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Category Archives: Bonds

Its Monday Again! A new Godzilla for $90 mln and The snowplough reports for Retail sales , The Week Ahead 19th May -23rd May, 2014 (US Economy and Markets )

It was definitely Asia’s week as NaMo swept India’s General Elections Deal markets were busy trading down Astrazeneca on Monday morning even as Europe opened to another bout of misery … Continue reading

May 20, 2014

It’s Monday Again! : How we were just saved from another Russian crisis, some residual Buffetology and Pfizer

The flight to safety has brought US 10 y bond yields to a low 2.58% with Mortgages on the 30 Y ear end probably dipping below 4% before the yield … Continue reading

May 5, 2014

US Mid Week Trading Report: Amazon posts close to $20 Bln in Topline, Apple lets iPad slide, Pharma gets big deal traction in earnings season US:SBUX, US:AMZN, US:AAPL, US:NFLX, US:CAT, US:AZN, US:NVS

More brew from the Seahawk line Seattle’s Best (as an Adjective clause, not just the coffee ) may well be Starbucks yet as it scored another 6% in comparable sales … Continue reading

April 25, 2014

It’s Monday Again: Easter Monday Holiday in Europe, April still in a dead heat

Mortgage rates continue falling, with the 30 yr rate under 4.3%, hoping for better first mortgage custom from retail borrowers as US yields return to ultra low and highly unsafe … Continue reading

April 21, 2014

It’s Monday Again! Crimea referendum over, Janet Yellen looks to continue the taper? (US Economy & Markets : The Week Ahead March 17 – March 21, 2014) US:AMZN, US:SBUX, US:GS, US:GMCR, US:TWX

What just happened! A fresh run to safety after a brief respite in late February saw Friday trading in 10 year US treasuries to 2.6% afresh even as Gold also … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

It’s Monday Again!: A great recovery in February as stores sales improve with the grain US:GS, US:SBUX, US:TSLA, US:JPM, US:WFC, US:DIS, EEM, US:KSS, US:GPS, US:M, US:PNC, US:KBW (US Economy & Markets : The Week Ahead March 10 – March 14, 2014)

A flurry of retailers results announcements all of the last week of February more or less covered for the restated US GDP to 2.4% in Q4 and Auto sales were … Continue reading

March 10, 2014

Misery in Motor City: What Happened in Detroit? – our new series from Guest Author Maxime Reiman

Detroit is not the first city to file for bankruptcy, but it is the largest to do so in American history. People unfamiliar with the situation may be wondering what … Continue reading

July 26, 2013

Market maker JPM bids up Munis, buys into 7-9 yr Curve | Fixed Income Insight

JP Morgan’s Muni team came out with a note admitting the 5 yr munis are optimally priced at a good peak and thus selling into the point would require them … Continue reading

March 12, 2012

Coming up: Debt Saturday in Greek letters (European Sovereign Debt Crisis)

Greece gets closer to the deadline for a settlement of its $130 bln debt rollover plans currently stuck at Private investors led by IIF (Ackerman, DB) not ready to go … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Global Downward spiral : Inflation nose down, ETF inflows revert to markets

The Global downward spiral for markets Though correlation steams on at near 90% in global equities and fixed income markets ( latter a simple tattle of everyone going bankrupt at … Continue reading

December 12, 2011 · 1 Comment