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Bonds Versus Stocks in a Sell-Off, via ETFs

Any time there is a major sell-off in stock, bonds usually are the beneficiary. The problem this time around is that interest rates are already so low that one has ...
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10 Things to Consider About the Recent Market Panic

Everyone seems to be guessing about the future and near-term expectations after the recent market panic. The first thing that needs to be considered is that trying to call a ...
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Bond Market Signals Worse Than Orderly Stock Market Sell-Off

Goldman Sachs and other investment firms warned that the market was getting more and more at risk of a 10% stock market correction, with the caveat that stocks would resume ...
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Treasuries Brace for 3-Percent 10-Year and 4-Percent 30-Year Yields

It is no secret now that interest rates have risen. Long-term Treasury yields and even intermediate Treasury yields are now perhaps even starting to normalize even with Ben Bernanke and ...
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The Mounting Losses in Bond Long-Term Funds, Adding Injury on Top of Injury

The US Treasury 30-year bond, the so-called Long Bond, is proving to be a widow-maker to those who bought a couple of months ago. Most investors did not want to ...
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Treasury Short Sellers Winning, More Risks Ahead

The never-ending bull market in Treasury bonds appears to be looking more and more as though the party is over. At some point, the risk-reward is just too great and ...
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A How-To Guide for Betting Against Treasuries, Bracing for Higher Interest Rates

Is the Treasury market finally living up to its threat as the next big short? The money that was made in the period from 2007 to 2009 on the subprime ...
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ETF Folly: Just When You Thought Bond Yields Would Skyrocket

Bond yields have risen over the past month or two, and many investors expected those yields to keep rising. That was before Monday. The latest European debacle in Cyprus wanting to steal ...
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Bond Demise 2013: Has the Next Great Short Already Taken Off?

Just over one month ago we made the case that perhaps the best short since the heyday of the subprime mortgage debacle may be on the horizon. Our December 5 ...
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Beware the Sharp Rise in Treasury Yields (GS, TBT, TLT, MORT, XHB)

Interest rates are nearly zero and the Federal Reserve has pledged to keep them that way until unemployment reaches 6.5% and as long as inflation does not get to a ...
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A How-To Guide on the Next Big Short: Treasury Bond Market

What is the next big short? The money that was made from 2007 to 2009 on the subprime mortgage short provided some of the most staggering profits that hedge funds ...
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A Poor $16 Billion 30-Year Treasury Long Bond Auction

The U.S. Treasury has not had the best week when it comes to Treasury debt auctions.  The 30-Year $16 billion Long Bond auction was a dud.  You have to consider ...
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Bond Losses Mounting as DJIA Nears 13,000 Ahead of FOMC

You have been warned about bubbles forming in bonds and in dividend stocks.  So when you get a report out on Gross Domestic Product that is above most expectations it ...
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10-Year Treasury Auction Signals Strong Fear of Global Recession

Investors are treating U.S. Treasury debt more favorably than gold at the moment.  The U.S. just saw its "AAA" rating from Fitch maintained late on Tuesday and now we are ...
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Bonds Sound Recession Warning, Of Sorts (TLT, JNK, AMJ, XLF, FAS)

So, just two weeks ago it looked as though "Sell in May and go away!" was not going to be as strong of a theme in 2012 compared to 2011 ...
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