Some Thoughts on Timing Your Corporate Bond Purchases

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As those who follow the bond market know, during the second quarter of 2013, yields on U.S. Treasury securities rose notably. But even with the 10-year Treasury topping 2.70%, and the 30-year topping 3.70% in early July (yields even higher when … [Read more...]

Q2 in Review – A Tale of the Bipolar Bond Market

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Dictionary.com defines “bipolar” as “characterized by opposite extremes.” In searching for a word to describe the bond market’s behavior during the second quarter of 2013, bipolar seems rather appropriate. In terms of yields, the 30-year U.S. … [Read more...]

Fed Funds Rates vs. Bond Mutual Funds

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The sky is falling! Well at least it appears to be in the bond markets. I guess we cannot refer to this as a “Great Rotation” being that stocks have been getting hit pretty hard with the Fed’s recent decision to announce that an end of their stimulus … [Read more...]

Do SandRidge Energy bonds yield 6% or 8%?

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One my favorite bond analysts, Rom Badilla of Bondsquawk.com, recently recommended the high yield bonds of Sandridge Energy, a large producer of oil and natural gas. However, a person not very familiar with technical terms of the bond market might … [Read more...]