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  • Financials

    Why low inflation in the US shows that resources are being wasted

    The speech took an interesting turn when Kocherlakota questioned his audience on they should care that inflation is too low.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bill Gross Analyzed ‘Carry’ in Credit Risk, Volatility, and Liquidity

    In his June 2016 investment outlook, Bill Gross stated that “credit risk or credit ‘carry’ offers little reward relative to potential losses.”

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    Jeffrey Gundlach Advises Investors to Invest in Mortgages

    During a gradual rate hike scenario, Gundlach believes investment in mortgages is the best strategy.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Bond Funds Record Highest Inflows of 2016

    According to Lipper funds flow data, investment-grade bond funds saw net inflows of $3.1 billion—the highest inflows YTD (year-to-date)—during the week ending April 27.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Fund Managers

    Bill Gross Says These Instruments Have Investment Opportunities

    Gross has suggested some short-term duration investment products since he believes economic growth may not reach the level of investor expectation.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Fund Managers

    Why Gundlach Believes the Bond Market Is Set Up for a Rally

    Prominent bond investor Jeffrey Gundlach discussed the bond market’s performance and his expectations for the bond market in a recent interview.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Richard Bernstein: Falling Yields Are Testimony to Risk Aversion

    Bernstein asked a rhetorical question: “Could there be anything that suggests extreme risk aversion more than the increasing proportion of global sovereign bonds that have negative yields?”

    By David Ashworth
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    Real Insights

    What Does the Green Bond Index Look Like?

    Apprehensions over climate change, an emphasis on global pension funds over the integration of ESG in their investments, and new markets will fuel demand for this type of bond.

    By VanEck
  • Financials

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard shares an alternative view

    Bullard went on to talk about the international economy from an alternate view. Under this view, most features characterizing the economy remain the same as under the traditional view—except one.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Big a Problem Could US Debt Become?

    If we turn back the clock to before the recession, we find that US debt levels weren’t this high, and unconventional programs like quantitative easing helped the economy recover from the Great Recession.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Richard Bernstein Sees Risk in ‘Safe’ Investments

    Richard Bernstein believes that investors’ flocking to fixed-income products and shunning equities has increased their risk.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Bill Gross: Monetary Policy on Steady but Slow Path

    After the release of the FOMC’s November statement, Bill Gross said that monetary policy in the United States is steadily moving toward normalization, though its pace is slow.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FOMC: Why Did George, Mester, and Rosengren Dissent?

    The September 2016 FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting was characterized by three dissents to the status quo on the federal funds rate.

    By David Ashworth
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    Miscellaneous

    Why the Spike in Demand for Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds?

    The demand for US investment-grade corporate bonds was driven by higher yields generated by bonds in the midst of low interest rates.

    By Matt Tucker, CFA
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    Industrials

    Can Fiscal Stimulus Do What Monetary Stimulus Couldn’t?

    Fiscal stimulus, if it comes about, will help fuel demand-pull inflation.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What the World Bank Thinks Now about US Economic Growth

    The World Bank expects the pace of US economic growth to be 1.9% this year—a sharp correction from the 2.7% pace the bank projected in January 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investment-Grade Corporate Bond Issuance Fell Last Week

    Investment-grade corporate bonds worth $17.7 billion were issued in the primary market in the week ended April 22, 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Spreads between High-Grade Bonds and Treasury Yields

    If spreads widen further, high-grade bonds will become more attractive because yields and prices are inversely related. A rise in yields indicates falling prices.

    By David Ashworth
  • Consumer

    Why the FOMC’s new guidance weakens the Fed’s credibility

    The preferred measure of core inflation in the United States by the Federal Reserve is changes in the core PCE price index.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    The relationship between interest rates and credit spreads

    Examining credit spreads gives investors an idea of how cheap (a wide credit spread) or expensive (a narrow credit spread) the market for a particular bond category or a particular bond is.

    By Surbhi Jain
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