Bullets, barbells and ladders

What do bullets, barbells and ladders have in common? It’s not some new kind of exercise routine. Bullets, barbells and ladders are all common strategies for managing portfolios of individual bonds. If you’re a bond investor today, you know what a struggle it can be to find decent yields in this low interest rate environment. […]

Bonds Got It Way Wrong, Economy Is Accelerating

First published at Seekingalpha.com http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/27843163-robertbarone/2967823-bonds-got-it-way-wrong-economy-is-accelerating In the financial marketplace, the bond market usually signals first and reflects the magnitude of a changing economic environment. The equity market, on the other hand, is often late, or at least later than the bond market in recognizing oncoming changes in economic conditions. So, the worries now rampant on […]