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Analysis Topic: Interest Rates and the Bond Market

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

Interest-Rates

Friday, January 23, 2015

Is 1.2 Trillion Euros The Right Answer To The Wrong Question? / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: DK_Matai

Good News Or Bad News?

Once upon a time something good happened for Europe.  The price of oil went down dramatically.  When the oil price halved in the last months of 2014, there was no way for the European Central Bank (ECB) to fulfill its mandate of keeping price growth close to 2 percent a year.  The ECB painted itself into a corner by targeting headline inflation, not core inflation, which excludes food and energy.  Left with no choice, the ECB announced on 22nd January 2015 that it would begin printing digital money in large quantities, ie, start Quantitative Easing or QE in the near future.  Contrary to popular myth, QE doesn't fight 'deflation', it rather causes it by keeping zombie banks alive.  Why? Quantitative easing simply buries money in commercial bank vaults, by bolstering their balance sheets, when it is cash in circulation that is desperately needed. 

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Are Plunging Petrodollar Revenues Behind the Fed’s Projected Rate Hikes? / Interest-Rates / US Interest Rates

By: Mike_Whitney

Why is the Fed threatening to raise interest rates when the economy is still in the doldrums? Is it because they want to avoid further asset-price inflation, prevent the economy from overheating, or is it something else altogether? Take a look at the chart below and you’ll see why the Fed might want to raise rates prematurely. It all has to do with the sharp decline in petrodollars that are no longer recycling into US financial assets.

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Interest-Rates

Monday, January 19, 2015

Where Would Interest Rates Be If The Fed Didn't Exist? / Interest-Rates / US Interest Rates

By: Michael_Pento

On January 7th CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Leisman engaged in a heated debate that posed an interesting question; is the free market at work keeping interest rates low, or is it the central banks' put? This made me consider the real question to ask which is: Where would rates be if central banks didn't exist?

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Interest-Rates

Saturday, January 17, 2015

ECB Euro-zone QE Money Printing Program Taking Shape / Interest-Rates / Central Banks

By: Dan_Norcini

More and more it appears as if we are going to get some form of QE next week out of the ECB. The big question is the size and scope of the program that most expect to be announced.

There has been some discussion as to whether the ECB would buy various government bonds across the board or whether the actual Central Banks of the respective Euro zone nations would buy their own government bonds as the composition of the actual bond buying program.

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Interest-Rates

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Swiss Storm - Central Banks Upside Down / Interest-Rates / Central Banks

By: Raul_I_Meijer

The Swiss have unleashed a pretty wild storm in financial markets. All sorts of companies and people today are licking their wounds, and quite a few will simply have to fold. It’s no exception to be so leveraged in foreign exchange wagers that a move of a few percent can wipe you out, let alone one of 30%. Leverage makes sure that right off the bat a whole bunch of foreign exchange brokers, including FXCM, the biggest, are literally dead in the water – FXCM stock fell 90% -.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, January 16, 2015

Will the ECB Soon Fire Up the Printing Presses? / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Frank_Hollenbeck

There is growing anticipation that the European Central Bank will pull the QE (quantitative easing) trigger at its upcoming meeting on January 22nd. Never mind that such an action explicitly violates article 104 of the Maastricht treaty (article 123 of the Treaty for the Functioning of the European Union):

“Overdraft facilities or any other type of credit facility with the ECB or with the central banks of the Member States (hereinafter referred to as ‘national central banks’) in favour of Community institutions or bodies, central governments, regional, local or other public authorities, other bodies governed by public law, or public undertakings of Member States shall be prohibited, as shall the purchase directly from them by the ECB or national central banks of debt instruments.”

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Interest-Rates

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Next Subprime Debt Crisis Has Already Started / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Reading about what's going on in the subprime auto lending space is a lot like reading about drive-by shootings.

Unless you're a subprime borrower, or live in a neighborhood where drive-bys are happening, you probably don't know much about either or think they affect you.

But if you listen closely there's muffled financial "gunfire" already in your neighborhood.

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Interest-Rates

Sunday, January 11, 2015

U.S. Treasury Bonds Elliott Wave Long View / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Anthony_Cherniawski

Unfortunately, this chart doesn’t go back prior to 1990, but there are clues that tell me where we are in the Elliott Wave structure. Wave III, for example, is exactly 12.9 years long. It is followed by a Triangle Wave IV, which is 3.87 years long.

Wave V is nearing an end. It is trading in a very straight trading channel. (It looks managed, don’t you think?) It is highly probable that the end of the T-bond uptrend may get a little help from a decline in equities. If so, a peak between the end of April and mid-May in bonds may correspond very neatly with the next potential bottom in the SPX. In other Words, the “flow” will be out of stocks and into bonds.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, January 09, 2015

The Hidden Perils of Low Interest Rates / Interest-Rates / US Interest Rates

By: John_Browne

Late last year, with the U.S. economy experiencing falling unemployment and seemingly low inflation, observers were extremely confident that the Federal Reserve would move judiciously in 2015 to restore 'normal' interest rates sooner rather than later. However, in light of the recent fall in both stocks and oil, that conviction has softened considerably.

Many, such as the very influential Bill Gross, now believe that our current Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP), which has been in place for six years, will remain in place throughout the year. While this likelihood is a disappointment to many, who would have preferred to see the economy move along without Fed-supplied training wheels, few really understand the pernicious effects these policies are inflicting on the economy the longer they are held in place. In short, ZIRP is slowly transforming the world economy into a dysfunctional basket case.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

U.S. Treasury Bond Bull Market Refuses to Die / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Dan_Norcini

Call this the market that simply will not die. As mentioned in some previous posts, just about the time one thinks that this market is finally ready to turn lower marking the onset of the end of the ultra-low long term interest rates and the inception of the new trend towards higher rates, back up it goes and down go the rates.

Between US investors seeking safe havens due to slowing growth and falling crude oil prices, and foreign investors looking for higher yielding alternatives to their own government bonds, ( which pay next to nothing not to mention the currency risk that they are exposed to thanks to the soaring US Dollar), bond bears haven't a chance in here.

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wall Street Will Always Find An Excuse For Not Raising U.S. Interest Rates / Interest-Rates / UK Interest Rates

By: EconMatters

Reasons or Excuses?
The reasons for the Fed not raising rates keep getting more bizarre and outside the scope of what used to constitute the Fed`s purview. First it was the financial crisis, then it was GDP growth not being up to par, then it was inflation not being robust enough, then it was employment being too soft, next it became China is slowing, then it became Europe is slowing, then it was Wall Street will sell off and there will be too much volatility, then it became lack of wage growth, next it was the Dollar was too strong, and now it is that Energy is too cheap. I am sure I missed at least 5 other reasons that have come and gone for the Fed not raising rates over the last 7 plus years of this ZIRP Fed Wall Street Welfare program.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

U.S. Bond Market Bubble is Reaching Epic Proportions / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: EconMatters

The 10-Year Bond now has a Yield of 2.08% right before the all-important Fed Quarterly Meeting and Press Conference this Wednesday, the 10-Year basically lost 24 basis points in a week, and mind you the week right after the strongest Employment Report (a positive 321,000 jobs added for the month) since the Financial Crisis, capping what has been a remarkable year in added jobs to the US economy, even wages spiked 0.4 % with strong upward employment revisions for the prior months. In short, in a normal functioning Bond Market Yields should be rising with improved economic conditions. Especially in a week with a robust Retail Sales Report up 0.7 % for the month. Bond Yields in the US should be much higher given the strong economic performance for 2014, and the Fed not only exiting QE, but about to start raising rates in 2015.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

More Washington DC Lies on Debts and Spending / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: MISES

Mark Brandly writes: ”Recently, the Treasury Department secretary asserted that “The President’s policies and a strengthening U.S. economy have resulted in a reduction of the U.S. budget deficit of approximately two-thirds — the fastest sustained deficit reduction since World War II.” And, “the deficit in FY 20141 fell to $483 billion.”

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Debt, Default, and Taxes (DDT) Are Poison / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: DeviantInvestor

The official US National Debt is about $18,000,000,000,000, or 57 times the current market price of the US gold SUPPOSEDLY stored at Fort Knox, the NY Fed, and elsewhere.  With so much paper in the system it is easy to see why the Fed publicly denigrates gold.

In the single year from Sept. 30, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014, the US official national debt increased by over three times the value of all the gold that the US supposedly owns.  The total debt and the increase in that debt is clearly “a problem.”

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Welcome to the Brave New World of Central Bank Tyranny / Interest-Rates / Central Banks

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Remember when banks used to make it worth your while to deposit cash with them?

Heck, if you’re old enough you probably even remember such inducements as free toasters.

But in a reprehensible turn of events, now you – the depositor – are about to get toasted.

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Interest-Rates

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Why the Fed Won’t Raise Interest Rates in 2015 / Interest-Rates / US Interest Rates

By: Investment_U

Alexander Green writes: U.S. short-term interest rates have stayed near zero for six years.

But if there’s one thing investment analysts of all stripes can agree on now, it’s that the Fed will start gradually raising rates in 2015.

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

World Slides Deeper into the Dangerous "Helicopter Money" Delusion / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Money_Morning

Peter Krauth writes: If it seems to you that central banks and government leaders have run out of ideas, you're not totally wrong.

Indeed, the latest move by Japan smacks of pure desperation, and it might seem silly if it wasn't already an idea that's been floated before.

In fact, we may yet have the chance to see "helicopter money" and its effects after all.

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Another Ponzi Roll Over of U.S. Treasury Debt / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: BATR

As the holiday season draws nearer, it is nice to know that a present for all Americans and future generations is building as the hordes of consumers’ storm the aisles of their favorite box store so that they can go further in debt. Much like maxing out your plastic limits and paying the monthly minimum, the U.S. Treasury just keeps rolling over their debt since their credit card has no ceiling. The banksters behind the Federal Reserve have no problem with monetizing the national debt, since the Treasury provides their stamp of guarantee. As the public sector continues their spending spree, few really know the extent and amount of their share of the obligation.

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Lower Interest Rates Forecast for 2015 / Interest-Rates / Global Financial System

By: DailyWealth

Steve Sjuggerud writes: "It seems to me almost unthinkable that U.S. interest rates could rise in any meaningful way," Jeff Gundlach said on CNBC last week.

Jeff Gundlach is "The New Bond King" according to Forbes.

To be crowned King of the bond world, you must know interest rates better than anyone else on the planet. Gundlach has earned his place.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

US Debt Reaches $18 Trillion; Surges 70% In ‘Recovery’ of President Obama / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: GoldCore

Total U.S. national debt hit a new record high overnight at over $18 trillion as the Obama administration continues to pile debt onto the back of the U.S. taxpayer at a rate that would have made George W. Bush look positively prudent.

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