Communicating w/ animal spirits in the bond market for @business. If you're one of them (or even if not): ascaggs@bloomberg.net. Opinions mine, etc.

Treasuries Halt Three-Day Drop as Global Growth Concern Resumes

bloomberg.com — Treasuries halted a three-day decline as signs economic growth is slowing in China and Europe boosted demand for the safest assets. U.S. government bonds briefly erased gains as U.S. jobless claims held below 300,000 for the seventh straight week. Economists forecast a separate report will show new-home sales dropped.

Inflation-Linked ETF Attracts Most Cash Ever as Prices Pick Up

bloomberg.com — Investors are betting on higher inflation, and sending more cash than ever into the biggest exchange-traded fund that protects against rising consumer prices. Signs that prices are starting to firm prompted investors to pile into the iShares TIPS ETF, which is comprised of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.

Bond Market’s Dumb Money Looks Clever in $350 Billion Shift

bloomberg.com — There are plenty of reasons to be bearish on U.S. government bonds. They pay almost nothing, the Federal Reserve wants to raise interest rates and money managers are largely convinced they're too expensive. None of that really matters to Steven Kurashima. Just last week, the 58-year-old accountant and his financial adviser shifted more money into U.S.

More Investors Than Ever Say Bonds Overvalued, BofA Survey Shows

bloomberg.com — A record number of global money managers say that bonds are too expensive. Bank of America Merrill Lynch's latest survey of institutional fund managers found that a net 84 percent of the respondents say bonds are overvalued. That is the highest proportion since the current version of the survey was introduced in 2001.

Gross Seeks to Keep Strangling Gains in Range-Bound Bond Market

bloomberg.com — Bill Gross says he has a strategy to build on gains this year, betting the Treasury market will spend the rest of the second quarter in the doldrums. Even if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates for the first time since 2006, the head of the $1.5 billion Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund doesn't see much upside for 10-year Treasury yields before the third quarter.

Mom-and-Pop Bond Demand Widens Global Supply Gap, JPMorgan Says

bloomberg.com — Bond bears beware: there could be even less debt to go around this year, keeping prices high. "The supply-demand picture for 2015 continues to look supportive for bonds globally," wrote a team of JPMorgan & Co. strategists led by Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou in London.

Flash Move Haunts Bond Traders Heeding Dimon’s Warning of Crisis

bloomberg.com — Six months after an unexplained flash rally in Treasuries sent markets reeling, bond investors are bracing for it to happen again. Prudential Investment Management is trading more futures because they're both liquid and anonymous. State Street Corp. is making smaller bets. And Pioneer Investments is looking for returns in higher-quality securities that are easier to sell.

Don’t spoof $12.6-trillion U.S. treasury market, Fed group says

theglobeandmail.com — Wall Street executives have a recommendation for U.S. Treasury traders: don't manipulate the $12.6-trillion (U.S.) market. The Treasury Market Practices Group, an advisory committee backed by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, is recommending investors, brokerages and markets ensure they're actively working to prevent manipulative strategies in U.S.

Don’t Spoof $12.6 Trillion U.S. Treasury Market, Fed Group Says

bloomberg.com — Wall Street executives have a recommendation for U.S. Treasury traders: don't manipulate the $12.6 trillion market. The Treasury Market Practices Group, an advisory committee backed by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, is recommending investors, brokerages and markets ensure they're actively working to prevent manipulative strategies in U.S.

In Greenspan Conundrum Redux, Odds Are on Bond Traders’ Side

bloomberg.com — The Federal Reserve faces another bond-market conundrum as it prepares to raise interest rates. Policy makers including New York Fed President William C. Dudley are suggesting there's something wrong with debt yields that aren't climbing as the economy recovers. Yet traders are signaling there's little reason long-term Treasury yields can't, and won't, stay depressed.
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Apr 23, 2015

@Johnnerkell "LISTEN I JUST DON'T BUY INTO YOUR BOURGEOIS PARADIGM WHERE YOU HAVE TO PLACE ORDERS YOU *WANT* TO BE FILLED"

Apr 23, 2015

God can't a trader just change his mind constantly and at high speeds w/out getting hassled?!?! - Sarao bloom.bg/1d5auZV via @business

Apr 22, 2015

Don Lemon appears to be a New York version of Perd Hapley. gq.com/entertainment/… via @gqmagazine

Apr 21, 2015

A good point about China from @LisaAbramowicz1 - defaults happen in a normal/open market. bloomberg.com/news/articles/… v @business

Apr 21, 2015

@Kaitlyn_Kiernan @chrisdieterich EXACTLY. I mean I put in air conditioning soooooo that pretty much guarantees it

Apr 21, 2015

@chrisdieterich @Kaitlyn_Kiernan so it's totally fine for me to take out a second mortgage on my stables, is what you're saying.

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