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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Saudi Arabia Enters International Bond Market, Raises $17.5 Billion

    On October 20, the government of Saudi Arabia raised about $17.5 billion in an international bond issuance, marking the emerging market’s first foray into the international bond market.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Hunting for Yield: Looking beyond Japan

    Japan is the largest accessible bond market in Asia (source: Barclays Multiverse Index as of 7/29/16), but the problem is the yields for many local bonds are negative.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
  • Financials

    Risks you should know before investing in international bond funds

    In this article, we’ll discuss some of the risks an investor must consider before investing in international bonds. Some of these risks are unique to this asset class.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Sovereign international bonds versus the US Treasuries: The returns

    This part compares the performance of domestic bond funds investing in the U.S. Treasury securities with international bond funds, which invest in sovereign bonds issued by foreign governments.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Must-know variants in developed market international bond funds

    International bond funds like the Vanguard Total International Bond Index ETF (BNDX) can have various investment styles determined by their stated choice of bond investments.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will the Euro Bulls Take a Breather This Week?

    The EUR-USD (FXE) pair closed at a 0.21% fall against the US dollar (UUP) last week. Solid US jobs data on July 7, 2017.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Central Bankers Are Rattling Bonds and Currencies

    Since the FOMC minutes and the hawkish turn of events at the European Central Bank and the Bank of England, bond yields across the board have been trending higher.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Confused Markets: Inside the ECB’s Struggle amid Miscommunication

    The ECB (European Central Bank) in its recent monetary policy meeting on June 8 left its main refinancing rate at 0% and the interest rate at 0.25%.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did Markets Get Draghi’s Message Wrong?

    On June 27, ECB President Draghi said that the ECB may have to change its policy to keep the central bank’s accommodative stance unchanged.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Real Insights

    What’s Holding Back Foreign Investors from China?

    Many leading bond index providers are still not including China’s onshore bonds in their benchmark indexes due to various regulatory and operational concerns.

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Fixed Income, Currency Markets Reacted to the French Election

    European bonds (BWX) started showing signs of celebration late May 5 as opinion polls pointed toward an Emmanuel Macron win in the French presidential election.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    No Tapering, No Extension: ECB Avoids Future Talk on QE

    ECB chief Mario Draghi had nothing to say about either tapering or extension of the bond buying program.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does a Strong Dollar Impact International Bonds?

    When we talk about the relationship between the US dollar and bonds and how currency movements impact bonds, we’re essentially talking about international bonds.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Have European Bonds Been Jittery?

    In this series, we’ll analyze why this talk of tapering has come about and discuss the implications for investors.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Diminishing Opportunities in Asia: What You Need to Know

    The balance of countries in Asia present more interesting opportunities. To better focus our discussion, I’ll concentrate on investment grade markets.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
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