Fed Certainly Uncertain – Cuts Rates by 25bps

Fed Certainly Uncertain – Cuts Rates by 25bps

The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade on Wednesday 31 July, citing “implications of global developments for the economic outlook as well as muted inflation pressures”. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the cut was to...
Bond Investors Up $75.4 Billion in 1Q19

Bond Investors Up $75.4 Billion in 1Q19

The Jan-Feb bond party continued into March with 1Q19 mark-to-market gains of $75.4 billion, calculated based on quarterly price gains (ex-coupon) of US dollar denominated bonds in the BEV universe. To illustrate this rally in bond prices, we plotted the average...
Optimism for Asia Debt Market in 2019

Optimism for Asia Debt Market in 2019

Asia’s dollar bond market is ending 2018 logging its worst performance since 2013. Fund managers, however, believe that strong fundamentals in many sectors and expectations of support from policy makers in several countries could mean certain areas of the market...
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