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Sterling Continues to be Pounded

Sterling’s pounding continued in Asia where it was driven to $1.0350, a new record low before stabilizing. UK rates also continued to rise sharply after the new government promised more tax cuts next year. The...

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As inflation bites, ECB may increase interest rate in july

The European Central Bank has left the interest rate unchanged but indicated that it will rise in July — the first hike since 2011. It is also halting a program which ultimately amounts to printing...

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Capital Markets Remain Unhinged

The dramatic move in the capital markets continues.  The US dollar is soaring as yields and equities slide.  The US 10-year yield has fallen below 1.30 to 1.26%  European benchmark yields are 1-4 bp lower,...

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Bond markets shaken as China’s yuan stirs

Non-Chinese investors are shifting into yuan-denominated government debt at a record rate as they seek a safe haven amid the coronavirus pandemic. The shift bears signs of longer-term recalibration of global finance. When the Financial...

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Do You Know the “RRTL” of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB)?

Government of India has announced the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme (SGB) 2019-20- Series I/II/III/IV vide its Notification dated May 30, 2019. The First Tranche is open from 3/6/2019. An understanding  of the Return, Risk, Tax...

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Month-End Leaves Market at Crossroads

Global equity markets are closing another strong month. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index was little changed on the day, but up 4.3% in October, the 10th consecutive monthly advance. Europe’s Dow Jones Stoxx 600 is...

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Greek Bonds may Soon be Included in ECB Purchases

The ECB does not include Greek bonds in its sovereign bond purchase operation. However, the progress is being made, and it is possible that starting early next year, the ECB will buy Greek bonds. Greece...

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Bonds and Stocks Rally, Leaving Greenback to Meander

The US dollar entered a consolidative phase yesterday, and this carried into today’s activity. While the foreign exchange market is sidelined as the two-week trend slows, the stocks and bonds are posting strong gains today....

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Inflation index bonds in India, will they work?

The inflation index bonds which were introduced in the union budget last year have evoked a lack luster response. Inflation index bonds vary from traditional bonds in terms of returns. While traditional bonds offer a...

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CPI Linked securities for inflation proof future

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is issuing CPI linked Inflation Indexed National Saving Securities – Cumulative (IINSS-C) between 23rd December 2013 and 30th December 2013 for investment by retail investors. This instrument which will...

Any Bonds Today?

Can you imagine Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow helping the US government sell bonds or Jay Z and Justin Timberlake composing songs about Treasury bills? It would not be the first time Hollywood stars or...

ECB holds interest rates at Slovenia meeting

The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to keep its main refinancing rate unchanged in a bid to calm markets. But the focus really has been on when exactly its bond-buying program will get off...