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Global Bonds Under Siege as Treasuries Selloff Spreads

(Bloomberg) — Global bond markets came under pressure Monday after Treasuries sold off on Friday on increased speculation of a March rate hike by the Federal Reserve. Germany’s 10-year borrowing rates jumped to within three basis points of turning positive for the first time in almost three years, while Australia’s benchmark yield climbed seven basis […]

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CAG has picked up bullish momentum and could be set to move higher – is it a good time to buy?

One of the themes that has become more and more prevalent over the past year in the stock market is the pace of inflation. Inflation is one of those words that tends to stoke fear in the marketplace, because it is usually tied so closely with central bank monetary policy. it is also something that […]

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‘The Fed might have to really stop on the brakes’: Mortgage rates surge to highest level in over a year

Mortgage rates rose markedly in the first week of 2022 — potentially setting the tone for a year in which economist expect interest rates to move steadily higher. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.22% for the week ending Jan. 6, up 11 basis points from the previous week, Freddie Mac FMCC,  reported Thursday. This is […]

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Erdogan’s Push for Low Rates Backfires as Borrowing Costs Soar

(Bloomberg) — The cost of borrowing money in Turkey is surging, a sign that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policy of driving down interest rates is starting to backfire. Since the central bank began slashing rates in September, the yield on 10-year government bonds has climbed more than 7 percentage points, touching an all-time high of […]

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CPB could be reversing its downward trend – should you buy its discount?

As wrap up 2021 and look toward 2022, the sad and simple truth is that, no matter how much we might want to be able stop including COVID-19 and its impact on every aspect of life in our daily discussions, the health crisis hasn’t gone away, but instead is showing more persistence than any of […]

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Has KR passed the point of useful value?

Over the last three years, I’ve used economic uncertainty – first from a year-long trade war through 2019, and then of course the COVID-19 pandemic starting in 2020 – as the basis for a lot of the analysis, and certainly some of my own investments in the marketplace. I think that when economic conditions become […]

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BBY is down almost -25% in the last month. Should you stay away or think about buying?

If you’re like me, you’re probably more than a little bit tired of hearing all of the talk about coronavirus and its impact on daily life. That’s a big reason, I think that the market rebounded so quickly from pandemic-driven, bear market lows that took about a month to be seen from the market’s high […]

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Bets That Fed Hikes May Peter Out Spur Inversions in Eurodollars

(Bloomberg) — Traders are increasingly betting that the Federal Reserve’s cycle of interest-rate hikes, which hasn’t even gotten underway yet, will fizzle out sooner rather than later. Parts of the curve for eurodollar futures, which among other things are used by traders to bet on the direction of central bank policy, have been inverting over […]

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The Fed Faces Another Conundrum: The Bond Market Isn’t Following Its Lead

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at a U.S. House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington. Al Drago/Bloomberg Was Jerome Powell channeling Paul Volcker this past week by admitting that inflation has ceased being transitory? Or will he wind up being more like Alan Greenspan, facing a conundrum if the bond market fails to follow the […]

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CSX is up 20% in the last two months – is it worth its high price?

For a lot of different reasons, 2021 has been an interesting year for just about all of us. The pandemic has not abated this year as some experts predicted, and certainly as all of us hoped; the rise of the new COVID variants has kept pressures from the ongoing health crisis at the forefront of […]

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GOLD is building bullish momentum – is it a good value as well?

It’s always interesting to watch the way market sentiment and investor attention shifts over time. COVID and the continuing pandemic has naturally dominated the news cycle since it arrived in the United States almost two years ago. There are segments of the economy that demonstrated a remarkable ability to pivot and adjust to the “new […]

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