When is "junk" valuable? When there's high yield to be had, of course. Paddy Hirsch explains this potentially riskier, potentially more rewarding end of the bond market, which has famously backed many of the biggest leveraged buyouts and aggressive M&A deals ever undertaken. For more news, analysis, and trends on the high yield bond market check out http://www.highyieldbond.com, a free site powered by S&P Capital IQ/LCD to promote the asset class. You can also check out http://www.leveragedloan.com for news and analysis on that market, and LCD's Leveraged Loan Market Primer/Almanac, a free guide detailing quarterly market and historical trends, as well as market mechanics. http://http://www.leveragedloan.com/primer/ Follow LCD Twitter http://www.twitter.com/lcdnews Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lcdcomps LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=2092432 Follow Paddy Hirsch http://www.twitter.com/paddyhirsch
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In this episode of common sense investing I will tell you why you should think twice about owning high yield bonds. Alternative investments are a broad category, so I have split this topic up into multiple parts. In Part One, I will tell you why high yield bonds don’t quite yield enough to justify their risks. My name is Ben Felix of PWL Capital and this is Common Sense Investing. I’ll be talking about a lot more common sense investing topics in this series, so subscribe and click the bell for updates. I want these videos to help you to make smarter investment decisions, so feel free to send me any topics that you would like me to cover. ------------------ Visit PWL Capital: https://goo.gl/uPcXg7 Follow PWL Capital on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PWLCapital - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PWLCapital - LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/105673/ Follow Ben Felix on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjaminwfelix - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminwfelix/ ------------------ Video channel management, content strategy & production by Truly Inc. - Website: http://trulyinc.com - Twitter: https://twitter.com/trulyinc
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May 28 -- Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group Senior Vice President Eric Takaha discusses the bond markets. He speaks on “Market Makers.” -- Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets.
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What do I do? Full-time independent stock market analyst and researcher: https://sven-carlin-research-platform.teachable.com/p/stock-market-research-platform Check the comparative stock list table on my Stock market research platform under curriculum preview! I am also a book author: Modern Value Investing book: https://amzn.to/2lvfH3t More about me and some written reports at the Sven Carlin blog: https://svencarlin.com Stock market for modern value investors Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/modernvalueinvesting/ Most say that a good portfolio is 60% stocks and 40% bonds and then to add on the bonds part as you age. I fully disagree because bonds are about to be a terrible investment in the future. Remember that bonds were called certificates of confiscation back in the 1970 due to constantly rising interest rates and inflation. As interest rates are at all time lows it might happen again. I also discuss high yield bonds or junk bonds and the risk of investing in bond ETFs. When bond yields go up, bond prices go down, it is as simple as that. Where will yields and interest rates go from now on?
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► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2r8RJzM The FT's capital markets correspondent Robert Smith and Fraser Lundie of Hermes discuss how the risk profile of the high-yield bond market has changed substantially over recent years and what challenges it faces going forward. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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Help us make better videos: http://www.informedtrades.com/donate Trade stocks and bonds with Scottrade, the broker Simit uses: http://bit.ly/scottrade-IT (see our review: http://bit.ly/scottrade-IT2) KEY POINTS 1. Bond prices and bond yields move in opposite directions. When bond prices go up, that means yields are going down; when bond prices go down, this means yields are going up. Mathematically, this is because yield is equal to: annual coupon payments/price paid for bond A decrease in price is thus a decrease in the denominator of the equation, which in turn results in a larger number. 2. Conceptually, the reason for why a decrease in bond price results in an increase bond yields can be understood through an example. a. Suppose a corporation issues a bond to a bondholder for $100, and with a promise of $5 in coupon payments per year. This bond thus has a yield of 5%. ($5/$100 = 5%) b. Suppose the same corporation then issues additional bonds, also for $100 but this time promising $6 in coupon payments for year -- and thus yielding 6%. No rational investor would choose the old bond; instead, they would all purchase the new bond, because it yielded more and was at the same price. As a result, if a holder of the old bonds needed to sell them, he/she would need to do so at a lower price. For instance, if holder of the old bonds was willing to sell it at $83.33, than any prospective buyer would get a bond that earned $5 in coupon payments on an $83.33 payment -- effectively an annual yield of 6% (5/83.33). The yield to maturity could be even higher, since the bond would give the bondholder $100 upon reaching maturity. 3. The longer the duration of the bonds, the more sensitivity there is to interest rate moves. For instance, if interest rates rise in year 3 of a 30 year bond (meaning there are 27 years left until maturity) the price of the bond would fall more than if interest rates rise in year 3 of a 5 year bond. This is because an interest in interest rates reduces the relative appeal of existing coupon payments, and the more coupon payments that are remaining, the more interest rate fluctuations will impact the price of the bond. 4. Lastly, a small note on jargon: when investors or commentators say, "bonds are up," (or down) they are referring to bond prices. "Bonds are up" thus means bond prices are up and yields are down; conversely, "bonds are down" means bond prices are down and yields are up.
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2017 was a solid year for high yield. Andrew Susser, head of the corporate bond team at MacKay Shields, takes a look at what's ahead in 2018. Connect With Us! Blog: https://mainstayinvestmentsblog.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mainstay-investments Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYLandMainStay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newyorklifemainstayinvestments
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Why bond prices move inversely to changes in interest rate. Created by Sal Khan. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/bonds-tutorial/v/treasury-bond-prices-and-yields?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=financeandcapitalmarkets Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/bonds-tutorial/v/introduction-to-the-yield-curve?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=financeandcapitalmarkets Finance and capital markets on Khan Academy: Both corporations and governments can borrow money by selling bonds. This tutorial explains how this works and how bond prices relate to interest rates. In general, understanding this not only helps you with your own investing, but gives you a lens on the entire global economy. About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to Khan Academy’s Finance and Capital Markets channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ1Rt02HirUvBK2D2-ZO_2g?sub_confirmation=1 Subscribe to Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
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Investors have been buying tax-free municipal bonds at a record pace this year despite historically low yields. Jim Murphy, manager of the T. Rowe Price Tax-Free High Yield Fund, discusses his strategy for earning higher tax-exempt yields and the outlook for muni bond investing. Learn more at http://trowe.com/29BGS4a
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Tax-free municipal bonds is a useful tool in creating more tax free income. Buying this very special type of asset class allows the dividends you get to be tax free. If you are in a high tax bracket, then these types of bonds is ideal as compared to earning dividends on the free stock market. Support more videos like this along with getting a bunch of perks here: http://www.patreon.com/BeatTheBush Get a free audiobook and 30-day trial. Even if you cancel, you still keep the book and you still support my channel for signing up. Support my channel by signing up to help me make more videos like this: http://www.audibletrial.com/BeatTheBush ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Credit Card for Starters Who Should NEVER Get a Credit Card: https://youtu.be/aNYZkMgTyb0 Only Use Credit or Only Use Debit: https://youtu.be/J0ZRgBIG39Q Credit Card Basics How Credit Card Calculates Interest: https://youtu.be/0Z2nWQdqa2A How Credit Card Grace Periods Work: https://youtu.be/8WuH3-PsjCA Difference Between Credit Card Inactivity and 0% Utilization: https://youtu.be/rtfJMZf_IrM Credit Card Statement Closing Date vs. Due Date: https://youtu.be/3-knvT7JbTk Does Canceling Credit Cards Affect Credit Score: https://youtu.be/jYGZukw5i-Q Can You Afford a No Limit Credit Card: https://youtu.be/sdAh7hzgJoU Credit Card Balance Transfer Hack: https://youtu.be/F2Foqg2ZTEw Credit Score Less Than 700 Maximize Credit Score while in College: https://youtu.be/pxGECoQoLLA Build Credit Fast with a $500 Credit Limit: https://youtu.be/attQKzngqoE How to Pay off Credit Card Debt: https://youtu.be/XY8YSPapnF8 How to Build Credit with Bad Credit or No Credit [w/ Self Lender]: https://youtu.be/RNXutBGAnlM How to Boost Your Credit Score Within 30 Days: https://youtu.be/LyBjciz4-zg Credit Score More Than 700 How to Increase Credit Score from 700: https://youtu.be/MCFKNBcyAWs 740+ is Not Just For Show: https://youtu.be/1fGcpxurzgU My Credit Score: 848, How to get it Part 1: https://youtu.be/dEZLZQXRBjQ My Credit Score: 848, How to get it Part 2: https://youtu.be/Y6-SB35C7Pc My Credit Score: 848 - Credit Card Hacks and How I got it: https://youtu.be/8Xz3hi3VWfM Advanced Credit Card Tricks How to get a Business Credit Card: https://youtu.be/S3srld5_l5Y Keep 16 Credit Cards Active: https://youtu.be/yAzkEK8Y6E8 Rejected for a New Credit Card with 826 Credit Score: https://youtu.be/66O505Oj5e4 Make Credit Cards Pay You Instead: https://youtu.be/wKMJdX1fQJA Credit Card Low Balance Cancellation $2 per mont [Still Works]: https://youtu.be/2DJjfvcMCcg Cash Back Are Credit Card Points Taxable?: https://youtu.be/Tw90h8I5JNk How to Churn Credit Cards: https://youtu.be/uw__fl38Dk4 Best Cash Back Credit Cards for 2017: https://youtu.be/e_uJweUsiDk 5% Cash Back on Everything: https://youtu.be/q9g_rySm_tI Always get 11% Off Amazon Gift Cards and Amazon Hacks: https://youtu.be/vbv6Rj2uUr4 Max Rewards: What's in My Wallet: https://youtu.be/cmJDFcbjFho How I Make 200 Dollars in 10 Minute [Hint: Credit Card Bonus]: https://youtu.be/pegq4G7ZhTI When Your Best Cash Back Card Gets Cancelled: https://youtu.be/pe7OuqxGi9M Amex Blue Cash Preferred vs. Everyday Effective Cash Back on Groceries: https://youtu.be/3ezD_QwS5e0 Double Dip Groceries Cash Back with Safeway Just for U: https://youtu.be/7kBl0W_L29U Milk the Barclays Cashforward Card for the MOST Cash Back: https://youtu.be/qf2gvrk6Evo This Channel: BeatTheBush I've obtained a high credit score of 848 out of 850 and I am glad to share the knowledge for everyone. Since 3 years ago, I've started making numerous videos that helped people increase their credit score that are free and accessible to all. Please enjoy my channel. Other Channels: BeatTheBush DIY: https://www.youtube.com/BeatTheBushDIY
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The recent surge in global government bond yields could start to ding the stock market's record rally, according to Andres Garcia, CEO of ZoeFin.com.
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Find out more about exchange-traded funds with us at the https://www.fidelity.com/learning-center/investment-products/etf/overview To see more videos from Fidelity Investments, subscribe to: https://www.youtube.com/fidelityinvestments Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fidelityinvestments Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/fidelity Google+: https://plus.google.com/+fidelity LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fidelity-investments ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Fixed income can be a critical part of nearly every well-diversified portfolio. Used correctly, fixed income can add diversification and a steady source of income to any investor’s portfolio. But how do you choose the right fixed-income ETF? The key to choosing the right fixed-income ETF lies in what it actually holds. U.S. bonds or international bonds? Government securities or corporate debt? Bonds that come due in two years or 20 years? Each decision determines the level of risk you’re taking and the potential return. There are many types of risks to consider with bond investing. Let’s talk more about two in particular: Credit risk and Interest-rate risk. Determining the level of credit risk you want to assume is an important first step when choosing a fixed-income ETF. Do you want an ETF that only holds conservative bonds—like bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury? Or do you want one holding riskier corporate debt? The latter may pay you a higher interest rate, but if the company issuing the bond goes bankrupt, you’ll lose out. ETFs cover the full range of available credit. Look carefully at the credit quality composition of the ETFs underlying holdings, and don’t be lured in by promises of high yields unless you understand the risks. Bonds are funny. Intuitively, you would assume that higher interest rates are good for bondholders, as they can reinvest bond income at higher prevailing interest rates. But rising interest rates may be bad news, at least in the short term. Imagine that the government issues a 10-year bond paying an interest rate of 2%. But shortly thereafter, the U.S. Federal Reserve hikes interest rates. Now, if the government wants to issue a new 10-year bond, it has to pay 3% a year in interest. No one is going to pay the same amount for the 2% bond as the 3% bond; instead, the price of the 2% bond will have to fall to make its yield as attractive as the new, higher-yielding security. That’s how bonds work, like a seesaw: As yields rise, prices fall and vice versa. Another important measure to consider when looking at interest rate risk is duration which helps to approximate the degree of price sensitivity of a bond to changes in interest rates. The longer the duration, the more any change in interest rates will affect your investment. Conversely, the shorter the duration, the less any change in interest rates will affect your investment. Let’s review a few other considerations when looking at fixed income ETFs. First, expense ratios: Because your expected return in a bond ETF is lower than in most stock ETFs, expenses take on extra importance. Generally speaking, the lower the fees, the better. Second, tracking difference: It can be harder to run a bond index fund than an equity fund, so you may see significant variation between the fund’s performance and the index’s returns. Try to seek out funds with low levels of tracking difference, meaning they track their index well. Finally, some bonds can be illiquid. As a result, it’s extra important to look out for bond ETFs with good trading volumes and tight spreads. There are other factors to watch for too, but these are the basics. ETFs can be a great tool for accessing the bond space, but as with anything, it pays to know what you’re buying before you make the leap. Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield, Rhode Island, 02917 723251.2.0
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Jeff Gundlach says - Massive bond issues coming. Homebuilders already entered bear market. US stock indices and the rest of the world's diverged wildly since June. Higher rates from here will negatively impact the stocks and real estate markets. Republicans will lose the House in November.
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This video introduces the concept of Bonds. What are bonds and why are they issued. What is a bond, meaning and information of bonds in Hindi. बॉन्ड्स क्या होते है, बॉन्ड्स और बॉन्ड मार्किट की जानकारी, बॉन्ड्स का अर्थ, बॉन्ड्स ट्रेडिंग और बॉन्ड यील्ड. बॉन्ड या बॉन्ड्स (Bonds) एक प्रकार का ऋण होता है. इसे एक प्रकार का उधार पत्र भी कह सकते है. इसे आमतौर पर किसी देश की सरकार के द्वारा जारी किया जाता है.
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The bond market moves when expectations change about economic growth and inflation. Unlike stocks, whose future earnings are anyone's guess, bonds make fixed payments for a certain period of time. Investors decide how much to pay for a given bond based on how much they expect inflation to erode the value of those fixed payments. The higher their expectations of inflation, the less they will pay for bonds. The lower they expect inflation to be, the more they will pay. In Bond market, lower prices correspond to higher yields, and higher prices correspond to lower yields. When prices fall, yields rise, and vice versa. Find us on Social Media and stay connected: Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/InvestYadnya Facebook Group - https://goo.gl/y57Qcr Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/InvestYadnya
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http://www.euronews.com/ Spain managed to sell all the government bonds it wanted at its latest auction - 2.5 billion euros worth. But investors' worries about the state of the economy and the struggles Madrid is having to tame its deficit meant a rise in the bond yields, that is the amount of interest offered. Spain has again slipped into recession and the economy has been contracting or showing minimal growth for four years. It is not under too much pressure as, including earlier issuance, the government has now raised half of its gross target for this year. It has benefited from market liquidity after Europe's banks took more than a trillion euros of ultra-cheap three-year cash (LTRO) from the European Central Bank in December and February. "A reasonable set of results, which will go some way to allaying fears the domestic bid for Spanish bonds has dried up. That said, as evidenced by the accepted yield on the 10-year, this support does come at a price," rate strategist at Rabobank Richard McGuire said. Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
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This video discusses the advantages of investing in municipal bonds: namely, the historically lower risk of default (relative to corporate bonds) and tax-exempt nature of most municipal bonds. The video provides an example to show how the after-tax return of a municipal bond can be higher than a corporate bond that has a higher pretax yield. The video also demonstrates why municipal bonds are more attractive to high-income investors by showing that the tax-equivalent yield of a municipal bond increases as a person's tax rate increases. Edspira is your source for business and financial education. To view the entire video library for free, visit http://www.Edspira.com To like us on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/Edspira Edspira is the creation of Michael McLaughlin, who went from teenage homelessness to a PhD. The goal of Michael's life is to increase access to education so all people can achieve their dreams. To learn more about Michael's story, visit http://www.MichaelMcLaughlin.com To follow Michael on Facebook, visit https://facebook.com/Prof.Michael.McLaughlin To follow Michael on Twitter, visit https://twitter.com/Prof_McLaughlin
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The Federal Reserve has been raising interest rates for the past couple of years. It looks like they’re signaling that they’re going to continue to raise them over the next year or so, and yet what we’ve seen recently is that longer-term treasury bond yields haven’t been rising as much. On this episode of Bond Market Today, Kathy Jones and Collin Martin discuss how high bond yields might go in this cycle. Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/charlesschwab Click here for more insights: http://www.schwab.com/insights/ (0918-890F)
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The high-yield bond market has rallied again in recent months after a selloff that drove yields to their highest levels since 2011. The market was hit hard in 2015 and early 2016 by worries about slowing global growth and the collapse of energy priceswhich slammed the bonds of many oil and gas companies. Lately, growth fears have eased and oil prices have recouped some of their losses. But many investors remain concerned about other potential threats to high-yield, including credit tightening by the Federal Reserve, prolonged weakness in emerging-market economies and the rising tide of corporate debt maturing between 2018 and 2022. Are central bank policies, including negative interest rates in Europe, supportive or hazardous for high-yield? Which industries offer the best value prospects for investors now? On this panel, leaders in high-yield and leveraged finance will share their outlooks and strategies. Moderator Tom Braithwaite, Lex Writer, Financial Times Speakers Christopher Boyle, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Guggenheim Partners Peter Budko, Partner, AR Global Henry Chyung, Chief Investment Officer, Post Advisory Group Robert Kricheff, Global Strategist and High-Yield Portfolio Manager, Shenkman Capital Andrew Whittaker, Vice Chairman, Jefferies; Vice Chairman, Leucadia National Corp.
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Jack Hough and Jack Otter of Barron's discuss hospital-related municipal bonds with juicy yields. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy Visit the WSJ channel for more video: https://www.youtube.com/wsjdigitalnetwork More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://online.wsj.com/home-page Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjlive Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJLive Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Follow WSJ on Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/wall-street-journal Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
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CNBC's Dom Chu takes a look at high-yield ETFs bouncing back after market turmoil. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC
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With implied volatility so low, many traders are sitting on their hands waiting for volatility to revert back to its historical average. Meanwhile, many investors are looking toward bonds and bond ETFs for higher yields. But Dr. Data (Michael Rechenthin, PhD) explains how these products may not be as safe as it seems especially if interest rates change. Tom, Tony and Dr. Data walk us through the current yields of treasuries along with a few bond ETFs. With a visual, Dr. Data explains the current convexity risks associated with holding longer maturity bonds as compared to shorter maturities such as the 2-year note. Since most investors tend not to hold fixed income products for their entire duration, the risk is that interest rates will increase thereby decreasing the price of the investment. As an example he compares the 10-year note to the 2-year note; 10-year notes have 80 basis point better yields, yet are held for 5 times longer than 2-year notes. Additionally, a rise in interest rates will negatively affect the 10-year price far more than the 2-year note. Bond ETFs are a bit more complex since there are problems associated with looking strictly at their average duration of bonds held. This is because many hold not just treasuries (which have next to no risks of default) but also corporate bonds (which are more prone to economic conditions). Dr. Data provides a nice visual demonstrating how much three bond ETFs have moved in price when yields have change in notes. He also provides a nice formula to calculate how much these bond ETFs will change depending on your expectation of interest rates. ======== tastytrade.com ======== Hosted by Tom Sosnoff and Tony Battista, tastytrade is a real financial network with 8 hours of live programming five days a week during market hours. From pop culture to advanced investment strategies, tastytrade has a broad spectrum of content for viewers of all kinds! Tune in and learn how to trade options successfully and make the most of your investments! Watch tastytrade LIVE daily Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pmCT: http://ow.ly/EbzUU Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/tastytrade1?sub_confirmation=1 Follow tastytrade: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tastytrade Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tastytrade LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/tastytrade Instagram: http://instagram.com/tastytrade Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/tastytrade/
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Mutual Funds and Bond Yields have a correlation with each other. Increase in bond yields results in an increase in interest rates. It is either a result of or results in REPO Rate by RBI. Therefore, bond price decrease and in such a scenario, Short term debt funds deliver best returns. On the contrary, If the bond yield decrease as a result of the cut in Repo Rate, the bond price increase. It leads to higher returns from long term debt mutual funds. An investor can take advantage of this correlation between Mutual Funds and Bond Yields. When the interest rates are increasing, Short term debt mutual funds should be preferred and in case interest rates are decreasing, Long term debt mutual funds deliver superior returns. By investing in debt mutual funds, an investor can generate returns higher than the traditional investment options like fixed deposits or small savings schemes. The only catch is to understand the interest rate cycle to decide on the type of debt mutual fund. If you liked this video, You can "Subscribe" to my YouTube Channel. The link is as follows https://goo.gl/nsh0Oh By subscribing, You can daily watch a new Educational and Informative video in your own Hindi language. For more such interesting and informative content, join me at: Website: http://www.nitinbhatia.in/ T: http://twitter.com/nitinbhatia121 G+: https://plus.google.com/+NitinBhatia #NitinBhatia
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UPDATE: You can also find the YTM by trial and error. If you plug in 0.06 for the YTM in the equation this gives you $91,575, which is lower than $92,227. YTM = 0.058 gives you $92,376, which is a little bit higher than $92,227. YTM = 0.0585 gives you $92,175, but YTM = 0.0584 gives you $92,215 which is very close to $92,227. Thus, 5.84% is the approximate YTM This video explains how to calculate the yield-to-maturity of a coupon bond. A comprehensive example is provided that shows the formula for calculating the yield, but the video also provides a Microsoft Excel formula that provides an easier means of determining the yield. Edspira is your source for business and financial education. To view the entire video library for free, visit http://www.Edspira.com To like us on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/Edspira Edspira is the creation of Michael McLaughlin, who went from teenage homelessness to a PhD. The goal of Michael's life is to increase access to education so all people can achieve their dreams. To learn more about Michael's story, visit http://www.MichaelMcLaughlin.com To follow Michael on Facebook, visit https://facebook.com/Prof.Michael.McLaughlin To follow Michael on Twitter, visit https://twitter.com/Prof_McLaughlin
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Let us help you become the smartest investor in the room. Sign up by clicking the link below and get our 100% free E-book now: http://www.fearlesswealth.com/a-better-choice-yt/ Don't Miss Weekly Updates from RC! Click Here to Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpeNTBaLA3xmrKSl7f0tWTA ===================================== It is Independence Day this week and I wanted to talk about how a lot of what independence is about is thinking for yourself, point out things you know that are not right. Sometimes this means you have to be on your own or at least with a small group that is going up against something large. And if you’ve been following me, you know that I’m a firm believe that the long only Big Box approach worked great in the 80’s and 90’s, but just hasn’t been working since 1999. Below you will find seven charts of different treasury yields. Each chart goes back to 1982. In each chart there will be a red dot – where the stock market peaked in 2000 and 2007. And a green dot – where the stock market bottomed after those two recessions. You’ll notice some interesting similarities in all of the 7 treasury yields charts. Also the Fed has less and less control over treasury yields the further and further out you go. So in our examples below the Fed has the most control over the 3 month yield and the least over the 30 year yield. The first chart below is of the 3 month treasury yield. You can see when the peak in yields happens in the early 1980s. Remember that The Feds are the ones that control this yield. The red dots are when the stock market peaked in 2000 and 2007. Notice how much yields fell during those times. In the 2000 Dot Com recession yields full from around 6% to eventually 1%. Similarly in the 2008 recession yields fell from about 5% all the way to 0%. In both recessions the yields fell 5%. So what do you think will happen to this yield when we have our next recession? If we have a recession right now and the Fed drops the yield 5% we’d have a -4% yield on the 3 month treasury. The next chart below is the 6 month treasury yield. You probably notice right away that the two charts look very similar. During each recession shown on the chart the yields drop about 5%. The biggest difference between the two charts are when rates started rising. You can see that the 6 month treasury yield began rising about two years before the 3 month yield. This is because the Fed has less of a reach on the 6 month yield. The point of showing you these charts is that the yield has a lot higher to go before we get into the next recession. It also can show you how absurd the behavior of the Fed has been considering the flatness of the line. This next price chart is of the 1 year treasury yield. Again you can see that the yield peaked right around the same time that the stock market peaked. But right after the stock market bottomed in 2002 the 1 year yield still continued to fall right after. You can see the similarities between the three charts. After each recession the yields dropped about 5%. Notice how steep this yield increases when the stock market goes up. Something that people forget is that yields historically move in the direction that stocks do. The next chart is the 2 year treasury. Again very similar. When the Dot Com recession happened the yield fell 6% and then during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis 5%. As you move further out on the yield curve the Fed has less control over it. This is interesting because after the yield bottomed in 2011, it has been steadily increasing on its own. The Fed didn’t start raising interest rates until December 2015. But the two year treasury which is controlled more by the public and the market, started moving up way before the Fed started moving their interest rates up.
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There are several different types of yield you can use to compare potential returns on an investment. Chip Loughridge with Zions Direct explains Current Yield and Yield to Maturity, as well as when you would typically use these calculations. What did you think? Leave a comment or subscribe to our channel to continue building your investment knowledge. You can open an investment account and purchase stocks, bonds, CDs, mutual funds and more at www.zionsdirect.com or call us at 800-524-8875. Find us elsewhere: Roku – http://www.rokuguide.com/channels/zions-direct-tv Our Newsletter - https://www.zionsdirect.com/newsletter.php Our Blog – http://think.zionsdirect.com Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/ZionsDirectTV Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/ZionsDirect
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With interest rate hikes and indications that there will be further increases this year, we've been receiving questions about the impact of rising interest rates on a bond portfolio. In this video, Pure Financial's Director of Research, Brian Perry, CFP®, CFA® answers the question, "what will happen to my bond portfolio when interest rates rise?" If you would like to schedule a free assessment with one of our CFP® professionals, click here: https://purefinancial.com/lp/free-assessment/ Make sure to subscribe to our channel for more helpful tips and stay tuned for the next episode of “Your Money, Your Wealth.” http://bit.ly/2FDSfK2 Channels & show times: http://yourmoneyyourwealth.com https://purefinancial.com IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES: • Investment Advisory and Financial Planning Services are offered through Pure Financial Advisors, Inc. A Registered Investment Advisor. • Pure Financial Advisors Inc. does not offer tax or legal advice. Consult with their tax advisor or attorney regarding specific situations. • Opinions expressed are subject to change without notice and are not intended as investment advice or to predict future performance. • Investing involves risk including the potential loss of principal. No investment strategy can guarantee a profit or protect against loss in periods of declining values. • All information is believed to be from reliable sources; however, we make no representation as to its completeness or accuracy. • Intended for educational purposes only and are not intended as individualized advice or a guarantee that you will achieve a desired result. Before implementing any strategies discussed you should consult your tax and financial advisors.
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The Gartman Letter editor Dennis Gartman discusses the wild market swings on Wall Street.
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A default wave will soon be hitting high yield bonds and investors better be prepared for it, says Steve Blumenthal, CEO of CMG Capital. Still, Blumenthal says there is a bright side to the coming washout in junk bonds. 'The good news is that the selloff will create one of the greatest buying opportunities of a lifetime in the not too distant future. Remember the 20% yields on high yield bonds in 2008? My two cents is that the coming opportunity will be even better,' says Blumenthal. Blumenthal says tactical trend analysis enables investors to identify the primary movements in high yield bonds. His strategy is to stay invested during the up trending cycles and shorten maturities when the trend turns down. In other words, buy the iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) or the SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) when trends are turning up. Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
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Also referred to as 'negative yield curve' it is a rare scenario in which short-term interest rates produce higher yields than long-term interest rates. When this happens it is usually an indication that an expected decline in interest rates are to occur. An inverted yield curve is when the yields on bonds with a shorter duration are higher than the yields on bonds that have a longer duration. This usually only happens with Treasury note yields. That's when yields on one-month, six-month or one-year Treasury bills are higher than yields on 10-year or 30-year Treasury bonds. By Barry Norman, Investors Trading Academy.
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Keep an eye on the high yield bond market. In recent months, the rally in high yield bond prices have pushed yields lower, close to levels not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC Rally In High Yield Bond Prices Pushed Yields Lower, Investors' Warning | Trading Nation | CNBC
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Caleb Wong, OFI Global Portfolio Manager, explains how both cat bonds and high-yield bonds can potentially deliver substantial spreads over U.S. Treasuries in exchange for higher risk. And, like high-yield bonds, catastrophe bonds have the potential to default if the underlying asset sustains a major loss. Learn the similarities and differences between the two types of bonds: http://bit.ly/2gd6F9B
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Introduction to the treasury yield curve. Created by Sal Khan. Watch the next lesson: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/bonds-tutorial/v/relationship-between-bond-prices-and-interest-rates?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=financeandcapitalmarkets Missed the previous lesson? Watch here: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/stock-and-bonds/bonds-tutorial/v/introduction-to-bonds?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=Desc&utm_campaign=financeandcapitalmarkets Finance and capital markets on Khan Academy: Both corporations and governments can borrow money by selling bonds. This tutorial explains how this works and how bond prices relate to interest rates. In general, understanding this not only helps you with your own investing, but gives you a lens on the entire global economy. About Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content. For free. For everyone. Forever. #YouCanLearnAnything Subscribe to Khan Academy’s Finance and Capital Markets channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ1Rt02HirUvBK2D2-ZO_2g?sub_confirmation=1 Subscribe to Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=khanacademy
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The markets sold off a little more to start the week as tech stocks weighed on the overall market. The Dow 30 was lower by 16, the S&P 500 closed the day flat and the Nasdaq 100 closed down 17 on the day. Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) was your worst performer in the Dow as banks continue to selloff following earnings. The “FANG” stocks helped pull the Nasdaq 100 lower on the day, with Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) being the worst performers. The 10 year treasury note yield reached the 3% mark for the first time since 2014 today which further flattens out the yield curve. This has many concerned of a pending recession, and was a focus on financial media today. Merck (NYSE: MRK) shares were higher by 2.40% today, leading the Dow 30. Shares neared a three month high following a double upgrade from Goldman Sachs. The analyst upgraded the stock to Conviction buy thanks to the progress and success of their lung cancer drug, Keytruda. Goldman now has a price target of $73, up from $63 due to their assumptions that Keytruda will be a “$16 billion asset by 2025.” In other news, Alaska Air (NYSE: ALK) shares added 5.70% despite missing revenue numbers as overall profit came in higher than expected. Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) earnings came up short but investors bought the dip, closing shares higher by 4%. Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) announced mixed earnings but shares remained near the high end of the recent range. As for earnings, this will be the busiest week of earnings season with over 170 names in the S&P 500 reporting by the end of the week. Facebook (NYSE: FB), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) are some of the names that will likely dominate this weeks, earnings headlines.
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In the North American pre-market yesterday, traders hesitated to buy the US dollar. However, the greenback was developing a rapid rally against the Japanese yen in the Asian trade. The dollar/yen pair is trading close to a nine-month high at about 110.92. Meanwhile, yields of 10-year benchmark US Treasuries have hit a seven-year high that boosted demand for the US dollar. This trading week, yields surged 15 basis points amid higher likelihood that the US Federal Reserve is ready for several rounds of monetary tightening until the year end. Today, political developments also make an impact on the dollar/yen pair. On Thursday, US President stated that he is not sure about successful talks between the US and China. Nevertheless, investors doubt the scenario of the escalating trade conflict between the two largest global economies. Indeed, China is considering some concessions and has already suggested measures to contract trade balance deficit by 200 billion US dollars by the end of 2020. Traders are alert to further details of the talks. The yen is trading under pressure. The safe haven yen has been affected by downbeat inflation data from Japan. Government data showed on Friday that consumer price index eased to 0.6% in April, missing expectations for a 0.7% gain. Japan’s core consumer prices rose 0.7% in annual terms, slightly below the forecast for 0.8% growth. Inflation shows little momentum to reach the central bank’s target level of 2%. Thus, subdued inflation signals that the regulator will keep ultra-loose monetary policy for long. Experts say the dollar/yen pair is set to close the week in the green. Today, the economic calendar lacks macroeconomic data from the US. So the US dollar is going to hover around the same levels against its counterparts. https://www.instaforex.com FX Analytics - https://www.instaforex.com/forex_analytics Forex Calendar - https://www.instaforex.com/forex_calendar Forex TV from InstaForex - https://www.instaforex.com/instaforex_tv Forex charts - https://www.instaforex.com/charts Instant account opening - https://www.instaforex.com/fast_open_live_account Forex Trading Contests - https://www.instaforex.com/forex_contests List of official InstaForex blogs: https://www.facebook.com/instaforex https://www.instagram.com/instaforex/ https://twitter.com/InstaForex
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In this interview with CNBC-TV18, Neeraj Gambhir, MD and Head of Fixed Income at Nomura India gave his outlook on the road ahead for the bond market. - CNBC-TV18 is India's No.1 Business medium and the undisputed leader in business news. The channel's benchmark coverage extends from corporate news, financial markets coverage, expert perspective on investing and management to industry verticals and beyond. CNBC-TV18 has been constantly innovating with new genres of programming that helps make business more relevant to different constituencies across India. India's most able business audience consumes CNBC-TV18 for their information & investing needs. This audience is highly diversified at one level comprising of key groups such as business leaders, professionals, retail investors, brokers and traders, intermediaries, self-employed professionals, High Net Worth individuals, students and even homemakers but shares a distinct commonality in terms of their spirit of enterprise. Subscribe to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNBCTV18 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnbctv18india/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CNBCTV18News Website: http://www.moneycontrol.com/cnbctv18/
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The DWS high-yield bond ETF is quickly becoming a stable in fixed-income investors' search for speculative-grade debt exposure. The Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYLB) has accumulated $1.2 billion in net assets under management. The fund comes with a relatively cheap 0.20% expense ratio, shows a 5.75% 12-month yield and trades an average 157,000 shares per day.
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The disappointing October jobs report knocked the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond back below 2%. Tony Rodriguez, co-head of fixed income at Nuveen Asset Management, said better economic data will soon arrive and investors will exit the safe haven investment as quickly as they stormed in. 'It will take some data as we go through the month on the consumer, which I think remains relatively healthy, maybe a jobs number, next month which is a little better than what we saw today to get the 10-year Treasury moving back above 2% before the end of the year,' said Rodriguez. The U.S. created 142,000 jobs in September, far below the 200,000 jobs that were expected. The unemployment rate remained at 5.1%, but hourly wages were flat instead of the 2.4% pickup that was forecast. Rodriguez added that an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve in December is still 'in play' if we see a strong jobs number for October. Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
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Investment in banking stocks with a favorable Zacks Rank and strong growth potential will be a prudent move.
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The Federal Reserve is looking to hike short-term interest rates for the first time since June 2006. Uncertainty surrounding the timing of higher rates contributed to the unprecedented market jitters seen in stocks over the past few weeks. ‘A rate hike will be good for savers,’ said Brian Rehling, co-head of global fixed income strategy at Wells Fargo (WFC) Investment Institute. ‘Although the benefit is going to be quite small because the Fed’s going to go very slow here.’ Experts expect the Fed’s to initially hike short-term interest rates by just 25 basis points. ‘Investors should hold modest amounts of cash alternatives to meet near-term liquidity needs and emergency expenses,’ he added. TheStreet’s Scott Gamm reports from New York. Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
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Bond yields fell last week, even in the face of another rate hike announcement from the Federal Reserve Board. Equities took the central bank move in stride as well. Check out this week’s Economic Beat for more on this and other market news.
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Bond Yields are an important part of the financial markets. They have been a strong focus recently for Shaun Richards, from Not A Yes Man Economics. If you look at the beginning of the credit crunch, Central Banks thought that at first they could deal with it by cutting short term interest rates. That did not work and it did not get the response that they had initially expected. After this point they considered other interest rates, at the time the thought was that the short term interest rate was the solution to all problems. After this gamble, they moved to longer term interest rates. This meant that they could influence what businesses pay, mortgage rates. In essence the beginning of Quantitative Easing. This is the lead in to the current issues. We have had flares of bond yields increasing in the face of crises in Europe. However now, everywhere you look yields are low. This goes counter to what economics suggests should be happening. Yields should be picking up higher. They are often forecast to move higher, however it never happens. After the election of Trump bond yields did go higher. But if you look across a flat yield the gap between the start at end is very little. The 2YR yield is 1.8%, the 30YR is 2.71%. So if that market is correct, it is in fact telling us that there is not much to expect for the next 30 years! There is a further element to that, it would historically mean that a recession was on its way. What it does mean is that the Central Banks have levelled the market. Whilst Bond Yields are in the control of Central Banks, then they will not rise much. There will be fluctuations, but they will stay in a tight range. With yields so low, it has in fact saved governments a lot of money. To see a real move now would require a very big crisis. We would need a new credit crunch to ever see yields move higher. Shaun then discusses the possibility of Central Banks wanting to steepen the curve and how they would go around that. Finally they then look at the effect of yields on the man on the street; whether it be mortgage rates, pension rates. Core Finance is part of Core London, a TV production company based in Belgravia, London. Core Finance aims to provide its viewers with insightful market commentary, helping investors navigate global financial markets. Making the content provided invaluable to viewers. Our shows are closely followed by fund managers, day traders, retail investors, company CEO's, experienced investors and those new to the financial markets. Core Finance covers all asset classes ranging from currencies (forex), equities, bonds, commodities, crypto-currencies, ETF's, futures and options. Views expressed are solely those of guests and presenters and do not constitute investment advice and are not the views of Core Finance or Core London. See More At: www.corelondon.tv Twitter: @CoreLondonTV Facebook: CoreLondonTV
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Today I want to tell you why focusing on investing to generate income is a flawed strategy altogether, and why a total return approach to investing will lead to a more reliable outcome. In my last two videos, I talked about high yield bonds and preferred shares. These are two alternative asset classes that investors venture into when they are seeking higher income yields. I told you why you might want to avoid those asset classes here: Why You Should Think Twice About High Yield Bonds: https://youtu.be/CZp9ULWi3pI Why I Prefer to Avoid Preferred Shares: https://youtu.be/rRlkvFVTqvM ------------------ Visit PWL Capital: https://goo.gl/uPcXg7 Follow PWL Capital on: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PWLCapital - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PWLCapital - LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/105673/ Follow Ben Felix on - Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjaminwfelix - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminwfelix/ ------------------ Video channel management, content strategy & production by Truly Inc. - Website: http://trulyinc.com - Twitter: https://twitter.com/trulyinc
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http://www.theforexnittygritty.com/forex/increased-bond-yields-drive-the-dollar-higher Increased Bond Yields Drive the Dollar Higher The US Federal Reserve has stated its intention to reduce its bond buying program known as quantitative easing. The US central bank has been purchasing $85 Billion in US treasuries every month. This policy was meant to stimulate the US economy, keep interest rates down, and help relieve unemployment. It was never intended to be permanent. As the end of this policy approaches the bond market has reacted with large scale selling and interest rates have risen. As a general rule increased bond yields drive the dollar higher. The USD rose against most major currencies and reached a three week high against the yen. While increased bond yields drive the dollar higher the Euro is maintaining strength on news that the European Central Bank does intend to drive interest rates down as the recession in the EU is finally relenting. Before looking at how this will affect foreign currency trading let us look at just what quantitative easing is. What Is Quantitative Easing? Quantitative easing or QE is an unconventional monetary policy. It has only been used when standard monetary policy is not successful in stimulating an economy. A central bank implements QE by buying financial assets from commercial banks and other private institutions. This increases the money supply. The goal is to keep interest rates low. In addition the central bank buys government bonds as another measure to keep interest rates low. This policy was used by the Bank of Japan to fight deflation in the early 2000's. It has been used by the European Union, Great Britain and the United States since the onset of the Great Recession of 2007 and forward. QE 1, 2, 3 and the USD The US Federal Reserve has had three rounds of quantitative easing, QE 1, QE 2 and QE 3. QE 3 will be phased out by mid-2014 according to the Feds. In the first round the Feds purchased $2.1 Trillion in bank debt, mortgage backed securities and treasury notes. In the second round the Fed purchased an additional $600 Billion of US Treasuries. QE 3 started in the fall of 2012 with bond purchases of $40 Billion a month and raised the amount to $85 Billion in December of 2012. The Fed program of quantitative easing was successful in that it helped the nation recover from the recession. And it was never intended to be permanent. But when the Fed chairman announced an eventual end to the program stocks fell and bond owners sold. Bonds have gone up as increased bond yields drive the dollar higher as well. What many traders anticipate is a further rise in the US interest rate. As increased bond yields drive the dollar higher there is the potential for profits in online currency trading. The ten year bond has been trading just under 3% and experts expect rates to go up to nearly $5 by the end of the third quarter of 2014. As increased bond yields drive the dollar higher traders will watch both fundamental analysis of Forex pairs and technical factors in predicting price movement and searching for profits. http://youtu.be/bSrCw2gtJtY
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