It was all 'fun and games' when the long end of the yield curve was rising, but when the 5-year Treasury yield started to move higher, that caught the Fed's attention.
All eyes will be on the Fed during their March FOMC meeting. It remains to be seen what they do next.
The equity markets got bopped in the nose Thursday and were sent reeling.
Stocks were down sharply and across the board in Asia, but absent any region-specific factors.
The good news is that this action is what is needed for much better opportunities in the future.
What does that mean for stocks? Consider Nvidia.
Three things tell me not only isn't there a bubble, but we actually might see a near-term bounce from a trading perspective.
This money spigot is very unlikely to be shut off any time soon.
I want you to think about how quickly the long end of the U.S. Treasury curve is moving.
If rates are going to keep rising from here, both of these things need to happen.
Who knew high finance was so easy? And why the heck was I working so hard? Fundamental analysis is so 1980s.
Bond markets are pricing in medium-term economic growth amid monetary and fiscal conditions that they believe to be conducive to igniting inflation.
We shall see what the future holds for the dollar as that is and always will be the key deciding factor for asset allocation and sector allocation too.
Let's check the odds of getting $2,000 stimulus checks in the mail, how much to expect rates to rise, and whether we should really expect to see 'Modern Monetary Theory' in play.
The bet is now on rates hiking in the new year. Here's how to position best if that happens.
Here's my take on the what to expect into 2021 for rates, the Fed, inflation and the economy overall.
Why is Powell talking such a big game but doing so little?
Here's why I see leveraged-loans as the way to go, and the exchange-traded funds I've got my eyes on.
There also are multiple ways to look at what to expect next from Treasuries and junk bonds and how to act accordingly.
As the yields of relatively safer bonds decline, dividend-yielding utility stocks become more attractive.
Twitter chatter about 'QE 4EVER' may soon become a reality -- but what will it mean for the markets?
Everyone seems to be pricing in a Biden win and stimulus passing -- while shorting the dollar and eyeing the recovery basket. But they could get 'scared.'
At least part of the market's negative reaction to the Fed on Wednesday may be tied to two factors.
Investors have been content holding duration and interest-rate risk despite the red flags. Complacency rarely ends well.
Here's why your stocks matter little to the Fed, and how the selloff seeped into the credit markets.
Here's how Fed policy should affect bonds -- and your portfolio.
If you're buying growth stocks now -- and discounting future rate expectations -- then listen up as a course gets charted for years to come in this historic speech.
It can seem that more people believe in extraterrestrial life than in higher yields, but something strange appears to be going on. Let's dig in.
Unlike equities, or at least the Nasdaq 100, there is little conversation about credit getting back to all-time tight levels -- or even where they were in January and February.
The Pershing Square founder's talk on CNBC of shorting high-yield bonds should be taken with a grain of salt.