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Buy Bond Funds Now

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.

It's the Fed vs. the U.S. Bond Markets Now!

All eyes will be on the Fed during their March FOMC meeting. It remains to be seen what they do next.

Bond Dog Returns, Market's Boxing Lesson, Possible Fed Next Moves

The equity markets got bopped in the nose Thursday and were sent reeling.

Asian Shares Suffer Heaviest Selling in 9 Months

Stocks were down sharply and across the board in Asia, but absent any region-specific factors.

Corrective Action Continues but Start Preparing for Some Stock Picking

The good news is that this action is what is needed for much better opportunities in the future.

Jim Cramer: The Bond Market Vigilantes Strike

What does that mean for stocks? Consider Nvidia.

Let's Pop All the Hype About a Bond Bubble

Three things tell me not only isn't there a bubble, but we actually might see a near-term bounce from a trading perspective.

There's Just Too Much Money Sloshing Around

This money spigot is very unlikely to be shut off any time soon.

The Suppressed Economy, Impressive Earnings, U.S. Treasury Curve, Pandemic Watch

I want you to think about how quickly the long end of the U.S. Treasury curve is moving.

What the Spike in Treasury Yields Means for Stocks and Other Markets

If rates are going to keep rising from here, both of these things need to happen.

SPAC Mania, My Short-Sale Rule, Inflation, Bumble IPO, Rivian, Trading Nvidia

Who knew high finance was so easy? And why the heck was I working so hard? Fundamental analysis is so 1980s.

Super Bowl Lesson, Earnings, DC Reality, Bonds, Labor Demand, Southwest Air

Bond markets are pricing in medium-term economic growth amid monetary and fiscal conditions that they believe to be conducive to igniting inflation.

From Reflation to Stagflation - Implications for Asset Allocation

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.

Here's What Georgia's Runoff Results Mean for Rates, Fed, Economy

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.

There's a Right Way and Wrong Way to Play Rising Rates in 2021

The bet is now on rates hiking in the new year. Here's how to position best if that happens.

Congress Passed Stimulus. Now We're on Our Own

Here's my take on the what to expect into 2021 for rates, the Fed, inflation and the economy overall.

What the Fed Did Wednesday and What It Means for 2021

Why is Powell talking such a big game but doing so little?

Sell High Yield -- And Buy Leveraged Loans

Here's why I see leveraged-loans as the way to go, and the exchange-traded funds I've got my eyes on.

Here's What to Make of Bond Market Gyrations

There also are multiple ways to look at what to expect next from Treasuries and junk bonds and how to act accordingly.

Utilities: Safety and Income in Uncertain Times

As the yields of relatively safer bonds decline, dividend-yielding utility stocks become more attractive.

Question: Can You Quantify the Effect of Quantitative Easing?

Twitter chatter about 'QE 4EVER' may soon become a reality -- but what will it mean for the markets?

I Vote for Not Dismissing Risk

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.'

The Fed's Message, Market Reaction, Snowflake's Blizzard, JFrog, TikTok/Oracle

At least part of the market's negative reaction to the Fed on Wednesday may be tied to two factors.

Treasury Holders Are Complacent: They Shouldn't Be

Investors have been content holding duration and interest-rate risk despite the red flags. Complacency rarely ends well.

We Had a Selloff. But Does the Fed Care?

Here's why your stocks matter little to the Fed, and how the selloff seeped into the credit markets.

Is the Fed Trying to Catch a Tiger by the Tail?

Here's how Fed policy should affect bonds -- and your portfolio.

A Marriage in Jackson Hole: Fed Gets Wedded to Policy

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's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's ... Yields?

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.

Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Treasury Traders

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.

Here's Why You Should Toss Ackman's Bond Reveal in the Junk Bin

The Pershing Square founder's talk on CNBC of shorting high-yield bonds should be taken with a grain of salt.