The Bond-Trading Revolution Is Real This Time

Bond markets have for years been seemingly close to a tipping point when it comes to electronic trading, yet they could never quite breakthrough. Yet those who closely follow technological advances and market structure were unwavering. “The slow and steady change that has occurred over the past decade will ultimately be seen for the revolution that…

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Overbond first to integrate Euroclear LiquidityDrive into real-time bond trading automation

TORONTO, ON and NEW YORK, NY — JANUARY 21, 2021 — Overbond continues to lead the way in the automation of global fixed income trading. The provider of AI quantitative analytics for institutional fixed income capital markets is now the first to integrate Euroclear LiquidityDrive settlement-layer data for fixed income trade automation purposes. “The lack…

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BlackRock Says Buy Covid-Sensitive Bonds on Recovery Prospects

BlackRock Inc., which oversees $7.8 trillion in assets globally, remains constructive on risk assets as the vaccine rollout, fiscal and monetary support and healthy consumer demand will drive a “significant earnings recovery.” That’s likely to lead to new investment and a multiyear expansion, according to portfolio managers for the BlackRock High Yield Bond Fund, David…

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Default odds for consumer industries ease but remain elevated

The risk-of-default ratios for consumer industries have decreased from higher peaks earlier this year, but they are still trending above the levels they enjoyed before the coronavirus pandemic. Source: S&P Global Drug retailers, department stores, and the travel and leisure industries — considered the most vulnerable sectors by S&P Global Market Intelligence’s median one-year market…

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Liquidity Scoring AI Model

The subject of bond market liquidity risk has been consistently gaining the attention of many financial institutions, regulators, and policy makers. Worries of liquidity risk continue to increase due to many factors (but not limited to): multi-year decline in dealer inventories and higher capital requirements, sharp increase in aggregate outstanding debt instruments, and proliferation of…

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Disruption Drives the Convergence of Emerging Technologies and Innovation

Today’s business leaders are dealing with unprecedented levels of disruption and uncertainty. The increased reliance on mission-critical technology tools and infrastructure focused on keeping businesses running has perhaps given executives a newfound appreciation for information technology (IT) and the people at the forefront of digital-driven change. Source: GARP Today’s business leaders are dealing with unprecedented…

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Investors are buying credit ETFs faster than the bonds can rally

The rapid swing of LQD, one of many credit ETFs, from discount to premium highlights the differences in liquidity between these ETFs and the bonds themselves. Maintain a firm grasp of this ETF liquidity mismatch with Overbond’s indexing capabilities, which offers NAV on EOD and intraday basis.  Source: BNN Bloomberg Some of the biggest credit ETFs…

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Investing in 2020: Exploring AI, Machine Learning, & Alt Data

An overload of information and technology can be just as detrimental as having access to too little information and technology; therefore, less is more: the key to greater success is to act with precision. Explore Overbond’s rigorous data aggregation protocol to pull data from numerous sources and extract clean ML-driven insights.  Source: FINANCE MAGNATES Recent developments…

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