posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014
We believe the LEI is one of the better indicators to foreshadow recession.
Our fastest-growing exports are not always as visible as some of the items we consume and
Geopolitical risks powered bonds to another weekly gain, but historically such gains have
been short-lived and given way to other fundamental drivers.
posted on Friday, August 15, 2014
The strength of European government bonds has supported demand for US Treasuries due to more attractive yield differentials.
Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index (CCI) dropped 7 points for the
second straight week to 263.
posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014
When you say "I do," you don't just tie the knot with your significant other; you're marrying their financial habits, too.
posted on Friday, August 08, 2014
Last week's batch of top-tier economic data failed to act as a catalyst for additional bond gains.
posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Losing almost 3% in a week seems a minor concern given historical market ups and downs;
nevertheless, investors may begin to wonder if stock market valuations are signaling a decline.
With the release of the GDP figures for the second quarter of 2014 (along with revisions to the data back to 1999), the disconnect appears to be fading.
posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Futures continue to indicate the bond market believes the Fed does not have an ace up its sleeve and that ultimately they will not raise rates as high as they project.
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