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07/03/2016  

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The reversal of Operation Twist and ramifications for the yield curve

Bond Vigilantes 26/04/2018  

The flattening of the yield curve is carefully watched by investors as it is traditionally a good indicator of an economic slowdown. However, we always need to question conventional wisdom,… Read more »

BVTV: Then and now

Bond Vigilantes 23/04/2018  

Jim recently updated an old chart from 2007 showing the relationship between a flattening yield curve and credit spread levels. Back then, this classic leading indicator of recessions correctly predicted… Read more »

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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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The impact of the technology tantrum on US corporate bond valuations

Bond Vigilantes 17/04/2018  

It is fair to say that markets have become more lively of late. One sector in particular has been the epicentre of revived market volatility – Technology. In the US… Read more »

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BVTV: Geopolitical tensions are back in the headlines – what does this mean for bond investors?

Bond Vigilantes 16/04/2018  

On this week’s BVTV I am joined in the studio by fund manager Dr Wolfgang Bauer and we will be focusing on the recent escalation in geopolitical tensions after the… Read more »

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Can the UK government meet its housing pledge?

Bond Vigilantes 12/04/2018  

The current Conservative Government has pledged to meet its 2015 manifesto commitment to deliver one million homes by the end of 2020 and to “deliver half a million more by… Read more »

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BVTV: Have the markets been making well-informed decisions?

Bond Vigilantes 09/04/2018  

Bouts of market volatility have characterised the year so far as investors try to correctly price in news coming from the US. Is investor reaction truly reflecting the fundamental picture?… Read more »

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BVTV: A look at the US and UK bond markets

Bond Vigilantes 26/03/2018  

This week on BVTV, I have a look at past US interest rate cycles. With new Fed Chair Jerome Powell now in the hot seat, bond investors are keen to… Read more »

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BVTV: What’s in store for retail?

Bond Vigilantes 19/03/2018  

Toys “R” Us announced last week that it has so far failed to find a buyer or reach a debt restructuring deal, raising the prospect of widespread store closures and… 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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