Author Archives: Jim Leaviss

About Jim Leaviss

Years in the bond markets
22
Specialist subjects
Macro economics and fixed interest asset allocation
Likes
Cycling, factory records, dim sum
Heroes
Brian Clough, Morrissey, Neil Armstrong

Does the U.S. yield curve predict wider credit spreads? Also, goodbye to Hamish Watson

Bond Vigilantes 17/04/2018  

As the U.S. yield curve flattened to just 45 bps (2s-10s) last week, we dug out something I wrote back in 2007, in the early days of this blog. A… Read more »

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Davos 2018: M&G’s CEO Anne Richards talks to Jim Leaviss.

Bond Vigilantes 25/01/2018  

Are markets headed towards another financial crisis? This year’s Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) comes at a time where equity and credit… Read more »

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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M&G Bond Vigilantes Christmas Quiz 2017 – the answers and the new champion

Bond Vigilantes 03/01/2018  

Happy New Year to you all. Thank you for another bumper crop of entries for our Christmas quiz. This year’s winner and new reigning champion is Adam Begg of UBS… Read more »

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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2018 outlook from M&G’s fixed income and multi-asset teams

Episode 15/12/2017  

Here’s a short video I recorded with my multi-asset colleagues Steven Andrew and Tristan Hanson, in which we debate the highlights of 2017 and look ahead to 2018. After a… Read more »

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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The M&G Bond Vigilantes Christmas Quiz 2017

Bond Vigilantes 12/12/2017  

Here is the 11th annual Christmas Quiz. 20 questions, and the closing date for entries is midday on Friday 22nd December. Please email your answers to us at bondteam@bondvigilantes.co.uk The… Read more »

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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En route to Kilkenomics: a Bond Vigilantes and Episode Blog brainstorming video

Bond Vigilantes 22/11/2017  

I made what is turning into an annual pilgrimage to the brilliant Kilkenomics festival in Kilkenny, Ireland, last weekend, this time along with Eric Lonergan and Tristan Hanson from M&G’s… Read more »

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One year, one hundred climbs.

Bond Vigilantes 16/11/2017  

Thanks everyone. CASCAID is well on its way to raising £2 million for Cancer Research UK. Read more »

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Trump should reappoint Yellen. Also: credit spreads are tight, Tesla, Laffer’s napkin and other stuff.

Bond Vigilantes 18/10/2017  

The Fed Chair choice should be obvious for Trump.  Yellen all the way.  I don’t understand why he would choose Taylor. President Trump is likely to announce his choice for… Read more »

Mexico: a primer. Elections, inflation, the Bank of Mexico, NAFTA and gasoline

Bond Vigilantes 18/09/2017  

I’m just back from a fascinating research trip to Mexico City, to meet with policymakers, bankers, politicians, analysts, pension funds and regulators. Like many emerging market economies, the Mexican economy… Read more »

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Grave New World by Stephen King. Interview for BVTV, and win a copy of his book.

Bond Vigilantes 25/05/2017  

With the UK’s vote for Brexit, Trump’s election, and the rise of Le Pen in France, it feels as if there is a backlash against the “Washington Consensus” and globalisation…. Read more »

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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