Fixed Income

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We're Going From ZIRP to NIRP Real Money Pro($)

Negative interest rates are a backdoor way for the government to confiscate wealth rather than just tax income.
If you believe that the U.S. avoids recession, credit is interesting here.
 A wider spread of corporate to government bonds can mean that investors want more yield to hold the debt of U.S. companies.
Examining the central bank's previous patterns can help you trade today's market.
In this flight to safety, we are closely watching whether the 10-year note holds support or breaks below it.
The iShares High Yield Corporate Bond ETF has been declining for most of this year, and its technicals are weak. Any rally would be temporary.
This bond ETF is very sensitive to the interest rate talk.
A move to lower yields tomorrow will mean that long bond yields should trend sideways or lower.
Charts show Beijing isn't selling U.S. bonds to support the yuan.

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