Category Archives: Bonds

Flat markets – FT

The S&P 500 is flat for the year, and the yield curve is flattening. John Authers tries to explain why. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video is not observable)

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Dark pool trading in bond markets – FT

Trading in so-called ‘dark pools’ is a controversial feature of equities markets. Seth Merrin of Liquidnet tells Philip Stafford, editor of FT Trading Room, why the concept is now coming to corporate bonds. Filmed by Rod Fitzgerald. Edited by Paolo … Continue reading

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Allianz — credit bubbles have to burst – FT

In this week’s View from the Top Alistair Gray, the FT’s insurance correspondent, talks to Allianz’s chief executive Oliver Bäte about ultra-low interest rates, asset bubbles, M&A activity and Pimco after the departure of Bill Gross. For more video content … Continue reading

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An inexplicable bond sell off – FT

Two-year Treasury yields have hit their highest yield in more than four years, on an apparently quiet day. John Authers explains why reduced liquidity has fuelled fears over what might happen when the Federal Reserve raises rates. ► Authers’ Note: … Continue reading

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Greenspan conundrum in reverse – FT

The emerging market savings glut may be over as countries raid their reserves to stabilise their currencies. James Mackintosh, investment editor, examines the threat to US bonds and whether the effect on bond yields of a Fed rate rise might … Continue reading

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Is a lack of liquidity in bond markets surprising? – FT

Bond markets have been dominated by talk of a liquidity drought. Isaac Chang, global head of fixed income at KCG, joins US capital markets reporter Joe Rennison to talk about what the issue and offer his thoughts on where markets … Continue reading

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Corporate bond squeeze runs out of juice – FT

A squeeze was expected in Europe’s corporate bond market as a result of the ECB’s quantitative easing program. Hans Lorenzen, head of European credit strategy at Citi, explains to the FT’s Ralph Atkins why this initial reaction reversed. For more … Continue reading

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Parched Liquidity? – FT

Michael Mackenzie and Joe Rennison discuss the impact of the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing program on bond liquidity and market uncertainty over when the US Fed will raise interest rates. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit … Continue reading

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Liquidity risks hit Bund futures – FT

Bund futures are seen as a liquid alternative to cash bonds, but even that market is showing signs of drying up. Joe Rennison, US capital markets reporter, explains what liquidity means to the market and what happens when it is … Continue reading

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Beware bond tantrums ahead – FT

More bond volatility and higher equities are the likely combination as markets wait for the US Fed to start raising interest rates. Andreas Utermann of Allianz Global Investors and Diana Choyleva of Lombard Street Research discuss when they expect a … Continue reading

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