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EPFR, IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates, WealthMan...

Join the Bond Bear Crowd

By David Ader 19 Jan 2018

Curious, have you come across anything recent about bonds yields rising?  A Google search on “end of bond bull market” pulled up 13.3 million articles about that in 0.45 seconds.  A search on “bond bear market” came up with 11.4 mn.  In context, anything related to bond bull or market came up with 1-4 mn references.  I guess that cat is out of the bag, huh? Read more from David Ader's latest musings.

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EPFR, IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates, WealthMan...

Old News Still Sends Chill to Bond Market

By David Ader 05 Jan 2018

It’s been a tough start to the New Year if you’re a fan of the bond market.  Tuesday, for example, saw stories with headlines like “With Red Tape Losing Its Grip, Firms Ante Up” and that from the New York Times.  The story was about business confidence translating to investment. The same day the Wall Street Journal headlined “Sluggish Wages See Uptick” and “Pensions Keep Up Costly Market Bets.”  The former was about pay in low UNR areas rising at twice the national average and the latter about CalSTERs deciding NOT to sell $50 plus billion in stocks to move into bonds. Read more from David Ader's latest musings.

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EPFR, IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates, WealthMan...

Looking at 2018 and Beyond

By David Ader 15 Dec 2017

The end of the year is upon us. While markets move each and every day, we still like the calendar constraints to put a given year in context and so with this final Musings of 2017 I foray into 2018 and some big-picture thinking. I’m never wedded to my year-ahead views, but they serve as a roadmap and keep me aware of where things change (and where I’m wrong). With that, here are the key bullets on my mind. Read more from David Ader's latest musings.

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Confessions of a Yield Curve Junkie

By David Ader 08 Dec 2017

It seems to me these days the flattening yield curve is our only constant. Perhaps I’m tired and certainly uninspired, but then a glance at a 10-year yield chart would tell you I have company. This could reflect how little new, critical, information is in the market; we have more Fed hikes being priced in, against still subdued inflation, and we can debate what the tax plan will actual do to boost GDP. Read more from David Ader's latest musings.

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Mapa Research

PFM tools in mobile banking

By Mapa Research 05 Dec 2017

Personal Financial Management (PFM) tools help customers better understand their financial health, what they are spending money on, and trends around their incoming and outgoing cash. Often these tools let customers put money to one side, to help them reach financial goals. Banking providers who prioritize PFM focus on helping customers understand and control their financial situation. While we know that challengers are putting PFM at the heart of their offerings, continually improving the analytics and categorization supplied, incumbent banks have been slower to bring even basic PFM tools to the forefront of their mobile or desktop banking platforms. Download the full report to find out more.

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Mapa Research

Educating and Supporting Credit Card Users

By Mapa Research 05 Dec 2017

Supporting and educating credit card users has become an all-important task. Why? In the UK, the Bank of England revealed that from April 2016 – April 2017, consumer credit (which credit cards fall into) had increased by 10.3%. At the same time, the Federal Reserve announced that credit card debts in the US are at $1.027 trillion, the highest since 2008. Whilst consumers are taking on more debt, incomes have largely remained the same. For this reason, it has become even more important that financial providers are doing their part to ensure that consumers are not creating unnecessary debt. Over the past two quarters, Mapa’s Credit Card Monitor has seen the digital support offered to credit card holders, both in the UK and the US, increase in a number of ways. Download the full report to find out more.

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Hawkish Inputs, Steeper Outputs

By David Ader 01 Dec 2017

In a week laden with provocative headlines ranging from another North Korean nuclear test, GOP progress on the tax bill, more sexual harassment stuff (Garrison Keillor?!? Lake Wobegon hid some secrets!), Bitcoin @ 10,000, Tillerson out talk, Trump saying government shutdown is good for him, and splitting nuances between Powell and Yellen, the themes of steady long rates and shape of the yields remain rather the dominant market declarative. From a rate perspective, 10s and 30s are challenging what had been a narrow range while 2s grudgingly lift to 1.78% on hawkish Fed words. Read more from David Ader's latest musings.

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Fed, Issuance, Inflation, Rebalancing = Flattening

By David Ader 17 Nov 2017

I’m going to focus on several charts that I’ve used very recently and which, considering recent price action, seem relevant. And that’s all the more so when coupled with some recent headlines. One chart I refer to shows the YTD total returns for the S&P 500 and the Aggregate Bond Index. The former is up 15% this year and the latter up 3%. To wit, as we approach the end of the year and confront cautionary warnings about equity valuations, ongoing moderate inflation figures, a hiking Fed and tax ‘reform’ uncertainties, booking profits and rebalancing the price action makes prudent sense. Read more from David Ader's latest musings.

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