economic indicators are not helpful in the wake of the COVID lockdown decline.Retail sales improved 1.9% in September, beating expectations of a 0.6% gain and August’s 0.6% increase.Initial jobless claims increased to 898K versus expectations of 830K and the prior week’s 845K.Technical measures are reasonably strong. Trends remain intact and support levels have generally not been violated.
Seekingalpha · 10/18/2020 11:00
Hyperinflation Is Here
The early stages of a hyperinflation are always seen by the monetary authorities as the only policy to pursue.Nominal GDP is not just the other side of the monetary equation. It is also total production, and the other side of total production is the sum of consumption and deferred consumption.Very few are conscious that hyperinflation is already with us.
Seekingalpha · 10/16/2020 13:27
Latest Memo From Howard Marks: Coming Into Focus
This down-cycle cannot be fully cured merely through the application of economic stimulus. Rather, the root cause has to be repaired, and that means the disease has to be brought under control.The economic recovery everyone's counting on is not an independent event, unaffected by developments. Rather, it is highly dependent on progress against the disease but also on the continuation of fiscal expenditures in the interim.Today, it seems to me that most assets are offering expected returns that are fair relative to their expected risk, relative to everything else. But the prospective returns on everything are about the lowest they've ever been.In my view, the low interest rates represent the dominant characteristic of the current financial environment, creating the dominant consideration for investors: the lowest prospective returns in history.
Seekingalpha · 10/16/2020 09:43
Consumer Price Index: September Core At 1.71%
The year-over-year non-seasonally adjusted Headline CPI came in at 1.37%, up from 1.31% the previous month.Year-over-year Core CPI (ex Food and Energy) came in at 1.71%, down from 1.74% the previous month and below the Fed's 2% PCE target.Investing.com was looking for a 0.2% MoM change in seasonally adjusted Headline CPI and a 0.2% in Core CPI.
Seekingalpha · 10/14/2020 08:45
Small Business Hiring Plans One Bright Spot In September NFIB Optimism Survey
The National Federation of Independent Business reported a 3.8-point increase in the September Small Business Optimism Index.One area of this economic recovery that needs to see further improvement is the job market.So long as state economies continue to reopen, small businesses seem to be in a position to drive further economic growth.
Seekingalpha · 10/14/2020 07:46
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