Fixed Income

The Fed Will Raise This Year Real Money Pro($)

The Fed's Fischer and inflation data both support this view.
The big question is whether the Fed will feel it can raise interest rates.
The solution is to direct government spending toward investments.
With the break of 2% on the 10-year, the question is where can rates go in a flight-to-quality or flight-to-safety rally?
Fed heads still say labor markets are slack, inflation is subdued.
With strong retail sales ex-auto/gas, the last concern has been swept away.
Despite the bond market's yawn, the misguided belief that 'China is our banker' continues.
The bond market doesn't see any inflation threats, so why should the Fed raise rates?

Bonds Have Had a Renaissance Real Money Pro($)

Relative strength for bonds has been good, and momentum is bullish.
Activist investor's criticism of high-yield-bond ETFs is misplaced.

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