Bonds

Are Skyrocketing Treasury Bonds Still A Buy?

Are Skyrocketing Treasury Bonds Still A Buy?

On Monday, the major stock indices in the US were all down at least 7% for the day. It was the largest one-day drop since 2008, the year the Great Financial Crisis started. This time around it’s not subprime loans causing the meltdown, but a highly contagious virus and an oil price war. While stocks […]

Trade of the Week: High Yield Bonds

Trade of the Week: High Yield Bonds

The market continues to be ultra-volatile due to serious concerns over the global economy in the wake of the coronavirus. High yield bonds (aka junk bonds) tend to sell off during times of high stress as investors move to the safety of government bonds instead. This past week, someone bought a one-week put spread in […]

Dump These Bond Funds Everyone Else Thinks Are Safe

Dump These Bond Funds Everyone Else Thinks Are Safe

The recent, short-term, stock market crash has led to a “flight to quality,” which means money running out of stocks and into safe investments such as U.S. Treasury notes. Demand for Treasuries lifts bond prices, which has the mathematical effect of pushing down yields. Over the last two weeks, the yield on the benchmark 10-year […]

Coronavirus Rocks Wall Street

Coronavirus Rocks Wall Street

The Market’s Long Nap Comes to an End While This Company Raises Dividends For a 37th Straight Time The stock market got rocked this week as fears of Coronavirus finally spooked traders. On Monday, the S&P 500 had its worst day in more than two years, and the heavy selling continued into Tuesday. What’s interesting […]

"The long and the short is we went long and got shorted."

The Bond Market Is Nuts!

The bond market is absolutely nuts – devoid of any common sense. Back in the days when professors used chalkboards, and actually taught classes, I studied Business Economics. We learned how capital and labor come together to produce goods and services, create jobs and profits. If capital was needed, you could borrow and pay interest. […]

Every Time This Stock Goes Up $1 This Trader Makes $1.2 Million

Every Time This Stock Goes Up $1 This Trader Makes $1.2 Million

One of the more intriguing investment stories in 2019 was the huge jump in government bonds prices. Long-term bonds, in particular, soared higher for a substantial portion of the year, outperforming stocks – and with lower volatility. Stocks have since caught up with and passed bonds (year-to-date), but from a risk-adjusted perspective, bonds have arguably […]