Category Archives: Bonds

High-yield bonds underperform – FT

As world stock markets enjoy a good day, John Authers probes the underperformance of high-yield bonds in the US. Mark Haefele, global CIO of UBS Wealth Management, suggests investors are overreacting to the falling oil price. For more video content … Continue reading

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US Treasuries: If it can happen here . . .FT

Yields on US Treasuries experienced one of their biggest intraday moves in years on Wednesday. Lex’s Robert Armstrong and Joseph Cotterill discuss whether banks are right in arguing that regulation has hurt liquidity. Make better investment decisions with Lex http://www.ft.com/lexContinue reading

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Bond market October nerves – FT

Could the October curse revisit financial markets? FT US markets editor Mike Mackenzie and financial correspondent Tracy Alloway discuss the prospects as Treasury bills turn negative, as well as the possible fallout from the departure of Pimco co-founder Bill Gross. … Continue reading

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Global Bond Market Performance

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Greece: gift horse – FT

The Greek 10-year sovereign closed at 5.89 percent,  the lowest since the crisis began. Greece plans to sell its first long-term bond since its bailout in 2010. Lex’s Robert Armstrong and Joseph Cotterill discuss whether it is worth paying up … Continue reading

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Year in Review

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Global Bond Performance

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Global Bond Market Performance

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The 2013 Global Interest Rate Spike

Nice chart illustrating the year-to-date increase in global interest rates (10-year local currency government bond yields) .  Not surprising the emerging markets lead the global rate spike.  Also note, Italy, Spain and Greece are more credit instruments rather than sovereign … Continue reading

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Who Owns the U.S. Treasury Market?

The 10-year Treasury bond yield traded at 2.03 percent today a level not seen since April 2012. We thought it’s a good time to revisit who are the major holders of U.S. Treasury securities.   Some of the data are … Continue reading

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