A $3 Trillion Bond Beast Runs the Show in Europe

Quantitative easing is the gift that keeps on giving: ECBs bond stockpile helps keeping sovereign yields at record low levels even after it stopped additions. Source: Bloomberg It’s been a surprisingly good year for Europe’s government bond markets. Yields are down across the board even though the European Central Bank is no longer adding to…

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Bond Traders Need to Up Their Game as AI Systems Get Smarter

Fixed Income portfolio managers and traders are seeking a competitive advantage by investing in AI. Source: Bloomberg Money is pouring into artificial intelligence in bond markets, challenging bankers and investors to adapt their skills in everything from issuing to trading securities. Fintech startup Nivaura is investing in technology to automate debt sales. Dutch bank ING…

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Middle East fixed income proves a safe haven within emerging markets

Middle East fixed income proves a safe haven within emerging markets Source: The National Emerging markets are rarely uneventful, with no shortage of idiosyncratic risks that require constant vigilance. These events can dominate investor thinking, making it easy to neglect the broader opportunity the asset class offers. Indeed, there are parts of the emerging market…

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As Markets Plummet, Go-Anywhere Bond Funds Rise to the Occasion

 As interest rates have continued to climb today’s bearish market, the non-traditional bond funds have gained 0.6% this year.   Source: Bloomberg Created after the financial crisis to prosper on rising interest rates, the funds instead have bumped along for years amid persistently low borrowing costs. But as rates have climbed in today’s bearish market, go-anywhere bond…

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The Decade in Fixed Income Trading

Fixed income has been one of the more evolving market structures over the past 10 years, with electronic bond trading growing from 51% in 2007 to 84% today. Source: Markets Media Fixed income has been one of the more evolving market structures over the past 10 years, as institutional agita over liquidity gaps has prompted widespread efforts…

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Risk reward ratio in favour of AAA rated bonds maturing in 2-3 years: Dhawal Dalal, Edelweiss AMC

Dhawal Dalal, Edelweiss AMC, says investors in low duration fund investing in high quality assets can expect to make between 6.75% and 7.75% return with a fair amount of conviction. Source: The Economic Times Yields have already crossed the 7% mark and currently are at a 17-month high. What according to you are the key…

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Chicago Issues AAA-Rated Debt Despite City’s Junk-Rating

 Chicago to start selling as much as $575 million of investment-grade-rated debt, insulating bondholders from the city’s financial strains. Source: Bloomberg Markets Chicago will start selling as much as $575 million of investment-grade-rated debt that’s backed by a dedicated share of sales-tax revenue it receives from Illinois, insulating bondholders from the city’s financial strains. The offering is…

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