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Yet again the Fixed Income markets have been driven around more by sentiment and fear than by facts

The press is dominated by the timing of any reduction or cessation in the Fed's current policy of open ended Quantitative Easing. That means that when any FOMC member makes an appearance than the first reporter's question seems to be always as to when the  Fed will be "tapering" it's current policy. It was only […]

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Chaotic Markets

Today was a day that the financial markets used to have back in 2008. It was a fairly quiet start to the European trading session which was dominated by a poor German 10yr Bund auction which saw German 10yr yields hit 1.675% at the end of the morning session. There had been some US Investment […]

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Making sense of all that is driving the financial markets is certainly not easy at the moment

The equity markets "Christmas"  rally has been fuelled by the expectation of a deal to avert the US fiscal cliff and the imminent release of the next tranche of financial loans to Greece. Both of which to me seem little to cheer about. There should be a deal between the Republicans and the Democrats to […]

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