category archives: US Government Bonds

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Managed Futures in the Portfolio; Why and Why Now?

  • Written by David
  • June 8, 2011 at 2:56 pm
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For some time I have been monitoring/researching additional ways to increase client return, while not subjecting their portfolios to undo downside market risk; and the world seems to just get more risky hour by hour. Non-the-less, years ago I was attracted to a certain financial Strategist firm for their prescient ability to include inverse assets [...]

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Don’t Think Today’s 219 Point Stock Market Rally Was a Good Thing

  • Written by David
  • November 4, 2010 at 6:53 pm
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As the US Federal Reserve continues to pump more money into the US economy in what is called ‘quantitative easing’ or more recently dub QE2, ‘risk assets’ (stocks, commodities etc) are being driven up in price (to multi-year highs) due to this new money being injected into the system. Note the article below where I [...]

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“If debt is a measure of consumer confidence, we have become very confident indeed.”

  • Written by David
  • February 2, 2010 at 3:13 pm
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The title is from my second most favorite New Yorker magazine cartoon. The cartoon was first published in August 1983 and created by Lee Lorenz. Ok, so we all know debt levels around the world are becoming increasingly problematic. The purpose of this posting is to bring together a few key elements and comments regarding [...]

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The Next Bubble, Government Bonds, Part Duex, an Update

  • Written by David
  • May 20, 2009 at 8:49 am
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In my blog posting of January 7, 2009, The Next Bubble, Government Bonds I stated the historic low interest rates on U.S. Government bonds, and what would happen when interest rates began to rise. Fast forward four months, the bubble for US Government bonds has already burst. Interest rates are rising and US Government bond [...]

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The Next Bubble, Government Bonds

  • Written by David
  • January 7, 2009 at 12:10 pm
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Yes that is correct, Government bonds, including those of the US Government. The next bubble to burst is expected to be in government bonds due to dramatic price increases in recent months. Investors have poured significant sums of cash into bonds driving up prices and lowering yields. (That’s how bonds work.) Graph below; Ten Year [...]

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