Entries filed under 'U.S. Treasuries & TIPS'

    Bonds: The 2014 Halftime Report

    July 1, 2014 4:10 PM by Zane Brown

    Will the best-performing market segments be able to sustain their momentum in the final six months of the year? 

    While the biggest fixed-income story in the first half of 2014 was the drop in 10-year U.S. Treasury yields, from 3.05% to 2.55% ( according to Bloomberg data), tightening credit spreads probably did more to enhance investor returns during that time.  

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    Treasuries: Supplying Answers to the Yield Question

    June 12, 2014 11:00 AM by Zane Brown

    The decreasing supply of U.S. government debt is a likely cause of the recent Treasury rally. But this trend may be nearing its end. 

    Why have U.S. Treasury yields dropped since the beginning of 2014? Explanations abound. Most address increased demand for Treasuries emanating from concerns about a weakening U.S. economy, a jump in geopolitical risk, pension funds and insurance companies opportunistically snapping up government debt to match liabilities, or Treasuries’ attractive yield relative to those in other developed countries. A more convincing explanation may be the reduction in supply of Treasury debt on the market.

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