Fixed Income

For income seekers, these instruments may be a 'prudent approach' to diversification.
President Trump's tax cuts will push U.S. debt much higher, Scope Ratings warns.

Intermediate Trade: HYG Real Money Pro($)

This is a bearish trade on the high yield bonds ETF.
The fear of interest rate hikes was only the catalyst that blew up the short volatility trade.

There's Zero Panic in Bonds Real Money Pro($)

On Tuesday, bond traders started to come out of their caves and make markets.
Competition to attract buyers of debt is likely to increase as central banks stop buying bonds.
Investment advisors are watching the rate-hike outlook, the equities market and commodities vs. the U.S. dollar.
The bond markets are still not fully pricing in the nascent inflation.
The spread of Italian 10-year bonds over German bunds has tightened too much before Italian elections.
The worst is likely behind us in Treasury selloff.

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