Here is a list of the major stories impacting the bond market this week.
The MLP Sector, primarily comprised of oil & gas infrastructure companies, has lost significant value over the last six months. It has underperformed the S&P 500 by more than 20% and is now at the cheapest level in the five years relative to the high-yield market.
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There are serious signs of stress in the US money markets. Commercial paper and LIBOR spreads have soared over the last couple of months to the highest levels since the 2008 financial crisis. The difference between LIBOR and OIS, a popular gauge of distress in the banking sector, has widened to 0.57% today from 0.10% just …
If you are like most investors, you probably have some extra cash sitting in your brokerage account. The cash may come from interest or dividends and may be considered temporary, it may be a result of a short-term asset allocation decisions, or it could be a strategic allocation to get exposure to fluctuating money market …
Many eyes are watching emerging markets economies. The economies of countries such as China, Thailand, and South Korea, along with their stock markets, soared last year and are outpacing developed markets so far in 2018. Click here to read the entire article on Forbes
U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, appeared on CNBC last Friday to talk about a variety of different issues. He spoke about the new trade tariffs, national security, and, of course, he faced the inevitable questions on interest rates. Click here to read the entire article on Forbes