Category Archives: Bonds

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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Are bonds simmering below reversal point? – FT

Bond yields have been more volatile and on a sharp rise in recent weeks. Is this the end of the 30-year bond rally? Trevor Greetham, head of multi asset at Royal London, thinks so. He explains why to the FT’s … Continue reading

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Bond rout explained in 90 seconds – FT

Bond yields have jumped and caught investors offside. Markets editor Mike Mackenzie explains what has changed and the lessons to be learnt. 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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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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