Tag Archives: Central Banks

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: 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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In a QE adjusted world, bond indices look very different

Bond Vigilantes 09/11/2017  

Investing in public securities, whether equity or debt, is driven by two primary desires; firstly a need to save for the future, and secondly the requirement to see these savings… Read more »

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Japan research trip: how will the Bank of Japan exit YCC?

Bond Vigilantes 21/12/2016  

Guest contributor – Jean-Paul Jaegers, CFA, CQF (Senior Investment Strategist, Prudential Portfolio Management Group) Recently Jim Leaviss and I travelled to Tokyo to discuss local economic developments and Bank of… Read more »

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A whole new ball game. M&G 2017 economic and bond market outlook

Bond Vigilantes 06/12/2016  

In our latest Panoramic Outlook, Jim Leaviss has a look at the forces that resulted in a tumultuous year for establishment politics, the ECB’s quantitative easing dilemma and the prospects… Read more »

Swiss bank account holders: negative interest rates are here to stay

Bond Vigilantes 29/11/2016  

The bond market was intimidating during the Clinton years, and has started as it means to go on for Trump’s term.

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10 years of the M&G Bond Vigilantes blog. A new book and fundraising for Cancer Research UK.

Bond Vigilantes 10/11/2016  

Today is the 10th anniversary of the Bond Vigilantes blog.  Here’s a look back at the incredible changes to bond markets…Read more »

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Unconventional interest rate tightening underway in the US economy

Bond Vigilantes 08/11/2016  

Last week, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided that despite low unemployment and a sustained increase in breakeven inflation… Read more »

It’s Halloween. Here are some scary charts.

Bond Vigilantes 31/10/2016  

The financial world is a scary place. Debt, disinflation and deteriorating growth have plagued investors over the past year, plunging bond yields into negative territory in a number of countries… Read more »

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IMF and World Bank meetings 2016: China, Japan, UK and Europe

Bond Vigilantes 18/10/2016  

Last year we blogged with our key takeaways from the IMF and World Bank meetings and this year is no different. Claudia Calich and I tag-teamed between the Washington based… Read more »

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