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Will QE Be the Needle That Bursts the Bond Bubble in 2018?

If you wanted more evidence that Central Banks will stop at nothing to induce inflation, consider that yesterday Bank of Japan stated that it will continue with its QE program and with negative rates for as long as it takes to achieve 2% inflation. Mind you, Japan’s economy has just posted its SEVENTH straight quarter […]


Who Are You Going to Trust, the Fed or $76 Trillion in “Smart Money”?

Let’s talk about inflation. There are two types of inflation in the world… the “inflation” that you and I experience in the form of a rising cost of living induced by Central Banks devaluing our currencies… …and the inflation that Central Banks are “targeting” in the bizarre claim that somehow hitting said targets will unleash […]


The World’s Five Largest Bond Markets Are Syncing Up For Disaster

Another major economy is facing the ugly prospect of rising inflation. A central theme in our analysis of The Everything Bubble is that Central Bankers are focused on only one thing: maintaining the bull market in bonds at all costs. The reasons are as follows: 1)   Bonds are what finance the Government’s massive entitlement spending/ […]


China Issues First Dollar Bond Since 2004, Bails Out Corporate Liquidity

Despite downgrades from the rating agencies, China is issuing its first sovereign dollar bond issues in 13 years on an unrated basis (what do the agencies know anyway) and at tight spreads to US Treasuries. The 5 and 10-year issues come just over a month since S&P cut the nation’s rating one level to A+ […]


Richter: “The Pricing Of Risk Is Kaput”

Authored by Wolf Richter via WolfStreet.com, US Treasury Yield v. Euro “Junk Bond” Yield. A new record in central-bank engineered absurdity.  US Treasury Securities with longer maturities fell this morning, with the 10-year Treasury yield rising above 2.37% early on and currently trading at 2.34%. This is still low by historical standards, and it’s still in […]


The Best And Worst Performing Assets In September, Q3 And 2017 YTD

While September and Q3 were the latest solid month for US risk assets, which ended the month and quarter at all time highs, across the globe returns were relatively more mixed for the sample of assets tracked by Deutsche Bank. That said, a large number of assets (21 of 39 in local currency terms) finished […]


What “Coordinated Recovery”? Global Negative Yielding Debt Hits One Year High Of $7.4 Trillion

Two weeks ago, we were surprised to find that despite the recent “growth promise” of what has been called a coordinated global recovery, the market value of bonds yielding less than 0% had quietly jumped by a quarter in just one month to the highest since October 2016. Since then, the paradoxical divergence between the […]


Tesla Bonds Are Now Riskier Than Ukraine’s

Considering both entities are 'backed' one way or another by the US Government, it is perhaps not a total surprise that the risk of Ukraine government bonds and the risk of Tesla bonds are 'similar'… But the last few days have seen the world's 4th largest automaker (by market cap) trade at a more risky […]