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High Yield – Don’t Believe the Hype



Some in the investing public have tried to explain the recent sell-off in high yield with charts similar to those below. What they’re trying to portray is that the recent growth in fixed income mutual fund assets has exploded and could potentially overwhelm the dealers’ balance sheets and thus…

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Tiptoe through the Taper – A Novelty Song by ‘Big Ben’ Bernanke



Several Fed presidents, and “Big Ben” Bernanke himself, have been spending the last week or so trying to convince markets that their program of quantitative easing isn’t on the immediate chopping block and that any eventual tapering would be contingent on continued economic…

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