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No, Mr. Bond Does Not Expect Us to Die

Posted by Vident Financial on 2/26/21 10:15 AM

Forgive the levity of the title, but the sad passing of Sean Connery does call for a bit of a break from formality.

The villainous Goldfinger in the eponymous film captures Bond, straps him to a table, and points a laser at him. "You expect me to talk?" asks Bond. "No, I expect you to die," replies Goldfinger.

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Topics: Market Resiliency, Economics, Bonds

Stock, Bond, Commodity Markets All Signaling Recovery, Part 2

Posted by Jerry Bowyer on 9/24/20 9:00 AM

Let's take a look at one kind of bond compared to another. Instead of the difference between the earnings of stocks and the interest rate (the way bond investors get paid) of treasury bonds, let's take a look at the difference between corporate bonds and treasuries.

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Topics: Economics, Commodities, Bonds

Stock, Bond, Commodity Markets All Signaling Recovery, Part 1

Posted by Jerry Bowyer on 9/22/20 9:00 AM

Markets are future-oriented. That is to say that investors make buying decisions in light of expectations. One buys if one expects the investment to go up in value in the future. One sells if one expects the opposite. We've found two market indicators that are particularly good at capturing expectations of U.S. growth and one which is particularly good at forecasting global growth.

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Topics: Economics, Commodities, Bonds

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