Is Fixed Income Ready for Pre-Trade Analytics?

Source: Markets Media Over the past few years, regulatory and competitive pressures have driven a steady rise in the adoption of transaction cost analysis (TCA) in the fixed income space. Market participants are under increasing scrutiny to demonstrate best execution, manage outliers and review their own performance. Primarily, participants have turned to post-trade analytics to…

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Canada, U.S., UK, Australia and New Zealand only major bond markets now without negative rates — if they go, we’re in trouble

With Canada, US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand the only major bond markets without negative rates there lies a great threat to the financial system should these remaining major markets dip into negative territory. Although former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan does not see this as “that big of a deal” investors would certainly take the…

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Trump and Biden are the ‘diametric opposites’ of what the US economy needs

With the US Presidential election just around the corner, markets are poised to experience increased volatility. Saxo Bank’s chief economist, Steen Jakobsen, stated that both Trump and Biden would spend huge amounts of money and lean on the Fed for supporting easy financing conditions and neither of them would seek deep reform. Regardless of who…

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Goldman Sees $470 Billion Boost to ECB Pandemic Bond Buying

With Euro-zone inflation weakening further last week, forecasts for ECB’s emergency asset-purchasing program (PEPP) are expecting the program to be extended until the end of 2021, according to Goldman Sachs. The shifting expectations for the program will surely cause short-term volatility in the EU bond market. Navigate the changing sentiment in the market and anticipate…

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Corporate bond markets need more transparency – not less

The prices dealers quote on electronic venues such as Tradeweb and MarketAxess are indicative and only valid for small-size tickets. The real market for institutional block trades tends to be far from the screen price. The lack of dependable data makes it difficult to agree prices and execute orders quickly, especially during times of market…

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Banks Struggle to Manage Technical Debt When Dealing with AI, Data Science

Managing technical debt, in the development of new AI models, can be expensive and can lead to significant cost overages throughout the project. This is primarily driven by the need for AI models to scale and adjust to different market conditions, liquidity and volatility situations, where vastly different data volumes and modelling approaches are required. …

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India Bond Traders Are on Edge Amid Conflicting RBI Signals

In emerging market news, India bond traders are on edge amid conflicting Reserve Bank of India signals. Just days after announcing measures to lower yields, the RBI has given traders signals about their reluctance in pushing rates down further. This stems from the RBI going back on their word and purchasing bonds at higher than…

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A Red-Hot Treasury Trade Starts to Unwind Every New York Morning

With the Federal Reserve expected to take a more relaxed approach on inflation, something that became known at the virtual Jackson Hole Symposium on August 27th, bond traders have since been positioning for a steeper yield curve. Overbond AI models optimize curve flattening and steepening on corporate spreads and sovereign underlying benchmarking against a large number of…

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