Posts filed under “Fixed Income/Interest Rates”

Falling Bonds, Rising Yields

Bond prices in the US, Europe and Japan have been sliding since December. At 4.11%, European 10-year government bond yields are at the highest level since  7/6/06, while at 4.88%, US bond yields are at their highest level since 8/15/06.

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Graphic courtesy of Michael Panzner


From the Fed’s perspective, while falling energy prices have acted as the equivalent of rate cuts, rising yields are moving to cancel those out.

Category: Energy, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Inflation

The Sordid Truth About Inflation

Category: Data Analysis, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Inflation, Investing, Markets

Seven Big Numbers for 2007

Category: Commodities, Currency, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Inflation, Markets, Psychology

Yield Curve: Its different this time

Category: Data Analysis, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Investing, Psychology

St. Louis Fed’s Monetary Trends

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Inflation

Waiting for the Fed; Looking at a few charts

Category: Economy, Employment, Federal Reserve, Fixed Income/Interest Rates

U.S. Treasury Yield Curve

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates

Home Prices Drop; 1st time in a Decade

Category: Economy, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Psychology, Real Estate, Retail

Inconsistent on Oil: heads we win, tails you lose . . .

Category: Commodities, Energy, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Psychology

Why I think Cramer is Wrong on the Consumer

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Psychology