China’s Bond Traders Battle 1-in-5,500 Odds to Boost Returns

Demand for Chinese convertible bonds rises as fixed income investors look to boost returns Source: Bloomberg Shut out of a world-beating rally in equities, China’s fixed income investors are chasing the next closest thing. The battle for equity-like returns is driving up interest in the country’s nascent convertible bond market. Showing just how coveted the…

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Verizon Has Bond Market Seeing Green After Billion-Dollar Deal

Verizon Entering Green Bond Market Fuels Optimism That More U.S. Corporations Will Begin Tapping Into The Growing Pot Of Money Seeking To Invest In Sustainable Projects Source: Bloomberg Verizon Communications Inc.’s billion-dollar entrance into the green-bond market this week is fueling optimism that more U.S. corporations will begin tapping into the growing pot of money…

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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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