50 bps Rate Cut By End of 2019, Says Fed Funds Futures

U.S. fed funds futures contracts extended their rally and are currently indicating more than half a percentage point of interest rate cuts this year by the Federal Reserve.  Several U.S. primary dealers corroborate these numbers with their prediction of rate cuts in...

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Perpetual Bonds – Key Risks to Know Before Investing

Perpetual bonds have became very popular among individual investors, but the question is do you know what you are buying? Here are some of the key risks that you should keep in mind before investing in perpetuals. 1. Redemption Uncertainty Perpetual bonds are a unique...

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Bond Rally Cools Off as Asian HY Issuance at Record High

April was a month of cooling off for the Asian bond market after a strong first quarter characterized by dovish Fed commentary, booming bond prices and falling credit spreads. Mark-to-market gains (ex-coupon) for USD denominated bonds in the BEV universe stood at $4.7...

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Indian Dollar Bond Issuance Set to Surpass 2017 Record

India Inc’s overseas dollar bond issuances have already surpassed last year’s total of $6.3 billion in just the first 4 months of 2019 with $9.9 billion raised by companies from a range of industries such as State Bank of India ($1.25 billion), Shriram Transport...

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Perpetual Bonds – Understanding the Basics

What are perpetual bonds? Perpetual bonds, also called perpetuals or perps, are fixed income securities that have no maturity date, or where the agreed-upon period of time over which interest will be paid is forever (in perpetuity). Unlike fixed tenor bonds that have...

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