Fixed Income

If this trend continues, the Fed's reaction function will come into play.
Effects of Italy on bond market haven't been entirely backed out yet.
While expectations are high that the Fed will keep raising rates, there are plenty of reasons why it doesn't have to.
Advisers say investors seeking safety and a yield greater than 3% could consider these two asset classes.

Novice Trade: TLT Real Money Pro($)

I like owning July calls in TLT, as the Fed will have a hard time hiking rates 3 more times this year.
From overweighting dividend stocks to avoiding high-yield bonds, this is how I'm playing things here.
Potential reform of the Volcker Rule won't revitalize the bond market.
Auctions can provide important information about bond demand, yields and where things are headed.
Four steps income investors should take now, as Presidents Trump and Xi will likely play nice.
The $1.5 billion of 10-1/2-year debt will reportedly pay 5.75% to 6% interest.

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