Posted on April 18, 2013 by Paresh Upadhyaya
Central banks have taken numerous measures to inject liquidity into their domestic economies. This has helped boost risk appetite and investor sentiment.
- The European Central Bank’s stabilization programs have successfully reduced financial market and sovereign tail risk for banks.
- Global growth troughed in Q2 2012, but has been on an upward trend since.
- Market concerns over the U.S. debt situation are easing as the U.S. economy proved surprisingly resilient to many uncertainties.
As a result, investors are concerned that bond yields, which move inversely to prices, have bottomed for the U.S. 10-year Treasury and will surge, raising fears of a bond bear market along the lines of the Great Bond Bear Market of 1994. (more…)
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Posted on April 15, 2013 by Ken Taubes
We had a little flush of activity in the first quarter, which we believe will lead to much better GDP – potentially well over 3% – than people anticipated in the beginning of the year. We look at this activity as a little bit of a catch-up, for a couple of reasons: (more…)
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Posted on November 29, 2012 by Mike Temple
An insightful client exclaimed to me last week, after I had enumerated the many risks facing bond market investors, that he felt like a deer in the headlights. “Bear” with me for a paragraph or two while I elaborate. . . Imagine you’re a deer on a lonely stretch of highway late at night. To either side are high walls of rock (the psychologically difficult-to-scale barriers of asset allocation into equities). Behind is the long uphill that bonds have coasted on (with some bumps) for the past 30+ years. In front, coming closer every second is a set of large, bright headlights. Scary, huh? (more…)
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