Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Fed’s Delay in Tightening of Monetary Policy Actually Means Loosening

The Fed’s Delay in Tightening of Monetary Policy Actually Means Loosening Investors have had plenty of market-moving Federal Reserve news to digest this week: Janet Yellen apparently is a shoo-in as the next Fed chief after Larry Summers dropped out of the running, while Ben Bernanke kept monetary policy on hold for now by not […]

What is gamma hedging?

What is gamma hedging? By Simon Gleadall, CEO of Volcube. To understand gamma hedging it is important to understand delta hedging first. Delta hedging eliminates the risk to an option owing to a change in the price of the underlying. Gamma hedging basically refers to a re-adjustment of a delta hedge. In this article we […]

Risk on/risk off correlations are fading fast

  Risk on/risk off correlations are fading fast By Stephen Foley in New York If risk on/risk off is off, what’s on? It had all been so simple. Good news on US jobs? Buy equities, commodities, emerging markets, and sell bonds. New eurozone wobble? Sell equities, commodities, emerging markets, buy bonds. More ON THIS STORY […]

The Yield Curve and Predicted GDP Growth, October 2013

The Yield Curve and Predicted GDP Growth, October 2013 November 5, 2013 Covering October 5, 2013–October 18, 2013 Highlights October September August 3-month Treasury bill rate (percent) 0.08 0.02 0.05 10-year Treasury bond rate (percent) 2.66 2.64 2.73 Yield curve slope (basis points) 258 262 268 Prediction for GDP growth (percent) 1.1 0.9 Probability of […]

Barron’s : How to Play Stocks and Bonds as Rates Rise

Cutwater Asset’s Cliff Corso expects another good year for equities. Why he likes fixed-income plays in munis and some high-yield bonds. Investors have been worrying about interest rates, which have been their good friend in recent years. But rates are poised to move higher; it’s just a question of when. And that raises tough questions, […]

Rising Rates and Your Investments

Rising Rates and Your Investments What You Should Know The bond markets are extremely active, with interest rates constantly changing in response to a number of factors including changes in the supply and demand of credit, Federal Reserve policy, fiscal policy, exchange rates, economic conditions, market psychology and, above all, changes in expectations about inflation. […]

Reading Bond Prices In the Newspaper

What You Should Know  Reading Bond Prices In the Newspaper Where to Look If you’re interested in buying or selling bonds, it’s a good idea to start out by comparing the prices of similar securities. Just as you would with any important purchase, such as a home or a car, checking out the current prices […]

101 Free Resources for Bond Investors

101 Free Resources for Bond Investors April 27th, 2012 by David Waring,     Quick Jump Links: Bond Market Blogs Bond Market on Twitter Traditional Media Bond News Sources Bond Market Data Sources Free Bond Market Research Free Bond Market Education Books on the Bond Market Discount Bond Brokers Ratings Agencies Did we miss […]