RBC Prepares to Blaze Trail With New Bail-In Eligible Bonds

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The Royal Bank of Canada will be the first Canadian financial institution to sell bail-in eligible securities. The bail-in eligible securities can be converted into equity should a bank get into trouble and will eventually replace deposit notes for Canadian banks. Source: Bloomberg Royal Bank of Canada is getting ready to sell the country’s first…

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The Best Investments in Case of an Inverted Yield Curve

The yield curve has fallen to its flattest level since the 2007-09 recession which can cause bond-market investors to take notice and start bracing for a possible inversion. Traditionally safe assets like long- and short-term bonds have fared a bit better following yield-curve inversions. Source: Wall Street Journal The yield curve—the difference between the interest…

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Apple, Oracle Dump Bonds and Create $300 Billion Hole in Market

As U.S. tax cuts prompt Apple Inc. and other tech companies to bring home their overseas cash hoards, it’s leaving a void in the market for short-term corporate bonds, where those firms had invested much of the money. That’s now making it more expensive for other companies to borrow. Source: Bloomberg   Once the biggest buyers of short-dated corporate…

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Rates are shooting higher on inflation fears, 10-year yield its highest in nearly 4 years

 The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note surged to 2.727 percent on Monday, its highest since April 2014, as investors bet on an accelerating economy and inflation. Source: CNBC A falling dollar this month has also helped drive yields higher, as traders worry it may reduce the appetite for Treasurys, while also boosting inflation. The 10-year yield…

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Bond Investments that Beat Inflation

Income opportunities in fixed income still exist amid rising inflation Source: Morningstar The degree may vary, but most economists agree that inflationary pressures are re-emerging. A combination of factors, including a rising oil price, Trump’s reflationary fiscal policies and, in the UK, Brexit, are contributing to higher inflation expectations. Inflation has is an historic foe for…

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