Fed Survey Results Supportive of Funds Flow into Bonds

The latest U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book survey last week showed a pickup in economic growth but inflation that remains muted, supporting market expectations that a third interest rate hike this year is unlikely.  Economists anticipate that the Fed will hold its...

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Apple’s Bonds as an Alternative to Treasuries

As the flight-to-quality continues amidst geopolitical tensions brought about by North Korea's nuclear ambitions and uncertainty over Trump's policies, investors' search for safe assets have led many to consider Apple Inc.'s bonds as substitutes to U.S. Treasuries....

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Evidence for Green Bonds Outperformance

With the State Bank of India, the country's largest lender, planing to raise up to US$3 billion in India's largest overseas green bond issue, investor support will be a key factor determining the success of the issue.  It is at this time that HSBC's corporate credit...

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Strong Demand for Chinese Real Estate Dollar Bonds

Investor demand continues to be robust for the U.S. dollar bonds of Chinese property developers including Greentown's most recent US$450 million issue in mid July which was 13.3 times oversubscribed.  According to Moody's, fundamentals for this sector have improved,...

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Rallying Bond Prices Leave Market in Amazement

The bond markets continued its upward movement throughout August even as a late-July Federal Reserve meeting increased chances of the central bank reducing its $4.5 trillion balance sheet in the near future, and after three Fed rate hikes in the past nine months.  At...

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Bonds Less Attractive than Stocks to Warren Buffett

Echoing comments from former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett cautions that in the currently still low interest rate environment, bonds are less attractive than stocks despite indications of the equity markets...

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Jackson Hole Comments by Yellen Sparks Treasury Rally

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments that the financial system is more stable currently as compared to the last decade, after the onset of the financial crisis, prompted a rise in Treasury prices.  She was speaking last Friday on the second day out of...

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